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New Cora's Location

Mitzimouse Jul 13, 2009 12:49 PM

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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    Marniee Jul 13, 2009 02:11 PM

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

    1. Ediblethoughts Jul 13, 2009 02:21 PM

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

      1. robgm Jul 13, 2009 03:11 PM

        head to head with frans?

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        1. re: robgm
          piccola Jul 13, 2009 07:25 PM

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

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          Wil Jul 14, 2009 06:38 AM

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

          1. Lazar Jul 14, 2009 07:22 AM

            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...

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            1. re: Lazar
              simplepieman Jul 14, 2009 07:57 AM

              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.

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                jgloverwork Jul 14, 2009 08:41 AM

                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
                Ediblethoughts Jul 14, 2009 08:00 AM

                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
                  Arcadiaseeker Jul 14, 2009 02:18 PM

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

                  1. re: Arcadiaseeker
                    mamavh Jul 14, 2009 06:24 PM

                    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
                      jlherman Jul 15, 2009 02:52 AM

                      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.

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                        1sweetpea Jul 15, 2009 04:34 AM

                        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
                          lister Jul 15, 2009 08:19 AM

                          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
                          graydyn Jul 15, 2009 07:58 AM

                          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.

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