Around the corner from the AGO, on the cusp of Kensington Market and tucked into a storefront, is the casual, easygoing Cafe La Gaffe. Sincere as the church pews that serve as banquettes, it's filled with people discussing with gusto the last word in theatre, art, or politics. Some come to drink cups of Mocha Java, most come because they appreciate the food.
In-the-know tourists, nearby U of T wanderers, and long time locals are enraptured by this resto's easy atmosphere. Petit brick front patio and smells of banana french toast are beguiling. Main dining area is a bit more formal yet airy. Through the narrow hallway, the back patio feels a little like a fairy tale. Christmas lights adorn a tree; a turquoise painted fence and details like colourful... more
In the know tourists, nearby U of T wanderers and chic girlfriends are easily enraptured by this resto's easy atmosphere. Petit brick front patio and smells of banana french toast are beguiling. Main dining area is a bit more formal yet airy. Through the narrow hallway, the back patio feels a little like a fairy tale. Christmas lights adorn a tree; a turquoise painted fence and details like... more
My husband and I enjoyed a delicious three course meal with wine using a buytopia voucher. I had the soup of the day, the fish as a main course and lemon raspberry cheesecake for dessert. My husband had escargots, penne pasta with beef tenderloin and crème brule. Everything was delicious. Our server, Alexa, was very attentive and very pleasant. She... more
Four of us went for Summerlicious. Loved the menu. I had steak and fries which were great.
Instead of apologizing for being short staffed you should stop accepting customers that you are unable to serve properly. We waited forever for a menu as well as each course and the bill.
We were walking towards Chinatown on Baldwin avenue looking for a good brunch spot on a Sunday morning and we came across this place. It seemed cute and had a nice patio and so we thought that we would give it a try. We were definitely glad we did. The menu was good, featuring a brunch selection of sandwiches, breakfasts,... more
Many of my friends just rave about this place, so I was quite looking forward to dine there. I never thought I'd see church banches(uncomfortable by design) in that back patio, to match eclectic (somewhat out of place) art and decor. As for the food, it was ok, so was the service.
The meat was stringy, the vegetables were frozen (not fresh) and the sauces amateur. A wanna-be bistro at "made it" prices.
Baldwin Street is known for its intimate cafes and fine French dining amid an eclectic bohemian neighborhood just north of Chintown. Of them, La Gaffe stands out as one of the best. Particularly fabulous are the pizzas. In the evenings mellow out to a jazz soundtrack and enjoy a bottle from the rare wine list.