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Easy Restaurant (College St.)

Posted by Ryan Spencer / Reviewed on May 30, 2012 / review policy

easy restaurant college streetEasy Restaurant has made the trek East and recently opened a sister location to their longstanding Roncesvalles location, on College Street in Little Italy. WIth a higher quotient of bars and lounges in this area, an all day breakfast joint is a welcome addition since many weekend mornings only properly begin in the afternoon. Although serving both breakfast and lunch, Easy has become a go-to destination for one thing... brunch.

easy restaurant college streetWe were looking forward to their patio to take in the especially warm weather. One of their signature smoothies was ordered post haste as the temperature outside spiked--peanut butter and bananas turns out to be a perfect combo, and when you throw in some Dutch cocoa, you'll have me coming back for more. Satisfying and delicious, it's a meal unto itself.

easy restaurant brunch torontoEasy offers the usual brunch staples: eggs benny, waffles and french toast. But their Mexican inspired dishes are what sets them apart; specifically, the Huevos Divorciados ($12.75). It's their take on huevos rancheros with refried black beans, guacamole and a stellar spicy-sweet ancho jam that gives the dish a great kick. The fried corn tortilla foundation was a great foe to the runny broken yolk and salsa heaped on top. Overall, it was a better version than the couple of eggs submerged in a diluted rojo sauce that you'd usually find elsewhere.

easy brunch torontoTried but true, two eggs and chorizo was the other dish we ordered ($11.50). The house potatoes that accompanied were crisp and perfectly seasoned. A toasted baguette with some runny eggs and smoky chorizo is a great dish if you want to keep things simple, although we may need to return to try the breakfast burrito or quesadilla after seeing them arrive at a nearby table.

easy restaurant little italyOverall, the portions are surprisingly large and substantial for the price point. Perhaps it was the heat or the smoothie, but neither of us could finish our plates. The vibe is laid-back and perfect for great people watching--the patio was pretty swinging by the time we left so I'm sure the word is already out. If it's anything like the Roncesvalles location, it won't be easy to snag a table.

Photos by Peter Henderson



monique / May 30, 2012 at 10:36 am
Yum! I just recently tried this location and it was just as good as the one down on Queen. I'm a fan of their Huevos Divorciados - so good!

I like that this new location doesn't seem as cramped for space as the one on Queen but worry that this'll mean longer waits come the fall / winter when the patio's no longer an option. We'll have to wait and see.

And great photos! Makes me wish I could drop by there right now and get my huevos fix!
Raya TS / May 30, 2012 at 05:47 pm
Their breakfast burrito is the best!
You should def go back for one!a
yoche / June 1, 2012 at 02:49 pm
looks amaaazing!
The Man / June 9, 2012 at 09:29 pm
Sicilian Cafe was outstanding no line ups was great but the great food was the best part, can't wait to go back!
yoche / June 25, 2012 at 01:30 pm
So After seeing this review, I took the boy out for breakfast. I had to get Huevos Divorciados, mostly because my love for refried beans and seeing that amazing picture above! First off, kudos to the corn tortilla. So delicious. My favorite part was the ancho jam. I have no idea what the hell it is, but damn. My only complaint would be towards the beans, which were obviously dried and not soaked anywhere near long enough to be edible. So I filled up on the amazing toast, guacamole, salsa +eggs. My boyfriend got the eggs Benedict, which he said were one of the best he's ever had.

Overall, really swank interior, friendly dancing staff and great background music!
Kayla / December 7, 2013 at 08:29 pm
Great food, but why must every dish come with baguette? WHY? It's weird. Mexican food…with baguette! Cheap plate filler?

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