490 Queen W.
As of Dec 26, 2006 cafe moved to 512 Queen St. W (10 doors west)- smaller, cleaner, more trendy
I first went here many years ago, as someone said it had a very ï¿½Montreal vibeï¿½ & decent bagels. Right on both counts! Located in the super trendy Queen St. West, this is an artsy, funky little hole in the wall, furnished with old couches, old bookshelves filled with older books, & a collection of new magazines. How could you not love the exposed brick wall & comfortable casualness? The service is relaxedï¿½ Perhaps a little too relaxed if you are planning to do anything at all later in the day ï¿½ oh, like see a play, do groceries, go homeï¿½. It is very mellow, which is great if you have the time to spare, or are in the mood for it.
The food is absolutely delicious & completely affordable. On my last visit I had a very tasty sandwich & salad. The realness of the food is appreciated ï¿½ my focaccia sandwich was made with a real chicken breast ï¿½ not processed ï¿½ yum! I found it a little odd that there were so many sandwiches with avocado, yet they had none on site ï¿½ they had to go to a local corner store to pick some up. Maybe a little too relaxed, but I guess good things come to those who wait. One of T.O.ï¿½s best kept secrets.