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Easy Breakfast

Posted by Tim / Reviewed on June 6, 2006 / review policy

Easy Breakfast My absolute favourite place to have brunch in the city is Easy Breakfast on Queen West near Roncesvalles. A nominee in our inaugural Best of Indie Toronto poll, Easy impresses because of diner style booths, chilled atmosphere and its fabulous signature dish, the huevos divorciados.

While there's lots to choose from on the menu, I now pretty much get the same thing whenever I go there - and I'm someone who likes variety. With ancho chile jam, great guacamole, pico de gallo and the option to upgrade to spelt toast, the divorciados is the best version of huevos rancheros to come out of this city since the closing of the XXX.

Other stuff on the menu includes Easy's spin on the breakfast staples (eggs, pancakes etc.), breakfast burritos and more lunchable items like sandwiches and salads.
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25 Comments

rotenblog / June 6, 2006 at 03:18 pm
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good call tim. the huevos is to die for! my only issue with the place is the service. i've had to wait ages for a coffee refill, and some of the staff has a serious attitude problem (while others are quite friendly and helpful)...
matt / June 6, 2006 at 04:15 pm
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see, i have a few places here in montreal that i absolutely love. and call it selfish, but i love them because, not only is the food and atmosphere spectacular, but they're chilled and have very few to no waits and i'd like to do what i can to keep it that way. so when it comes to voting for 'best breakfast' in the mirror and hour polls, i usually skip that field.
sookie / June 6, 2006 at 09:19 pm
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I've always loved Easy too, somehow I'm always rushing to get there before they close. Breakfast should be served all day everyday.
rob / May 21, 2007 at 09:41 am
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This is NOT the phone number:
The real one is 416-537-5893
steve / November 10, 2008 at 04:23 pm
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Was there for brunch this past weekend. It was noisy, lots of kids screaming. Food was quick, a little pricey for the quality. They only take cash or debit (and if it's debit they don't take President's Choice cards) which isn't specified anywhere, so it's a little annoying to have to go across the street to the bank machine. A simple sign on the door would have made things a lot easier. Probably won't be back.
tc replying to a comment from steve / January 5, 2009 at 08:02 pm
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Go during the week and you will have the place to yourself and dynamite service. Cash is king!
digby / March 29, 2009 at 09:46 am
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I have been there 3 times and each time we waited nearly an hour for boiled eggs and toast...the service is brutal as well.
Frankie Tomayto / May 16, 2009 at 10:46 am
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Rob, you IDIOT! The Actual phone number is 416-537-4893.
Sheila replying to a comment from rob / May 18, 2009 at 10:30 pm
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hey, as much as i love being asked every weekend morning if i am easy, 416 537-5893 in our home number , and has been since April 1996. I saw 416 537-4893 on their website, so I'm guessing that's it. ;-)
Tim replying to a comment from Sheila / May 19, 2009 at 10:22 am
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Oops. Sorry about that. I have updated the phone number.
Lindsay / July 6, 2009 at 12:12 pm
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I just went there today, and it was OK food, OK service, but they seriously need to revamp their ventilation system because it smelled like dirty street garbage!
ange replying to a comment from Lindsay / July 8, 2009 at 11:29 am
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Um Lindsay, you know there's a garbage strike on in Toronto, right? I know ventilation should help with that, but Easy can't help that Sunnyside park is a designated dump and is just across the Gardiner from this restaurant.
I had great food and great service when I was there.
cocoa / November 4, 2009 at 05:57 pm
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I really like this place. The food is good and it's a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. I wish I lived closer to it, I'd be a regular.
Deb O / November 26, 2009 at 10:45 am
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Easy is my favourite breakfast place, bar none. Have never had a bad meal and their coffee is simply the best. I don't live in the neighbourhood but it's on my streetcar route so I'm there at least 4 times a week. I've never had issues with the service although waits are a little longer on the weekend when the place is packed.

I may need a 12-step program to break this addiction.
SAF / January 8, 2010 at 12:56 pm
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Breakfast/Brunch has been my favourite meal all my life. I don't live anywhere near Easy but the divorciados is THE most delicious breakfast meal I've ever had. I like variety but also find it impossible to order anything else when I am there-it's that good. Great hangover remedy too!! It's very busy on weekends (of course) but have never had to wait an inordinate amount of time. The service is decent, not glowing and it's a little tight but I'm ok with that. It's worth it.
Nancy / March 1, 2010 at 10:50 pm
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We love this place. The divorciados are great as is the service and atmosphere.
dietrich / May 3, 2010 at 10:39 am
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how has no one mentioned the smoothies...mmmm the strawbery or classic smoothie or whatever they call it is soooo good :(.
Audrey / April 22, 2011 at 06:13 pm
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We just went for brunch here after hearing all the accolades we'd read and heard about it. Despite knowing about the long wait to get in which was 30 mins, and perhaps waiting for the food as well, we were not prepared for an hour and a half wait to be served. The food was good... however we discovered a worm in our grilled tomatillos... after bringing it to the waitress' attention our experience got worse. The plate was not removed from the table right away, there was no acknowledgement or apology from management, which is not asking too much, as by then they were not that busy. Our bill was adjusted but needless to say we won't be dining here again. We weren't looking for a free meal by any means, but its as if management didn't even care about their food nor their diners.
dave / July 5, 2012 at 02:22 pm
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i'll give it to easy they do have a decent breakfast, i've been here a number of times...but far to expensive. their smoothies are great as well. if you plan on going on the weekend either arrive when the doors open or just prior to them closing...otherwise the service is pretty terrible, which has gotten worse over the years...hence my decision to not return.
Christy / July 31, 2012 at 11:30 am
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AN HOUR OF OUR LIVES THAT WE CAN'T GET BACK: We used to love to go to Easy all the time and decided to try it again yesterday. We were starving and immediately ordered the divorciados with spelt toast and granola/yogurt with coffee. The coffees came, and we waited - and waited. The guy who took our order obviously left, and the woman who replaced him walked around in slow motion like she couldn't give a shit. What happened to this place?

She did come by and ask if we wanted refills on our coffee, which we didn't because we were waiting for our breakfast. A good 45 minutes later we asked her where our food was, and she told us that we didn't order anything. We corrected her - and she said - well you should have told me when I asked you if you wanted anything! WTF?

But you asked us if we wanted coffee refills, which we didn't because we were waiting for our food! They make us wait an hour, and then blame us for not re-ordering our food. She did not apologize - and when I asked her how much we owed for the coffees she waited a beat, and then decided we could have them for free. Easy Restaurant - you used to be better than this....and what's with the board of rules that greets you as soon as you walk in the door?
Gembah replying to a comment from Christy / July 31, 2012 at 02:48 pm
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You saw that "the woman who replaced him walked around in slow motion like she couldn't give a shit" - see! Proof that zombie labour is infiltrating the ranks of TO servers. Give her a chip off your fingernail as a tip.
My Little Pooteen / July 18, 2014 at 05:18 pm
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The food is tasty but this place way too expensive for what is on the plate and the level of service. Not a good value at all.
oki / September 18, 2014 at 11:46 am
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Love love love this place BUT THE CEASERS ARE THE WORST!! weird vegan gluten free whatever crap clamato, its terrible , if i wanted basically a bloody mary I would have asked for one. Your ketchup isn't organic, why bother with organic clamato--err "tomato seafood cocktail", its just gross
jenna / October 10, 2014 at 09:19 pm
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omg omg that girl in the pic looks like ali with her hair down !!!!!!
alex / October 10, 2014 at 09:19 pm
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Omg your right! jackie it is

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