As the flocking to Kensington Market continues, a local favourite reclaims its post. The Green Room Cafe is a Toronto favourite dive bar, and its back to sling cheap drinks and eats in a Kensington Market haunt.
The Green Room originally closed in 2017, when it was originally a more approachable version of a speakeasy, located off a back alley behind Bloor Street, between Brunswick Ave. and Borden St. The former Annex digs played host to everyone from students to post-work wanderers.
But, they’re back, now in one of Toronto’s buzziest neighbourhoods. Not much has changed in terms of what people can expect from the watering hole, which will continue to boast some of the city’s best cheap drinks and comfort food.
Perfect for a casual hangout with friends, the menu offers everything from french fries to a chickpea and tomato soup. There’s shareable options like nachos, hummus and pita and fresh rolls, as well as individual options like garden salads and an avocado and brie sandwich.
Of course, everything is reasonably priced, as one would come to expect from a dive bar, and the new Kensington Market iteration did not change the interior people loved in its former glory. Think mismatched chairs, the token chandelier, and brightly coloured walls that encompass a casual, relaxed space that also can be known to boast some good tunes.
The Green Room Cafe is now located at 414 College St.