Walking through the doors of 1 Hotel, one might feel as though they’re in familiar territory. Located at the site of the former Thompson Hotel, 1 Hotel Toronto is the first Canadian property by 1 Hotels, a luxury hotel brand inspired by nature. The brand currently has properties scattered across North America, in major cities
We’ve only heard that Toronto has great hotels; being from here, we’ve never stayed at one. If this is your case, too, you now at least have a great reason to visit the Annex hotel: Annex Café and Wine Bar. In the morning, it’s a café that offers a great range of balanced breakfasts made
Annex Commons is a food hall connected to the Annex Hotel, open to both locals and hotel guests. The menu is created and executed by Chinatown pizza spot Big Trouble Pizza. The two independent businesses work cohesively within one kitchen and operate through the same ordering counter. The Annex Commons is a seat-yourself and self-
Aris Place has one of those old-school signs that makes you think twice about stepping inside, but those who dare to venture are in for a surprise. They’ve been serving up souvlaki in Roncesvalles for 30+ years in addition to being an all-day breakfast spot for locals. You can feast your eyes on black and
The café and cafeteria-style restaurant has become extremely popular for its guilt-free take-away and delicious Israeli-style breakfast. The hearty and homey shakshuka, which originated in Tunisia and means "mixture," is usually associated with a dish belonging to the Sephardic Jewish people.
When visiting the Danforth, it is imperative to enjoy some loukoumades. The humble honey puff might not be fancy, but at Athens Pastries, the surface-fried, honey-soaked, cinnamon-dusted dough balls are proof that simplicity is addictive. Try to eat just one. We dare you.
True to its name, Ave Maria Latin Cafe features food and grocery products with origins spanning from Argentina, Ecuador and Peru to Colombia, Venezuela and Mexico. Run by husband-and-wife duo Maria-Jose Suarez and Aland Portillo, both of whom are native Colombians, the food menu features traditional Latin American dishes like arepas, empanadas and tamales. Customers
On the corner of Av and Dav (Avenue and Davenport) lives one of Toronto’s oldest diners, Avenue Diner. All they have is a phone number, no website or social media. Stepping into this small diner is like stepping back to 1944, the year it opened. You almost expect Michael J. Fox to come out in
Avenue Open Kitchen is one of those classic greasy spoons and somewhat of a Toronto institution. They’ve been doling out classic breakfast staples like bacon and eggs and a variety of omelets and sandwiches like Canadian peameal bacon, Reubens, roast beef, Montreal smoked meat and pastrami since the 1950s. Not much has changed by way
Imagine if Canada got the same sun as the Mediterranean all year round. At least we’re privy to Mediterranean food all year round in Toronto. And Aviv Restaurant is a great place to help with that. Located along the St. Clair West strip of the Wychwood area, Aviv Restaurant pulls from Spanish, Italian, Israeli and
Save yourself the five-hour drive and stop in to one of Bagel House's various locations for an authentic, wood oven, Montreal-style bagel. As opposed to the large and fluffy bagels that dominate the Toronto scene, these bagels are somewhat smaller and denser and sweeter, care of the honey water they are initially boiled in.
Since 1979, Bagel Plus has been serving all Torontonians classic Jewish comfort food from its location at Bathurst and Sheppard. They will always have you covered for when that bagel and schmear craving hits, but the menu also includes options such as eggplant Parmesan and fish and chips, branching outside the shtetl world of blintzes, pickled herring and rugelach.
Baker and Scone is wholly dedicated to the numerous ways in which the scone can become a beacon of sweet, tender goodness or savoury, rich nourishment. The scone menu boasts nearly 50 flavours, including exciting options like orange, cardamon and date and pear hazelnut. There is also a small café menu that includes a few pre-made salads, seasonal soups and savoury tartines.
You know them, you love them, so you're not surprised to know that Balzac's has a 14th location with Balzac's Powerhouse. Posting up shop in the Canada Foundry Company Powerhouse Building, this Balzac's spot boasts remarkably high ceilings and charming exposed brick that work together, along with the friendly staff, to create a warm and welcoming ambience for guests.
The opportunity to own her own restaurant drove Nicki Laborie out of bed and back to the biz, with her newly open Bar Reyna. Though French by birth, Laborie didn’t want to compete with the swarm of high quality French restaurants in Yorkville, and sought to bring a new flavour to the neighbourhood.
While your morning coffee takes care of your energy needs, Beatrice Society Cafe aims to cater to all of your health requirements. This inviting space serves as a versatile hub where you can not only indulge in perfectly brewed coffee but also expand your knowledge about adaptogens and functional mushrooms. Sit back, relax, and discover