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breakfast @ bloor & spadina

meeting for breakfast tomorrow. would like something walking distance from the subway. thanks!

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  1. Try Mel's - Bloor/Brunswick. Should be an easy walk from the subway. Just a warning - the breakfast is a greasy spoon type, not really upscale or anything. However, their hashbrowns are delicious!

    1. You could also try By the Way Cafe. They have standard breakfast fare, along with some twists. And Aroma has the all-day breakfast, which is delicious.

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      1. re: thought_for_food

        Oh, forgot about that one! I used to go there when I lived in the neighbourhood...nicer vibe than Mel's, but I haven't been there for breakfast before.

      2. I had the same thought regarding by the way but I have my doubts that they are open during the week for breakfast, I would give them a call.

        There is a bagel world that has opened up on the south side of Bloor, just west of Spadina. It is casual but they have good breakfasts.

        Oh, the perfect place just dawned on me, Aroma. It is closer to Bathurst (at the corner of Albany and Bloor).
        They have a fabulous breakfast (IMO) Eggs, toast, salad, cream cheese. Delish!

        1. I went to Mel's for the first time today with a friend, who's been there before. She was happy with her omelette, but I wish I'd sent my latkas back to the kitchen--overcooked almost to burned, very greasy, with a filling that was barely noticeable. And the coffee was lukewarm. Maybe they do better with their more visible (and expensive) smoked meat dishes.

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          1. re: freshnwild

            I'd say Mel's isn't a place to eat in the daytime. Its main draw is the all-night hours -- and the real Montreal-style bagels.

            1. re: freshnwild

              What was the filling in the latkas? I've never heard of stuffing latkas before.

            2. Aunties and Uncle is good. Theyr'e at College and Bathurst.