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Nov 27, 2008 08:30 AM

Breakfast in Yorkville area Dec 27?

Hi fellow chowhounds ... I'm coming into Toronto for a couple of days at Christmas and I'm looking for place to meet friends for breakfast on Saturday Dec 27...seems that many places are closed that day...we're staying at the Four Seasons....any suggestions?

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  1. The Studio Cafe in the Four Seasons is the best you'll do in that pricey neighbourhood.

    1. I am a fan of Flo's diner for breakfast. Good location and well priced. You'll have to confirm that it's open, though :)

      70 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, ON M5R1B9, CA

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      1. re: furhead

        If it's just a simple ..plain and no frills...EGGSTACY on Bay Street just south of Yorkville Avenue on the East side of Bay. (better check to see if they are open) My other choice is the Bloor Street Diner in the Manulife Centre..both are close to your hotel.

        1. re: furhead

          I'll second Flo's. Your neighbourhood diner, pretty straightforward. Fantastic shakes!

          1. re: gloriana232

            I third FLO'S........
            unpretentious, not over-priced, simply good diner food:)
            servers always polite, on-top-of-it
            nice booths, casual

            ps.....waiting to see if we get to number 8 ....
            someone say "I 8 flo's"........(yeah I got nuthin')

            PPS....forgot to mention, if you are new to the city
            you can find Flo's if you LOOK UPPPPPPP
            (it's connected to an office building/mini-mall...dont know the name however)
            it's on the 3rd floor I believe
            either take the elevator from inside
            or zeeeeeee stairs from outside


            70 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, ON M5R1B9, CA

        2. Wander over to Crepes a GoGo over near Yonge. Great crepes and a Parisien ambience.

          Crepes A GoGo
          18 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, ON M4W1L4, CA

          1. I have no idea what will be open Dec. 27 so you will have to call, but my current favourite in the area is Moroco on Yorkville Avenue... tucked away back beside the Clarin's spa, easy to miss; looks like a candy shop outside but behind is a full restuarant. I've also heard good things about the Le Pain Quotidien branch that just opened in Yorkville, but have not been there myself yet.

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            1. re: JToronto

              Enjoyed brunch a MoRoCo today, which I wouldn't have known about it if I hadn't read this thread.

              I ordered their version of a smoked salmon bennie, but asked for some potatoes rather than the pumpernickel that usually arrives under the eggs. Nice hollandaise, perfectly poached eggs. Best homefries I've had- lots of rosemary and thyme, I think, so if you don't like herbs you might not like them. The salad that came with the eggs had a nice tart vinagrette. Was surprised to see such a generous serving of freshly squeezed OJ.

              Tried the sipping chocolate for 2 (the dark chocolate version) after our mains, and requested macarons instead of the truffles that are listed on the menu. The sipping chocolate is incredibly thick and rich, similar to drinking liquid ganache. It comes with whipped cream on the side, to add to taste. My friend and I finished less than half the serving, and even that was too much for me. The macarons we tried included salted caramel, vanilla, coffee and toasted coconut.

              The servers were really friendly, and I was happy that MoRoCo was willing to allow substitutions, without extra charges or any fuss. I'm sure I'll be back.

              1. re: phoenikia

                Pleeeeaaase! Moroco - overpriced, forgetful server, over salted food and chocolate that leaves no lasting memory.

            2. I have to agree with Herb that you can't do any better than Studio Cafe right in your hotel. Given how cold it'll be by then in damp Toronto style you may wish to reserve freezing for the shopping component of your day.

              Also agree with JToronto. If you like chocolate, you may want to check out MoRoCo. Haven't been yet, but some colleagues have. They very much liked it.