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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love, love, love the spanish omelette with no cheese and side salsa. Fried potatoes are like mom used to make. Friendly service and great prices. You need to try this place.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed November 17, 2023

Always a fantastic stop for a great breakfast. The service is fast and the food is yummy. Try to finish your coffee with the constant top ups. The daily specials are always a good deal but I have to lean on the Farmer's hash. Generous...portions of chopped up sausage to go with the eggs to order. The home fries are always plentiful and tasty, and in this dish they are mixed in. I've never left wanting and highly recommend for a simple, friendly and tasty breakfastMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed October 7, 2023 via mobile

Great little jem in St. James. Came here with my wife for breakfast. Fast friendly service and great eggs Benedict. 1st time here for us, but we will be back

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed September 18, 2023

Love the spanish omelet with side salsa, fried potatoes and rye toast. Place is always busy especially on weekends. Make sure you get there early.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed August 10, 2023

We usually dine here every weekend for breakfast. This time I ordered the farmer hash which is a farmer sausage with tomatoes, onions and eggs anyway you like. You also get two slices of buttered rye toast. Very good value and great food.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed June 26, 2023

This restaurant is a frequent weekend stop. All dishes are very good including the Farmer Hash which I had this weekend. Service is outstanding and friendly. We'll be back.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed May 16, 2023

The Spanish Omelette definitely hits the spot. Portions are large. Fried potatoes are just like mom used to make. I will be back.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed March 20, 2023

I haven't been here for awhile as the last time I had an upset stomach about 20 minutes after. This time I ordered something different and had the same upset stomach after. I won't be going back at least not for breakfast. Used to be...soooo great. Don't know if it's the oil they use for frying or what it could be. Obviously, something not agreeing with me.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed November 28, 2022

One thing you can always count on is a superb breakfast accompanied by friendly, efficient service. There are a few go to favourites of mine, including the eggs bennie or the eggs with hash. Both are fantastic and the last two times I've gone, I...lucked in as they were each on special (timing is everything!) The eggs bennie is always well done. Eggs are cooked to order and the hollandaise is yummy. For me the real trouble spot are the breakfast potatoes for as no matter how many I get (and you do get a lot!) there never seems to be enough leaving me to lick my plate clean once again. A family favourite!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed August 25, 2022

The daily specials are very good and well priced. I ordered the BLT on rye with fries and coleslaw. All was very good. Service was very friendly.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed May 29, 2022

Excellent prices and service. Always busy on the weekends for breakfast. Staff still wear masks. Fried potatoes are like mom used to make. We’ll be back.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed January 1, 2022

We dined here over the Christmas holidays mid-week and we’re pleasantly surprised to find that they offer very reasonably priced weekday breakfasts. Food and service very good. Huge portions. You won’t need to eat lunch! We will be back.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed August 24, 2021

While visiting Winnipeg, my husband and I went for breakfast on a Sunday morning at The Dawning. Our hotel restaurant was closed due to Covid so I googled breakfast restaurants in St. James & thought we would support a local/family run business. Good location on...Portage Avenue in St. James, with parking either in the lot or on the street. When we arrived we were seated in a booth (masks currently required). The restaurant appears to be family fun and perhaps used to be a Chinese food establishment? We thought the price of $8.75 for a full breakfast was very reasonable, our orders arrived quickly and the food was delicious. Our orange juices came in a bottle (odd) and coffee was decent. The atmosphere inside was somewhat grungy - I attempted to use the ladies washroom but there was no toilet paper. I let our server/the owner know but he never did take the time to put toilet paper in there. My husband ended up getting me some from the men's washroom instead. The washroom also has one of those old cloth dispenser rolls to wipe your hands - haven't seen one of those in 20 years! We were a bit surprised our bill came to over $30, since our meals were only $17.50. Quite few regulars come here - not sure if we would return next time we visit Winnipeg.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 11, 2021

Small mom and pop diner with home cooked meals to die for. Excellent prices and service. This is our weekly breakfast stop. See you next week.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed February 20, 2021 via mobile

Always great food here. Try the Spanish omelet with salsa. Great service and with a smile and great prices.

Date of visit: February 2021
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The Dawning is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4

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