THE BUS TERMINAL (1606 Danforth, at Coxwell, 416-463-4680) Complete meals for $18 per person, including all taxes, tip and a draft beer. Open weekdays 7 am to 7 pm and weekends 7 am to 5 pm. Licensed. Access: washrooms on main floor but they're too small to be wheelchair accessible. Rating: NN Rating: NNNNN
The 65-year-old terminal may be "the oldest restaurant on the Danny," says co-owner Peter Tzanis.
His great uncle was the first owner, but he sold it to people who let the place slide. Three years ago Tazamis bought it back and fixed it up.
It was featured in 50 Cent's movie Get Rich Or Die Tryin', a couple of Bruce Willis films and the TV series The A-Team, so many a celeb has graced this hectic family diner.
It's not worth describing the roast pork sandwich ($5.95) as anything more or less than its components. If you're into dry-ish roast pork slices and roasted onions, and you like toasted French stick with garlic butter, then you'll go for this. It comes with fries or a salad, the latter ridiculously loaded with raw onion. Surprisingly authentic and flavourful, with big hunks of tender chicken breast and curried potato in gravy, is the roti ($7.95), served with a house salad.
If you're a greasy spoon regular, you'll appreciate the nuances of eggs more fried than fluffy. The Greek omelette ($7.25) is stuffed to the hilt with a medley of tomatoes, onions, roasted red peppers, kalamata olives, spinach and feta cheese, and served with toast and home fries.
For dessert we try the Bailey's Irish Cream French toast ($8.95) topped with fresh strawberries, melon, banana and spray-can whipped cream.
If not for the trickle of booze poured over the toast, I'd say leave it for the kiddies. Then again, maybe they don't like fake syrup or the taste of over-fried grease any more than we do.