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Jul 13, 2009 12:49 PM

New Cora's Location

For those with a fondness for the Montreal founded restaurant, they are opening a location at Yonge and College, E of Yonge on the S side of College.

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  1. Another location will soon open on the Queensway, east of Sherway Gardens, south side.

    1. That sounds great! Brunch for lunch, here I come!

        1. re: robgm

          Fran's will always have the post-bar crowd. And Cora's just does breakfast better.

        2. Another location opening soon at 16th Ave between 404 and Leslie

          1. I apologize ahead of time to all the Cora fans out there...

            WTF??? Why is this place so popular? I have tried repeatedly to like this place, but every location I have ever been to has had glacial service (in attitude and speed) and sub-par food.

            I just don't get it...

            9 Replies
            1. re: Lazar

              I agree with Lazar. I got taken to a Cora's twice last year and it was the same both times - slowww service, indifferent attitude, mediocre food. On one visit our server brought our eggs and said, "the toast is coming right up", then vanished for 15 minutes. Not even a hint of an apology when she reappeared and I had to remind her.

              1. re: simplepieman

                I'd also have to agree with Lazar. They lost me when I ordered a basic eggs breakfast described on the menu as "with sausage," and it arrived with a bun-less(boiled?) ballpark hotdog sliced lengthwise.

              2. re: Lazar

                I haven't been to Cora's in years (many, many years) but if it's close to where I live or work, I'll try it out. Service always seems to me for most places to be hit or miss--some places have very bad service almost all the time and some have very good service almost all of the time. The rest, well, they just fall in the middle of that big bell curve!

                1. re: Lazar

                  I agree -- I just don't like it at all.

                  1. re: Arcadiaseeker

                    Ditto. Went on a weekday morning to the location in Burlington (Appleby/Hwy 5). Extremely slow service, surly staff, no value for money ... There was a group of teenagers who had been at the restaurant since 9:00, at 9:50 they still did not have their food (the place was less than 35% occupied) and so one girl went up to ask. Two separate servers replied in snarky voices that the food was coming. I was insulted on their behalf. Never again. We'll stick to the Fifty's Diner (greasy spoon with great service and value for money in Oakville ... no food goes to waste and I have two young kids).

                    1. re: mamavh

                      I also agree with everyone above. Cora's is newer and hipper Golden Griddle in my eyes and we all know how Golden Griddle does now.

                      1. re: jlherman

                        I've heard from friends who live in Toronto that the one down near Rogers Stadium is terrible, but has lineups out the door every weekend. I live in WIndsor and the Cora's here thrives. The service is extremely friendly, reasonably fast and servers are quite accomodating when it comes to customizing orders. That said, I find the food only mediocre. I'm not a breakfast lover, so the place doesn't really appeal to me, but people love the large portions and super sweet options. It's like ordering dessert for breakfast!

                        1. re: 1sweetpea

                          I've been to the Cora's near Skydome twice. Both times the service was slow though neutral to friendly. The food was fine but I felt was pricey for what you got. I'd rather go to a greasy spoon.

                          The lineups at the Cora's are huge even in bad weather and I don't understand that. Oh well, better there than my greasy spoon. :-)

                        2. re: jlherman

                          Well said, but to be fair to the Golden Griddle, at least there you don't need to wait in line for their sub-par food.