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Our Third Anniversary!

Well, this week was pretty special. It was the 3rd anniversary of our weekly breakfast, and we had a good turnout. A typical week has your 3 founding members, TB, DO and myself holding down the fort, but if we’re … Continue reading

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Average Joe’s Cafe, 161 Baldwin St.

4 stars (out of 5)           This was one of the most carefully prepared and attractively presented breakfasts on our now 135 week tour of breakfast spots in Toronto (~115 different establishments).

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The Patrician Grill (redux), 219 King St. E.

4 stars (out of 5) I’m writing this update WITHOUT reading my previous review. The Patrician was the first stop in what has ended up being a 2 1/2 year long, weekly breakfast get-together with friends. We’ve been to almost … Continue reading

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The Emerald Bar and Grill, 1628 Queen St. E.

3 stars (out of 5)                 This place opened as the Emerald Grill in 1952 and operated as a diner, jukeboxes and all.

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Hazel’s Diner, 523 Mt. Pleasant Rd.

3 stars (out of 5) Breakfast at this newish, attractive eatery was uninspired, to say the least. The decor (at bottom) set it apart from a typical diner or greasy spoon, but the breakfast special was just about average.

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Eggspectation, 220 Yonge St.

2 stars (out of 5) This place was below eggspectations. It was overpriced (above our guidelines – not sure how it slipped through), under-valued and our breakfast was inconsistent.      

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Eggsmart, 645 Bay St.

3 stars (out of 5) This characterless chain serves perfectly average breakfasts. The eggs were fried, the bread was toasted, the potatoes boiled then fried, and the coffee was…poured.

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