Established in 1999
Established in 1999 The Film Buff is an independently owned and operated video rental and ice cream parlour with two locations in Toronto, Ontario. The Film Buff West is located in what was once known as Parkdale at 73 Roncesvalles Avenue at Marion Street. The Film Buff East is located on 1380 Queen Street East at Greenwood.
Our film collection on DVD is nearing... more
The Film Buff is great because it carries movies that you cannot find in the big box rental stores.
There are a lot of foreign films, etc.
And... there is an ice cream bar in the store. You get a ton of ice cream for a very very reasonable price.
I enjoy the selection that the Film Buff has as it much better than your typical video store.
BTW - the ice cream they sell is great!
Like many others I came here for the ice cream. It's dirt cheap! $3 bucks even (including the tax) for a single scoop in a cup or cone. The scoop is pretty generous too. And it tasted great! They didn't have many options (about 8) but I did love what I got. I forgot the name but it was vanilla mixed with caramel, chocolate and nuts. It is basically a caramel praline.
It's a video store. So film buffs. However, they sell ice cream inside. So I want to talk about the ice cream and how much I love that they put vintage movie posters over some of the bins in the ice cream cooler.
Espresso ice cream. Though it may not be "authentic" (shut up, ice cream snobs), it's certainly worth the price. We paid $2.38 for a heaping scoop and I got my caffeine fix... more
One of those local joints that make me miss living in this 'hood.
Was reminded of its awesomeness while in the area on the weekend. Stopped in for one of the delicious aforementioned ice cream cones -- these guys give you what amounts to a double scoop at some fancier places. Really tasty flavours at a great price (they didn't have my favourite on hand, watermelon with chocolate cookie pieces,... more