A good breakfast for me is as follows - two fried eggs, sunny-side up, three strips of bacon [ belly of pork fried to a crisp], home fries, ketchup for the fries and two slices of white bread toasted; coffee and an iced water on the side. That should cost me about $7 - $8. Now, here's why the breakfast at Ramekins was exceptional and only a smidgin more expensive than a chain resto brekkie.
There was my wife and I, our two grown sons and their pal. Between the five of us we sampled the whole of the breakfast menu and we were, all of us, satisfied and well pleased with our choices. My 'good' breakfast was three fried eggs, three strips bacon, and what they call 'back' bacon which is otherwise known around Ontario as 'pea meal bacon' - two pieces of beautiful 3" x 1.5" extra-lean pork - and some hash browns with two slices of white toast. Now that I reflect on it I could have asked for fried tomato too!
But it was a wholly satisfying breakfast and since we arrived at the restaurant a little after 11 AM ( the place only opens at 11AM) I was starving and ready for a big meal. With the very excellent coffee my portion came to approximately $8 which I think is very reasonable for the quantity and quality of the breakfast dish.
The ambiance is old fashioned,painted-over brickwork and wood paneling - the only reason I feel unable to give the place 5 bullets is on account of the quality of the service - it was slow! I mean slow-ish really as the waitress was slow to take our orders and was hard to flag down for coffee refills. Or maybe I was just to hungry to wait the extra minutes! Otherwise I would go back again for a late breakfast any time but since we normally want to eat breakfast at 7AM we needs must go to the chain restos to deal with early morning hunger pangs. We recommend the place highly - so friendly and sparkling clean throughout. My wife tells me that the total came to approximately $62 for the 5 of us - not bad at all!
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