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Apr 8, 2010 09:01 AM

Need a new breakfast/burnch place (southern end of midtown, annex, yorkville)

So the GF and I, used to love going for breakfast/brunch at Boom on St.Clair West. Nothing fancy but great food, and service, and walking distance from her old apartment.

Now we live at Avenue & Davenport, and haven't found a replacement yet for lazy Sunday brunches. Any recommendations would be welcome, walking distance from Av & Dav should be a prime consideration( <20mins), and please don't mention the Avenue Rd Diner because we tried and were not impressed. Have had the Pour House brunch which was ok, but looking for some other options.

First post so I tried to be specific, hope I wasn't overly so..

The Pour House
46 Chatham St W, Windsor, ON N9A5M6, CA

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  1. Welcome to the board chemuldoon! Walking distance from Av&Dav...hmmm, well here are a few options: Ezra's Pound (Dupont, 2 blocks west of Davenport) - great coffee and pastries, good yoghurt with granola and maybe one or 2 other brekkie options. Lovely patio out back. Nothing hearty like eggs benny or french toast, though. Heading into Yorkville, there's Flo's - haven't been there in a long time but it's a retro diner spot, maybe good? I really dislike Over Easy on Bloor so no recs from me on that one. You could walk down to Aroma at Bloor and Albany - good coffee, french toast, Israeli breakfast of eggs and chopped salad, great sandwiches for lunch. If you walk through Ramsden Park to Yonge, there's Rebel House, Rosedale Diner or Monk's Table up by Summerhill - I wouldn't say that any of them are out of the ballpark brunches but all are competent and casual. For a bit more of an upscale (though not fancy experience), I've heard others on this board enjoy the brunch at Earth in the same neighbourhood. Make sure to post some reports once you've had a chance to check these places out.

    Rebel House
    1068 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4W2L4, CA

    Over Easy
    208 Bloor W, Toronto, ON M5S1T8, CA

    Rosedale Diner
    1164 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4W2L9, CA

    Ezra's Pound
    238 Dupont St, Toronto, ON M5R1V7, CA

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    1. re: peppermint pate

      Ezra's, seconded! We usually just go for coffee and pastries on weekend mornings 'cause it gets packed, but if you're willing to hang out and wait for a table, they do really cute little breakfasts (I think Saturday only) with eggs, cheese, etc. It will be a great option in the summer once their "secret" patio opens :)

    2. Peoples Diner, next to the Pour House, is great for diner breakfast.

      1. I highly recommend the Hart House Gallery Grill. You should be able to get there in 20 minutes. The room is beautiful, food is great with service to match. It has an intelligent wine list to accompany the food, with a focus on Ontario wine.

        Gallery Grill
        7 Hart House Cir, Toronto, ON M5S, CA

        1. The Duke on Prince Arthur makes a good classic English breakfast. Or - if you feel like dim sum instead of eggs, we always enjoy Dynasty.