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Any breakfast places in Toronto that make HOMEMADE PANCAKES from scratch?

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snoringcat Jun 25, 2010 03:31 PM

We often go out for breakfast / brunch and find that most places make pancakes from a mix.
Anybody know of a good place, ideally in the east end... Leslieville, Beaches, Danforth.

  1. jlunar Jul 2, 2010 10:04 AM

    Hmmm... I think Auntie's and Uncle's make theirs from scratch... they were very tasty, at any rate!

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      currycue Jun 28, 2010 08:35 AM

      Senator,
      OkOk (the only thing they do make from scratch)
      Ontario Bistro (thanks to CH for this recco)

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      Ontario Bistro
      383 Dundas St E, Toronto, ON M5A2A6, CA

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      1. re: currycue
        Leslieville Jul 1, 2010 07:17 PM

        I agree with the Ontario Bistro suggestion. They make great pancakes , actually their breakfasts are thr best!! Lately I've been having a bowl of yougurt with fresh fruit, some granola and a drizzle of honey. YUM. Friendly service and great food!!!

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        Ontario Bistro
        383 Dundas St E, Toronto, ON M5A2A6, CA

      2. kayehm Jun 26, 2010 09:41 AM

        I'm pretty sure that Fresh makes theirs from scratch.
        Three locations, but nothing much further east than Bloor/Spadina.

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        Fresh
        326 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S1W5, CA

        Fresh
        147 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5V2L7, CA

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          marical Jun 26, 2010 06:55 AM

          You may like Vivetha. I think their pancakes are from scratch. They also use organic blueberries in their mix which works well. They're at the far end of the Beaches on Queen (near Victoria Park). Good luck -- hope it meets your expectations. Get there early as they tend to fill up really quickly for brunch.

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          Vivetha
          2485 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4E1H9, CA

          Victoria Park Restaurant
          335 Durham Market St N, Kincardine, ON N2Z1Z4, CA

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          1. re: marical
            JamieK Jun 26, 2010 07:55 AM

            and they offer real maple syrup.

          2. Full tummy Jun 25, 2010 06:56 PM

            Oh, please, that would be great. Even better... Serve the homemade pancakes with REAL maple syrup!!!

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              270oliver Jun 25, 2010 04:46 PM

              Mildred Temple on Hanna St (Liberty Village) makes the Biederhoff blueberry pancakes. They've got to be made from scratch to make them so fluffy and delicious. They serve with pure maple syrup, too!

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                cheesymama Jun 25, 2010 07:14 PM

                Those are the best! I bought her cookbook just for that recipe.

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                  Full tummy Jun 25, 2010 07:17 PM

                  Now that does sound good. It's just so inconveniently located for me (and the OP, it seems). Anywhere east-end?

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                    shekamoo Jun 26, 2010 08:11 AM

                    I have had them, they are great, but I did not know they are from scratch

                  2. jo_jo_ba Jun 25, 2010 04:35 PM

                    Does Cora's still go from scratch? I love their buckwheat crepes. Boom is good too.

                    1. JamieK Jun 25, 2010 04:13 PM

                      I haven't had them but the Senator makes pancakes from scratch.
                      http://www.thesenator.com/

                      1. shekamoo Jun 25, 2010 03:53 PM

                        let me broaden this question to anywhere in GTA

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                          perogy Jul 2, 2010 09:01 AM

                          in markham, there is this little divey bakery called 'T and T Bakery' on main street markham. family owned/operated. needs a serious makeover, for sure.

                          when i do go there for breakfast, i never miss the pancakes. made from scratch - SUPER fluffy. two big fluffy ones for about $4-5. i think they also serve them with fruit and other garnishes, but i always order mine straight up.

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