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Leslieville Diner

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Just noticed this spot at Jones and Queen last weekend. Anyone been? I could use a half decent brekkie spot in the 'hood.

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  1. Looks like a cool little spot, hope it is leaning more to the diner then the trendy...

    1. All I ask for is home made hash browns and proper English style breakfast sausages. Too bad OKOK just down the road didn't get that. Their other stuff is great.

      1. I have no idea whether the food is good here or not. I went there for breakfast and found their service to be so poor that I left before ordering. After being seated, the waitress did not bring us menu's until we asked for them. She didnt offer us coffee to start as we decided on what we wanted to order. It wasnt very busy, but the waitress was so inefficient (i.e. bringing the wrong orders to tables, going back to confirm orders etc) that she never came back to take our orders for 15 minutes. Apparently, clearing tables was considered a higher priority than getting orders into the kitchen, despite no one waiting in line to be seated. As I was leaving to Jim's restaurant, I noticed many hungry ppl who decide to wait it out.

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        1. re: mma01

          I've been to the Leslieville Diner a couple of times, most recently this past Saturday, and both times found the service both friendly and efficient. However, I've never been when it was exceptionally busy (there were only a few other diners when we were there). I think it's a decent neighbourhood place. Nothing groundbreaking but for a basic breakfast or sandwich I prefer it over Ok Ok. I especially like Leslieville's potatoes. Their coffee isn't great though and I know that's a deal breaker for a lot of people.

          1. re: ms. clicquot

            Agree. Service is friendly but they made some mistakes with orders (not ours but other tables), and the menu is basic. If I'm going to go to breakfast in the hood though I'd rather go up the street to Toast.

            1. re: Mintycake

              I used to go to Toast from time to time as well but the last time I was there the service was insanely slow. I guess all of these places can be a bit hit and miss, especially when they're busy!

        2. We went a couple of weekends ago because we had a slightly larger party (8 people) than most of the spots in the hood could put at a single table. The servers were very nice, but we found the food to be a letdown. Basic bacon and eggs were fine, but if you strayed further it was disappointing - nothing tasted homemade. The poutine was especially sad (canned gravy and mccain fries). Suggested only if you are hungover and in need of the basics...

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          1. re: jgloverwork

            I was curious about the poutine after seeing it on the menu. Thanks for the warning.