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Feb 17, 2010 06:13 AM

Saturday breakfast/brunch restaturant/buffet recommendations in downtown Toronto!

It's my husband's birthday on Saturday and I want to take him out for a really good breakfast. I'm looking somewhere nice, downtown, with either generous portions or a buffet . Cost doesn't matter..... I've heard raving about Hot House's SUNDAY buffet, which would have been ideal =0(

Any suggestions?

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  1. Hi there,
    I host Saturday brunch every weekend. Here are some places that my friends and I enjoy:
    Frank at the AGO
    Zoe's Bakery & Cafe on King West
    La Bodega in Kensington Market
    Chez Cora
    Barrio Lounge in Queen East
    The Peartree Restaurant in Cabbagetown
    Mildred's Temple Kitchen in Liberty Village

    You might also want to try the Distillery District - I know Mill Street Pub & Restaurant do a Saturday brunch as well.


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      1. re: Giulia_F

        Or, are any of the hotels in downtown Toronto of good value when it comes to brunch buffets?

      2. The Boiler Room in the Distillery apparently has a very nice jazz buffet brunch on Sunday.

        If you want the creme de la creme (for a price), the King Eddy does a beautiful buffet in their Cafe Victoria - complete with beef Wellington, lobster, etc.

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        1. re: MeMeMe

          How much would the King Eddy be!?

          1. re: jennjen18

            King Eddy will be $40+ per person. The Windsor Arms Hotel also does a brunch buffet on weekends. I suspect the price will be similar to the King Eddy. Call to be sure. Coquine does a decent brunch, but it's not buffet. The Miller also does a pretty good brunch prix fixe for 3 courses (one of which is a mimosa or bellini) or a la carte. I hear that the Globe does a nice brunch as well (I think they may also do a prix fixe or a la carte). I highly recommend the King Edward Hotel's brunch, if you don't mind the $$$. It's a pretty impressive spread that will please all types of eaters. I just focus on the seafood (oysters, lox, shrimps, mussels, smoked trout, poached salmon, seafood salad, etc.) and the veggies and I'm a happy girl. They do all manner of eggs and hot breakfast items too, as well as dessert. Go hungry!

            1. re: 1sweetpea

              Oh my gawd, that sounds lovely (the King Eddy one)... but it also sounds pricey! I think that would be a special occasion brunch! So, they do it for Saturday and Sunday? Or is it a Sunday brunch?