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best breakfast waffles?

prima May 15, 2014 06:04 AM

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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    yakionigiri RE: prima May 15, 2014 06:58 AM

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

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      prima RE: yakionigiri May 15, 2014 08:59 AM

      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.

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        yakionigiri RE: prima May 15, 2014 10:02 AM

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

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        currycue RE: yakionigiri May 18, 2014 06:08 AM

        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. Nevy RE: prima May 15, 2014 10:25 AM

        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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          prima RE: Nevy May 15, 2014 10:34 AM

          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. justsayn RE: prima May 17, 2014 02:17 PM

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

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            prima RE: justsayn May 17, 2014 02:42 PM

            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.

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              justsayn RE: prima May 17, 2014 02:46 PM

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

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