We stumbled upon this cute little restaurant one morning after applying for a visa from a local consulate. A twenty something with a red 50's retro head band was text'ing on a "victorian" couch behind the counter. What? We were surprised and impressed at the same time. This place has character, let's buy something to eat.
We ordered two #1 breakfasts: two eggs, lots of bacon, garlic fries (and I mean a sharp garlic taste), organic toast and fresh fruit for only 5 bucks. When it was ready, we were surprised to see our plate was filled with food in multiple colours. The eggs were cooked exactly the way we asked, crispy bacon, lightly toasted multigrain bread as well as slices of oranges, pineapple and strawberries.
This place is run by a multitude of generations from the same family. We counted grandmom, Mother and 2 daughters and all wearing colourful hair bands in retro 50's style. They greeted every customer with a big smile and enthusiasm. Although the restaurant is situated inside the Grange, they decorated it with artsy touches. They use real ceramic plates, stainless steel ware and glasses for strawberry water. When we visited a second time, a few weeks later on the weekend, we found the tables covered with tablecloths and a vase of flowers. The coffee was good but on the mild side. For $5 you can't go wrong. If you are really hungry then splurge and upgrade your plate to supreme.
You can't miss it. It's right across from the OCAD.