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Breakfast near Bloor & Royal York

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obstructionist Sep 8, 2013 12:22 PM

I have a meeting tomorrow morning at Bloor and Royal York, is there anyplace that serves breakfast nearby?

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    PDalez Sep 14, 2013 08:10 PM

    Sorry I missed your breakfast date, but I read the post and I think this situation needs to be addressed should someone else search for breakfast in this area. Alright, I've lived at Bloor and Royal York my entire life, and I would not recommend any of those places. No offence to the other posters, but Timmies or Subway? Come on - we can do better than that.

    Creme de la Creme is alright, but I've found the service to be unfriendly at times, and it's actually pretty expensive for what you're getting. It's a decent breakfast place, but I wouldn't go out of my way for it, and I've been a bunch of times. In a word, underwhelming.

    OK, here's where you wanna go:

    For the best brunch right at Bloor and Royal York, go for Henry the XII at Bloor and Brentwood (http://www.henryviiialehouse.com/#!menu). It's a pub that does a good brunch - the food is better than Creme de la Creme, but less 'traditional' greasy spoon, as it's a little more upscale. Good steak and eggs - a real hearty breakfast, a little pricey, but definitely your best option if you're not willing to stray away from Bloor/Royal York.

    If you're willing to go a bit further, try the Dundas Street Grille (5238 Dundas St W) just past Kipling and Bloor - it's a 5 minute drive from Bloor and Royal York west on Bloor (Bloor turns into Dundas). It's a neighbourhood institution, classic greasy spoon type joint, tried and true for breakfast. Reasonably priced, efficient service, good food. How do I know this isn't just me being biased for one reason or another? It's packed with old people. Old people know good value for money and love breakfast foods. They're generally the barometer for greasy spoon places offering cheap, good breakfast. Essentially, it's the spot for breakfast in that area of Etobicoke.

    If you're passionate about breakfast like I'm passionate about breakfast - it's the most important meal of the day for Christ's sake - go to the Dundas Street Grille.

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      5andman Sep 14, 2013 08:55 PM

      OP asked for breakfast in the Royal York area (not brunch) and Dundas Street Grille is average at best (and a little too far).

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      obstructionist Sep 9, 2013 12:17 PM

      Thanks all, good choice!

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        5andman Sep 8, 2013 04:43 PM

        I second it -- Creme de la Creme.

        There are a few other options close by: Magic Spot Grill, Eggsmart, Hot Oven Bakery, Subway, Timmies Second Cup, Starbucks

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          ring909 Sep 8, 2013 03:59 PM

          Creme de la Creme on Bloor jst east of Royal York on the South side does a great breakfast.

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            squirms Sep 8, 2013 05:21 PM

            Creme de la creme is my go to breakfast spot in that area as well.

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              Marniee Sep 15, 2013 07:08 AM

              I sure wish Creme de la Creme would do something about the acoustics. Food is good but until they deal with the noise factor, I won't be back.

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