EGG-citing DEAL~! Boom Breakfast (Toronto)
- NoFixedAddress Mar 2, 2009 11:28 AM
I have never heard of this place
even when there were postings about
"toronto breakfast places"
strange.....anyone ever been here???????????
See Flyer attached
BOOM Breakfast & Co.
ONE day only Monday March 30th
2 eggs, toast, butter and jam, BOOM frites
808 College Street
1036 St. Clair Avenue West
174 Eglinton Avenue West
Boom Breakfast & Co
1036 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, ON M6E1A4, CA
Yes I've heard of it -- I'm a fan and we go to the one on St. Clair for brunch. It's great. 99 cents might mean the lineups will be longer than usual.
Sorry, I find Boom both overpriced and overrated. Don't know if I would even line up for their 99 cent breakfast. My wife and I went to Boom @ Eglington for a weekday treat, paid $14 for a Benny, hollandaise definitely NOT homemade. What a joke! Decided to remain loyal to Marvellous Edibles on Laird from now on, $9 for a Benny with challah and real hollandaise. Great stuff.
I really like the Boom on Eglinton near Avenue Rd. While I'm not keen on having my eggs florentine on toast (I think that's how they make it), they do good sweet potato fries and a reasonable omelette. And the lattes aren't bad. (But I likely wouldn't go the day they had the 99 cents breaky---I don't like lines!)
I have been several times to both the College St. location and the St. Clair W. location. There is always a long line-up unless you go in the middle of the week, and even then it is packed. Once or twice, I waited in line and the hostess came around with little muffin and juice samples for those waiting in line, which I thought was a nice gesture.
The food is good, but not exceptional. The food presentation is colourful and attractive, a more modest version of Chez Cora.
Overall I would say that it is great for a relaxed, homey breakfast but not exactly haute cuisine.
I think one of the reasons I like the Eglinton location is when I go, it's never busy. Of course, I never go on weekends and we're usually there by 10am... it's also one of the few places around Yonge and Eglinton that have brunch on week days. I tried Marvelous Edibles but I found it more weird than tasty. I also tried Celestin but, with the exception of the latte, the coffee and the croissant, I wasn't wowed. So I'm left with only Golden Griddle for pancakes and Boom in my neighbourhood for weekday brunch and neither is fantastic but they are both good.