Shopsy’s is a casual restaurant that is located directly at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel at Queen Street West.
The first time I was here was for lunch with my friends just before we were about to watch Miss Saigon at the Toronto Centre for the Arts back in 2010. I enjoyed their Smoked Meat sandwich as the portion was satisfying and the comfortable booth seats were homey; it was a great place to sit back and relax with friends.
For this second visit, three friends and I opted for some breakfast food here on a Saturday morning. The restaurant was slowly warming up for the day and the seats around us gradually filled up as we ate. Our server was diligent in bringing what we needed and we were able to have a great breakfast. They also provide free wifi. 🙂
Holly and I both chose the Smoked Salmon Omelette. I love smoked salmon and I can eat it by the plateful if I had the chance… The plate arrived and it was full of goodies: a big wide half moon-shaped omelette with the smoked salmon tucked into its folds, two slices of multigrain toast, a scatter of fresh and lightly salted home fries, and a small bowl of fruit.
I dug into the hot omelette first and was actually a little disappointed that the smoked salmon was cooked so well into the omelette that it was not cold or raw anymore; it tasted more like cooked salmon meat. I’ve never had smoked salmon omelette before, so I guess this was not what I was expecting (I expected it to look more like this or this). I love eating slices of smoked salmon by itself, so I was expecting something similar to the texture and taste. I also had another expectation that the omelette would be a little less cooked and arrive a little raw — those are the best kinds of omelette and scrambled eggs by the way! Nevertheless, in spite of my high and idealistic expectations, the omelette was still very good. I liked the capers and thin slices of red onion that were placed on top.
I was very impressed that the toast was multigrain! They tasted really good with the liquid honey that I drizzled over them. I also liked the home fries. They were still hot and crunchy by the time I got to them after finishing off the omelette and toast. Lastly, the bowl of fruit was just your usual grapes, cantaloupe, and strawberry.
Joyce had the Torontonian and Steph had the really pretty-looking waffles. All of our portions were generous and satisfying!
Visit Shopsy’s if you want a nice, affordable, and satisfying meal in a cozy environment. 🙂