Was invited to see Sunday Matinee at Canon Theatre so I wanted to treat my guest to brunch somewhere close so I chose Eggspectation.
Place was packed on Sunday morning shortly before 12 noon; seating within 10 minutes. Brisk polite bare minumum service -ordered french toast with bacon with a glass of orange juice.My guest had cheeseburger with shoestring fries.
French toast looked fine on the surface until I picked it up ---the undersides of both pieces were burnt to a beautiful black. Texture of french toast was soggy as it was more than likely sitting there on the counter waiting to be picked up. By this point, I finished my orange juice and really wanted another beverage to wash down the tasteless cardboard that they called French toast. It took me 3 tries before I was able to flag down our server who looked annoyed that he was flagged down--and asked him for a glass water.
$36 for the both of us without alcohol ---it's $$ for an extremely mediocre meal with equally mediocre service so we left $40 and when the waiter picked it up; he looked quite stunned. It's unbelievable the level of entitlement that certain wait associates have--it ruins the reputations of the true professionals who are in the hospitality industry beacuse they love the art of treating guests to true hospitality.
Skip Eggspectations for brunch and go to McDonald's for an EggMcMuffin instead---you get service with a smile and a nice little sandwich.
220 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5B2H1, CA