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Mar 22, 2010 01:02 PM

Frankly Eatery opening on Queen

Noticed another little spot preparing to open on Queen East, near Coady, called Frankly Eatery. It's all papered up so I don't know much else but I gotta say the signage really caught my attention. Keeping my eye on this one.

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  1. Went here for breakfast last week and was underwhelmed. Food was cold and had that distinct "microwaved" flavour and texture, like it wasn't cooked in an actual kitchen (quite possible - I didn't see a full kitchen). Zzz.

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    1. re: velouria

      Sounds disgusting. When did it open? I thought I drove by the other day and it was still papered up.

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      1. I went there this morning and really enjoyed it. My wife (who's Indian) had cauliflower parathas and loved them, while I had the daily special, Indian "tacos" on puris with egg, cilantro sour cream, green chutney...great flavours. The place is small and the vibe in there is very cool, with nice service.

        Kind of a weird name for a restaurant but I think it should do well, if Lady Marmalade has lineups outside the door for its Tex-Mex spin on brunch, I would think Frankly's Indian take on things should win them some fans. I'll be back.

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        1. re: childofthestorm

          Had it for the first time yesterday, after walking by many times. I'm not a breakfast guy by any stretch and was ecstatic about the indian spin on things. I had the potato paratha, and it was delicious. A tinge of spice, which was moderate enought for me to share with my 2-year old.

          My wife had the french toast and said she loved it.

          My only complaint is that they didn't have any "spicy indian sausage" which I believe could be Goa sausage. It appeared in several menu item descriptions, so bad planning on their part, I guess. Well, it's an excuse for me to go back.

        2. Went for breakfast today and it was great!

          I had the "Good Morning Gandhi Parantha's"
          Gobhi Parantha
          A large Indian style flatbread stuffed with spiced cauliflower served with a homemade cilantro sour cream and side salad.
          Spicy homemade sausage served with mango-cilantro chutney.
          Food was fresh & savory . Not your typical breakfast choices.
          Owners were very friendly. I'll definitely go back.
          Check out the menu, go and taste for yourself.

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          1. re: mrdtp

            I've been to Frankly Eatery twice now and really like it. I had the Gobhi Parantha yesterday and it was delicious. All the mains come with a side salad. Last week I had a dish with two mini buckwheat crepes topped with bacon, fried egg and avocado. Delicious. Their coffee is ok. I find that none of these brunch places have superb coffee, but it is fine and free flowing. The service is pleasant and efficient. I love Lady Marmalade, but this is a great alternative in the area. It's a small restaurant, but right now, it's been pretty easy to get a table. No line ups a la Lady Marmalade.

            Frankly Eatery
            1118 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M, CA