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Sugar Cafe - R.I.P.

Very sad to say that Sugar Cafe on Queen West closed up yesterday. It was by far my favourite brunch spot in the city - killer french toast (on challah, with fruit coulis, creme fraiche and maple syrup), great eggs benny and, of course, great americanos and lattes with the ubiquitous ramekin of milk chocolate squares. But beyond the food, I'll miss the energy of the room - casual and neighbourhoody - and the warmth of Suzy, the owner.

In the "if you loved Sugar, you'd love..." world, where else would you suggest? I've not been to Saving Grace in a while but it was probably the closest vibe for me in the past - still good? Other suggestions?

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  1. Never got there, but heard good things about it and it was on my list. Too bad.

    1. Awww, that's sad to hear. I only made it there a couple of times, but I really enjoyed it.

      1. ...will be missed...loved the eggs benny...and the service was charming...

        1. I can't believe it. Sugar was the first really good breakfast place in Trinity-Bellwoods! I haven't been to Saving Grace in a long time so I can't comment on that, but I did have a very yummy breakfast recently at Bar One. You can check out their brunch menu on their website http://www.bar-one.com.

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          1. re: tartytatin

            Hey don't forget the XXX Diner, best Sunday morning hang out...I went to Bar One about a month ago, there were about 6 people in line ahead of us, I asked and none of them had been acknowleged by staff yet -- we didn't feel like waiting...how is the service there? I don't need to pay for cooler-than-thou-Queen-west-attitude...

          2. Oh no! I loved that place for brunch. And I always meant to give it a try for dinner -- guess that won't be happening now. :(

            Any word on why they closed?

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            1. re: TorontoJo

              From what I understand, it was a combination of owner burnout and financial - like you, I went there a million times for brunch and always meant to try it for dinner but never got around to it. No place can survive on week-end brunches alone, no matter how busy/great the brunch is.