School Bakery and Cafe

70 Fraser Avenue, Toronto ON 416-588-0005www.sbcto.comMapApprox $30 per person Local Food? some local ingredientsLocal Wine/Beer? small selection WeekdaysMon to Fri: 8am to 4pmCocktails: 3:30pm to 7pmWeekendsSat & Sun: 10am to 4pm No Reservations “You have to make your way through the landmines before you find comfortable footing,” says Chef Brad Moore of School Bakery and… 

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St. Louis Bar on King

92 King Street East, Toronto ON 416-840-0268www.stlouiswings.comMapApprox $20 per person Local Food? some local ingredientsLocal Wine/Beer? very small selection Lunch,DinnerMon to Sun11:30am to 12am It should be no surprise that comfort foods are the topic of choice on food forums and web social networks. We’re in a time where we’re ot only watching our wallet,… 

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Drake’s Corner Cafe

1150 Queen Street West, Toronto ON 416-531-5042www.thedrakehotel.caMapApprox $30 per person Local Food? some local ingredientsLocal Wine/Beer? some available BreakfastMon to Sun: 8am to 11amLunchMon to Sun: 11am to 4pm I’m not ashamed to admit that I’ve never had the opportunity to have brunch at the Drake’s cafe. There’s a first for everything, and considering we’re… 

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Coquine

2075 Yonge Street, Toronto ON 416-322-6767www.coquinerestaurant.comMapApprox $30 per person Local Food? some local ingredientsLocal Wine/Beer? some available WeekdaysMon to Thu: 12pm to 11pmFri & Sat: 12pm to 12amWeekendsSunday: 12pm to 10pmBrunch: 12pm to 4pm Sometimes, uptown brunch can be very distinguishable from downtown brunch. The attitude is relaxed, the menus can be better refined (good… 

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Osteria Ciceri E Tria

106 Victoria Street, Toronto ON 416-955-0258www.osteriaccerietria.comMapApprox $30 per person Local Food? some local ingredientsLocal Wine/Beer? some available Lunch,DinnerMon to Thu: 9am to 10pmSaturday: 9am to 11pmClosed on SundaysReservations recommended  Welcome to the dining scene, the latest challenger to the “Best Italian” category. Terroni and Pizza Libretto can take the back seat as Osteria tries to… 

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Mildred Pierce’s Temple Kitchen

85 Hanna Ave, Toronto ON 416-588-5695www.templekitchen.comMapApprox $30 per person Local Food? mostly local ingredientsLocal Wine/Beer? great local selection LunchMon to Sat: 11:45am to 3pmDinnerMon to Sat: 5:30pm to 10pmBrunchSat & Sun: 10am to 3pmReservations recommended Mildred Pierce Restaurant is etched in Toronto history. For over 17 years, the wonderful team of Donna Dooher and Kevin… 

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Smoke’s Poutinerie

218 Adelaide Street West, Toronto ON 416-599-2837www.smokespoutinerie.comMapApprox $30 per person Local Food? some local ingredientsLocal Wine/Beer? n/a Lunch, DinnerMon to Wed: 11:30am to 9pmThu & Fri: 11:30am 11 pm Sat: 5pm to 11pm Closed on sundays Men, rejoice, poutine in a variety of flavours. Some women love the mix of cheese, curds, and gravy, but… 

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