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best breakfast waffles?

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Not looking for chicken and waffles (recommend Stockyards for that). Just looking for waffles with syrup, at a sit down restaurant, preferably available weekdays, and preferably close to a subway station. Thanks for any ideas.

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  1. Le Petit Déj. at King & Jarvis, across from George Brown.

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    1. re: yakionigiri

      I had been underwhelmed by my last couple visits, so I haven't been to LPD in a few years. Have you been recently? The regular (non-Liege) waffles were OK, but on the skimpy side the last time we ordered them.

      1. re: prima

        I haven't been for a couple years either; I rarely eat breakfast at restaurants. Their pancakes and waffles used to be really good :-(

      2. re: yakionigiri

        Agreed. In terms of quality and a great Brussels waffle they are the best. Unfortunatly the portions there are tiny and it's a long wait to get in there on weekends.

      3. One of my favourite sweet waffles was at a special brunch at Frank (AGO). It had that wonderful crispy shell that contained a warm firm spongey texture in the middle. I had 2 large waffles on the platter and it was accompanied with fresh wild Ontario blueberries compote with maple syrup. This was maybe 2 years ago.

        I just checked the website and it looks like they still have the pancakes, french toast, and a waffle.... but paired in a savoury combination with chicken. I like how it's a buttermilk waffle though. It's too bad they no longer have the sweet version.

        Chicken piccata & buttermilk waffle @ Frank

        pan-fried chicken dipped in egg & parmesan cheese,
        fried egg, buttermilk waffle,
        honey sriracha sauce, apple cider gastrique

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        1. re: Nevy

          Ya, chicken and waffles are very trendy lately. 10 years ago, chicken and waffles were considered soul food, and now they're on the menu at a posh art gallery restaurant like Frank, while ROM goers are stuck with Druxy's dreck.

        2. Check out the white brick hours and menu. Their waffles are fantastic.

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          1. re: justsayn

            Looks like lemon blueberry waffles are only available for Sunday brunch, and on Saturday the waffles come with fried chicken. Doesn't look like they have waffles Monday to Friday, when they open at 11 for lunch.

            1. re: prima

              Oh too bad. FYI - on long weekends they serve the Sunday brunch menu on Saturday also.