I'm taking my parents and a friend of theirs for brunch tomorrow (Sunday). So I'm not particularly looking for a college-student brunch spot, but I want it to be fun and the food to be good (don't we all?), preferably in the YORKVILLE / DOWNTOWN area or nearby.
I have to mention this though: went to this restaurant in vancouver for Brunch. My friend didn't tell me but the place is known to treat its customers with a foul mouth on purpose. So when I asked for a coffee refill, the answer I got was "you can go get your own f***ing refill, asshole!" I was confused at first but then quickly realized that the place is known for treating its cusotmers like shit on purpose, and everyone has a great laugh about it! It was hilarious. The server swore at me so many times i peed my pants.
ended up going to that place in the centre in Hazelton shopping centre at Avenue and Yorkville/Davenport. It was expensive for a buffet, $26 to be exact, but it was nice. The food was ok, some things better than the other, but there was some nice classical piano playing, and everything was calm and quiet.
Studio Cafe in the Four Seasons has an Easter brunch menu on for tomorrow. I have a feeling it's probably booked up though. You can try.
Caren's Wine Bar does a nice Sunday brunch -
158 Cumberland St, Toronto, ON M5R1A8, CA
21 Avenue Road, Toronto, ON M5R 2G1, CA
Although I have been there many, many times for dinner, I had brunch at Niagara Street Cafe two weeks back and it was truly excellent.
I had an albacore tuna sandwich with house-made lardons and it rocked my world.
The service was uber-efficient and informed... and the three Sunday brunch beers did just the job!
I know it's not near Yorkville, but it is well worth the trip down south of Queen West.
Highly, highly recommended.