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CChan126 Aug 15, 2007 06:17 AM

hi, can people recommend a great, casual brunch spot in Toronto for 15-20 people? We're looking for something other than a hotel buffet.

Thanks!

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  1. foodyDudey RE: CChan126 Aug 15, 2007 06:30 AM

    I haven't been to their brunch, but have heard that Globe Bistro has a good one. (not a buffet brunch)

    1. nummanumma RE: CChan126 Aug 15, 2007 06:33 AM

      Allen's might work- presuming that you don't all need to sit at one table.

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        foodyDudey RE: nummanumma Aug 15, 2007 07:36 AM

        Has Allen's started serving edible food?

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        caddie RE: CChan126 Aug 15, 2007 06:48 AM

        Brassaii could definitely work, presuming that by casual you mean attire vs. ten 5 year olds running around the place. Although, it was so quiet inside the place last Saturday afternoon that I don't think anyone would even have minded the latter. :)

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          estragon RE: caddie Aug 15, 2007 09:46 AM

          I second Brassaii - great menu, not too crowded, nice patio and a beautiful space inside if it's too hot or too cold to sit outside.

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          Cody RE: CChan126 Aug 15, 2007 08:21 AM

          Beerbistro started a Sunday brunch a couple of weeks ago that could easily handle your crowd. Just like their lunch and dinner food, the breakfest is fantastic.

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          1. JamieK RE: CChan126 Aug 15, 2007 08:23 AM

            Does location matter? East, west, downtown?

            Because of several very positive reviews on this board of its brunch, Barrio in Leslieville has been on my list of brunch places to visit, but I haven't been yet. The food sounds good but not sure if the place is suitable to accommodate a large group, perhaps others might advise.
            http://www.barrio.ca/products.php?sec...

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            Barrio
            896 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M, CA

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              pescatarian RE: JamieK Aug 15, 2007 08:58 AM

              I've been to Barrio and I wouldn't recommend it for a large group. I think Beerbistro is a good option.

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              bennytoronto RE: CChan126 Aug 15, 2007 10:47 AM

              my favorite is Toast on Queen, 993 queen east. They don't usually take reservations but likely will accommdate a party that large.

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                Googs RE: bennytoronto Aug 15, 2007 11:21 AM

                Toast is great as long as you have all day to have brunch. Incredibly slow service. 15-20 people would pret-ty much take up the whole front room.

                Add another vote for Brassai for their baskets of goodies. They could set-up a communal table for a party this large as well.

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