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Brunch on the Danforth?

cardamom Apr 7, 2004 12:32 AM

I want to go out for brunch with friends, somewhere in Riverdale preferably. Does anyone know of a decent brunch place that won't be terribly crowded?

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    Tina12 RE: cardamom Apr 7, 2004 10:23 AM

    I love the brunch at Il fornello on Danforth near Pape and because it's so large it's not usually a problem getting a table.

    Allen's is pretty good too but sometimes crowded. Bonjour Brioche and Hello Toast are great but you almost always have to wait for a table.

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      Maureen RE: Tina12 Apr 7, 2004 10:56 AM

      Bonjour B and Hello T are good, but both on Queen East...a bit removed from the Danforth

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      Viola RE: cardamom Apr 8, 2004 06:40 PM

      I would recommend Lisa's Cafe and Kitchen which is located on Carlaw, just south of Dundas on the east side. It serves a great brunch. Food is hot and prepared with style.

      Live music on the weekends. Delicious and cheap compared to the places that offer all you can eat.

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        Bob RE: Viola May 15, 2004 03:39 PM

        I second this motion! Lisa is actually a caterer, and has excellent custom omelette's, hot dishes, salads, pastries. She's there every week-end making sure it all works right.

        This one is definitely worth checking out.

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        Bob RE: cardamom May 15, 2004 03:42 PM

        Mocha Mocha -- on the south side of Danforth, just east of Logan.

        Very casual, order at the counter & they bring it to your table. Always fresh food, generous servings -- excellent quiche, omelettes, salads, etc.

        I recommend it highly for quick, inexpensive, yet high quality meals (any day of the week).

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