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Jul 15, 2004 12:14 PM

Yonge&Eglinton - breakfast, eggs benny, brunch buffet?

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Hello all,

I recently moved in the Yonge&Eglinton area and being a true breakfast lover, I have been trying to find places with good breakfast/brunch menus, especially good eggs benedict and brunch buffets.

Do you have any recommendations?

Thanks in advance.

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  1. Some of my usual places:

    Good Bites Restaurant (on Yonge north of Erskine)- Not brunch buffet but good breakfast/diner food, good price as well.

    Golden Griddle (on Eglinton about a block west of Mount Pleasant) - Pancakes & eggs, open 24 hours.

    2 Replies
    1. re: Laura

      I tried it twice. Twice I was disappointed. Nothing special, except the price, which is far too high for what you get. I feel that $12 for 2 scrambled eggs, 3 pancakes, fake maple syrup, kind of oily homemade non-crispy potatoes is a bit too much. I won't try it thrice! MPO

      1. re: chowtime

        If you don't mind going up Yonge a bit, Soho Bistro @ Yonge and Woburn has amazing breakfasts, especially eggs benedict and a breakfast blt. It's also great for lunch.

    2. Some people seem to like Summit House Grill (never been).

      I think somebody posted on here quite recently that the Golden Griddle near Mt Pleasant isn't even up to GG standards which I think are quite low to begin with.

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      1. re: julesrules

        I agree, GG on Eg and Redpath is a huge disappointment (to say the least).

        Good breakfast places aren't as rampant at the Y&E area as you would hope. I've been living in the area for two years and the best places I've had brunch have been south of bloor!

        1. re: julesrules

          Right. Not worth half the price they charge. On week-ends the place is crowded, the service (though friendly) is hectic and the food is not that good. As I said before: Too bad.(See my posting on June 26)- Someone had some good words for Maggie's, 175 Eglington West. I did not try it yet.

        2. If you don't mind travelling a bit on Eglinton, head east to Laird and check out Marvellous Edibles. I've always enjoyed brunch there on the weekends. I think they're closed Sundays for the summer though. Reservations are a good idea, they are very busy. They have homemade desserts too if you still have room after brunch!


          1. Try Alize Restaurant - an Italian restaurant that is open for brunch. 2459 Yonge east side, across from Centro.

            I have never been but their brunch menu always looks very good. Some highlights here but see link for full menu.

            - Fresh squeezed OJ or Champagne and OJ
            - Eggs Charlotte (Poached eggs on English muffin, Norwegian smoked salmon, French capers,w. hollandaise and home fries)
            - Eggs Florentine (same as above but with spinach and mushrooms sautéed in a light cream sauce)
            - Eggs Benedict as well
            - Omelette with choice of three fillings: Cheddar, Fontina, Mozzarella, Goat cheese, Feta, Asiago, and Bocconcini cheese, Prosciutto, Smoked Bacon, Italian Sausage, Salami, Ham, Tomatoes, Mushrooms, Onion, Green Pepper, Spinach, Sun dried Tomatoes, or Artichokes.
            - Homemade lemon poppy-seed waffles in a blueberry sauce & crème fresh
            - Baked Ham & Mushroom Strata


            1. Thank you, everyone for your suggestions. Much appreciated!

              I don't mind travelling a little for a good breakfast place, so I will give the one on Laird a try this weekend.

              I already gave the Golden Griddle a try and my experience was disappointing.

              The bagel place on the NE corner of Y&E, a couple of stores N on Yonge (I can't remember the exact name) has been recommended to me by a friend for their amazing bagels.