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

Queencaramel Feb 17, 2010 06:13 AM

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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    Giulia_F RE: Queencaramel Feb 17, 2010 06:44 AM

    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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      jennjen18 RE: Giulia_F Mar 10, 2010 05:51 AM

      Are any of the above buffets?

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        jennjen18 RE: Giulia_F Mar 10, 2010 05:52 AM

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

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        MeMeMe RE: Queencaramel Mar 10, 2010 06:54 AM

        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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          jennjen18 RE: MeMeMe Mar 10, 2010 09:43 AM

          How much would the King Eddy be!?

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            1sweetpea RE: jennjen18 Mar 10, 2010 09:54 AM

            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!

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              jennjen18 RE: 1sweetpea Mar 11, 2010 05:56 PM

              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?

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