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Feb 9, 2009 09:48 AM

Unique Toronto Breakfast Recs.

Am looking for some unique recommendations for a sunday breakfast in downtown Toronto. Something other than the usual bacon and eggs fare. Any suggestions?

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  1. I like Aunties and Uncles ( at College and Lippincott (near Bathurst) They make a mean tuna sanwich on pan bagnat with dijon dill potatoes.

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    1. re: currycue

      I finally got around to trying this place today. So hard to decide what to eat! But I tried the breakfast tacos and the hash browns. Both were very tasty and very unique. Must go back to this place! (I just wish I'd known it was hidden there so close to Bathurst & College last week when I ended up having to go to Mars for breaky/brunch---not an impressive meal.)

      1. re: Ediblethoughts

        It's sad about the Mars. We used to go regularly 20 to 30 years ago and it was something from Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. I loved the corned beef hash, excellent home fries etc. It was always super crowded for weekend breakfasts. First place in town to make oversize muffins--the cops all used to stop there. Believe it or not, it's the same grillman, Jimmy, who works the counter now! Different owners, though. I do go on occasion, and the breakfast is still good, but no atmospere now that there isn't the same clientele.

        1. re: Yongeman

          I guess it depends on what you order. I found it not horrible but also not really memorable--sort of blandish omlette and so-so everything else. It's hard to compete with Aunties and Uncles!

          1. re: Ediblethoughts

            Was there last week. and found it just okay. Personally I go more for the experience and decor than the food...something nostalgic about sitting a the counter watching them cook your breakfast.

            1. re: Finnegan

              Do you mean A & U or Mars? (Because I think you might be able to see them cook at either place.)

    2. soba canada's soba sunday.

      delicious. wonderful. passionate chef. if you like your tofu fresh fresh and very soft, go at 11:30. otherwise take a later seating. only 30 servings available. a little pricey, but a very unique and amazing experience.

      1. Although this option includes both bacon and eggs, I still think it's uniquely Torontonian -- Breakfast on a bun at the Carousel Bakery: Peameal Bacon, cheddar and gooey egg on a soft country roll.

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        1. re: Yum2MyTum

          i can second that this is the best breakfast sandwich that i've ever had, simple and delicious

        2. Might I be so bold as to suggest Sneaky Dee's? Or, if you're in a south of the border frame of mind, Tacos El Asador at Bloor and Clinton. Salvadoran brekkie to start the day off right.

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          1. re: escoffier

            Been there for lunch...what do they serve breakfast wise?

            1. re: Finnegan

              Tex Mex for the most part - Huevos Rancheros and the like, and it's good. It's a divey place but in a good way. Grab a booth, grab a newspaper and dig in.

              1. re: escoffier

                I second Sneaky's . . . We're often in for breakfast on the weekends and are always happy with our meals . . .Their omelettes are great! . . . I also like their huevos rancheros and the eggs benny . . . their hollandaise sauce is not traditional as it's sort of a parmesean cheese sauce but I like it . . . Their steak and eggs are good as well. . . and for the money you can't beat it...


                1. re: snackboy

                  We tried going to Sneaky's today for the so-called "all day" breakfast. We arrived at 10 am to find it opens at 11am. Oh well. We ended up across the street at Mars for a not very inspired breaky... pity.

          2. Lai Wah Heen in the Metropolitan Hotel does high class dim sum. Delicious.