The Breakfast Club

The male students sitting on the 19th floor this summer, which is the business law floor – because we mean business – have formed what some may call a ‘breakfast club’. The club includes Michael Alvaro, Andrew Chan, Roey Fishman, Jake Goldberg, Amir Har-Gil, and David Kelman. Many other students have joined, and while their presence was delightful and is always encouraged, they are unfortunately at ‘non-member’ status. (Generally, these folks are more concerned with getting a ‘boost’er juice and are not true breakfast aficionados.)

On mornings where we aren’t too busy and have sufficient hungry members the boys head down to eat. Here comes the tough question…where do we go? This blog post will discuss a few of the main options.

Within Scotia Plaza we generally go to Bagel Stop. While there are other good breakfast options, including a Tim Horton’s, Bagel Stop has the freshest bagels and quickest service. Sometimes David Kelman will get a bacon grilled cheese from some other place, but we forgive him because he is a rookie.

In Commerce Court, a few minute walk through the Path, there may be the best assortment of breakfast options known to man. It is like taking a kid to a candy shop, but it is 6 hungry fellows going to breakfast heaven. Here is a list of a few of them:

  • Heidi’s Deli

Heidi’s Deli is the only non-chain establishment. Consequently, it has the best prices and the most typical diner style breakfast. For those members that are quite hungry the platter is definitely the best breakfast option. For $5 (including tax) one gets 2 eggs any style, toast, bacon/sausage, and epic potatoes. Truly a great deal and the seasoning on the potatoes is simply delicious.  As an aside, one time Andrew bought me a fried egg sandwich on a bagel from this place and it was far worse than bagel stop. I have since forgiven him for his mistake.

IMG-20130628-00006Here is a half eaten example of the platter. As you can see there is no shortage of bacon.

  • Bagel Stop

There is also a Bagel Stop in Commerce Court which makes the breakfast selection far more inclusive of everyone’s needs than staying in Scotia Plaza. This restaurant is a better breakfast alternative only if one is interested in getting anything to do with a bagel. The diverse menu of bagels and spreads is great and bagels are much fresher. They have definitely perfected the technique of microwaving the egg (with bacon if desired) for an exquisite scrambled egg sandwich. Jake will always advise hot sauce. I concur with his judgement.

  • Fit for Life

I only include this because Amir likes their omelettes. They definitely look good, but I cannot speak to the quality of this breakfast establishment. But he is a member of the club and I respect his decisions – for better or worse.

  • The Cereal Bar

Today we tried this place for the first time. Andrew was scared so he stuck with the platter from Heidi’s. Unfortunately, the boys have to keep their bodies in top shape so a visit to this place was in order. Jake and Mike had the hot cereal, which is oatmeal with some cool toppings. I would say a little watery looking but nonetheless looked good. I had the yogurt with granola and fruits which was actually quite nice. I like that they give choices of multiple different yogurts and include many toppings in the base price. All in all, a great place to maintain my temple of a body, while not getting too full before a firm lunch.

If you would like to join in on a breakfast excursion we would be happy to include you! Please send a short 500 word essay to ahargil@casselsbrock.com explaining why you love breakfast as much as we do…

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