If there's one creature comfort I crave it's a good diner breakfast. Despite my love for cuisines which are elevated, fused or impeccably executed (I'm a committed 'foodie'), I'm not sure I could ever forgo the ritual of an all-day 3 egg breakfast with home fries, beans, toast and coffee in a plain jane diner. And when I say 'plain jane' I mean it in the best of ways, where the space is unaffected in its homeliness, laminated for utility, and every patron feels as comfortable as if they were sitting around their own kitchen table. I love how diners are egalitarian - where all walks of life of every age can go - and where status has no place. Outside the price of admission, as far as I'm concerned we are all equals when eating eggs.
For years - and by this I mean an astonishing three decades - I've been going to the Sunset Grill in The Beach because they know exactly how to cook my eggs perfectly. Which, when it comes to the star of breakfast, how those 3 eggs are executed is essential to the success of the meal. As a finicky guy who can only eat his eggs scrambled soft - as in nearly runny but not (with HP sauce on the side) - if they're scrambled minutely too firm I find the texture horrific, rendering them inedible. Which means - basically - if I dare order breakfast at any other diner the chances are near certain they'll be over-cooked. Which is in part how I became loyal to The Sunset Grill for life.
While I've rarely tried much else, the menu is made up of all the diner standards you crave - whether that be pancakes, an omelet, or a burger with fries. The salads are monstrous, the options plentiful, and the cook's are super accommodating. The servers are friendly, efficient and completely down to earth. And while I know I'm dating myself - let me say The Sunset Grill is a lot like Mel's Diner in the 1976-1985 sitcom called Alice with the waitresses Vera, Alice and Flo. Just sayin'.
Can you imagine having this pioneer of a breakfast place - always ready with a smile, a delicious plate of steaming food, including eggs cooked perfectly to your specifications - only steps from your home? Consider the opportunity to secure a spot in The Beaches with this Unique Architectural Masterpiece, offered for sale for $2,099,000!
Sunset Grill In The Beaches
2006 Queen Street E
Toronto, ON M4L 1J3
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