Late Night Breakfast – Fran’s Restaurant

Fran's restaurant

Who doesn’t love a retro themed diner that’s open 24 hours?  Fran’s Restaurant was established in 1940 and has been a chain restaurant with 2 locations downtown Toronto and one in Hamilton.  As of today there’s only one location left and it’s nestled on the corner of College and Yonge.  Enjoy all day breakfast and giant waffles or tasty pancakes!  If breakfast isn’t your thing go for the burgers or steak.

Be aware though, Fran’s is said to be haunted between the hours of 2 and 3am where the ghost of pianist Glenn Gould comes in and sits at the same booth for his regular order of scrambled eggs.

Fran’s Restaurant
Price: $7 – $15
Address: 20 College St. ON M5G 1K2
Hours: 24 hours!

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Photo by tanjatiziana

Photo by tanjatiziana

Photo by Melesky:  This is a very well known 24 hour diner. The food is OK, pretty typical greasy spoon fare. Its an interesting place to people watch. Dave and I woke up hungry one day at 4 AM and went there and we had fun picking out which people had been up all night vs the ones that got up early. We think they were mostly all nighters.

Photo by Melesky: This is a very well known 24 hour diner. The food is OK, pretty typical greasy spoon fare. It's an interesting place to people watch. Dave and I woke up hungry one day at 4 AM and went there and we had fun picking out which people had been up all night vs the ones that got up early. We think they were mostly all nighters.

Photo by:  Smaku:  After all-nighters its usually a good thing to replenish your body with some good old fashioned greasy grub.  Frans diner is open 24 hours and has some great grub. After sitting down at our table, these set of tables here quickly filled up with about 8 police officers all off-duty coming to get their morning breakfast.

Photo by: Smaku: After all-nighters it's usually a good thing to replenish your body with some good old fashioned greasy grub. Fran's diner is open 24 hours and has some great grub. After sitting down at our table, these set of tables here quickly filled up with about 8 police officers all off-duty coming to get their morning breakfast.

Photo by Gail at Large:  grilled chicken and avocado club

Photo by Gail at Large: grilled chicken and avocado club

Photo by Mike Manalang:  Frans Restaurant (at The Pantages) Toronto

Photo by Mike Manalang: Fran's Restaurant (at The Pantages) Toronto

Discussion

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  1. theres a Fran’s right under Pantages Hotel across from the Eaton Centre

    Posted by love frans | February 25, 2010, 8:44 pm
  2. Is that location 24 hours too?

    Posted by dave regal | February 28, 2010, 1:58 am
  3. The real question is, are all Fran’s Restaurants haunted?

    Posted by Alice | March 1, 2010, 3:56 am
  4. Fran’s is good, but I also love the brunch at Oliver & Bonacini at Bayview Village.

    Posted by Foodobsessed | April 22, 2010, 9:56 pm
  5. I have been to the Victoria street location before and that one is no better then this one. I am starting to think that all the Frans locations have poor service which makes me write a review about how I am never coming back to Frans ever again.

    The first time I have tried Frans was back in March at the Victoria Street location. We had to wait for a table for at least 20 minutes, wait for our server to come say hi to us 15 minutes later and last but not least, wait for our food for almost an hour, not to mention, our server screwed up half our orders. My friends are friends who will complain to a manager and get a deal. I am highly allergic to Pork & even after mentioning it to my server about this allergy, she still managed to give me a HAM SANDWICH instead of a Turkey sandwich. 2 of my other friends had their soups cold and another one of my friends had a piece of hair in her pasta. It all went downfall from there when we called the manager to complain.

    NOW THIS TIME, we decided to give Frans another try but at the College location. This location was very dirty, floors were dirty and so were some of the tables, as if they had no busser to clean them. Service took long as usual. One thing is for sure, they definately got our orders right this time!

    Overall, NEVER EVER coming back to this place again. The fact that this place is opened 24hrs, that probably explains why the servers are still asleep.

    Posted by Bethany | December 25, 2010, 1:43 am