MIZTZI'S CAFÉ (100 Sorauren Ave.)
THE ARBITERS: Chris, Tomas, Rocio & Renata
ALL-DAY BREAKFAST: YES
COFFEE/ESPRESSO BAR: NO
COFFEE INCLUDED: NO
FREE REFILLS: YES
HP SAUCE: NO (fucking amazing habanero hotsauce though!)
Located in the heart of Parkdale at the quiet residential intersection of Sorauren and Pearson (just a few blocks north of Queen West), you can find the ever so campy Mitzi's Café. Not to be confused with Mitzi's Sister only a few blocks away, this is the original establishment that spawned it's ever so popular counterpart. This is where it all began, so it only seemed fair for us to start here.
MITZI'S BREAKFAST SPECIAL:
- sauteed tomatoes
THE FOOD: The food was schimply schpectacular. Instead of two eggs, I recieved a cute little family; the bread was sourdough; and between the bacon and the homefries, I couldn't decide what made me want to cream in my...coffee...more. A solid 4+.
THE PRICE: The price was pretty standard, could have a been a buck or two cheaper, but nothing to write slam poetry over.
THE SERVICE: No great shakes. The service, like the price, was run-of-the-mill and nothing seemed to stand out.
THE AMBIANCE: It reminded me of Yasi's Place sans (as much) character. Art is displayed on the walls in the same ceiling-hung fashion; formica tables are as far as the eye can see; and you'll find more mix-matched mugs than Value Village, of which Tomas had the choicest one in the place. A pink and cyan cartesian grid adorned with butterflies and a watering can sprouting flowers. As Tomas said, "Dude, this us the best mug i've ever had...I think the coffee even tastes better out of it." The temp was a little too toasty for my taste, but all in all, the place was retro and homey and a nice spot to check out on a much needed monday off.
Rocio Side-Note: The cook was wearing a train conductor's hat!
Easy Restaurant was our original destination when leaving home on this chilly monday morning and if it weren't for a navigational flaw on Tomas' part, Mitzi's wouldn't have even crossed our path. The fact that it did however was one of the best mistakes we could have made. My advice, Go make a mistake; you probably won't regret it. (Unless it's getting knocked up...that'd probably suck.)