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Fran's

#442 of 6,584 Restaurants in Toronto
#483 of 7,047 Places to Eat in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
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Downtown Toronto
Canadian
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20 College St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
(416) 923-9867
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Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 81
    Excellent
  • 108
    Very good
  • 61
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
oldie but goldie

Haven't been here for a LONG time but decided to check it out for their anniversary. Had the all day breakfast special for lunch and it was delish! The sausages and bacon were done to perfection, pancakes were fluffy and they accommodated my request of substituting the potatoes for grilled... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
crazy_cat_sab
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toronto
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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276 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Bracebridge
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The service even though they were busy was exceptional.The food was well presented and amazingly tasty. As a celiac it's hard to find a safe place to eat. The staff are careful so I can enjoy without a care in the world.

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toronto
Top Contributor
162 reviews 162 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Haven't been here for a LONG time but decided to check it out for their anniversary. Had the all day breakfast special for lunch and it was delish! The sausages and bacon were done to perfection, pancakes were fluffy and they accommodated my request of substituting the potatoes for grilled tomatoes. Very reasonably priced and great atmosphere also!

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We were staying in the Courtyard Marriott on Youge Street Toronto and their concierge recommended 'Frans' and boy was he right! Very friendly greeting, shown straight to a table with coffee and water straight away. Menu had much variety, quality of the food was excellent and the service was impeccable. We aren't demanding in any way, but felt some of... More 

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11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We have been 4 times now. Every visit has been awesome. The staff and the meals are the best. We were in TO for the Blue Jays game. We travelled from hone on Via. So we walked from Union Station to Fran's in about a half hour ( enjoying the "sights" ) along the way up Yonge st. The restaurant... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We go to Fran's for breakfast every week. The service has always been good and their menu has a lot of options. Prices are pretty good too and their portions are generous. They tend to get very busy on Friday mornings so you'd be lucky to get a table if you're with a large group. I would recommend the chicken... More 

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Niagara Falls, New York
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73 reviews 73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Our food was cooked quick and well. The Monte Cristo sandwich was only missing a dusting of powdered sugar and some raspberry jam to make it perfect. The waitress treated us as if we were her priority and was very friendly

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Laconia, New Hampshire
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61 reviews 61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I have been to Fran's several times. The service is fast and efficient, the food is always served hot. The last time I was there, I had the herb and cheese omelet with asparagus: delicious. Hamburgers are excellent. Lasagna is average, but I make my own so not fair to compare! It was nice and hot. The manager is always... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Great selection of food to satisfy everyone, and they serve beer! I've been here twice in the last 9 months and had the same waitress both times. Great both times. Will go back!

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Canada
Top Contributor
162 reviews 162 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Some of us had lunch and some of us had breakfast. Party of 7 and the food was just average. Our server, Erin was awesome and did a fantastic job. He did a great job looking after the 7 of us, thank you Aaron ? Erin ? Airin ? Errin ? However he spells his name, don't matter.

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Once, not all that long ago, Fran`s had five restaurants in Toronto. The menu was appealing, and the slow and matronly service seemed to be, appealingly, from another era. Their breakfasts were huge and tasty, their signature coffee, apple pie, and rice pudding delicious. Now, in 2015, they seem to have fallen on hard times. I had to ask twice... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20 College St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown Toronto
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
  • Phone Number: (416) 923-9867

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?