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Breakfast - Bay & College

missbliss Jan 9, 2009 07:57 AM


Long-time lurker and first-time poster here. I'm looking for a nice, yet not overly expensive breakfast spot in the Bay and College vicinity - either within short walking distance or on the subway line - that's appropriate for a colleague's birthday celebration (i.e., ideally no greasy spoons, as much as I love 'em).

Despite the middling reviews of Eggspectations I've read here, it's a likely contender for us, given the location and price range. Just wondering if anyone else has other suggestions. BTW, I've enjoyed Eggstacy (Bay & Bloor), but wonder if they're still open.


  1. gregclow Jan 9, 2009 08:30 AM

    According to another recent thread, Eggstacy is closed.

    I'm drawing a blank on recommendations. The only breakfast place I can think of in the area is Fran's, which may be too much on the "greasy spoon" side of things for your purposes.

    1. m
      Mitzimouse Jan 9, 2009 08:35 PM

      There's nothing really "brunchy" in the area. Have you thought of Pogue Mahone's? There is a Richtree in College Park but previous posts suggest it's not that great. You should consider walking down to the Delta Chelsea. They have a nice buffet at the restaurant there, lots of variety and go early when it's fresh.

      1. f
        fakeplastic Jan 9, 2009 08:51 PM

        Hey... what about Brownstone's on Yonge, north of wellesley?

        I've only been there once, but the food was decent and service was extra-friendly.


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        1. re: fakeplastic
          Zengarden Jan 10, 2009 03:57 AM

          Is there a spot on the south east corner of Carleton and Church? I think that it is called Day Break. I've seen it from the streetcar but have never eaten there. Perhaps another poster could wade in on this?

          1. re: Zengarden
            westhead74 Jan 10, 2009 08:30 AM

            Daybreak is indeed at Carlton & Church - huge portions/menu, friendly service and decent-ish breakfast dishes.

            1. re: Zengarden
              Mitzimouse Jan 10, 2009 12:04 PM

              I live right next door to Daybreak. Huge portions and reasonably priced. Suitable for breakfasty items and they do a decent job. Forget dinner there - yuck. Decor is nothing special but washrooms are on the same floor.

          2. c
            canadianbeaver Jan 10, 2009 03:11 PM

            Golden Griddle at Carlton between Yonge and Church?

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