Just visited Joy Bistro on Queen East for the first time. Was looking for Bonjour Brioche, but it's closed on Monday, so I went there instead for breakfast. Had a very yummy Dutch oven blueberry pancake, which was actually 3 pancakes crammed with blueberries, served alongside a lovely fruit compote and fresh whipped cream (yum!) Looks like a neighbourhood coffee hangout for the South Riverdale folk. I'd go back again.
I absolutely agree about their brunches -- they're creative, tasty, and generous.
But I was quite disappointed, when I went for dinner on a week-day evening, to find that they were a white-linen-tablecloth kind of place, with serious prices. They certainly seem to have their fans for that mode of operation, and the food was still excellent -- just not what I generally look for in a comfortable, affordable, week-night out.