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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ONE Restaurant

118 Yorkville Ave, Toronto ON 416-916-9600www.onehazelton.comMapApprox $50 per person Local Food? some local ingredientsLocal Wine/Beer? small selection Breakfast,Brunch,DinnerMonday to Sunday6:30am to 2am Reservations recommended A sense of anticipation was never so great for a simple lunch. Neither was a simple lunch ever so overwhelmingly indulgent. An eating experience worth the uncomfortable fullness that follows, lunch… 

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Red Tomato

321 King Street West, Toronto ON 416-971-6626www.redtomato.caMapApprox $30 per person Local Food? some local ingredientsLocal Wine/Beer? some available Lunch,DinnerMon to Sat: 11:30am to 12amSunday: 4:30pm to 11pm Reservations recommended It was a night of ups and downs at the Red Tomato. Downstairs neighbour to the more famous Fred’s Not Here, it’s a cozy, casual spot… 

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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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