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
Since 1987, this East Toronto bar and restaurant, steps from Broadview station, has served up whiskey, beer, wine and food to both locals and those in the neighbourhood for a show at the adjacent Danforth Music Hall. The menu focuses on naturally-raised organic meats and Ontario produce, and is more ambitious than your regular pub
The food now is classic bistro with a luxurious twist. There’s plenty of personal Boulud touches (the beignet de calamar include deft Southeast Asian flavours) and nods to Toronto (the quenelle de brochette is made with Ontario-sourced pike.) In short, the rethink worked and Café Boulud is in a class by itself.
Early Bird Coffee & Kitchen does it all: coffee and food that are both high quality and inventive. Early Bird is known within the scene of Toronto cafés as being one of the original purveyors of specialty coffee, now almost expected in every independent café. Early Bird pays close attention to where its beans are
The name says it all: Eggstatic is all about serving breakfast and brunch dishes to brighten your morning. Many of the dishes at this inviting Bayview restaurant have a Middle Eastern twist: Think savoury beef shakshuka waffles or scotch eggs filled with kafta beef. A wall decorated with frying pans and a sunny front window
Fast friends since first working together some seven years ago, Rachel Pellett and Heather Mee had long dreamt of opening up their own eatery. The duo officially opened Emma’s Country Kitchen today as something of an ode to Pellett’s grandmother, who ran a restaurant of the same name near Caledon. Keeping things homey and simple, the kitchen serves up fresh baked goods in addition to frozen meals and a weekend brunch.
You’re supposed to fuel up for a workout and replenish calories after, so if shopping is a workout, then the Vaughan Mills location of Evviva Breakfast & Lunch is where to eat before and after. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere in a plushy seat and eat the food that is as good as you hoped it
As a saucier at London’s hoity-toity The Savoy, Daniel Janetos cooked for some of the most illustrious clientele in the world. But he’d trade that any day for his current gig as head chef at the rustic Farmhouse Tavern, opened yesterday at Dupont and Dundas, where his carefully-curated menu highlights the best of Ontario’s bounty.
Right in the heart of Toronto’s downtown entertainment district, Figo offers Italian-inspired cuisine in a sleek, elegant and modern setting. Figo employs contemporary cooking techniques when making its meals with only the freshest and finest ingredients. Here you can find made-from-scratch pastas, wood-oven pizzas, and house-made ricotta, the last of which very few other places
Take the elevator up to find this Yorkville old school diner with its iconic red booths and laid-back atmosphere. At Flo’s Diner service is great — attentive without hovering. The menu is substantial with a great variety all-day selections. Why not order a shake or float for the kids while you sip champagne and orange
Fran’s has been a Toronto landmark since the first location opened in the 1940s. The vintage diner is a tribute to simpler times. The interior hasn’t changed much since Francis Deck opened Fran’s 70 years ago. The Yonge and College iteration opened in 1950, only 10 years after the flagship and since then has gotten
Good Bite Restaurant remains one of Toronto’s oldest diners, with its greasy spoon roots going all the way back to 1969. The restaurant’s classic design sticks out among the upscale Yonge and Eglinton storefronts – in a good way! Step inside for the friendly atmosphere and breakfast and lunch items that will definitely hit the
A makeover has slightly updated this local haunt that dates back to 1948. The menu has been given a face lift, as well, and now includes delish buttermilk and cinnamon pancakes served with real maple syrup and fresh fruit. The homemade cinnamon batter is flavourful, and the three misshapen pancakes only add to the charm
On the 44th floor of the Bisha Hotel, you’ll find panoramic views of Toronto, along with some of the best Californian/Mexican cuisine outside of Baja state. As the northernmost state in Mexico and the southernmost point in California, Baja cuisine is the perfect blend of culture and flavour. At Kost, the Bisha Hotel’s newest restaurant,
A modern bistro on the corner of Queen West and Peter Street, this multifaceted restaurant is dedicated to great wine, food and experiences. Peter Pan Bistro is best known for the wonderful in-between time where it’s too late for breakfast but you didn’t quite sleep in enough for it to be lunch. So, you settle