Diners are usually the last place one would expect to find a rich cultural landscape, unless you consider grilled cheese and milkshakes mind-expanding. But Beaver Cafe's owner, Megan Whiten, manages to weave her family history of fine art into a casual diner located in the heart of Queen West's art district.
You can visit from morning till night at this "Queen West mainstay" that's as popular for its brunch menu as its nightly dance parties; throughout the day "funny, friendly people" gather by the narrow bar or huddle around patio tables out back – in sum, a "solid" "local" option.
The name probably tells you most of what you need to know. Located between the Gladstone and the Drake, and blessed with a great patio, this cozy watering hole is famous for its girl-on-girl Sunday parties. Good food and knowledgeable DJs are other attractions.
Upwardly mobile arty professionals down pints, cappuccinos, and burgers at this low-key, alt-classy café/bar. Traditionally chic hanging lanterns mesh with drugstore votives on black-lacquer tables; a plywood bench stretches the length of one wall. Most likely soundtrack: Bowie. Most likely clientele: 30-something music producers and art-gallery employees. Canadian art hangs on the walls.
Live the extra healthy menu options, Club is my favorite sandwich here with lots of avocado!
Always a happy smile when you sit down :) Thanks
This is a little place a few doors east of The Drake.Really great atmosphere that doesn't feel like many Queen West places.staff are incredibly friendly and their menu is small but all really well done. Lots of vegetarian options as well as a wide range of craft beer. Had a taste of cherry cider today, creative but definitely not my thing. As a beet lover their salad is wonderful. Smaller place... more
I like this place. It had a very positive vibe and is completely queer (and straight) friendly. The staff are very friendly and helpful. I enjoyed my cold brew, and my ginger cookie was decent enough.
The only downside was that there were some WIFI issues that day or something because neither my friend nor I could connect in order to complete our work.
I will definitely go again for the... more
Former gallery that mixes art with comfort food, brunch & nightly dance parties, plus a patio.
If one summons up visions of a 10-inch, black and white television screen filled with the fumbling antics of a ten-year old boy when he hears the name The Beaver, then chances are you don’t hang at the establishment that currently (and confidently) holds the moniker.
The Beaver, established in 2006, is now one of the trendy Queen West strip’s most unpretentious drink and eateries. Home to many... more
Beaver Cafe offers these services: coffee, terrasse, cafe terrace.