Jen’s Quick Guide

PLACES TO BE AT & BE SEEN AT:

WHERE TO GO? JEN & ALAN’S MOST

FREQUENT VISITED PLACES.

 

Ratings are between 1 & 5 and based on food, service, crowd, decor, uniqueness & music selection.

1= Awful, never to return

5= Fantastic, can’t get better than that!!!

Prices are for one person only, and does not include, wine, alcohol or drinks.

* indicates brunch & dinner

 BRUNCH:

Name:

Location:

Price Range:

Crowd

Type of Food:

Décor:

Signature Dish:

Easy

1645 Queen St. West (Parkdale)

$10-15

Yummy Mommies

Upscale Eggs

Retro/ Casual

Banana Chocolate Soy Latté

Hello Toast

993 Queen St. East

$10-15

Coffee Swilling East enders

Upscale Eggs

Homey

Potatoes

*Edward Levesque’s Kitchen

1290 Queen East

$10-15

East Side Yuppies

Upscale Diner

Art Deco

Eggs Benedict

Mitzi’s Cafe

100 Sorauren (Roncesvalles)

$10-15

Laid-back Artsy

Delicious Breakfast

Intimate

Oatmeal Pancakes

Le Petit Dejeuner

191 King East

$10-15

King Street Condo Crowd

Upscale Eggs

Old 50’s diner style

French Toast

Saving Grace

907 Dundas St. West (5 second walk from alans house)

$10-15

Artsy Fartsy

Upscale Eggs

Minimalist

Avocado and Old Cheddar Sandwich

*Verveine

1097 Queen St. East

$12-15

High Class Trendy

Upscale Eggs

Trendy

Yogurt & Fruit

*Xacutti

503 College

$15-20

Dress to the Nines

Eggs Fusion

Ultra Modern

Cheesy Bacon French Toast

*Bar One

924 Queen West

$10-15

Queen Street Loft Types

Eggs & Sandwiches

Trendy

Eggs Benny

Aunties & Uncles

74 Lippincott (off of college)

$8-12

Hip Studenty

Diner

Cottagey

Chalah Toast

Clafouti

915 Queen St. West

$5-10

Y.U.P.

(Young urban professionals)

Pastries, light sandwiches, small cafe

Take-out

Any

Croissant

 

DINNER:

Name:

Location:

Price Range

Crowd/Scene:

Type of Food:

Décor:

*Utopia

586 College

$10-15

Cool College Street Types

Mixture b/t veggie, Mexican and fusion

Casual

*Dos Amigos

1201 Bathurst

$25-35

People who hate taco bell

Mexican

Mexican Cantina

*By The Way Cafe

400 Bloor St. West

$25-35

U of T kids parents

Middle Eastern

Low-Key

*Musa

847 Dundas

$35-40

Neiborhood scene

Mediterranean

Like your living room

Allen’s

143 Danforth

$30-40

Riverdale Yuppies

American

Irish Pub

Katsu

572 Danforth

$20-30

Birthday parties with big appetites

Sushi

Typical Sushi Place

Café 668

668 Dundas West

$20-25

Random scene

Veggie/vegan/asian fusion

Dumpy

*Kei

936 Queen W

$35-45

In the No Lofters

Malaysian

Laid-back but cool

San

676 Queen West

$30-35

Queen street hip

Asian, Sushi, Korean

Dimly lit

Romantic

*Kalender Coffee

546 College

$10-15

Early relationship spot

Fusion, Italian, Indian, etc.

Starbucks sluts

Fressen

478 Queen West.

$30-35

Health conscious hipsters

All Veggie

Trendy but not overbearing

Spring Rolls

3 Locations:

Yonge & Bloor- 693 Yonge

85 Front St. East

Across from Eaton center- 40 Dundas West

$12-15

People with not a lot of time

Thai

Stylish for the price

Five Doors North

2088 Yonge St (3 blocks south of eglinton on west side)

$25-30

Forest Hillers with Good Taste

Italian

Off beat

*Drake Hotel

1150 Queen St. West

$45-55

The Who’s Who of the who’s who

Fusion

Post Modern/ Feast for the eyes

Lemon Meringue

2390 Bloor West Village

$40-50

Cool Middle aged

Contemporary

Posh

Kensington Kitchen

124 Harbord

$20-25

Hippy Dippy

Veggie, Mediterranean

Laid-back

Tempo

596 College

$45-55

High heel girls/slickster guys

Sushi, Fusion, Japanese

Super Trendy

La Palette

256 Augusta

$40-50

Intellectual

French

Romantic

YYZ

345 Adelaide St. West

$45-55

Trendy/pre-

Theatre crowd

Haut cuisine

Modern

Hiro Sushi

171 King East

$45-55

Those serious about sushi

Sushi

Simple yet elegant

Tutti Matti

364 Adelaide

$40-45

Middle-aged

Tuscan

Inviting

PATIOS (May also be mentioned above, although rating is based strictly on the patio itself)

Price range includes, food (if star beside name) and/or one drink.

Name:

Location:

Price Range:

Crowd/Scene:

Rating:

*Café Diplomatico

594 College

$5-20

Come as you are

**** 1/2

*Kalender Coffee

Mentioned Above

 

 

****

* Kensington Kitchen

Mentioned Above

 

 

**** 1/2

* Allen’s

Mentioned Above

 

 

**** 1/2

*Paupers pub

539 Bloor West

$10-15

Beer Swilers

***

*Southern Accents

595 Markham

(Bloor)

$20-30

Marty Gras

*** 1/2

*Spaha

66 Harbord

$25-30

Sleek urban

****

 Chelsea Room

923 Dundas West

$12-20

Queen Street Hipsters

****

Squirley’s

807 Queen West

$12-15

Grungy Rockers

****

Cocktail Molotov

928 Dundas West

$12-15

Laid-back scenesters

**** 1/2

Souz Dal

636 College

$10-15

Trendy college scene

****

Sutra

612 College

$10-15

Trendy college scene

****

 

Things To Do In Toronto:

1. Walk around St. Lawrence market on a Saturday morning

2. Walk around Kensington market any day, but Sunday especially they close off the street so you can walk around with no cars.

3. Have a picnic in high park or any park for that matter.

4. Go for Ice Cream at either The Big Chill (on college) or Greg’s Ice Cream (corner of Bloor & Spadina in JCC)

5. Walk around Queen

6. Bike or rollerblade through the Belt Line (DVP trail)

7. Go to the Beaches

8. Walk around, or go for dinner in the Distillery District (around Front street)

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