Looking for a good Breakfast diner
- Leslieville May 24, 2008 10:43 AM
My usual diner has changed ownership and I don't enjoy it anymore! I want a comfortable relaxed place where I can go Sunday morning alone and read my paper. I don't want trendy and I don't want brunch. The down-side of the gentrification of Leslieville is that all the great breakfast places have gone. I would also prefer this place to be between Sherbourne and Coxwell and eastern to Danforth or a bit above. Any suggestions? Am I asking too much??
I love Toast (Queen Carlaw) for their comforting atmosphere and friendly staff.
Jimmy's (Queen Broadview) has great food and great value.
Pulp Kitchen would be my first choice though, when it is not so busy.
Read my mind Milly. I often notice that people refer to enjoying other restaurants better or worse than the restaurant in focus for the string. It would be great if posters could add the place they are comparing against or referring to. I think everybody would get better information that way.
I was going to the Bus Terminal at Coxwell and Danforth. I got great service and I could read my paper and drink coffee and relax. But the brothers sold and left in December and although the service is still great, I'm just not enjoying the food. It's a bit too greasy for me now. The worst change for me though was the music, which was varied and interesting. Thanks for the suggestions, I will try a few of them out.
How about the Northwest corner of Coxwell & Lower Gerrard.
Great breakfasts & reasonable prices.
Donlands Diner is your classic eggs-n-bacon diner. Just south of O'Connor, plenty of parking.
Not a diner per se but just two blocks east of the Bus Terminal is Melanie's Bistro, which opens for breakfast on Sunday at 8am. Yes the menu is called 'brunch' on Sundays but you can get basic eggs and bacon/sausage with fries and toast plus fruit. It's relaxed and comfortable, fine for reading a newspaper. It doesn't get crazy busy with the "brunch" stroller crowd til about 11ish or so.
1870 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4C1J4, CA
417 Donlands Ave, Toronto, ON M4J3S2, CA
How about that small counter on a side street, just east of Queen and Leslie. Hastings? I remember reading about the owner a few years back in the paper. He was an older guy and is constantly getting offers to buy from hipster locals, but refuses.