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Motorama on Danforth at Jones - big bang for the buck

prima Jul 21, 2012 02:15 PM

Combo #1 includes 2 eggs, 2 pieces of bacon, 2 sausages, 1 piece of peameal bacon, home fries, 2 slices of toast and a pancake for $8.95. Coffee not included.

  1. prima Jul 21, 2012 02:18 PM

    pic of Combo #1

     
    1. atomeyes Jul 21, 2012 02:32 PM

      how about the taste?

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      1. re: atomeyes
        prima Jul 21, 2012 02:36 PM

        I like the crispier type of home fries served at Detroit Eatery (on Danforth closer to Chester) more than the less crispy, paprika-dusted-parboiled-before-frying-type at Motorama. Everything else on the plate was very good for the price point, and at least as good as a similar breakfast at Detroit Eatery.

        This breakfast was better than recent bacon & egg breakfasts I've had at Steve's and the Fry Basket, and as good as any I've had at Goodbite. Service at Motorama is friendly, and more laid-back than most busy diners closer to Yonge & Eg or King E. No one is encouraging anyone to rush their breakfast, which I like.

        The menu has a wider variety of options than most Greek-run diners at this price point, such as Eggs Benedict, omelettes with spinach, etc. There is more space between tables, and more seating than at Detroit Eatery, so Motorama might have a slight edge for families with children.

        Not sure how Motorama compares to The Bus Terminal further east.

        1. re: prima
          atomeyes Jul 21, 2012 05:16 PM

          we wanted to eat there based on their vintage sign.
          since they replaced it a few months ago, our desire's diminished.

          your review isn't overly convincing that its a must-visit. Steve's is probably my least liked restaurant in the GTA.

          1. re: atomeyes
            prima Jul 21, 2012 05:27 PM

            I wasn't trying to suggest it's a "must-visit". It's a good $8.95 greasy spoon breakfast, that includes 3 kinds of breakfast meat, when many places make you choose 1 type for an $8.95 breakfast.

            If Steve's is your least liked restaurant in the GTA and the main reason you wanted to try a greasy spoon was the vintage sign that no longer exists, Motorama, Detroit, Goodbite, the Patrician and The Fry Basket aren't going to impress you much. They're better than Steve's, but similar types of restaurants to Steve's. You probably are much better off sticking with Goody's.

            1. re: prima
              Splendid Wine Snob Jul 21, 2012 06:22 PM

              I love Detroit :)

              Been wanting to try Motorama. Nothing wrong with a good ol fashion greasy spoon breakfast!

      2. Baelsette Jul 22, 2012 06:37 AM

        We're at Motorama a couple times a month for our fix. They are extremely friendly and very child friendly. The food isn't going to blow your mind but it's a good diner breakfast and as Prima mentioned, great value for your $.

        1. j
          julesrules Jul 22, 2012 07:13 AM

          It's very good value, which was reinforced for me when I was stuck trying to get brekkie in west Scarborough and ended up at the Wexford.
          Maria couldn't afford to repair the sign and apparently didn't realize how much people liked it, which is too bad.
          Great, personal service and very family-friendly.

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