Cora’s Breakfast & Lunch
277 Wellington St W
This particular post was recently conducted in Toronto, but was spurred by the sighting of a new Cora’s restaurant opening in South Edmonton. If you’ve ever spent any time in Eastern Canada – chances are, you are already familiar with the popular breakfast & lunch restaurant operating under the cartoon image of a smiling sun.
Cora’s chain of restaurants is the result of the success story of Cora Mussely Tsouflidou and her first Chez Cora restaurant started in Montreal, Quebec in 1987. This breakfast chain has quickly grown to become a very popular breakfast destination, while it continues to expand across Canada and South into the US.
The prominent draw to this establishment is their offering of huge portions of fresh fruit, paired with classic breakfast fare.
The Fresh Fruit Waffles is the go-to option for my friend and Toronto resident. A sweet custard over the waffle is topped with a mound of fresh fruit. Beautiful to look at, and from their expression – it must have been as good as expected.
Wanting to try out their standard fare – I chose Cora’s Special. Two eggs, bacon, potatoes, crepe, ham, and fruit. Toast options included multigrain (my favorite), which was a nice surprise. My overall impressions were really good, where my only complaint being the strips of razor-thin bacon (but this is purely preference). Not wanting to miss the fruit, which this restaurant is known for – a side order was available (not pictured), which contained an array of plums, oranges, grapes, kiwi, banana, watermelon and strawberry. All of it – delicious.
The third breakfast this morning was the 1990`s Harvest. A unique combination of French toast, fresh fruit, eggs and bacon. Definitely suited for the breakfast go-er with a sweet-tooth.
I was told that this particular location often has really long lineups on weekends, but our 7am arrival on a weekday morning allowed us to be seated immediately. Definitely looking forward to this option becoming available in my hometown soon!