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Sep 23, 2005 01:05 PM

Breakfast in Scarborough

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Does anyone know of a good place to have a weekend breakfast in Scarborough?

Thanks in advance

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  1. I know this is a very scary prospect, but.... my mom lives in East East Scarborough and every weekend goes to Wimpy's for breakfast. I was coerced into going once, and was surprised. Their omelets are pretty good, very fresh and generous portions. I guess it depends on what kind of crowd you have and what type of atmosphere you're looking for.
    There is one in the Abbey Lane plaza (Kingston Rd/PortUnion/401.

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    1. re: jill

      I don't get it... why is it scary?
      Because of Scarborough or because of Wimpeys?

      1. re: Justin

        I really don't get what is so "scary" either. Many neighbouring homes are in the $500,000 range. I have lived here for just over half a year and it is a beautiful neighbourhood. Also, as far as the restaurant goes it is a nice clean restaurant with a very cool 60's theme mural and a nice patio. Food is generally respectable.

      2. re: jill

        Wanna great place!

        Donuts and Diner

        N/W corner of Birchmount and Ellesmere

        Big, cheap breakfasts...excellent quality...

        This plave is a real GEM

        1. re: jill

          "I guess it depends on what kind of crowd you have and what type of atmosphere you're looking for."

          Just regular people with big cool brick and stone mansions,looking for a nice filling breakfast.

          1. re: jill

            Amazing Ted's is a Scarborough Institution...been around for over 40 yars (easily). Quick efficient servers who pour you a coffee as soon as you sit down. Nice lunch counter and great home made pies.

            Another good place is Catherines on Brimley just south of Lawrence. Good service, good food and very cheap prices.

              1. re: Finnegan

                I drove around that area yesterday and couldn't find a place called Catherine's. Do you have an address for it?


                1. re: Finnegan

                  Teds is a great resturant the family goes there weekly for dinner, Their homemade soup is great

                2. re: jill

                  Wimpy's is scary, not the neighborhood.

                  1. re: thenurse

                    Normally I would never go to Wimpy's for breakfast (their burgers are pretty good), but was dragged there by a friend who lives in the area. It was in fact a pretty substantial breakfast for not a lot of money. I wouldn't drive across town to go there, but if you're in the area it's definitely worh the price

                    1. re: Finnegan

                      We used to get good breakfasts at two of the wimpy's locations -- the one on Kingston road, around Warden, and the other one at Ellesmere and Pharmacy, and both locations were clean.

                3. Terry's Restaurant in the plaza at the NE corner of Bellamy and Ellesmere. Same plaza as Federick's. Inexpensive, good quality breakfasts. I think the breakfast special is $3.99 for 2 eggs, bacon or sausage, real home fries, toast and coffee. It's a fairly typical family restaurant/diner sort of place -- lots of regulars. Staff gets to know you by name, etc.

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                  1. re: Jo

                    I have to disagree with Terry's. That place is dirty, with way too much furniture it feels like an over crowded fire pit. I found the waitresses rude. My daughter spilt her drink and was yelled at. Never again!!

                  2. Markham station

                    Markham and steeles.

                    all day breakfast... great place

                    1. For a stick-to-your-ribs trucker breakfast, try the very popular (Amazing) Ted's in the old Highland Creek village. On the north side of Old Kingston Road, almost right at the foot of the Lawson Road overpass. An ancient restaurant that is a local institution.

                      Big booths, fast service, keep-it-coming coffee, with people sometimes queued out the door on weekends. It sponsored local hockey teams when I was a kid, and served me meals when I worked summers for the city.

                      -Uncle Bobby

                      1. "markham station" - on markham road, just north of 401. 24 hour breakfast. they have a great special before 11am for 2 eggs, 2 toast, bacon or sausage or ham, and hash browns for $3.99. good size plate. go early cuz there's always a lineup.