Crepe It Up 95 Front E, at at Jarvis, 416-913-1737. Innovative crepes with health-conscious fixin's in the basement of the St. Lawrence Market. Also: 507-1/2 Church, at Wellesley, 416-916-3558. Closed Sunday and Monday (St Lawrence). Unlicensed.
King Palace 105 Sherbourne, at Richmond, 416-504-8188. Don't bother with the advertised kebab 'n' pop specials, and take your chances with the extensive but unnamed East Indian comfort food on the steam table. Unlicensed. Cash only.
Le Petit Dejeuner 191 King E, at George, 416-703-1560. Funky laid-back storefront provides first-rate all-day breakfasts and nightly prix fixe dinners with a French twist. A zoo at weekend brunch. Closed holidays.
Liban 211 Queen E, at Sherbourne, 416-214-5901. Modest Somali spot known for its all-inclusive lineup of East African-style grilled meats, East Indian sides and Middle eastern breakfast foul. Bonus: Freshie! Unlicensed. Cash only.
Morning Glory 457 King E, at Gilead Place, 416-703-4728. A spinoff of Aunties and Uncles with a similar all-day breakfast and soup 'n' sandwich lineup. Check out the day's specials on the house blog at www.morningglory. ca Unlicensed. Cash only .
Mustachio Lower level, St. Lawrence Market, 95 Front E, at Jarvis, 416-368-5241. Forget Carousel's skimpy back bacon on a bun. Here's the best sandwich in the St. Lawrence Market: breaded Italian-style eggplant ladled with sweet tomato sauce and stacked on rosemary-freckled focaccia for under 5 bucks. Closed Sunday and Monday. Unlicensed.
Siegfried's 300 Adelade E, at George, 416-415-2260. Students of the culinary arts prepare and serve bargain-priced lunches and dinners in the school's 120-seat dining room Monday through Friday. Closed Saturday, Sunday, holidays.
Betty's 240 King E, at Princess, 416-368-1300. Aka the Betty Ford Clinic, this east-side watering hole attracts a mixed crowd of students, condo owners and seasoned scribes from the Toronto Sun across the street.
C'est What 67 Front E, at Church, 416-867-9499. Home of hemp beer and coffee porter, this cozy basement serves better than average pub grub alongside an extensive lineup of microbrews, single malts and Irish whiskeys.
McVeigh's New Windsor Tavern 124 Church, at Richmond E, 416-364-9698. Traditional Irish pub complete with Guinness on tap, dart boards on the walls and Celtic combos most nights.