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Breakfast place halfway between Toronto and Ottawa

Anybody know of a good one??

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  1. Windmills in Kingston does a decent weekend brunch.

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    1. re: miketoronto

      I agree on Windmill and Pan Chancho Bakery and Café is also worth a visit.

    2. Assuming you're going via Kingston, then Pan Chancho bakery for a breakfast like Eggs Benedict with Smoked Salmon, kind of a higher end experience.
      For good bacon/eggs etc. and fair trade coffee, try The Sleepless Goat -- self defined as a worker's cooperative, they make good eggs and bacon type plates and omelets in a funky environment.
      You could try The Golden Rooster Deli for a neat experience, kind of a cafeteria type mainstay where you order at the counter, then have a seat.
      All are on lower Princess Street within easy walking distance of each other (Golden Rooster is 111 Princess, Sleepless Goat is 91 Princess, Pan Chancho is 41 Princess.
      You can take the Montreal Street Exit OR the Division Street Exit, head towards downtown until you hit Princess, then turn LEFT and go down Princess. Street parking, lot parking and a parkade are all right along/off Princess.
      :)

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      Sleepless Goat Cafe
      91 Princess St, Kingston, ON K7L1A6, CA

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      1. re: freia

        Thanks everyone! Hopefully we will have time to go into Kingston for a nice meal. I don't suppose aside from Tim Horton's that there is anything right off the 401 that is diner-style and relatively quick?

        1. re: torontobelly

          There is a truck stop just past kingston off the 401 in Joyceville. I think it maybe a Husky...

          1. re: torontobelly

            If you take the Division Street exit right off the highways, you'll find a Denny's and other fast food type restaurants. There is also a rest stop off the highway just past Kingston. There is also a big truck stop near Napanee, too. Unfortunately, if you're looking for a quirky family diner type of experience, you'll have to get off the highway and into Kingston proper. The fast food type of restaurants are the ones with quick access to the 401.

        2. There are two fine, fast truckstops I would recommend. Ten Acre exit Loyalist-Wallbridge Rd. at Belleville or Flying J's exit Hwy. 41 at Napanee. Both right at 401, both much better than Denny's or Tim's.

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          1. re: kjw46

            That's the name, Flying J's! Thanks kjw46! I referenced it above but forgot the name lol!
            :)

            1. re: freia

              Thanks - Flying J's sounds perfect!

              1. re: torontobelly

                We went to the Sleepless Goat this morning and enjoyed it immensely. Thanks everyone!

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                Sleepless Goat Cafe
                91 Princess St, Kingston, ON K7L1A6, CA

                1. re: torontobelly

                  So glad you enjoyed it! It is kind of a neat and funky place, and the food is pretty good.

                  1. re: freia

                    I lived in Kingston for years and was a regular at the Goat. Their breakfast, lunch, and dinner is to die for!