Balzac's Coffee Roasters- Distillery

Balzac's Coffee Roasters- Distillery

1 Trinity Street, Toronto, ON, M5A 3C4

Call: (416) 207-1709

Balzac’s Coffee Roasters is a great café that was founded on the concept of celebrating the sophisticated French coffee experience in Canada. Balzac's focuses on keeping their organization sustainable, local and natural. There are a number of locations both around Toronto and other cities in Ontario, but their space in the Distillery District is one of their first opening in 2002.

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The Poet Café

The Poet Café

173 King Street East, Toronto, ON M5A 1J4  

Call: 416-368-7638

Just a couple of blocks from the St. Lawrence Market, The Poet Specialty Cafe and Tapas Bar offers unique Persian homestyle brunches, lunches and drinks. Tehran born owner Amir has created an inviting menu of items such as a date cappuccino!

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RedFish BlueFish Creative Cafe- CLOSED

RedFish BlueFish Creative Cafe- CLOSED

73 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S 1G4

Call: (416) 960-2233

Nestled in the very popular Annex neighbourhood is the charming RedFish BlueFish Creative Cafe. Opened for almost 3 years, it offers a family-friendly environment for the creative child to play and for mom and dad to watch with a great tasting coffee. 

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Sen5es Cafe

Sen5es Cafe

328 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3T4

Call for reservations: (416) 935-0400

Sen5es Cafe is located in the accessible SoHo Hotel. We have reviewed their restaurant Luckee in a previous post – check it out for more information about the space or if you feel like making a day and going to both venues! Sounds like a fun day to me!

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Against the Grain (Chorus Quay Location)

Against the Grain (Chorus Quay Location)

25 Dockside Dr. Chorus Quay, Toronto, ON, M5A 0B5

Call for Reservations: (647) 344-1562

It has been a while since we reviewed the Leaside location of Against the Grain and we didn't want to leave out this fabulous summer spot with an amazing view of Lake Ontario! Located by Sugar Beach, Against the Grain offers...

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The Hot House Restaurant & Bar

The Hot House Restaurant & Bar

35 Church Street, Toronto, ON M5E 1T3

Call for reservations: (416) 366-7800

Since 1994, the Hot House Restaurant has been a hot spot on the corner of Church and Wellington, by the St. Lawrence Market. This restaurant has several seating areas, a patio that seats over 150 people, and caters to every meal of the day...

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Paradise Farms Prime Beef Bistro

Paradise Farms Prime Beef Bistro

678 Sheppard Ave E, Toronto, ON M2K1B7

Call for reservations: (647) 347-4195

As the name implies, here is a restaurant that sources all its meat from hormone-free Paradise Farms in Caledon, Ontario. They pride themselves on their burgers, but how about their delicious beef bacon?! It is so good that they opened a butcher shop next door to sell it to the public!

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Hazel's Diner

Hazel's Diner

3401 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4N 2M8 

Call for reservations: (416) 850-0121

I love a good greasy diner for quick, easy weekend food! Hazel's Diner has a great selection of delicious all day breakfast foods including eggs, omelettes, pancakes, burgers and salads. Be sure to check out their daily specials too - I loved the Hazel Hash!

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Bread & Bowl

Bread & Bowl

2 Murray St. Toronto, ON M5T 1T6

Call for reservations or takeout: (416) 204-1177

I was very impressed by this cozy lunch spot that I’m officially deeming a “hidden gem”. Tucked in behind Toronto Rehab Institute’s University Centre and a very short distance from the U of T St. George campus, this place has a fantastic breakfast and lunch menu...

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