Comfort food is taken apart and reinvented at Uncle Betty’s, the Uptown Yonge diner that proves playing in the kitchen has delicious benefits.
The long space is bright thanks to huge windows and bold colours that provoke smiles from eaters. The stroller parking area is a giveaway to the family-friendly atmosphere of Uncle Betty’s, and weekend brunches feel more like neighbourhood get togethers than a diner.
What everyone comes for is the food: made-from-scratch diner classics and some unexpected surprises, made better with the addition of doughnuts and Greg’s ice cream. Eggs benedict is served on a halved doughnut (made fresh daily) served with a tangy, rich hollandaise; kids enjoy chicken fingers in a crispy Cap’n Crunch coating; desserts like the Twink’Eh Classic Cream are love-at-first-bite delicious.
Uncle Betty’s captures the essence of the neighbourhood: a relaxed, modern diner that makes everyone feel welcome, and keeps them coming back.
The Find: The ultimate grilled cheese, with mac’n’cheese and meatloaf nestled between toast ($14)