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Jul 8, 2010 05:54 AM

Brunch near Rogers Centre?

Heading up to T.O. this weekend, looking for a place to meet up with friends near the ballpark before the game on Sunday. Definitely not looking for fancy.

Any suggestions?

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    1. re: Herb

      I thought they were a Car Rental place.


      But seriously, "not looking for fancy" means "under $10-15CAD" in my book. I know of Cora's, but I'm hoping for something local-er


      1. re: L2k

        Peter Pan at Queen and Peter, though I have not been in a while.
        Lots of chain restos on King but most are crap.

        Peter Pan
        373 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V2A4, CA

        1. re: Teep

          Anywhere within walking distance is going to be at least $15. Even a burger at Gretzky's is going to be $20 with tax and tip and no booze.

          Le Select has good food and a big patio and won't be full of tourists (no offence).

          And Dhaba has a very good ayce Indian buffet with an omelette station. $12.95. No patio.

          Le Select
          432 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V1E3, CA

        2. re: L2k

          How about Richtree/the former Marché? Not sure if it's open on Sunday but it's affordable.

          1. re: merlot143

            You mean the Marche, former Richtree. It's still closed, to be reopened as Marche.

      2. Spot Coffee right across from the Rogers Centre, it is a coffee shop but they do full food servicel. The breakfast there is decent and afforadbale (<$10).

        Rogers Centre
        , Toronto, ON M5G, CA

        1. Brassaii is a possibility, the brunch menu on their website is broken presently (why oh why do restaurants listen to idiots who tell them to use PDF menus) but their weekday breakfast menu has 11 and 12 dollar mains. By the time you add in coffee and sides it's a little over your budget but frankly in that neighborhood that's the reality anywhere.

          461 King St. W, Toronto, ON M5V 1K7, CA

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          1. re: bytepusher

            I was pretty happy with the weekend brunch offerings at the Irish Embassy (Yonge and Wellington). Options ranged from typical eggs, Irish breakfast plate, pancakes, etc., to mutton stew, chicken curry on rice, lox, cream cheese and Irish soda bread, or anything from the standard lunch menu. My mom didn't care for her strawberry pancakes, which were very sweet and could have been cooked a little longer to get a little more golden, but everyone else enjoyed their selections.

            Irish Embassy
            49 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5E, CA

            1. re: 1sweetpea

              I know that this is an odd question but can you tell me what the noise level of the Irish Embassy is? I don't mind but I'm going with some older folks who are bothered by noise but especially the music (which is never their decade or their type).

              Irish Embassy
              49 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5E, CA

              1. re: Zengarden

                if it is busy (and it usually is) it is very noisy

          2. How about the new Oliver and Bonachini on Front and Yonge?