New Town Family Restaurant, 266 Coxwell Ave.

3.5 stars (out of 5)

We had a big turnout today at this neighbourhood institution, on the eastern edge of the Indian Village at Coxwell and Gerrard. We had to keep adding chairs and tables to accommodate our group of 9. The number seemed to “scare” our waitress a bit, but she handled it with good humour and efficiency.

I believe we all had some version of the all- day breakfast except one, who lived dangerously by ordering the omelet. My three eggs over easy (at 3.95 before coffee, a deal!) were done right, and the home fries, a pretty soft version of this ubiquitous diner dish, was tasty and home made.  We know that, as we witnessed the delivery of huge bags of PEI potatoes. The coffee was about average for greasy spoons, the toast was of the “Wonder” variety, and I’m told the bacon and sausage were tasty.

Based on the exterior, the interior actually surprised me, being brighter and cleaner than I anticipated. Although about the same distance from home as other greasy spoons in my neighbourhood (Sunset Grills – Danforth AND Queen E., the Bus Terminal Diner or the Beachside Grill), I don’t think it will be replacing any of these as a choice for breakfast. Well, maybe the Sunset Grill – Danforth.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to New Town Family Restaurant, 266 Coxwell Ave.

  1. Christy says:

    I have walked by this place so many times and never thought of going in. Maybe I’ll give it a shot one day.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s