1. Huge Portions
Three eggs instead of the usual two? I'll take it.
2. The Big Coffee Caraffe
Order a single coffee? Get a whole pot! They charge by the mug, but you refill from your own pot as much as you want. I like the control.
3. Comfort Foods
Not feelin' on incredible, edible eggs? No worries. Have a massive mac and cheese or something equally tasty and carb-filled instead. There are plenty of options.
Alas, if only it were that simple. There are downsides, including:
1. Long Lines, Long Waits
And no real vestibule! It's inevitable that you're going to have to wait if you hit up Over Easy on a weekend. The waits aren't excessively long, but generally, you have to wait outside. This is CANADA, people. It's cold out there.
2. Hey Big Spender
Prices are kind of high. Yes, you can get a big ol' breakfast (remember the three egg thing) but it costs $10. This ain't no $2.99 diner.
3. Tourists in Cramped Quarters
Being located across from the ROM and near a lot of hotels must be great for business, but I find the clientele that rolls in as a result to be pretty irritating. And tables are fairly close together, so you'll inevitably be subjected to conversations about the most inane, touristy things. Maybe I'm a snob, but this bugs me a bit. I like to devour my eggs in privacy. (Or at least, without someone yelling my ear about the "weird glass crystal stuff" poking into the sky across the street.)
I still give Over Easy four stars because I think the food is exceptionally good. They never overcook an egg, and they really focus on making stuff properly, and to whatever specifications you'd like, but if you want to pay less and you don't wait to wait, this place might not be for you.
208 Bloor Street W.
Toronto, ON M5S 3B4
*Photo by Alicia Solario from Stock Xchng.