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Boom Breakfast

mikeb Mar 25, 2007 11:33 AM

This just opened up on St Clair W. Went by it today and it was packed.

I understand they have one on College. Can anyone enlighten me to what's good?


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    thora Jun 1, 2008 09:56 AM

    I'm with some of the other posters...I wish I could say great things about Boom, but I didn't have the best experience there. I went to the St. Clair location on a weekend, which meant it was really packed - resulting in grouchy servers and an overwhelmingly unpleasant atmosphere. The food was alright, but I didn't think it particularly made up for dealing with everything else...

    Though, not to say that it's Boom's *fault* that it was so busy - but I was shocked at the staff's reactions to the crowds. Their stress made my friends and I feel really uncomfortable.

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      stapler Jun 1, 2008 06:23 AM

      Oh my, I can't say anything good about Boom on College, except that the staff are nice. Their "home fries" are awful, preseasoned wedges that taste very frozen and ARE NOT home fries. Everything else is very average verging on not good and it all tastes like it comes from a can/package/frozen food bag. And it's expensive! They advertise a $3.99 breakfast, but that is only eggs, "home fries" and toast. Add coffee, juice and meat and suddenly you're up to $9.00-ish. Quite the rip. There are so many other great breakfast places in town, don't bother with Boom.

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        jayseeca Jun 1, 2008 02:06 PM

        yep... i recognized their "homefries" as frozen cavendish wedges that i used to heat up at home...

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          Yongeman Jun 1, 2008 06:04 PM

          I have to agree. My wife and I had a less than stellar breakfast on College a year or so ago. I was also shocked at the add-ons on the bill, which is, of course, computerized. The owner was somewhat sympathetic and managed to reduce it a bit. Still...quite mediocre fare. It makes you wonder why everyone lines up for it????

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          bartolum Mar 27, 2007 09:19 AM

          Can't say it was one of my faves. Waited a long time and breakfast was pretty ordinary.

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            dlw88 Mar 27, 2007 09:59 AM

            Roasted tomatoes were great! I wish I could say the same for everything else. Are there any other spots that give you a roasted tomato with your meal?

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              applesauce Mar 28, 2007 02:13 PM

              I had the tofu salad and it was perfect! And a side of fries, which were also great. Soft on the inside with a nice seasoning. The tofu salad was mixed greens, strawberries, blueberries, cashews, almonds, bits of silken tofu. The menu said grilled tofu, that's not what I got but it was great anyhow. Very long lineup on the weekend, bring a book.

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                jaxie81 May 31, 2008 08:02 PM

                Anyone know when the location at yonge and Eglinton opens? I walked by today and they had things on the tables (ie ketchup) but it didnt say it if had officially opened or not

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                  auberginegal May 31, 2008 08:18 PM

                  where exactly is it going to open? i can't recall seeing this, even though i work in the area...

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                    torontofoodiegirl Jun 1, 2008 02:45 PM

                    It's gone in where Meggie's used to be -- the north side of Eglinton, a few blocks west of Yonge (just west of Edith Drive).

          2. Super Nintendo Chalmers Mar 27, 2007 09:15 AM

            It's a tremendous boon to fans of bland breakfasts.

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              panko Mar 27, 2007 08:57 AM

              I would have to say that the breakfast there is horrible. They use frozen seasoned wedge potatoes as homefries. Their pancakes are too sweet.

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                A Train Mar 27, 2007 09:00 AM

                I like it pre-work during the week. Too crowded on the weekend. It's your classic breakfast special, done quickly and competently.

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                  Fwagra Mar 27, 2007 09:18 AM

                  Saw a picture of their food on their website. Doesn't look great.

                  And, of course, all of those cutesy puns on the word "egg".

                  Not the place I would go for a fry-up, that's for sure.

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                  Yongeman Mar 25, 2007 02:37 PM

                  Ate there once this year. It was good, but not great. Nice little neighbourhood spot, but no more.

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                    sherry f Mar 25, 2007 12:43 PM

                    Boom on College is one of my favourite breakfast places. Mikeb, what cross street is it at on St. Clair?

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                    1. re: sherry f
                      mikeb Mar 26, 2007 06:16 AM

                      It's on the NE corner of St Clair W & Glenholme, halfway between Oakwood and Dufferin.

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