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Sep 4, 2012 08:42 AM

Saturday Brunch with GF's Parents

HI Chowhounders,

My girlfriend's parents will be in Toronto from out of town in mid-September and will be meeting my parents for the first time over Saturday brunch. I am trying to find a location that takes reservations, is quiet enough to have a conversation in and, obviously, has good food. The hope is to find a place that isn't expensive (around $13ish per main) in the northern downtown core (Bathurst-Yonge-Dupont-Dundas). Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.

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  1. You might want to consider LePappillon on Eastern Avenue. Good food with lots to chose from, nice patio if you like - although if stairs are an issue you may prefer to stay inside - and the prices for the most part are within your range.

    It's got a nice vibe and easy to carry on conversations.

    Good luck....hope it all goes well. Let us know where you end up.

    1. Pauper's Pub. Certainly not upscale but I have never had a bad brunch and the price is right.

      1. Try just a little further south and go for Le Select.

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        1. re: ComerDemonio

          LeSelect was my first choice but I did not mention it as I believe it's not within budget.

          1. re: millygirl

            You're probably right. The egg dishes are all between $14 and $15 while the "mains" are between $16 and $20. I think the budget trouble would begin when the sides and the mimosa's are added to the fray. Tough to say no to sparkling wine and orange juice :)

            1. re: ComerDemonio

              Yes, and the lunch menu is even higher.

        2. This is a little northeast of the area that you're thinking about, but what about Simple Bistro on Mt Pleasant?

          1. Harbord House, or White Brick Kitchen?