So I finally made it to George St Diner. I had been meaning to go here since I saw it in the film “The F word” staring Daniel Radcliffe (which was filmed in Toronto for those of you who didn’t know).
We arrived on a chilly Saturday morning and with most breakfast places in the city (Canadians love Breakfast?!) there was a bit of a wait but not too long. Many people like us, where there because they wanted to see it for themselves after seeing the film.
We decided to sit at the counter which after the diner booth style seats was our second choice. We were greeted by a nice guy who was also serving us, and it was like intuition as if he knew we were Irish he asked us did we want tea? Now that’s a first! He let us look over the menu while he got our teas – and it was Barry’s Irish Tea no less, could this place get any better? We were presented with mammoth size mugs of Barry’s tea much to my delight!
I hadn’t realized that this place is known to serve a great Irish breakfast until we got there, however instead of the Irish breakfast we decided on the special Huevos Rancheros. While we waited for our food we enjoyed the laid back atmosphere, they had some easy listening Motown music playing and we checked out the movie memorabilia on the wall, and this rather funky retro plug-in – Holy Mary night-light ( now I think I REALLY need one of these). When our food arrived we were not disappointed it was the best Huevos Rancheros I’ve had, it was amazing. We also ordered a side of soda bread and it was the best soda bread I’ve had outside of Ireland. It is close second to my Grandad’s soda bread; he’s a champion bread maker. They make their own soda bread in house but you can also buy the bread mix and make it at home it’s Farrelly’s Irish brown Soda bread mix – apparently “Easy as sin to make”, we are available to test it out if you need us!
I am already looking forward to going back to try the Irish breakfast although it will be tough not to order the Huevos again, it really was sooo good.
This place is a real gem, go check it out for yourself.
129 George St, TO