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“Great idea but the food was so-so” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Eggspectation

Eggspectation
Ranked #35 of 8,404 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $11
Cuisines: American, Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Downtown
Description: At Eggspectation, we're committed to innovation and achievement. Surpassing your "eggspectations" is what inspires us to be extraordinary. We strive to give you the best possible food quality and service while maintaining a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere. Welcome to what we call "le cirque des oeufs," an all-day experience.
Calgary
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great idea but the food was so-so”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2011

Eggs bennie was just okay - mediocre flavours and average sized portion. Good atmosphere and service was good, though.

Visited October 2011
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Kelowna, BC
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Breakfast ALL Day”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2011

As some others have mentioned, it is a noisy restaurant, but having gone there twice while in Toronto, we found it was less noisy the second time, when we asked to sit by the windows...

The food was okay... but really, you can't screw up a traditional breakfast, can you?

Orange juice is freshly squeezed and tastes so good. Coffee was offered regularly.

Service was okay... not excellent!

We would eat here again...

  • Visited October 2011
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“Noisy breakfast place-average fare”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2011

Eggspectation is located on the Eaton Center, parking is easy. Upon entering we immediately noticed the high level of noise are there are no acoustic ceiling tiles to absorb the noise and one wall is brick which is also bad for noise. The menu is big and varied from eggs benedict, omelets, pancakes, burgers,sandwiches, chicken, beef, surf and turf and pasta. Drinks were also plentiful in variety. Ordered the classic eggs benedict, came with 2 tiny eggs(must have been small or extra small) with dried ham and tough english muffin, with a side of sliced potatoes. Only ate the eggs with the potatoes. My colleague tried uneggspected, perfected seared and cooked steak,medium well, soft and easy to cut which was great. Coffee was fair nothing special. It was hard to have any form of conversation due to the high noise level. Service is quick and coffee refills are easily available. Tables and seating is too close for comfort and privacy. There was a constant flow of incoming and outgoing customers one wonders what was so special about this place. Pricing is fair and reasonable as any other breakfast place. Others have found this to be a gem, they still have to tell me what is was they found special as there are definitely better alternatives.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto
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“Super fast service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2011

I went here for brunch on a Friday at around 11am. First of all let me start off by saying I had the fastest service ever for a sit down restaurant. I had my drink within 5 minutes & my meal within 10 minutes! We ordered one classic eggs Bendict and one with salmon. Both were excellent, and their Hollandaise sauce is so yummy! The only constructive criticism I can offer is that the restaurant is quite noisy & makes it difficult to carry a conversation. However, I understand this observation is beyond the restaurant's control. Overall speedy service with excellent food.

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Ottawa, Canada
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“Great Service & Great Value for $$$”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2011

Right beside the Eaton centre on Younge Street this little gem offers outstanding value for money.

With a menu sure to temp anyone it is a fast, friendly, welcoming breakfast/brunch place worth heading to!!

Fantastic service, definate competition to any of the local hotel breakfast menu's!!!

  • Visited September 2011
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