277 Wellington Street West, Toronto
Did people eat more in the ’90s? I’m not sure. All I know is I ordered the 1990s Harvest for breakfast at Cora’s on Saturday and it sure was a gigantic portion!
There’s not a whole lot of selection for brunch downtown…I mean, really downtown, near the Queens Quay area. The closest place we could think of was Cora’s. And I guess everyone else thought the same. The line-up was huge! And that too, on such a blustery cold day. Our wait was about 20 or so minutes, normally we’d have gone elsewhere, but there was nowhere else to go, except for maybe the brunch at 5 Senses (or is it Sen5es?), which didn’t have a line-up, which we took as it either not being good or being too pricey. Turns out a “gourmet” breakfast buffet will set you back $21.95. A bit too much to pay for eggs and toast, me thinks. As it is, breakfast is the easiest meal to prepare and uses the cheapest of ingredients.
At Cora’s it’s still a little too much for what it is, but it really hit the spot that day.
Of course, I’m sure everyone could have done without the wait, but when we did finally get seated, our server was really nice and my 1990s Harvest was absolutely perfect….the raisin french toast, the bacon, the eggs, the pile of fruit (all of it exactly like the larger than life photo in the menu) . What a heaping portion. The blueberry crepes were a bit of a dud, but between the two of us we covered all of our cravings…AND some.