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The Breakfast Lover’s Guide (Posted On: Wednesday, February 21, 2007)

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For many, breakfast is the most important meal of the day; it’s an almost sacred tradition, but at the least a most practical beloved pastime. The perfect breakfast can only be determined by you. We’ve served up a list of great choices for your convenience and suggest that you bookmark this article so you have it as a handy reference. So, whether you like them sunny-side up, scrambled or not at all, your ideal eggs await somewhere in Georgian Bay*. Let us be your guide for value, quality and specialty. Your perfect morning indulgence is waiting for you and we know where.

Collingwood

Beild House Country Inn and Spa
64 Third Street, 705-444-1522
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Known for: A tie between the Eggs Benedict and the Scrambled Eggs with cream cheese and smoked salmon – on Sundays the Double Smoked Bacon and Cheese Quiche
Cooking Style: Contemporary Continental
The Cooks: A great team and for busy crowds Head Chef Eric Madden
History: 20 years in the making
Why they’re the best: A combination of quality food – the freshest of the fresh – wonderful staff and the atmosphere – also our fresh baked goods and blueberry waffles
Breakfast Hours: 7:00am to 10:00am by reservation only – sittings every half hour
Cost: Any item on the menu – any breakfast you’d like including coffee or tea and juice – also including taxes and 15% gratuity = $19.35

Café Chartreuse
70 Hurontario Street, 705-444-0099
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Known for: The best pancakes in the world - made with homemade buttermilk batter from scratch - thick warm and smothered in maple butter
Cooking Style: French Contemporary
The Chef: Patrick Bourachot – 30 years experience, certified chef who was born, raised and trained in France – with the cutest French accent!
History: Café Chartreuse is almost 2 years old and already a Collingwood Favourite!
Why they’re the best: We just do breakfast right – hot and fresh
Breakfast Hours: 8:00am to 11:30am Monday and Wednesday through Friday – Weekends 8:00am to 2:00pm – Closed Tuesday
Cost: A standard breakfast of eggs, bacon, home fries, toast and coffee plus taxes and gratuity = $8.40

Collingwood Family Restaurant
146 Hurontario Street, 705-446-2514
Known for: The Original Red Hen Breakfast – includes 2 eggs, 1 pancake, ham, sausage and peameal bacon, home fries and toast for $8.60
Cooking Style: Fresh and home-style
The Cook: Each and every plate is prepared by the owner himself Jim Meredis
History: 7 years in the making
Why they’re the best: Everything is cooked fresh and homemade with care by the owner himself
Breakfast Hours: Thursday to Sunday all day breakfast from 7:00am to 4:00pm
Cost: A standard breakfast of eggs, bacon, home fries, toast and coffee plus taxes and gratuity = $6.50

Craigleith General Store and Restaurant
Highway 26 West RR3 in Craigleith, 705-445-2239
Menu
Known for: Eggs Benedict
Cooking Style: Homemade from scratch
The Cooks: Long time running and hard working team
History: 12 years in the making
Why they’re the best: Seasoned experience with home-style comfort
Breakfast Hours: 7:30am to 11:00am Monday to Saturday – Sunday 7:30 to 3:00pm
Cost: A standard breakfast of eggs, bacon, home fries, toast and coffee plus taxes and gratuity = $7.20

Duncan’s Café
60 Hurontario Street, 705-444-5749
Known for: Huevos Ranchero’s and Eggs Benedict
Cooking Style: Homemade and fresh
The Cook: Damn Cute
History: 15 years in the making
Why they’re the best: Excellent service, homemade food and a wonderful atmosphere
Breakfast Hours: 8:00am to 12:00pm Monday to Friday – Saturday 8:00am to 5:00pm – Sunday 9:00am to 5:00pm
Cost: A standard breakfast of eggs, bacon, home fries, toast and coffee plus taxes and gratuity = $7.25

Tony’s Iron Skillet
460 Hume Street, 705-444-5136
Known for: Omelets or the Western Sandwich and Eggs Benedict on Sundays
Cooking Style: Homemade and home-style
The Cook: Tony Sensenberger owner and Chef cooking up his very own recipes for the past 15 years
History: 16 years in the making
Why they’re the best: Value and quantity
Breakfast Hours: 8:00am to 11:00am Monday through Saturday – Sunday 8:00am to 2:00pm
Cost: A standard breakfast of eggs, bacon, home fries, toast and coffee plus taxes and gratuity = $6.48

Rhonda’s Village Restaurant
4203 County Road 124 (Nottawa), 705-445-3311
Known for: The best Western Sandwich in town on brown, white or rye and of course the homefries
Cooking Style: Home-style and made to order
The Cooks: Owners Rhonda and Dave Burtch serving up their home cooked perfections for the past 12 years
History: 12 years in the making
Why they’re the best: Fresh and homemade
Breakfast Hours: Tuesday to Friday 6:00am to 2:15pm - Weekends 7:00am to 2:15pm
Cost: A standard breakfast of eggs, bacon, home fries, toast and coffee plus taxes and gratuity = $5.08

Thornbury

The Orchid – it’s back and better than ever!!
Highway 26, Thornbury
Open from 7am – 3pm everyday
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Pipers Restaurant & Tavern
54 King Street East, Thornbury, 519.599.1888
Breakfast served from 6:30 am – 3:00 pm
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Sisi’s on Main
27 Bruce Street, Thornbury, 519.599.7769
Open for Sunday Brunch at noon
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The Mill Café
12 Bridge Street East, Thornbury, 519.599.7866 Open for Sunday Brunch at 11:00 am
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Meaford

Ted’s Range Road Diner
Tank Range Road, Meaford, 519.538.1788
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The Village at Blue Mountain

Original Motorcycle
The Village at Blue, 705-445-2718
Known for: Eggs Benedict
Cooking Style: Canadian Traditional
The Cook: Executive Chef Chris Flurry attached at the hip to an apron for 30 years
History: 5 years in the making
Why they’re the best: Great value only steps from the slopes
Breakfast Hours: 9:00am to 11:00am seven days a week - 365 days a year
Cost: A standard breakfast of eggs, bacon, home fries, toast and coffee plus taxes and gratuity = $10.98

The Pottery Steak and Seafood
The Inn at Blue, 705-443-5509
Menu
Known for: Eggs Benedict
Cooking Style: Home-style
The Cook: Andrew Carter cooking it up for decades – check out his work in the Ontario Resorts Cookbook
History: Celebrating 65 years!
Why they’re the best: Buffet buffet buffet!
Breakfast Hours: 7:00am to 11:00am everyday
Cost: Buffet = $12.00 per person / Children 12 and under half price

Oliver & Bonacini Café.Grill
The Westin Trilliam House in The Village at Blue, 705.443.8080
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Wasaga Beach

Beverly’s on Main Grill House
140 Main Street, 705-429-0179
Menu
Known for: French Crepes with fresh berries or Eggs Florentine
Cooking Style: Home-style
The Cooks: Two hardworking ladies at your service seven days a week
History: 1 ½ years in the making
Why they’re the best: Delicious food at great prices
Breakfast Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00am to 11:30am – Weekends 8:00am to 11:30am
Cost: A standard breakfast of eggs, bacon, home fries, toast and coffee plus taxes and gratuity = $6.00 (before 11:00am)

Georgian Circle Family Restaurant Steak and Seafood
1441 Mosley Street, Wasaga Beach, 705-429-2773
Known for: Angelo’s Special – includes New York Steak, 2 slices of peameal bacon, bacon, 2 sausages, 3 eggs, home fries and toast for $10.95
Cooking Style: Homemade from scratch
The Cook: Angelo – cooking up his specials for 36 years
History: 36 years in the making
Why they’re the best: Great staff, great food and always with a smile
Breakfast Hours: 9:00am to 12:00pm seven days a week
Cost: A standard breakfast of eggs, bacon, home fries, toast and coffee plus taxes and gratuity = $5.50

Goodies Café
1470 Mosley Street, Wasaga Beach, 705-429-0200
Known for: Huevos Ranchero’s – Mexican scrambled eggs wrapped in a tortilla with cheese, salsa, peppers and onions
Cooking Style: Eclectic – we have a little bit of everything - our logo is ‘Taste the Planet’
The Cook: Co-owner Brian Edwards mixing it up for the past 30 years
History: 9 years in the making
Why they’re the best: We don’t say that – our customers do – everything is made to order fresh and hot
Breakfast Hours: 10:00am to 11:30am Tuesday through Thursday – Friday through Sunday 9:00am to 11:30am
Cost: A standard breakfast of eggs, bacon, home fries, toast, fresh fruit and coffee plus taxes and gratuity = $5.24

Stayner

The Golden Apple
7286 Highway 26, Stayner 705.428.3782
Monday – Friday breakfast special only $2.99 (coffee extra)
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Main Street Eatery
Highway 26, Stayner
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*We recognize that we have not included each and every establishment that serves breakfast in the Georgian Triangle. The establishments included in this article come from the first hand experience of the mycollingwood.ca team and their close friends who have made recommendations and assisted in collecting information for this article.

Written by Christine Kiss and Julie Card

 

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