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Aug 15, 2009 09:07 AM

ISO Great Place for a Breakfast Date

Its my fourth date with this girl,and we decided because of our work schedule,that the only time we have for a date is in the morning,and I know that she loves breakfast. Im looking for a place
that will have that wow factor,nice place, and an amazing breakfast,but not pretentious and over the top pricey preferably downtown,but its no problem if it uptown.

Please advise experienced foodies.

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  1. Is funky ok? If so, then I would head to Lady Marmalade on Queen East. Just had a super tasty breakfast there. They have a great menu with everything from healthy options (tofu scramble) to decadent bread pudding french toast. The coffee is great, btw. They open at 8am. Be warned, though, the air conditioning was on the fritz today and it was HOT in there. So you may want to check to see if it's been fixed before you take a date there.

    If you want something with a more polished feel, then Brassaii on King West would work. Great interior.

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    1. re: TorontoJo

      I second Brassaii. Decent food and nice setting. Try the doughnuts with the chocolate-espresso dip. They are my fav.

      1. re: paper_bag_princess

        Agree with the doughnuts and a couple of the sides, but otherwise the breakfast mains at Brassaii fall way short of amazing. It is more upscale, yes, but with its size, there is sometimes a cold and barren feel to the room.

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      1. Sunrise Grill on Roncesvalles is a great breakfast spot. Good food, fun vibe. Popular too.

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        1. re: merlot143

          Mitzi's has opened a new location on College, near Ossington. Try that.

        2. depends on the kind of girls/date. if you want something a bit more cleaner cut I highly recommend School Bakery. If you want to keep it hipsterish streety aunties and uncle (which I'm not a huge fan of) or Mitzies (which I am a huge fan of).

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          1. If you are able to head a bit east of downtown, I would recommend Bonjour Brioche. Queen Street East, at Broadview. Great food!