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breakfast, St. Clair and Yonge or West. Help!

CDS Dec 14, 2008 06:02 AM

Wanting to grab breakfast in this area and am stumped as to where we should go.

Any ideas?

  1. estufarian Dec 14, 2008 06:15 AM

    Franco's on Yonge south of St Clair.(opens at 8:00am).
    I didn't expect much but was astonished by the quality.

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    1. re: estufarian
      CDS Dec 14, 2008 01:01 PM

      Thanks for the suggestion. Wr gave Franco's a try and it was just what we were looking for. Omlets, toast, good coffee. Bless the girls that are working the (owners perhaps) you can tell by their almost over attentiveness that they really want this restaurant to stick!

      1. re: CDS
        estufarian Dec 15, 2008 08:21 PM

        Glad you liked it. I almost stumbled in accidentally the first time and was pleasantly surprised. It's certainly not an obvious place for breakfast. And I agree with your service comments. They do try hard, and it shows!

    2. DockPotato Dec 14, 2008 11:21 AM


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        stephintoronto Dec 16, 2008 08:16 AM

        I really like Abbot on the HIll. South of St. .Clair on the west side of yonge, south of Farnham. The food is amazing and the staff are super nice and laid back.

        Well worth the walk.

        http://1001foods.blo gspot.com/

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        1. re: stephintoronto
          estufarian Dec 16, 2008 06:03 PM

          Are they open for Breakfast? I haven't checked - but I wasn't knocked out by their regular food - good beer selection though.

          1. re: estufarian
            peppermint pate Dec 16, 2008 07:01 PM

            Pretty sure they're not open for weekday breakfasts, though they do serve week-end brunch (presume they open around 11).

            Interested to hear your rec on Franco's. What's their breakfast menu consist of? Diner style bacon and eggs or are there brunchy items? I had a very so-so lunch there about 6 weeks ago and I was thorougly unimpressed with the service - I think it was around the time when ownership was changing - based on your breakfast rec and JamieK's for lunch, I'm thinking I should try it out again.

            Also, although they have a VERY limited menu, Terroni opens at 9am. I like to go there for breakfast meetings sometimes or even a solo breakfast as it's totally empty. The coffee is good and they have a few items to nibble on - brioche with nutella, some kind of an egg dish (can't remember) and maybe one other dish.

            1. re: peppermint pate
              estufarian Dec 16, 2008 07:08 PM

              Breakfast menu is mostly eggs - with a few sides. More on the lighter side. It's hardly a 'destination' - just good food well-served at a fair price. Kinda sad really that it should stand out for doing the simple things well.
              Haven't tried lunch. And it's closed for dinner - despite the huge advertisement.

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