20 Albert St, Toronto
On our last day in Toronto, we had a late afternoon flight, which meant one last brunch. We decided to go to Eggspectations because of all of the hype that we heard from friends. We went to their location that’s right off Nathan Phillips square. For those of you who have never heard of Eggspectations, it’s an international chain with a few Canadian locations in Toronto and Montréal.
When we went, it was completely packed, with a wait-time of 40 minutes for the patio and 15 minutes for the inside, so we opted to sit inside.
They have a juice bar and espresso bar but we wanted to sleep on the plane so we decided to get a couple of juices. We got the Page, a tropical paradise, and the tropical teaser. The pagé comes with banana, strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, mango and pineapple, and blended with freshly squeezed orange juice. The tropical teaser comes with mango, banana and pineapple blend. Both very citrus-ey and tasty to drink! Great morning drinks.
For food, we went with the Blackstone eggs and the Eggspectation Omelette. The Blackstone eggs are two poached eggs, served on a toasted English Muffin with grilled tomatoes, bacon, avocado, topped with their hollandaise sauce and a side of Lyonnaise-styled potatoes. This was a pretty good breakfast, but overall, lacked a bit of a wow-factor for me. It was pretty standard fare.
The Eggspectation Omelette is three Omega-3 enriched eggs mixed with mushrooms, onions, green and red peppers, bacon, sausage, ham and cheddar cheese, served with a side of Lyonnaise-style potatoes. This omelette was also a bit underwhelming. Again, not bad, but just your standard breakfast fare with nothing extraordinary.
Overall, my experience at Eggspectation was just average. Nothing grandiose. There are so many other places to eat in Toronto and in the area so I’m not sure if there is anything here that is bringing me back. Worth it to try once, but otherwise, it’s just okay.