I LOVE diners! They are my favourite place to go. I think it is because I went to Lime Rickey’s so much when I was a teenager in Toronto. As a result, going to the Bus Terminal Diner is an absolute must when I visit. I have great memories hanging out there with lots of friends and family when I am in from out of town.
This last trip was no exception. I had to go for brunch and see friends!
This place has so much character, you really have to visit it to let it all in but I will do my best to give you a tour.
Tweety Bird hung out with me, literally, above my head after I arrived early to make sure I was the first one there.
This of course gave me time to check out the menu. The last time I was there I had perogies with my good friend Zorica. Tears, heartbreak, perogies and sour cream when my mom was sick. This time I was going to go for brunch.
Friends from various parts of my life arrived and I got to have four different parts of my life and world connect. It was fascinating and everyone was so lovely and wonderful. I am a very lucky person. I know this deeply. I have been homesick more than once since I came back west.
But on to the food! Polly pointed out to me that they had my favourite on the menu: Eggs Benny but with smoked salmon. They sure didn’t hold back on the Hollandaise — sweet! The food is always decent and this hit the spot as I caught up with everyone.
I love it when you can get people together and talk about everything from geeky conventions…
… to how there needs to be more female leads in Hollywood movies! Not that I have issues with Han Solo. I just love that photo. Looks like he has a yellow clown nose on!
Michelle, Lisa, Polly and Dave, thank you so much for coming out to my favourite joint in Toronto and making my visit such a blast.
If you are in Toronto and want a casual place where you can get a burger, pancakes or perogies for a good price and just chat up a storm, the Bus Terminal Diner is a fantastic choice. Where some diners try so hard to feel authentic, this place is the real deal. The Bus Terminal rocks.