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Aug 5, 2010 04:48 PM

Recommendations for Eglinton W and Avenue Rd

I'm taking a course on Saturdays at Eglinton W and Oriole Parkway.

Any suggestions for brunch/lunch in that area? Or less than 10 minute walk?

I'm open to any cuisine. Absolute maximum budget is $20.


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    1. GE, Yitz's (serves weekend brunches!), Burger Shack, Ferraro, BOOM, Fresh Ginger. Many sushi places too with lunch specials.

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      1. re: magic

        Ditto Yitz's, Ferraro and Burger Shack (Burger Shack and Yitz's are quite close, Ferraro's a bit farther west). There's a new Vietnamese place even farther west (I belive called Ha Long Bay?) that someone posted about very positively recently, but I haven't yet been, so can't comment.

        Burger Shack
        233 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ON M4R1A9, CA

        346 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ON M5N, CA

        1. re: torontofoodiegirl

          Yup, it's called Ha Long Bay. I haven't been but it's been packed almost every time I've passed. It's almost directly across the street from Ferraro, so about an 8 minute walk (west) from Oriole Parkway.

        2. re: magic

          Have you had breakfast at Yitz's recently, magic? What are my best bets for brunch near Eglinton + Bathurst? Or should we head east to Boom?

          1. re: prima

            Hmm, breakfast at Bathurst/Eg? Nothing. That area doesn't have any places that do breakfast - that I know of at least. Unless someone can correct me....

            I went to Boom once maybe 5 years ago. It wasn't bad at all, but I haven't been back in 5 years so I guess it didn't rock my world either.

            I've actually never had breakfast at Yitz's, I just know that they serve what sounds like a nice brunch with some Jewish comfort classics like salami and eggs I believe. I've always wanted to go but never have for some reason.

            1. re: prima

              I've never had breakfast there, but Hotel Gelato is a nice little cafe with comfortable seating. They serve breakfast on weekdays and brunch on the weekend.


              1. re: Tatai

                Thanks for your comments, Tatai & magic. ;-)

                1. re: Tatai

                  I went to Hotel Gelato once for brunch.

                  I quite ejoyed my waffle but found it steeply overpriced for the portion given. I wouldn't get it again at that price.

                  I've tried a steak panini there as well. It was dreadful. And bloody expensive.

            2. Sounds like a good old fashioned Lifegaurd course at NTCC? The closest place that is no fail would be the Burger Shack. A neighborhood landmark and foodie burger palace (the homeburger only). Green eggplant is slightly too far. Stay AWAY from Shoeless Joes what ever you do. Overpriced garbage food. Isn't Boom breakfast chain place right there too? Not crazy about the one in the west end but probably fits your brunch need.

              Burger Shack
              233 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ON M4R1A9, CA

              1. Boom is my fave there for brunch. Green Eggplant is OK.

                Green Eggplant
                1968 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4L1H8, CA

                1. Boom is good but a bit overpriced, which might not be great for your budget. Burger shack is probably the most budget friendly but its cafeteria style and not a relaxing atmosphere. Yitz's does good brunch - if you're into a mix of breakfast and lunch food, ask for some thick, hand-sliced pastrami. its yummy

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                  1. re: CheezeWiz

                    Thanks CheezeWiz. I'm ok with the prices at Boom.

                    Good to hear you find the brunch at Yitz's to be good. Hope to try it sometime soon.

                    I was looking at the Mashu Mashu website on my phone the other day, and was surprised they had their French Toast and shakshuka listed around $20-$22? Now that seemed a little steep to me. Now that I checked their current website, I don't see any brunch items listed.!menu Has anyone done brunch at Mashu Mashu lately?