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Sep 28, 2012 06:07 AM

Early breakfast in Downtown Toronto

I am accompanying someone who has a MRI scheduled for an unbearably early time midweek around University/College. By 5:30am-6am we'll be ready to start the REAL day with a fine breakfast. Any suggestions for a good place open that early? (BTW, the appetite of the "patient" is hearty and unconstrained.)

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  1. It's a little bit of a trek from where you will be, but the Thompson Diner @ Bathurst and Wellington is open 24 hours, and they serve a pretty good breakfast..

    1. Oh, brings back memories of my husband's MRI appointment once - 3:30 am. Thankfully, he too was healthy and unconstrained.

      I think that Cora on Carlton, just east of Yonge, opens at 6. There's also Mars on College, near Bathurst. Thompson Diner sounds like a good bet for the best of the bunch - I would think that some of the other hotels may be options as well. And assuming you have a car, the traffic is pretty non-existent at that hour so you can consider an extra few minutes in the car to chase that fine breakfast you're looking for.

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      1. re: peppermint pate

        Thompson is nicest if any stress associated with the test ; )

      2. Fran's on College just West of Yonge used to be open 24 hours - not sure if it still is.
        Corned Beef Hash used to be pretty good.

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          1. re: ottawaoperadiva

            If you're looking a treat to perk them back up, check out Tundra in the Hilton. They're open early and do a great breakfast for a reasonable price.

        1. Which is Best and Open at 5am as we too are taking someone for an MRI at this hour , same location

          Mars Food, 432 College St.
          Lakeview 1132 Dundas Street West
          George Street Diner, 129 George St

          Aunties and Uncles 74 Lippincott
          Sunset Grill, 1 Richmond St. W
          Bellwood Restaurant 756 Queen St W

          Fran’s Restaurant 200 Victoria St
          Avenue Diner, 222 Davenport Rd
          Future Bakery 483 Bloor St. W

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          1. re: Luvtooeat

            I'm pretty sure Mars is only open 24 hours on weekends, and wouldn't be open at 5 am on a weekday. Most diners open at 6 or 7 am. Sunset Grill opens at 7 am

            You might be limited to McDonald's, The Thompson Diner (at the Thompson Hotel ), Fran's or Lakeview Lunch at 5 am on a weekday. I'd probably choose the Thompson Diner if those were my 4 choices.