HOME > Chowhound > Ontario (inc. Toronto) >

Early Breakfast, West End?

francelonian Jun 24, 2006 10:03 PM

Anyone have a recommendation for great breakfast and brunch for an early riser (why does everything open at 10 or 11???), other than the Sunset Grill? West Toronto area - from Yonge to Kipling, Lakeshore to St. Clair, ideal.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. t
    TCB RE: francelonian Jun 24, 2006 10:39 PM

    If you would like an early greasy spoon local try the Lucky Dice at lakeshore and 6th St. It's a traditional greasy spoon so don't expect anything fancy.

    1. c
      cutehinano RE: francelonian Jun 24, 2006 11:02 PM

      Saving Grace opens at 9am I believe. You may want to check though. They have amazing omelettes, frittatas, and scrambled eggs.

      SAVING GRACE (907 Dundas West, 899-9186)

      1. a
        Apple RE: francelonian Jun 25, 2006 02:03 PM

        bar one on queen street opens at 9. And I THINK, but I'm not sure if Butler's Pantry (Queen & Bathurst) opens around 9 - but I am not 100% sure.

        1. mikeb RE: francelonian Jun 25, 2006 11:35 PM

          I'd recommend the Purple Onion is on the east side of Keele south of St Clair W. They open at 9 am.

          It's a diner that has great diner breakfasts as well as the usual lunch and dinner suspects. They are also known for their good and inexpensive steaks. It ain't a high falootin' steak house, but tasty inexpensive beef made as ordered. We were there today and I had a tasty 6 oz steak and eggs for $7.

          1 Reply
          1. re: mikeb
            francelonian RE: mikeb Aug 8, 2006 12:07 AM

            Thanks, everyone - will check them out!

          2. n
            NewtonSquare RE: francelonian Aug 8, 2006 02:37 PM

            My Favorites:

            P & M Restaurant, 1972 Weston Rd (N/lawrence) Open at 8AM

            Dundas Street Grille, 5238 Dundas St. W. (W/Kipling) Open at 7AM

            They have the best breakfast and you'll be greeted just like family after a couple of visits........who says Toronto is a cold and unfriendly city??

            1. y
              Yongeman RE: francelonian Aug 8, 2006 03:38 PM

              Just had breakfast at Boom--All Day Breakfast, on College, just east of Dovercourt. It opens at 6 am. Pretty good, but I prefer the Mars at College and Bathurst, also open early.

              1. pescatarian RE: francelonian Aug 8, 2006 07:40 PM

                I'm not sure what time it opens, but Sugar Cafe is good - 942 Queen West - 416-532-5088

                1. b
                  busy RE: francelonian Aug 8, 2006 10:01 PM

                  Open at 9am 7 days a week and serving great breakfasts the whole day long, EASY, at Queen Street West and Roncesvalles.

                  1. s
                    storeman RE: francelonian Aug 9, 2006 02:39 AM

                    Steve's at Bathurst and Wilson open at 6 Am been around for ever

                    1. m
                      mgs RE: francelonian Aug 9, 2006 03:05 PM

                      The warehouse grill in liberty village (liberty & fraser) opens for breakfast at 8am on weekdays & saturday now...

                      Not bad, the homefries are particularly tasty, and if the weather is nice the patio is great...


                      1. thenurse RE: francelonian Aug 9, 2006 03:22 PM

                        Mitzi's, on Sorauren....

                        Show Hidden Posts