GAYLEY'S CAFÉ (1424 Dundas St. W.)
THE BREAKWAY PARTY: Chris, Tomas, Heema, Paul & Gira
ALL-DAY BREAKFAST: YES
COFFEE/ESPRESSO BAR: YES
COFFEE INCLUDED: NO
FREE REFILLS: YES
HP SAUCE: YES (not to mention calypso sauce)
Gayley's Café. lol. Sorry. Anyways. Gayley's is a café. Gayley's serves breakfast. Gayley's is near Paul's. Gayley's is fun to say. Gayley's is not so strategically placed next to the more than recognizable Sunset Grill located a block or so east of Dundas & Dufferin. Gayley's is better than Sunset Grill, not that that says much of anything. (Did I mention I fucking hate Sunset Grill?) It's been a month since we visited Gayley's, then I got a new job which consumes the bulk of my creativity, leaving me feeling drained when I get the free time to hop online...oh, and I lost my notes. Bear with me.
bacon or sausage
THE FOOD: From what I can recall, the food was pretty orthodox. The standard breakfast was exactly that, predictable and boring, but far from unappetizing.
THE PRICE: The price was standard. I found it to be a little much for what I recieved and found it sadly like the food, nothing special.
THE SERVICE: The service was the weakest aspect of the whole Gayley's experience. We showed up around 7:30 (yes, in the AM), ordered promptly, but by the time our food arrived, i would have been just as happy waking up an hour later and going next door to Sunset Grill (which I fucking hate) and getting fed in the same timeframe. Nobody was at all impressed. The service was courteous for the most part but aside from that, nothing to be desired when your beer filled tummy is rumbling for grease.
THE AMBIANCE: The interior was nicely designed from what I can recall. It was little brightly hued for my liking, however, if my mind serves me right, I remember liking the exposed brick walls. There was a Now Magazine rack near the door. I like reading Now while I wait for breakfast. I still don't think I'd bother going back.