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Great breakfast options within walking distance of the Royal York Hotel?

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The RY hotel breakfast is amazingly expensive, and unimaginately heavy on salt - bacon and sausages and eggs.
Where is the best place near the Royal York for a Hound-Worthy breakfast - pork and eggs are fine, but let's not pay $40 for breakfast!!

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  1. The lumberjack at Victoria Cafe (less than a km away). Probably the best sandwich you'll ever have for breakfast. It's everything in a regular diner breakfast (pork, eggs, cheese, homefries, tomato etc) on a giant soft roll. Mmmmmmm

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    1. re: downtownfoodie

      Le Petit Dejeuner on King West is awesome - 10 minute walk which is fine in this weather.
      Another cheap and east option is the Sunset Grill on the corner of Yonge and Richmond, but the first option a real Toronto brunch option

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

      1. re: Alitaylor81

        I second the Sunset Grill @ Yonge & Richmond as a good downtown option for breakfast.

      2. re: downtownfoodie

        If you are referring to Cafe Victoria @ Queen & Victoria, there are reports that it has closed...

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/755212

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        Cafe Victoria
        25 Victoria, Toronto, ON M5C2A1, CA

      3. Canteen is nice for breakfast. It's on King W and John St in the TIFF Bell Lightbox.
        http://www.oliverbonacini.com/OurRest...

        The Gabardine is a new place on Bay just north of Adelaide. I've only been for dinner once and enjoyed it. Surprisingly homey vibe given the location near the heart of the financial district. The breakfast menu is limited but it may have what you're looking. It's on the last page of the PDF linked to on their homepage.
        http://www.thegabardine.com/

        1. Hi all, I'm giving this thread a bounce, as I'm looking for any more suggestions on this topic. Thanks!

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          1. re: CookieLee

            St. Lawrence Market. A peameal bacon and egg sandwich from Carousel Bakery, washed down with an Illy espresso from Pasta Mia in the basement.

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            St. Lawrence Market
            92 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E, CA

            Pasta Mia
            91 Front E, Toronto, ON M5G, CA