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Fran's

#561 of 6,709 Restaurants in Toronto
#621 of 7,233 Places to Eat in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
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20 College St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
(416) 923-9867
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Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch

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  • 92
    Excellent
  • 121
    Very good
  • 65
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
My standard in Toronto

Fran's is good food, it is my go to place whenever I visit Toronto, you know what you will get, and the service is always perfect. Great coffee and breakfasts keeps me going all day.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
Will G
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Ottawa, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Ottawa, Canada
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Fran's is good food, it is my go to place whenever I visit Toronto, you know what you will get, and the service is always perfect. Great coffee and breakfasts keeps me going all day.

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We stayed nearby and ate breakfast here. It was great and a real diner feel. The food was fantastic, service was amazing. Pancakes, waffles, omelettes or just toast....breakfast choice was great!

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Stittsville, Canada
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143 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 459 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

great spot. handy to downtown. reliable menu. great staff. you can never lose by eating here. we visit every time that we are in toronto

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Tonawanda, New York
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We stopped by this restaurant on the recommendation of the desk staff at the hotel we were staying at. Great choice. We had delicious breakfasts, served by a super friendly waitress. You will not be disappointed.

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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The waiter was able to find us a table away from the general crowd since we had luggage with us for our trip out of Toronto. The food was good and although pricer than other breakfast options nearby the environment was excellent.

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Chicago, Illinois
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147 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Having worked through the night, a colleague and I needed to eat at 5am -- so we asked around, and Fran's was a recommendation. There are 2 locations and this one on College is the original (apparently). * Extensive menu * Breakfast selections are vast I had the Montreal Omelette -- eggs/potatoes/corned beef Over-easy eggs did not happen -- rest... More 

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Goderich, ON
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Very busy restaurant at around 1130 on a Sunday, but extremely friendly staff and food came so quickly. My son had the hamburger and fries and said that both were great. I had the western omelet, hash browns and toast and it was delicious (not at all greasy!) The coffee was perfect and I had 3 cups. It did get... More 

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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This was a great place for good food at cheap prices in the 60's. Not anymore! Took my daughter and granddaughter on a nostalgia trip and was VERY disappointed. The chicken in the avocado club was underdone. My granddaughter's kids burger was black and hard. She received enough shoestring fries for a family of 4. My striploin on a baguette... More 

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Fort McMurray, Canada
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90 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

We found this place while roaming around close to our hotel. We ended up having breakfast here each day of a stay and we had lunch one and a late night dinner here. All meals were great. The food was good, the staff was polite and the prices were fair. Definitely recommend.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The food served was large in serving and was nice to eat but not outstanding. Our waitress was very busy but still managed to serve our food and drinks quickly. If you need food quickly then this a good place to eat.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20 College St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Downtown
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
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