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.
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
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
As seen in a Shawn Mendes music video, a Daniel Radcliffe film and a few others, the George Street Diner stakes its claim as one of Toronto’s most recognizable, while also maintaining the nostalgia feel customers expect in a diner. This local hangout on a great corner location feels like a real old-fashioned diner where
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
Open for only “Brunchy and Lunchy,” as they like to call it, owners Ali and Tolga Yalcin are using their Turkish influence to produce damn good food. The pair find themselves on Dundas West, where they’ve decorated their venue in traditional decor with bright, inviting colours. Originally, Good Fork was located on Bloor West but
Located at Yonge and Lawrence, Hazel’s Diner fills a major void in the area for a quality all-day breakfast. Apparently, 90 per cent of the menu is less than $10, which suits area families just fine. All-day breakfast is just $4.99 before 11 a.m., but diners can also choose from more exotic offerings such as
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
Juice & Java café is just as much about its crepes and made-to-order sandwiches as it is about its coffee and smoothies. As one of the Beach’s most popular spots for fresh and healthy eats, along with good vibes and an always positive atmosphere, you can’t go wrong at Juice & Java. The menu has
Bienvenue à Le Baratin. This modern bistro is as close to France as you can get in this city. From its all-French management and kitchen team to a wine list that is 95 per cent from France, taste how locally sourced ingredients can make you feel an ocean away. Le Baratin’s head chef Jean Regis
A queue that long every weekend can’t be wrong: Maha’s Egyptian Brunch is like nothing else around. It has all the components of a truly delicious brunch: grilled cheese adorned with dates; a creamy (vegan) lentil soup; tender sautéed tomatoes for a perfect shakshuka; and an irresistible tray of sakalance, all in a bright, sunny dining room.
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