BAR KOUKLA

88 OSSINGTON AVE

An Aegean Summer on Ossington

Underneath this layer of house-made hollandaise is a perfectly poached egg + a crispy oven-baked spanakopita. We call it the Spana Florentine 🌀

Our Ossington meze + wine bar serves a unique take on brunch weekends from 11am-4pm. Enjoy traditional Aegean flavours through a reimagined menu of brunch classics. 

Regular dinner service Monday through Sunday from 5pm-11pm. Our Ossington deck and patio seating is open throughout Summer.

We recommend reservations as space is limited. You can secure your spot through Resy.

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Bar Koukla is an Aegean-inspired meze + wine bar located in Toronto’s famed west end. The younger, more rebellious sibling to our original Ossington outpost Mamakas Taverna, Koukla’s open a little later, the music’s a little louder, yet our interpretation of contemporary Greek style offers the same unrivalled authenticity.

 

MEZE + VINO FAVOURITES FOR THE SEASON

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

MEZE

monday-sunday / 5pm-11pm

STREIDA
1/2 dozen oysters
21
KOULOURI
sesame bread - honey butter - bee pollen
6
ELIES
marinated olives
7
KALAMÁRI
fried calamari - fava flour - lemon aioli
15
DAKOS TOAST
pea - seasonal mushroom - feta
tomato - anchovy
14
ZUCCHINI SALATA
sea buckthorn berry - pine nuts - graviera
16
TOMATO SALATA
heirloom tomato - strawberries - mint - organic unfiltered cretan wine - mousto vinegar
17
KROQUETTES
braised lamb - monforte dairy halloumi - feta aioli
17
FETA
phyllo - sesame - bee pollen - pomegranate
18
SCALLOP CRUDO
nova scotia scallops - citrus - hollandaise - tarragon
24
TUNA CRUDO
albacore tuna - warm florina peppers - oregano - capers - fried onions - ramps
20
FISH SANDWICH
mimosa springs trout - taramosalata - iceberg lettuce
18
LAMB RIBS
ontario mennonite-farmed lamb - tzatziki - pickled onion
21
MEDOULI
bone marrow - meyer lemon - sourdough
14
STEAK
4oz black angus cali cut - graviera - musto vinegar
21

SWEET

CHEESECAKE
greek yoghurt - sour cherry compote
10

BRUNCH

saturday-sunday / 11pm-4pm

STREIDA
1/2 dozen oysters
21
TRUFFLE KOULOURI + EGGS
black truffle - pressed yoghurt - soft scramble
18
KOULOURI + EGGS
taramosalata - trout caviar - orange zest
16
YOGHURT + HONEY
pumpkin seeds - sage - figs - blood orange - granola
14
TOMATO SALATA
heirloom tomato - strawberries - mint - organic unfiltered cretan wine - mousto vinegar
17
BAKLAVA PANCAKES
yoghurt - pistachio - wild ontario blueberries - baklava syrup
16
DAKOS TOAST
myzithra - hzaelnut - elderberry preserve
kopanisti - soft scramble - chili - chives
14
PATATES ARNAKI
pulled lamb shoulder - feta aioli - green onions
17
HALLOUMI BLT
monfort dairy halloumi - berkshire bacon - heirloom tomato - lettuce
17
SPANAKOPITA FLORENTINE
poached egg - spinach - feta - phyllo - house hollandaise
19

COCKTAILS

monday-sunday / 5pm-11pm

TZATZIKI
gin - cucumber - mint - verjus
16
VYSSINO SODA
house sour cherry soda + your choice of spirit
15
RÓDI SPRITZ
gin - pomegranate - lemon - xinomavro
17
SYKÓ + MÉLI
metaxa - fig - honey - lemon
16
ANTHROPOI
house clarified mary
16
EMPOROS
metaxa - aperol - amaro nonino - paleokerisio - black walnut amaro - lemon
18
VOSKÓS
tsipouro - shepherd's tea - gentian - vermouth
17
OINOPOIÓS
rye - vermouth - mastic - maraschino - verjus
18
FILÓSOFOS
whiskey - aged tsipouro - coconut - walnut - baklava spice
18

SPARKLING

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2018 ZIONOS 'ZITSA' IOANNIA
debina
84

WHITE WINE

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2020 SEMELI 'FEAST' PELOPONNESE
moschofilero
11.5
54
2020 SCLAVOS 'ALCHYMISTE' CEPHALONIA
field blend
16
80
2020 SILA DASKALAKI 'VORINOS' CRETE
vidiano
14.5
72
2018 MARKOGIANNI 'RETSINA' PELOPONNESE
roditis
66
2020 MANOUSAKIS 'NOSTOS' CRETE
assyrtiko
88
2019 ANATOLIKOS 'WILD FERMENT' AVDIRA
malagouzia
18.5
92
DOMAINE DE KALATHAS ‘SAINTE OBÉISSANCE’ TINOS
aspro potamisi / rozaki
187
2019 METHYMNAEOS 'ORANGE' CRETE
chidiriotiko
98

ROSE + SKIN-CONTACT WHITES

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2019 PALEOKERISIO SEMI-SPARKLING IOANNIA (500ml)
debina / vlahiko
18
62
THEOPETRA ESTATE 'XINOMAVRO ROSÉ' PELOPONNESE
xinomavro
92
2020 ZOINOS 'DEBINA RESPECT' ZITSA
debina
17
84
2020 TETRAMYTHOS 'ORANGE NATURE' PELOPONESSE
agrippiotis
124

RED WINE

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2019 THYMIOPOULOS 'YOUNG VINES' NAOUSSA
xinomavro
14
70
2020 ROUVALIS ‘TSIGELLO’ SLOPES OF AIGIALEIA
mavrodaphne
72
2016 METHYMNAEOS LESVOS
chidiriotiko
96
2016 ESTATE PAPAIOANNOU NEMEA
agiorgitiko
16
80
2017 KAMARA ESTATE 'SHADOW PLAY'
xinomavro
22
110
2015 SILVA DASKALAKI ‘SERA’ CRETE
cabernet sauvignon / mandilaria
18
90
2018 THEOPETRA ESTATE METEORA
limniona
92
2017 ANATOLIKOS 'MV' THRACE
mavroudi / cab sauv / merlot
98