Most breakfast foods are more delicious than lunch or dinner foods, don't you think? Sort of in the way that Creatures Of The Sea are more delicious than Land Beasts and Bird Meat. (Is this only me?) Never mind. My point is this: I love brunch, I'm always looking for places to get my egg on, and and Paupers is a new find.
For about $8 you get a full classic breakfast, complete with eggs, bacon, sausage, toast, etc. They offer bennys and that sort of thing too. What I like about these breakfasts is that they're hearty. Think three eggs instead of the usual measly two. I also like the grizzly, pony-tailed waiter. He's been around for ages, both literally and in terms of his employment at Paupers.
Admittedly, there are a few downsides. I don't recommend that you order poached eggs, for example. Like a lot of places, Paupers uses vinegar in the water to help the eggs stay together during the poaching. They must use a LOT because the sour taste really lingers. The first time I did poached, it ruined my whole plate. You're better off with sunny-side up or over-easy if you like your yolks on the run. Yes, you gain some calories, but the taste bump is huge.
539 Bloor Street W
Toronto, ON M5S 1Y6
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