Toronto Eats: Over Easy @ Hotel Victoria
Over Easy was an easy option simply because we were staying in Hotel Victoria! A quaint little cafe sharing the lobby of the boutique hotel which opened as early as 7am for hotel patrons looking for an hearty meal at the beginning of the day. We came here for breakfast for the two mornings that we were staying at the hotel and left very satisfied. Our server Tyler was enthusiastic, friendly and readily offered some pretty good suggestions which we took!
On the first day we had breakfast here, we opted for the Cajun Chicken Caesar to kick start our morning. Served in a huge glass bowl, this salad was appetizing even to look at! For $12.99, there was a generous serve of Cajun spiced chicken that was tender and full of flavour, luscious fresh and green romaine leaves dressed with Caesar cream and crispy fried bacon bits. Definitely not the healthiest salad around but a delicious option it was.
The Eggstro for $9.99 was Over Easy’s version of the Canadian ‘national dish’- poutine. Instead of fries, it was replaced with their cubed sized home fries that was marinated with the right amount of salt and spices, served with a 3 cheese sauce and made so much more sinful and decadent with the fried bacon strips.
And of course the French Toast in Caramel Banana Sauce sounded too good on the menu to miss! Just $8.99 for such a huge plate of 4 french toast slices soaked in egg marinate, a glistening brown caramel sauce and freshly sliced bananas to top it off, we were in for an awfully sweet treat. And of course a light dust of icing sugar was a simple but great idea to spruce up this already tempting looking dish.
We were off the the Niagara Falls early on the second morning and so we stopped by Over Easy once again for a few takeaways!
The Skillet was simply everything delicious and tasty you have for breakfast thrown into the frying pan! $9.99 for sausage, bacon, home fries, green peppers, mushroom, onions, aged cheddar and fried eggs was a definite steal! It was like having a spoonful of goodness with each mouthful.
The Classic Benedicts $10.99 was good. Made with off-the-bone baked home, it was not too salty and a great combination with the home fries. The Hollandaise sauce was also just right- smooth and creamy with the right amount of butter.
And finally the Eggs Bruschetta $9.99 with their homemade tomato, poached eggs, red onions and garlic bruschetta mix, this was definitely not your usual brushetta which is usually served as toast topped with chopped tomatoes and olive oil. A lovely twist which I wholeheartedly embraced even though I am not even a fan of tomatoes!
Overall, I really enjoyed my two breakfasts at Over Easy, most of their menu offerings are less than $13 with generous and hearty portions, making it a delight to share and the service was excellent as well! Am Over impressed and Over satisfied with Over Easy.
56 Yonge St
Toronto, ON M5E1X8