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Dec 10, 2007 09:06 AM

Breakfast downtown

Can anyone recommend a good breakfast place in the downtown business/theatre district area?

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  1. Well.. I'm more of a breakfast maker than a dine-outer but if you're looking for sheer volume and a family environment Town and Country has their breakfast buffet, it's like $12.99 or something. It's pretty good for the money, I mean it's not great it's not horrible it's exactly what it should be for $12.99 and a buffet. They have sausage, bacon, eggs, pancakes, waffles, plus they have some lunch items available, I think they open at 10.

    They're on Esplinade, just East of Captain John's seafood barge and the RedPath sugar factory on the north side You can't miss it because it's a bunch of rail cars welded together.

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    1. re: 50firstdatesguy

      I disagree. It should be 10 x better for 12.99.

    2. Good as in cheap-and-cheerful diner-type breakfast or more upscale? For an upscale option, Tundra in the Hilton serves breakfast, at Richmond & University.

      145 Richmond Street West, Toronto, ON M5H 2L2, CA

      1. In the cheap 'n cheerful diner category, I nominate Daybreak.

        399 Church, Toronto, ON M5B2A1, CA

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        1. re: xtal

          Daybreak's egg breakfasts for $9 rock, imho. A ridiculous amount of food and it's nice quality too. I very much like the sausage in the Chipoltle and the Old MacDonald's omlettes. Little extras like the applejuice is fresh pressed, mashed is a potato option on the weekend etc. make it nice too

          1. re: orangewasabi

            It's funny, I always get ridiculed by my breakfast companions when I opt for mashed potatoes instead of hashbrowns with my breakfast. I guess I'm not the only one. :)

            It's funny you should mention the Old MacDonald omelette; a friend of mine ordered it once, and the table decided that the amount of meat in it was obscene (in a good way). Definitely the perfect dish for the 'meat lover.'

            1. re: xtal

              Is there a website for this place? Google gives me a bunch of other sites.

              1. re: piccola

                I'm pretty sure they don't have a website.

              2. re: xtal

                OMG, the mashed is the only reason to deal with the crowds on the weekend. An obscene amount of meat is exactly the way to describe it -- bacon and sausage in abundance, LOL.

          2. Brassaii (King & Spadina) serves up a decent breakfast starting at 7:30 am, more upscale than a typical diner but not as hoity as Tundra.

            Edited to add - please let us know where you ended up and if these suggestions helped. thanks

            461 King St. W, Toronto, ON M5V 1K7, CA

            1. I keep going back to the Sunset Grill at Richmond and Yonge....basic and consistent....great western sandwiches.

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              1. re: T Long

                I'm a fan of the Senator. I know it's not a "real" diner anymore but it works for me. Always friendly. Love the booths. Can sit there all morning drinking coffee.

       (on Victoria, near Yonge & Dundas)