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.