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Dec 12, 2010 03:28 PM

Brunch north of Bloor?

I just moved to the York Mills & Leslie area and I must say - very disappointed in the brunch options! All the cute and quality locations seem to be downtown, leaving NOB a deserted no man's land! Any suggestions?

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  1. Do share if you find something. we always drive downtown from North York for Brunch

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    1. re: shekamoo

      Yeah, what I wouldn't give for a Le Petit Dejeuner, Aunties and Uncles, Lady Marmalade or Lola's Commissary up here. Sigh. The fact that I regularly drive down to Cherry Street Diner for basic diner food is a sad statement about the state of our brunch options up here.

      Le Petit Dejeuner
      191 King St E, Toronto, ON M5A1J5, CA

      Aunties and Uncles
      74 Lippincott St, Toronto, ON M5S2P1, CA

      Cherry Street Restaurant
      275 Cherry St, Toronto, ON M5A 3L3, CA

    2. I really like Boom at Eglinton near Avenue Rd. There is also a thread here (which I started with my question) on decent brunch places near Yonge & Eglinton if that interests you (it was a M-F question but it also has responses that fall outside that).

      1. Simple Bistro at Mt. Pleasant & Eglinton has an excellent brunch! Service is top-notch, too!!

        Simple Bistro
        619 Mount Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4S2M5, CA

        1. I agree that there isn't much around. I agree with Ediblethoughts about Boom. Very good, but can get packed. Earth Bistro is much more south but still north of Bloor. In our desperation, we tried the new place on York Mills and Don Mills...Artisano. Not horrible but very "Meh". Didin't get to try their breads but I had the back bacon sandwich, hubby had the frittata panini and sons had eggs in a pocket and all of them were average. Coffee was weak and lukewarm. All in all a bit disappointing. Sorry I have no other good suggestions! I hope other people do...I'm anxiously waiting :)

          1. Agree with ctl98 on trying for something super local and close! The best feeling is being able to drive less than 5 minutes to your favourite Sunday brunch spot. There are so many amazing places downtown. Would love to see something even close to their calibre in the North York area....