Avenue Open Kitchen – 7 Camden St ~ (416) 504-7131

Just south of Chinatown, tucked away on a side street in the Fashion District, lies one of Toronto’s best downtown diners. The Avenue Open Kitchen is a busy place most lunch hours, and if you’re lucky enough to get a seat in one of the booths or on one of the stools, you’re off to…

The Purple Onion – 2998 Dundas St W. – (416) 760-8208

Originally located by the Stockyards, The Purple Onion has made itself at home in the Junction for the past couple of years. Priding itself on being both brunch spot & steakhouse, it’s not uncommon wait for seats most Saturdays and Sundays, both early and late. Early? The Mega Breakfast is a work of art, framed…

Jim’s Restaurant – 897 Queen Street East – (416) 463-6535

In the ever-evolving landscape of Leslieville lies a greasy spoon that has been around forever. Jim’s Restaurant has the self-proclaimed “Best Westerns” in the city… one of the many reasons why this place is here to stay. Their Western Sandwich ($3.99) is indeed outstanding. Made with three eggs, it appears on about half of the patrons…