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treehugger10 Jul 16, 2008 09:26 AM

Hello!

It's my first time posting here.
I was wondering if anyone knows of any good breakfast or brunch places near the Sheraton at 123 Queen Street West.
Some friends from out of town and i will be exploring the city and will probably head to the St Lawrence/Distillery District area after catching breakfast.

Thank you!!!

  1. robgm Jul 16, 2008 02:17 PM

    the sheraton has a perfectly good breakfast/brunch...hot house near your destination is terribly popular, there is a Fran's across from Massey Hall, Sunset Grill at Yonge and I think Richmond...

    1. TorontoJo Jul 16, 2008 07:03 PM

      If you're going to the Distillery District, you should just have brunch there. Grad a pastry (sweet or savoury) from Brick St. Bakery and a coffee or tea from Balzacs. Eat as you wander. Have chocolate from Soma for dessert.

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        KitchenVoodoo Jul 16, 2008 07:44 PM

        I think there is a juice bar in the Distillery too, opposite the bakery.......? If fresh juice is your thing.

      2. happycamper Jul 16, 2008 08:14 PM

        The Gallery Grill at Hart House (U of Toronto) does a fantastic brunch.
        Absolutely perfectly poached egg, great smoked salmon, and I also recommend the fritata.
        It is about 15 walk from Sheraton. I would suggest you make a reservation.

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          JamieK Jul 17, 2008 05:06 AM

          Gallery Grill is closed for the summer.

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          currycue Jul 17, 2008 09:28 AM

          The Senator rocks (www.thesenator.com) There is also B Espresso Bar (www.bespressobar.com) and Le Petit Dejeuner on King at Jarvis. You also have Le Gourmand at Richmond and Spadina (www.legourmand.com)

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            punchythecat Jul 23, 2008 07:56 PM

            I have to disagree with you on Le Petit Dejeuner, currycue. It used to be one of my favourite little spots, but I went recently after a gap, and found it overpriced ($10 or $11 for the bacon-and-eggs standard?) and the food quite underwhelming. They also forgot some of the things our meal was supposed to come with, and were generally a bit chintzy. One of the more disappointing meals i've had in a while. Will take more than shiny booths and cute music to win me back...

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              Googs Jul 24, 2008 06:00 AM

              Agreed. Never understood how Le Petit Service ever got it's rep. Love the handle, btw, punchythecat.

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                punchythecat Jul 26, 2008 08:41 AM

                Thanks, googs. You're not so bad with the handles yourself - Le Petit Service... that's a keeper!

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                currycue Jul 30, 2008 07:58 AM

                I must admit, I haven't been for breakfast in a while, so that could very well be true. I orignally found their sides to be rather chintzy ($2.50 for a soy sauce dish of rosti?) but in that area, it's tough to come by a good spot.

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                  Googs Jul 31, 2008 06:07 AM

                  Zoulpy's makes a good breakfast with large portions and small prices. You might want to try it. Nothing fancy like Petit. Just a regular diner with regular diner fare. You order at the counter and they bring it to you table. Swiftly.

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              paulydemerson Jul 17, 2008 11:07 AM

              try Eggspectations, on Yonge, north of Queen. Or "Over Easy", on Yonge, between Wellington & Front Street.

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                archive Jul 17, 2008 01:17 PM

                If your going to Distillery District go to Moring Glory on King St. just wast of Parliament. It's a short walk from the Distillery.

                1. thenurse Jul 31, 2008 06:31 AM

                  I've heard BeerBistro on King, E of Yonge, has a great brunch. Definitely consider the other recs as well, esp. B Espresso Bar (not a full sit-down brunch), the Senator (one of my faves - excellent breakfast) and Brick Street Bakery in the DDistrict (same, not sit down, but great pastries and snacks).

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