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She got her start in Montreal in the '80s, making fruit-laden crepes, shakes and French toast recipes and hasn't looked back since. Cora Mussely Tsouflidou, a hard-working single mom saw her restaurant dream to fruition in La Belle Province, opening a chain of successful restaurants and breakfast has never been the same.
Cora's came to Ontario a few years ago and for that we say, merci . I can remember our friends Ruth and Catherine talking about special trips just to have breakfast. This is unheard of! They even declared that were they to wine a lottery the first purchase would be a Cora's franchise!
Usually packed, the restaurants have a country kitchen feel. Expect warm, yellow-painted walls with specialty dishes etched on the walls. Service is cheerful, though depending on how busy the place is, can be slow. Whenever I have been to the ones in the Toronto area the line-up has been to the door.
The menu is huge with a wide array of breakfast items, making it hard to narrow down to just one choice. Recently seen on the menu: Cora's Special (eggs, bacon, ham, sausage and crepe) $8.45, Eggs Ben et Dictine (two poached eggs, English muffin, with hollandaise, potatoes and fresh fruit) $10.45-$11.35, Crepes $7.95-$9.45, Rosemary's Sunday $8.25, Surprise (egg, ham and Swiss cheese sandwich with fruit) $8.35. Menu selections change regularly depending on the season and each dish has its own tale to tell.
Earlier this week when I was in Ottawa I discovered that there was a Coras near the hotel in which I crached for the night. I found my way there at 6:30 am (ready to beat the morning rush) and had a wonderful breakfast. I decided upon the special of the month which was a breakfast paninni stuffed with a ham and cheese. The paninni was grilled and served piping hot. On the side was a huge serving of fresh fruit. This truly was an incredible way to start off the day.