3.5 stars (out of 5)
I cannot pull the trigger on 4 stars for this place. Let’s say 3.5.
Admittedly, our food was above average. That would have earned them a four, but there’s something about the vibe of this place that won’t put it in the category of other breakfast places I’ve given 4 stars.
The tables are packed pretty tightly, and the decor leaves a bit to be desired. I don’t need fancy…but SOME character would be nice. They earn praise for bringing a thermal carafe of coffee to the table, but the sparkle in my eye upon seeing that quickly grows dim when I realise that the coffee cup is PLASTIC. I was hoping that this location would differ from the one on Yonge in that regard. I’ve been to about 80 breakfast places in the category into which Over Easy falls, but it holds the distinction as the only one that serves coffee (and tea, in our case) in plastic mugs. Ecch.
The eggs were properly cooked, the tiny, cubed home fries were tasty, and my friends were happy with their dishes of a) Corned Beef Hash, which T proclaimed as possibly the best he’d had in Toronto, and b) “The Skillet” (sausage, bacon, home fries, green pepper, mushroom and onion cooked in a skillet and topped with aged cheddar & fried eggs – they also had a veggie version), which was “skillet-lickin’ good”, according to O.
Service was adequate.
So…if you are in the area looking for a diner breakfast, you could do worse than this place.