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Jun 20, 2008 06:49 PM

Breakfast in the Annex?

We've just recently moved to the Annex and am still exploring. What's good there for breakfast? We like:

-fancy things and ordinary things
-great lattes and coffees...

Any help would be great.. thank you !

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  1. not the reply you're looking for --

    but my favourite breakfast place in the city was in the annex (it's gone now)

    curiousity was the pancakes, french toast and lattes ever !

    so i'm hoping to read a reply here to rekindle me into this neighbourhood

    1. I like Insomnia (bloor, east of bathurst) for anything eggs (sunny side up, scrambled, omlettes, lorraine, etc.) though they do get quite busy. Perhaps for your first trip you should go early-ish (around 11:30). Reasonably priced, lots of food, good coffee.

      A bit pricier but good for fancier sandwiches, soups, and croques is Dessert Trends (Harbord and Brunswick).

      That's really all I can think of. I think Mel's is a bit heavy, By the way cafe is plain, and I can't think of anything else.

      Hope that helps. I highly recommend Insomnia.

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      1. re: Amber

        Dessert Trends is really wonderful for brunch. Fresh juices and great coffee, too.

      2. A couple years ago I enjoyed a delicious fry-up at the Pour House on Dupont: Although it was a couple years ago, I bet it hasn't changed much.

        1. Noon at Bathurst/Dupont was wicked - but also gone now. Grapefruit Moon has a great breakfast quesadilla

          1. There's a place on the corner of Bloor and, I think Brunswick. North side of Bloor with a patio on the corner. I've had breakfast there a couple of times and it was really pleasant. Nice spot to sit outside and the food is decent - omelets, eggs, that kind of thing. I wish I could remember the name - I'm sure someone knows what it's called.

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            1. re: Nyleve

              By the Way Cafe - just remembered!

              1. re: Nyleve

                I think that's the By the Way Cafe. It's been a long time since I've been there, but I have fond memories too.