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Saturday Brunch Downtown with The Gurlz

Googs Dec 20, 2006 01:30 AM

Anybody got a good rec for a brunch/lunch place anywhere from Bay to Parliament, Bloor to Front? We like a place where we can talk so unrushed environment is preferred. Pretty room/ambience is a bonus. No chains please. We've done Studio Cafe, Wish, and Volo to death. Looking for something new.

  1. spades Dec 20, 2006 01:43 AM

    I like Le Petit Dejeuner on King St. E, but it will probably be pretty rammed on a Saturday.

    1. p
      Pebbles Dec 20, 2006 10:40 AM

      I would not recommend Le Petit Dejeuner for an unrushed experience.

      Toba at King & Sherbourne is great. ALso there is a place in the Munlife building, I forget what's called but it would be great for a chatty relaxed brunch.

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      1. re: Pebbles
        Teep Dec 20, 2006 06:27 PM

        Do you mean Menulife building? their head office or the Menulife Centre?

        1. re: Teep
          NovoCuisine Dec 20, 2006 06:30 PM

          It's the Manulife Centre. Probably talking about the Bloor Street Diner; my guess.

      2. Googs Dec 20, 2006 03:35 PM

        Thanks Pebbles. We haven't tried Toba yet. Anything there you recommend?

        1. Googs Dec 20, 2006 03:48 PM

          Not to be a pest, but I noticed they don't take reservations for brunch. Definitely would prefer a place where the seating was guarateed. Especially since it's this Sat for a
          Girlie Christmas Lunch. Can anybody help?

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          1. re: Googs
            pescatarian Dec 20, 2006 03:53 PM

            The places I like for brunch are not in your parameters - Pomegranate (Beaches) and Sugar (Queen East near Bellwood Trinity Park). Both would take reservations.
            You may want to check out Xacutti. A little out of your way as well, but not a lot and it's supposed to have a great brunch and would probably take reservations: http://www.xacutti.com/site/index.html#

            Also, check out the bistro at Dessert Trends: http://desserttrends.ca/dtbistro.shtml

          2. c
            Canada Eats Dec 20, 2006 06:09 PM

            Check out House on Parliament (Parliament, half block south of Carlton). It's a laid-back, friendly pub atmosphere. They fill up fast though, and I'm not sure if they take recommendations.

            Cheers, Lea

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