After hearing loads of comments about how "great the Bloor Jane restaurant is" and how "their breakfast is the best for miles around" and "their milkshakes are fantastic" etc etc, my boyfriend and I decided to take a bunch of our friends and go. And oh god, it was AWFUL.
It wasn't terribly busy and we were seated right away, but the waitress barely paid any attention to us at all. I had this irking feeling that because we were young she didn't want to deal with us, even though my friends and I were more than polite and patient.
The food was terrible. The plates were dirty. I asked for milk, a pretty common breakfast drink, and she said they were sold out. I asked for orange juice and she said they were sold out. I asked for any type of juice and she said there sold out... I eventually asked for water (something i figured they'd have). My friend settled for a can of soda, but when she politely asked for a glass, the waitress acted very rudely to us as if we were greatly inconveniencing her by serving us. The prices WOULD have been alright if it were not for the horrible quality of the food. My friend ordered fish and chips and not only was the fish still frozen, but we saw the cook dumping out a bag of Highlander frozen fish and McCain's fries into the deep fryer... If I can go to No Frills and buy it myself for less money than you're charging to make it, I'm not comin' back.
I'm usually a very optimistic and open-minded person, who likes to try out the "hole-in-the-wall" type restaurants, and gives good reviews to less-than-good places, but this is something I cannot be positive about. I'm beyond the hope that maybe "she was having a bad day" or "maybe they hired new kitchen staff"... I was so embarrassed about taking our friends there and I will never ever come back.
This is a cute diner in the Bloor West Village. It seems like its a hole in the wall when you walk by it but they make the best breakfast food and milkshakes of all time. It's not expensive but if you go on the weekend, expect a line up or a bit of a wait for a table. It is well worth the wait though. The service is great and they prepare your food quite quickly!
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