Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Coach House Restaurant

Three co-workers embark on a quest to eat lunch at every restaurant in their office's surrounding vicinity, documenting their reactions and reviewing the food. This is OUT TO LUNCH.

"I want to get married here." - Lisa Bettencourt on Coach House Restaurant

Lisa: One of the greatest hidden gems of the city. A classic diner owned by the same couple for over 40 years - with a menu and décor to boot -and refreshingly absent of hipsters in such a downtown location. What I love the most – processed cheese slices on my western omelet sandwich. Home fries that made you happy to be alive - tender, greasy and seasoned just right.  Friendly service. Everything here is just perfect if you like a cheap, authentic diner. Not to be missed!

Melissa: Loved it. We stumbled upon this tiny restaurant by accident... but what a treasure. Walking in to Coach House is like walking into something classic.
The food was quick, delicious, and generously portioned. I had an Omelets and toast, which was excellent, but all the while wishing I had ordered Paul's over-the-top meal of waffles, over easy eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries... (there was probably more that I can't remember now!) This is a "must return" restaurant for me.

Paul: I am in love and her name is Coach House Restaurant.

A rejuvinating oasis quietly tucked away among the onslaught of noise and commotion at the corner of Yonge and Wellesley, the discovery of Coach House itself was a magical event. Entering the cozy restaurant time-travels you back to the 1940's with it's dark wood paneled bar, cozy bench seats and incredibly delicious and amazingly cheap plate specials. The staff is so friendly and the atmosphere is so homey the entire dining experience is like something out of a movie. I almost expected Jimmy Stewart to walk in and order.

If you know me, you know that if a menu features an all-day-breakfast special, it's going to be next to impossible to persuade me to not order it. And let me say that Coach Houses's all-day-breakfast special is without a doubt the best all-day-breakfast special I have ever had. Eggs, sausage, bacon and ham with an enormous freshly baked golden waffle so deliciously crispy and sugary, it shines as the crown jewel of this royal banquet. Needless to say, I've returned to Coach House since and urge everyone to visit this incredible Toronto gem.

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1 comment:

  1. Again, I thoroughly enjoyed reading Melissa's review - she sounds clever and intuitive.