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aunties and uncles (brunch time!)

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anno Oct 29, 2003 01:31 PM

i just thought i'd post about one of my most very treasured places to eat brunch in the t dot...

aunties and uncles of course...

who has been here? who has loved it?

i love their omlettes - with the challah toast. the greens are done very simply and nicely. the soup is always so warm and cozy for the winter. they make amazing coffee/even better iced tea (when in season). their beligan waffles are so cheap ($6.00 i think!?!?), fluffy and packed with fruit. their homemade ketchup is delicious... need i say more? i think this place is great...

it is a really interesting spot... it is a house re-done in 50/60s decor... all the music is great... and the people are so nice...

located on lippincott, just off college - lippincott is just one street east of bathurst...

please let me know your opinions!!

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    cardamom Oct 29, 2003 01:57 PM

    I hear the brunch at aunties and uncles is amazing, but I wanted to express my disappointment that they closed their other location at King and Bathurst. It served great food at good prices. I had a wonderful chicken confit there -- so tender and moist, I cut it with a fork.

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      airsy Oct 29, 2003 11:08 PM

      Aunties and Uncles is overrated. There are far better brunch joints including: Bar One - (Queen West), Easy (Queen/Roncesvalles), Mitzi's (Sorauren), Hello Toast (Queen East), Bonjour Brioche (Queen East) , Xacutti (College/Bathurst), Saving Grace (Dundas/Bellwoods), and Edward Levesque's (Queen/Leslie)

      All of those are better in my opinion.

      Link: http://reviews.degrassi.ca

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        stephenV Oct 29, 2003 11:24 PM

        What makes these places better, and what makes Aunties and Uncles overrated?

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          anno Oct 30, 2003 03:50 PM

          all those other places aren't exactly "my style" (with exception of saving grace)... but that is what is so great about food & people's taste for it.

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            kasia Oct 30, 2003 05:11 PM

            I have never been successful at having brunch there, as the line-ups stretching outside the joint make me turn around and go somewhere else. BUT... I do like it there on a quite mid-week afternoon, where you can read the paper or a book, and snack on classics like a grilled cheese sandwich (very good - nicely crusty bread, good quality cheddar, smokey flavour).

            In terms of the general topic "which brunch is better" - all I can say is that I thank my lucky stars to live in Toronto where I can have a different brunch every weekend and not run out of places to eat well!

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          maryz Oct 30, 2003 11:17 AM

          Aunties and Uncles is excellent (caramelized onion and cheese sandwich!) although very busy on weekends and I don't think they'll seat you before your entire party is there. The other brunch places listed are also good, but I have found the service at Hello Toast to be EXCEEDINGLY slow in the past. Don't go there unless you're prepared to wait to be seated and then wait to be served.

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        lolly Oct 29, 2003 06:20 PM

        I have been trying to remember the name of Aunties and Uncles as I wanted to try it. This visit to TO (nov 21) I will try it and get back to you. Regarding the location, it is downtown?

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          anno Oct 30, 2003 03:56 PM

          it is located on lippincott just off college... lippincott is one street east of bathurst... to get there probably the easiest way is to get on the SOUTHBOUND streetcar at BATHURST station - take it to college and walk there.

          enjoy!!

          i hope you like it.

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            anno Oct 30, 2003 03:56 PM

            it is located on lippincott just off college... lippincott is one street east of bathurst... to get there probably the easiest way is to get on the SOUTHBOUND streetcar at BATHURST station - take it to college and walk there.

            enjoy!!

            i hope you like it.

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            newhound Nov 7, 2003 01:47 PM

            If you like the Auntie's, try Mitzi's on Sorauren on the weekend - everything is great, it's small so go early.

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