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Trendiest / Best Brunch in the city

BZ Jan 20, 2006 02:19 PM

Where are the best spots for brunch in the city...??
I love Mildred and Brassaii...
Would love to check out somewhere new this weekend!

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    Jo RE: BZ Jan 20, 2006 02:36 PM

    If you like Mildred Pierce, check out Xacutti on College. For a more laid back experience, Sugar Cafe on Queen W. is great. Sugar has a small menu, but everything is great. Best hot chocolate in the city, btw.

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      kathleen RE: BZ Jan 20, 2006 06:43 PM

      Best brunch in the city...Maggie's, on Eglinton Ave, W of Yonge on the north side!!!I go there almost every week, and never get sick of it!

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        J RE: kathleen Feb 3, 2006 12:35 PM

        Have to agree, love this place, not "trendy" but very popular in the 'hood for the great food & great prices

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          FlavoursGal RE: kathleen Jan 27, 2007 10:19 AM

          I've got to disagree on this one. We've given it a number of chances since it opened a few years ago, then we finally gave up. The cooks were never able to keep up with the orders. We often waited upwards of 45 minutes to an hour for food that was never very good. A few nicely arranged pieces of fruit on the plate cannot disguise mediocre food.

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          mainja RE: BZ Jan 21, 2006 07:11 AM

          i haven't been, but i've heard that for a buffet lunch bloor street diner is a good bet.

          also, free times cafe on college has the "bella did ya eat" brunch on sunday, again a buffet, a traditional jewish brunch.

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            Sugarcube RE: BZ Jan 21, 2006 09:17 AM

            I love Musa at Dundas and Euclid. The fried egg sandwich on challa will make you weep!

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              francelonian RE: Sugarcube Jan 27, 2007 10:07 AM

              Going to disagree with you on Musa. Just came back from it. Not *bad* - but certainly no better than mediocre. Waited at door even though tables open and no one ahead of us. Once seated, very slow service. Noise level **far** too loud. Dishes that did not come together; quality and flavour just OK. And for brekky, the lamest toast I've had in a long while. Cold, soggy and very ordinary.

              I'll try it once more in case this was an off day for them, but it was at best mediocre.

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              d'von RE: BZ Jan 21, 2006 05:46 PM

              Freshwood Grill has all day brunch menu ,evryday among other great ,high quality food.New twist on diner food sort of.Pizza ,salads,fish and steaks great grilled pizza's and sandwichs.And of courese lots of substantial tasty breakfast items.


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                artificialard RE: BZ Jan 24, 2006 01:21 AM

                Has anyone else been going to Brassaii? I went twice many months ago and was put off by the inattentive and mildly arrogant staff but I think the restaurant is beautfiul...

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                  Sydney RE: artificialard Jan 25, 2006 10:41 AM

                  Love it! Especially sitting outside in the summer. As far as staff and ambience - oh and food, we have always enjoyed ourselves tremendously. I really think you hit someone on a bad night. The only downside we have experienced with the place is that the other tables can feel TOO CLOSE sometimes.

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                    deelicious RE: Sydney Jan 27, 2007 01:43 PM

                    Love Brassaii too, although I find it to be a bit rich for brunch. One cannot overlook brunch at Thuet - awesome french toast, or try the house made smoked salmon. Less expensive and very good is Dessert Trends on Harbord - especially the apple pancakes, or the crispy crab sandwich! The Drake has been turning out awesome baked goods and other dishes like fab eggs benny (1000 X better than carousel BB), chicken wings and waffles, buttermilk pancakes.

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