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Brunch near Rogers Centre?

L2k Jul 8, 2010 05:54 AM

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. Herb RE: L2k Jul 8, 2010 08:31 AM

    Budget?

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      L2k RE: Herb Jul 8, 2010 10:48 AM

      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

      Thanks.

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        Teep RE: L2k Jul 8, 2010 11:28 AM

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

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

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          Herb RE: Teep Jul 8, 2010 11:53 AM

          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.

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

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          merlot143 RE: L2k Jul 8, 2010 12:18 PM

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

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            Teep RE: merlot143 Jul 9, 2010 05:37 AM

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

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        Sam C RE: L2k Jul 8, 2010 12:20 PM

        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).

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        Rogers Centre
        , Toronto, ON M5G, CA

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          bytepusher RE: L2k Jul 9, 2010 06:13 AM

          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.

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

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            1sweetpea RE: bytepusher Jul 9, 2010 10:45 AM

            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.

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

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              Zengarden RE: 1sweetpea Jul 27, 2010 03:23 PM

              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).

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

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                ingloriouseater RE: Zengarden Jul 28, 2010 06:40 AM

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

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                  JennaBean RE: ingloriouseater Jul 28, 2010 12:16 PM

                  That's an understatement!

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            Wil RE: L2k Jul 29, 2010 05:20 AM

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

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