I have eaten here a few times, and honestly I find it over rated. I mean it is breakfast, it's alright. But it is SOOOO overpriced. The hollandase on the benedicts tastes not fresh, and I really don't see the big deal about the "frites."
The sweet breakfasts are great- if you go, go for the waffles or pancakes.. But again, for such a carb based breakfast, it is so overpriced.
It's pretty tough to ruin my breakfast. I mean, I can eat toast that is barely warmed or charred. I can eat bacon rubbery or burnt to a crisp. I can drink coffee that would make a frenchman smile or take the paint off of a volkswagen. Just don't mess with my over-medium eggs. That's... over... medium...
So we slip into this location for a working brekky and I lay down the gauntlet. Go ahead. Ruin my breakfast. I dare ya.
Decor is nice, a clean look that's not overdone or crowded. No waiting, seat yourself type of atmosphere with large tables and seating area. Waiter arrives on cue. There endeth the good.
This location sucks. Virtually no parking anywhere except the city parkette next door that opens well after the breakfast rush, and you'll have a decent walk back to the restaurant after you park. There's $3 gone and not an egg in sight.
You call that a breakfast? Two eggs ordered over medium arrive over very easy. Very. As in runny. Strike one. The $2+ upcharge for peameal was lost on me. There were 2 strips of back bacon, that's it, and if I had the desire to hold them up off the plate daylight would surely have shone through. Strike two. Toast? One slice of bread lightly toasted. Strike three you're out. Boom frits? I buy the same fries at No Frills. Strike four. Coffee served in a thimble. Strike five. Waiter pulling dirty dishes, empty creamers and sugar wrappers off the table, over my plate, while I'm still chewing? Strike six.
Sorry. There is a proliferation of breakfast places out there that'll knock your socks off for $8 or less. There's no room in the market for this. I left this place hungry.
Did I mention the location sucks?
Do yourself a favour. Walk east 2 blocks and hit the Sunset Grill, or 2 more blocks north on Yonge and catch the Good Bite Restaurant on the east side there. Under $8 and you won't finish all the food. Tell'em dilly sent ya.
Buddy...over medium, you gotta be joking? I like my eggs pouched medium & never had such a problem like you, with regards to the toast I voiced my concern & since that one time have never had a problem getting double the dark rye toast...
Your recommendation of the GREASY Sunset is a JOKE...it is about QUALITY not QUANTITY!! try & order egg whites at one the other joints! When you get GREASY egg whites YOU WILL KNOW what I'm talking about.
what da DILLY-o???
This is the 2nd time I've sought our Boom for breakfast, and again the food was delicious. I had the Eggs Florentine - done perfectly with just the right amount of Hollandaise sauce. Service is friendly and efficient. Decor is fresh and appropriate for a diner/breakfast establishment. Extensive breakfast menu. They do serve food other than breakfast, but have not tried it yet. Tony, the owner, has been hands on both times I visited. This is his 3rd Boom restaurant, and he definitely has the formula down for good breakfast dining!
its funny they replaced a breakfast place with a breakfast place .. i loved maggies, they did have a solid good eggs benny and their garlic fries were insane!! and they closed on me, its like 3rd breakfast place i liked and they closed!! am i jinxing these guys or what?
that being said ... i need to go try these new guys though, and see if they live up to the hype .. silver was raving about the st. clair location ... so lets see .. hope they won't go out of business due to my powers :-)
Nothwithstanding my own review, I was seated across from silver when his breakfast arrived - eggs florentine as well. I have to say, they looked delish. And silver raved about them. So perhaps they do the upscale breakfasts just fine and fail on the standard fare. Guess I'll just stick with the greasy spoon places. ;)