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 !
Seconding the reco's for Ezra's Pound, Dessert Trends, and By The Way Cafe. Also like Insomnia, although I find the quality has slipped in the last year or so - it's still good, but it used to be much better. The Pour House is fine too.
I also like L'Espresso Bar Mercurio, at the southeast corner of Bloor & St. George - not much in the way of sweet stuff on the menu, but what they do have is good.
L'Espresso Bar Mercurio - duplicate
321 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S, CA
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.
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.