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The Senator Diner – Toronto

May 11th, 2010 · 1 Comment

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This funky diner has been around forever in downtown Toronto and deservedly so. It is a funky old diner filled with booths and the requisite counter with stools . The service is good but also laid-back – if the place isn’t busy they are happy to let you sit there – although there is a 1.5h time limit if the place is busy (as stated in the menu.

The menu is your standard breakfast fare although they do make a point of stating they use ontario farmed omega-3 eggs cooked in butter. The Senator breakfast is a pretty good deal $9.95 ($7.95 before 11:30am) including bacon, eggs, beans, home fries, challah toast and tea or coffee. The challah toast is quite good and a refreshing change from those sad little pieces of regulation-sized bread you usually get with this type of breakfast. The mushroom, tomato and swiss cheese omelette is also a reasonably large portion. The fresh squeezed orange juice is $2.50 for a regular glass – be warned the regular glass is quite small by American standards so if you are thirsty go for the large size. The coffee comes with free refills. The food is good solid breakfast staples – nothing fancy but there is nothing wrong with that, particularly these days when restaurants are always trying to do fusion and apply fancy names to everything.

If you are around the Eaton Centre – this is a great place to take a break, grab a bite to eat, enjoy a cup of coffee and read one of the daily newspapers they have on hand at the front.

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The Senator Diner
www.thesenator.com
249 Victoria Street
Toronto, ON M5B 1T8, Canada
(416) 364-7517
Verdict: funky diner, good solid breakfast
Cost: breakfast $6-10 + beverage

Tags: Toronto · Western Food

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