Situated in Richmond Hill, Big Daddy's is a welcoming American dine boasting a cozy ambiance and a menu which makes you feel at home. If you are in the mood for a hearty breakfast or a filling daytime meal, Big Daddy's will do the trick for you. Choose from a range of dishes like jumbo chicken wings, New York steak, hearty burgers and classic club sandwiches and pair them with a side of onion rings or poutines. Big Daddy's is also a premier source of entertainment, housing a stunning repertoire of acoustic open mics and marvelous musical ensembles.
Get your caffeine fix at The Mad Bean, an eclectic and popular coffeehouse in the neighborhood. This place adorns installations by local artists and photographers that make for unique decor and are also on sale. Savor their award-winning Americano, or Latte, Espresso, Mad Bean Red Eye or their iced versions. Prepared from organic, fair trade beans, they are complemented by freshly-baked pastries and confections. They occasionally host live bands and also feature a dedicated collection of books.
A cosy space, murals created by local artists, good music, and great coffee make the Sumach Espresso. Along with the mandatory menu of espresso, Americano, cappuccino, and others, they also serve tea, chai latte, and hot chocolate. The warm, interior seating, and the al fresco tables and chairs outside are perfect for sipping some hot goodness over a nice conversation, or spending some much needed time with yourself.
Intimate and personal - those are the two words that best describe Tucana Coffee. Tenille Clark not only knows how to tell a great cup of coffee from one that isn't, but also makes delicious variations for her guests. Tucana Coffee is truly the perfect setting for sipping coffee over a conversation, or spending some quality time with yourself. Your drink arrives in a glass, and there’s lovely latte art too. You can call for muffins and vegan cookies as well.
Its industrial chic decor is accentuated by potted plants, spherical lamp shades and tea paraphernalia. ICHA Tea is a haven for tea enthusiasts. Your beverage is brewed in front of you and sweetened as per your liking. The take out area at the front is where you can grab your choice drink and go. If you have the time, step inside and enjoy a tea ceremony, where expert tea masters at the tea bar will prepare various teas for tasting. Don't miss their desserts as well.
Whether you are a coffee lover or not, get set to be charmed by Strange Love Coffee. Owned and run by caffeine enthusiasts, this artisan coffee house displays their passion for this brew in their craft and equipment. Their industrial chic decor replete with a plant wall, artworks, coffee paraphernalia and communal tables is a welcoming spot for groups and singles alike. Their farm to cafe concept is a hit as you will find only beans from curated craft coffee farms from across the world. Their rotating roasters showcase their varieties including heirloom and single estate beans. Take a sip of their specialties such as Lover's Latte and Chai Latte. Or opt for their drip coffee, espresso and macchiato if you want to stick with the classics. Nibble on tasty pastries and snacks to go along with your beverage.
Located in Kensington, Poetry Jazz Cafe is more than a quintessential jazz bar. On offer are signature cocktails and wine enjoyed to the occasional live jazz, soul, spoken word and poetry events. Owner Sean Pascalle encourages performances by young and upcoming jazz musicians with an experimental flair on the genre. Quite contrasting is the decor of vintage elements, graffiti and old-world charm. Their secluded back patio is a popular gathering place among regulars.
Omg Oh My Gyro is one of the best spots in town if you are hankering for a gyro or souvlaki. Using only chicken and beef, their marinated meats are roasted in a vertical rotisserie and then sliced into shavings in a pita bread with sauces, veggies and fries. Vegetarians can try their falafels, salads and grilled veggies. If you can't make it, they also deliver if you live nearby.
Opened in 1982, this club on the Spadina and Queen West strip is located on the same spot where the original 1920s Rivoli Vaudeville Theater was. A hangout in the 1980s for comedian Mike Myers, The Rivoli has a black, white and neon bar that leads to a room where alternative bands and comedians perform. It has a side bar, a patio, a stage for hosting events and shows, a full-fledged restaurant serving lunch, snacks, dinner and night bites, and a pool hall. The menu is a blend of international specialties.