2363 Yonge
Toronto (416) 322-7111

Located right in the heart of Yonge and Eglinton (Eligible) this small diner serves traditional diner food (hamburgers, fries, chicken, sandwiches, milkshakes) with friendly staff and a nice host with a great smile. There are many brunch specials and they seem to have a diverse selection of food for our different tastes. Thank God they cater to vegetarians and non vegetarians. Nice comfortable soft seating, and the coffee was hot and fresh. I had a baked apple plate with granola, fruit, yogourt, and a low fat muffin. They serve egg white omeletes which are really good for the health conscious and they also serve greasy, traditional dishes. The ambiance is family friendly, casual, and laid back. Prices are between $8.00 to $10.00 for brunch and lunch and $10.00-$15.00 for dinner.

Sunset Grill

2006 Queen E
(416) 690-9985

2313 Yonge Street
(416) 482-4229

1422 Dundas Street West
(416) 532-1571

1602 Danforth Avenue (near Coxwell)
(416) 466-0648

1 Richmond Street West
(416) 861-0514

2200 Bloor St W
(416) 763-1444

I went to this diner with my friends on an early Sunday morning. Be warned, go early because the lineups start after 11:00am. They serve breakfast all day long but breakfast specials end at 11:00am. The place is non-pretentious, noisy, has that “greasy spoon” feel and has a large menu of classic breakfast food. The only problem is that there is very little selection for the vegetarian person. The only vegetarian breakfast items are fruit salad and yogourt and cereal, all served a la carte. I ordered the fruit salad with an order of yogourt. The portions were decent and I was satisifed. The second time I visitid Sunset Grill, I had the frittata, a yummy egg white omelete with mushroom, onion, and green pepper. It was not greasy, and light and fluffy and very fresh.

My friends had typical breakfast fare: eggs, bacon, and toast with coffee. The tables are close together and the place is very noisy. The place is bright and seats many tables. There are no bells and whistles, no super cheery waitresses, just good, honest, fast, reliable service. The prices are cheap (<$10) and the food is flavourful. I would not go back because I could not eat very much but it is definitely a hit with my carnivore friends. They only accept cash. 😦

Mai Thai

2364 Yonge St
Tel: (416) 488-2250


Small restaurant in the Yonge and Eglinton area on Yonge about one block north of Eglinton. Serves traditional and typical Thai dishes. Lunch specials (only on the weekday, forget about asking about weekend lunch specials) are $6.95 and include the typical Ginger Chicken
Basil Chicken, Basil Beef, Spicy Squid Tofu, Eggplant Delight, Beef or Chicken with Oyster Sauce
Red Beef or Chicken Curry, Green Chicken Curry, Vegetable Curry. Other meals come with rice and they include Pad Thai, Pad See-Ew, Thai Salad, Vegetarian Pad Thai, and Chicken or Vegetarian Fried Rice.

Starters include a variety of soups (Thai Hot and Sour, lemon prawn, Thai vegetable, Thai won ton, Spicy vegetable, and seafood soup, as well as traditional salads (Thai salad, beef or chicken salad, seafood salad, glass noodle salad, curry salad), calamari, and a variety of satays (skewers of meat, chicken, or tofu with vegetables), all $3.95-$7.95.

Mains include a variety of Thai Curries, Fish & Seafood dishes, Stir-Fried Dishes,
Vegetable & Tofu dishes, and Rice & Noodle dishes. All mains are priced $9.95-$16.95. Average price of an entree is $10.95. Some dishes I’ve had in the past are the Eggplant Delight
($8.95), Sweet & Sour Tofu ($8.95) , Tofu Cashew Nuts, ($9.95) , and the Mixed Vegetable with Tofu ($8.95)

Other non vegetarian dishes include the Mango chicken, Garlic Chicken, Ginger chicken, Basil Chicken, Cashew Chicken, and the Glass Noodle Chicken, all $10.95. Some beef dishes include the Sweet Basil Beef, Beef with Oyster Sauce, Spicy Beef, Oriental Greens with Beef, all $10.95. A large variety of shrimp and fish dishes. Some include garlic shrimp, spicy shrimp, cashew shrimp, mango fish delight, basil squid, steamed mussels, and basil prawns.

Mai Thai also serves a variety of fish, chicken, and beef curries all containing the traditional flavours of mango, basil, ginger, tamarinds, and garlic. Most rice and noodle dishes are curries that come with rice. Some include basil fried rice, yellow curry chicken with rice, chicken with cashew nuts and rice, the traditional and classic Pad Thai, and spicy noodles with vegetables and chicken breast. Rice and noodle dishes are priced from $9.95-$12.95
Ambiance is slighty too dark and dining area is quite small. Washrooms are located on the upper level where the dining hall is reserved for private functions, parties, and social functions. Food was fresh and enjoyable, a bit salty, but good portions. I was not generally happy with the service. Staff were not friendly and dishonest. They were resistant to show us the lunch menu, (they had allowed us to select items from the more affordable lunch menu before) but due to a quiet Saturday afternoon, they forced us to choose items from the more expensive dinner menu. I will never go back there again. Accepts all cards.