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Weekday breakfast downtown at 6 am

TOchowgal May 28, 2009 11:26 AM

I work downtown and my day starts at 7 a.m. On Fridays, I would love to have breakfast out. Are there any little restos, diners etc where a solo female diner can have a hearty breakfast?

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    ellebelle RE: TOchowgal May 28, 2009 12:27 PM

    whereabouts downtown?

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      ellebelle RE: ellebelle May 28, 2009 01:26 PM

      not exactly the greatest, but Fran's is open 24hrs and they have a location at Yonge/college and one by the Eaton centre.
      There's also Golden griddle at Yonge/Carlton

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        TOchowgal RE: ellebelle May 29, 2009 06:01 AM

        The downtown core - so anywhere on University Ave or Yonge St between Union - Bloor towards the East and Spadina towards the west.

        (The "U" yellow loop subway line)

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        farmgirl1836 RE: TOchowgal May 28, 2009 12:38 PM

        How about the Sunset Grill right on the southwest corner of Richmond & Yonge?

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          JamieK RE: farmgirl1836 May 28, 2009 01:48 PM

          that Sunset Grill doesn't open til 7 am.

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          c_snapper RE: TOchowgal May 28, 2009 01:29 PM

          Avenue Diner on Spadina and Camden (one small block south of Richmond)

          the exact definition of a greasy spoon divey diner

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            JamieK RE: c_snapper May 28, 2009 02:20 PM

            Yes - aka Avenue Open Kitchen at Spadina and Camden opens at 6 am.

            Avenue Open Kitchen
            7 Camden St, Toronto, ON M5V1V2, CA

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            canadianbeaver RE: TOchowgal May 28, 2009 02:32 PM

            The Senator is 24 hours, isn't it? Never been though but it looks cute from the outside.

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              JamieK RE: canadianbeaver May 28, 2009 02:51 PM

              No, it's not a 24 hours. Opens for breakfast at 7:30 am.

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                canadianbeaver RE: JamieK May 28, 2009 06:16 PM

                Too bad. Could have sworn I saw it said 24 hours. I got too excited, I guess.

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              peppermint pate RE: TOchowgal May 28, 2009 05:38 PM

              Not sure about your definition of downtown or how you get there but if you're in the 'hood, doesn't Mars Food on College open pretty early?

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                TOchowgal RE: peppermint pate May 29, 2009 06:01 AM

                I get there by subway or the blue night bus.

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                  dubchild RE: TOchowgal May 29, 2009 06:32 AM

                  7 West is 24 hours. I went for breakfast a long time ago. It was eggs and stuff.

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                itzi RE: TOchowgal May 29, 2009 08:06 AM

                try Zuppa on Adelaide , one block east of Spadina. It is an old landmark and the owner Leo is very attentive.Great greasy spoon ambiance and value

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                  dannyboy RE: itzi May 29, 2009 08:11 AM

                  second Zuppa, excellent greasy spoon...

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                    ribboy RE: dannyboy May 29, 2009 09:21 AM

                    Give the Coach House a try at Yonge and Wellsley...i know it opens early not sure if it's early enough for you but if it does it worth a try. it's been there for a long time.

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                  OTFOODIE RE: TOchowgal May 29, 2009 09:31 AM

                  I would think that some of the Hotels, like the Delta Chelsea, the Hilton, Sheraton, etc, would serve a breakfast that early.

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                    robgm RE: OTFOODIE May 29, 2009 12:23 PM

                    Hotels are all unionized and breakfast usually starts at 6:30. The reason being that the collective bargaining agreements allow the staff to have cab fare paid by the hotel if their shift begins before 6am or ends after 1am.

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                      JennaBean RE: robgm May 29, 2009 01:29 PM

                      Not to mention the price then attached to pay for that unionized staff. Last time I had a decent breakfast in a hotel it cost $20 pp.

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                    canadianbeaver RE: TOchowgal Jun 15, 2009 07:16 AM

                    There's a new place that just opened yesterday at Bay and Elm; it opens at 6 a.m. and stays open until midnight. It's where the Coffee Time used to be. The name is Eggsmart, they serve omelettes, waffles, muffins, pancakes, etc.

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                      dr.joe RE: TOchowgal Jun 24, 2009 04:17 AM

                      Just had breakfast there. Now I'm going to vent about the service:

                      There was one person in the line ahead of me and it took the confused staff 10 minutes to take my money. The order took a little longer. The most cheerful person there was the cook. Since this is a franchise I have no sympathy for them.
                      "Worst in Toronto" comes up in the related tags for this place and says it all.

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                        robgm RE: dr.joe Jun 24, 2009 03:21 PM

                        one of my pet peeves is keeping me waiting to pay... it certainly is one of the most important times for me in calculating my tip...word to the wise, never keep people waiting to buy or waiting to pay...if you want our money, be glad and do it quickly without screwing up...we work hard for it and want to give it gladly...so take it graciously AND quickly-before we change our minds

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                        berniec RE: TOchowgal Jul 22, 2009 02:48 PM

                        That's still a big area! I work Downtown and want to order Breaky quick for a takeaway! email me a bunch of locations and I would recommend what I can. FYI I bike to work from the westend and buy breaky a couple of time a week.

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