Community Restaurant Round-Up: Your Ultimate T.O. Bucket List

By: Natalie Lewin

Community Restaurant Round-Up: Your Ultimate T.O. Bucket List

Tags: Toronto, bucket list, Toronto restaurant

Bobbette and Belle:  3347 Yonge St.


Bobbette and Belle combines all my favourite things—delicious home-style pastries, amazing coffee, and community—all into one. If you need to take a break from the fast-paced nature of city life, Bobbette and Belle offers the perfect Parisian escape where you can treat yourself (and maybe someone else if they’re lucky) to delicious high-end pastries that taste even better than they look! The best part is that it’s not just take-away. I love bringing my girls and friends here to sit back and relax on their comfy couch with a couple of macarons (you have to try the milk chocolate caramel) and a hot chocolate with homemade marshmallows.


Sophie’s:  1614 Bayview Ave.

It’s challenging to find a brunch spot that caters to every taste bud in my family. Thankfully, we have Sophies, the most adorable and welcoming lunch spot in Leaside, Toronto. The bright fruit wallpaper, sunny yellow seating, and the laid-back atmosphere immediately makes you feel like a ray of sunshine. Everything on the menu (the pecan cornflake crusted french toast is to die for) is not only delicious but made in-house, freshly squeezed, and locally sourced. Does it get any better than that?

Cafe Cancan: 89 Harbord St, Toronto


“Ever feel like you’ve had too much champagne? Me Neither” is a line on Cafe Cancan’s website I can totally get on board with. I absolutely adore this beautiful French bistro’s bright and colourful interior full of florals and flamingos. It’s the perfect place for a special occasion or fun evening out with your girlfriends. I recommend ending the night with a few birthday eclairs (made in-house) filled with vanilla cream and topped with chocolate and sprinkles!


School: 70 Fraser Ave. (Liberty Village)

School is such a fun place and has one of the most over-the-top stack of pancakes I’ve ever eaten! The interior of the restaurant mimics that of a “school” environment, with clocks on every wall, red school-house brick, and apples on every table. You even get to sip your OJ out of a beaker!


I love discovering the hidden gems of my community and trying out all the local eats. Do you have a favourite cafe or brunch spot in Toronto you love to frequent? Share it with me in the comments, I'd love to give it a try!


In addition to helping you find the perfect restaurant or cafe, I’m always happy to help you find a community in Toronto to call home.


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