Baked goods are brilliant at Bonjour Brioche.
NNNN Eggs 'traordinary
NNN Quiche me quick
$ Under $15 per person (minus alcohol)
$$ $15 to $20 per person (minus alcohol)
$$$ Over $20 per person (minus alcohol)
812 Queen E, at Degrassi, 416-406-1250. Master baker Henri Feasson and partner Lori Feasson helm this long-running neighbourhood café famed for its all-day continental breakfasts. Warning: if you don't like standing in line, don't show up weekends at 11 am. Best: from the ever-changing chalkboard lineup, broccoli and cheddar quiche; specials like macaroni and cheese with béchamel, Black Forest ham and maple syrup, designer greens and a house-baked baguette; savoury flans like fig with caramelized red onion and blue cheese; on the weekends, giant brioche. Open Tuesday to Friday 8 am to 5 pm, Saturday 8 am to 4 pm, Sunday 8 am to 3 pm. Licensed. Cash only. Access: one step at door, washrooms in basement. Rating: NNNN $$
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782 Queen E, at Boulton, 416-519-1851. A cozy, unfettered room, affable service and a more than competent kitchen make us wonder why everyone's lined up at nearby Bonjour Brioche for virtually the same thing. Open Saturday and Sunday 10:30 am to 2:30 pm. Licensed. Access: one step at door, washrooms on same floor. $$