Church Street’s Lola’s Kitchen, located just south of Bloor Street, occupies a heritage building constructed in 1878. The three-storey former residential dwelling, built in the Second Empire architectural style, is the perfect edifice for a spacious and striking restaurant serving outstanding food and drink.
The name Lola’s Kitchen was chosen to honour a lady—an Aunt Lola—who is rumoured to have lived in the grand house in the late nineteenth century. “That’s the story and apparently the building is haunted, maybe it’s Lola, who knows?” front of house manager Alex Dooley says with a smile.
It’s hard to imagine a ghost haunting such an elegant and thriving restaurant in such a favourable downtown location. Alex, building and business owner Elliott Sud, general manager Courtney Pitchford, and kitchen manager Ben O’Brien work together to make sure the food and service honour the restaurant’s beautiful space.
That space is wonderfully embellished by artwork from Toronto’s Goodfellas Gallery. It also features chandeliers, high ceilings, comfortable seating, exposed brick and piping, a fireplace, huge windows, a mural, indoor seating for 79 guests and a huge elevated front patio.Read the story of Lola's Kitchen
All of our burgers, sandwiches and breakfasts can be made gluten free upon request $1.75
Two organic eggs any style, bacon, multigrain toast + choice of salad, frites or Lola's home fries
CURRIED TOFU SCRAMBLE (V/GF)
Organic curried tofu, caramelized onions, spinach + herb scramble with spiced organic black beans, gluten free flax toast + choice of salad, frites or Lola's home fries
KALE CAESAR SALAD (GF/V)
Purple + black kale + nappa cabbage, polenta croutons, frizzled leeks, crispy capers + housemade cashew Caesar dressing 1
English muffin, grilled peameal bacon, two poached organic eggs, house made hollandaise + choice of salad, frites or Lola's home fries
MUSHROOM BENNY (VEG)
English muffin, caramelized onions, baby spinach, roasted mushrooms, poached organic eggs, house made hollandaise + choice of salad, frites or Lola's home fries
EGGS RANCHEROS (VEG)
Spiced organic black beans, 2 organic eggs or organic tofu, crispy tortilla bowl, cheddar cheese, guacamole. pico de gallo, lime yogurt, roasted corn + choice of salad, frites or Lola's home fries *Vegan option available
BRUNCH BOWL (GF)
Baby new potatoes, arugula, beef jus, pulled short ribs, caramelized onions, goat cheese, green onion + two organic sunny eggs
BREAKFAST KALE BOWL (GF)
Chorizo, leeks, fennel, squash, purple + black kale, organic quinoa, 2 organic poached eggs, smoked paprika oil drizzle *Vegetarian + Vegan Option
LOLA'S GLUTEN FREE WARM GRANOLA (VEG/GF)
Organic oats, quinoa, toasted nuts + seeds, apple + pear compote, dried cranberries + coconut cream
CROQUE CHAMPIGNON (VEG)
Grilled portobello mushroom, caramelized onions, arugula, triple creme brie + organic sunny egg on grilled multigrain +
choice of salad, frites, or Lola's homefries
Two organic eggs baked in a roasted tomato + red pepper sauce, challah toast + choice of salad, frites or Lola’s home fries
Cumin scented gluten free crepes, apple, pear + cranberry compote, maple cranberry drizzle + coconut cream
Ontario all beef burger, grilled peameal bacon, caramelized onions, Lola's cheese blend, sweet pickles, housemade ketchup, garlic aioli, challah bun + a sunny organic egg. Choice of salad, frites or Lola's home fries *Vegetarian option available
Lola's home fries
Gluten Free Toast
Baby new potatoes, Ontario goat cheese with pulled short ribs, caramelized onions
Baby new potatoes, Ontario goat cheese with mushroom gravy, caramelized onions
FRIED CAULIFLOWER + BROCCOLI
Fried until crispy with soy sauce and sesame sauce
Winter squash stuffed with brown rice, roasted cauliflower, sauteed leeks, black olives, toasted pumpkin seeds, cranberries + maple chili drizzle
Ripe avocado on homemade flatbread
Add Grilled Chicken 4.5, Grilled Tofu 4, Grilled Shrimp 6, Avocado 2.5, Toasted Nuts + Seeds 3, Roasted Salmon 8, Smoked Salmon 6
Candied organic walnuts, pickled red onions, mixed greens, Ontario goat cheese, tart apples + sweet Dijon vinaigrette
Purple + black kale + nappa cabbage, organic polenta croutons, frizzled leeks, crispy capers + housemade cashew caesar dressing
WARM ROCKET SALAD
Arugula, feta, chickpeas, red onion, fennel, black olives, toasted almonds, organic polenta croutons + balsamic dressing
ISRAELI COUSCOUS BOWL
Organic couscous, arugula, blistered cherry tomatoes, Kalamata olives, roasted red peppers, falafel balls + tahini dressing
SECRET GARDEN SALAD
Purple + black kale, mixed greens. organic quinoa, dried cranberries, slivered red onions + lemon herb dressing
Purple + black kale, organic quinoa or brown rice, avocado, sundried tomatoes, toasted organic nuts + seeds, grilled organic tofu + sweet cider vinaigrette. (Substitute chicken breast 2)
SANTE FE BOWL
Organic brown rice, black beans, guacamole, roasted corn, grilled sweet potato, romaine, green onions, pico de gallo, crispy tortillas + yogurt lime drizzle
Choice of fries or salad. Upgrade your salad 3.25, Poutine 3.25, add Bacon 2, add Cheese 2, add Guacamole 2.50.
All of our burgers and sandwiches can be made gluten free upon request for 1.75
100% local grass fed beef burger, caramelized onions, cheese blend, fresh pickles, romaine, housemade ketchup + garlic aioli on a challah bun
100% local lamb burger, roasted red peppers, arugula, feta cheese + minted yogurt on a challah bun
CURRIED CHICKPEA + ALMOND BURGER
Organic chickpea, quinoa + almond burger, red onion, arugula, grated beets, curried cashew aioli + lime yogurt on an onion bun
BLACK BEAN BURGER
Black bean, walnut + mushroom burger, corn tortilla chips, romaine, cheese blend, housemade guacamole + pico de gallo on a challah bun
GRILLED CHICKEN SANDWICH
Grilled Lola spiced chicken breast, grilled sweet potato, bacon, red onion, baby spinach + maple Dijon aioli on challah bread
PORTOBELLO + BRIE SANDWICH
Grilled portobello mushroom, triple cream brie, caramelized onions, arugula + maple Dijon aioli on grilled multigrain
SMOKED SALMON SANDWICH
Smoked salmon, bacon, cucumber, avocado, red onion, arugula + garlic aioli on grilled multigrain
Add Grilled Chicken 4.50, Grilled Tofu 4, Grilled Shrimp 6, Avocado 2.50, Toasted Nuts + Seeds 3, Roasted Salmon 8, Smoked Salmon 6
Garlic confit, sauteed kale, cherry tomato + button mushrooms with parmesan + truffle oil
RIBS + FRITES
Braised beef short ribs, hand cut frites, au jus, pickled onions, frizzled leeks + horseradish aioli
PAN SEARED SALMON
Pan seared salmon on crispy polenta with garlic cauliflower puree, lemon, dill + seasonal vegetables
A daily creation using only the finest ingredients, including organic free range eggs with choice of side
A nightly creation using only the finest ingredients. Only available during dinner
Shrimp 6, Chicken Breast 4.50, Grilled Tofu 4, Bacon 3, Smoked Salmon 6, Roasted Salmon 8 Black Beans 3, Toasted Nuts + Seeds 3, Toasted Pumpkin Seeds 2, Toasted Almonds 2, Candied Walnuts 3, Chickpeas 3, Pulled Short Ribs 5
Cheese Blend 3, Goat 3, Feta 3, Brie 3, Parmesan 3
SAUCES + DIPS
Garlic Aioli 1, Horseradish Aioli 1, Maple Dijon Aioli 2, Curry Cashew Aioli 1, Ketchup 1, Hot Sauce 1, Beef Jus 3, Yogurt Lime Sauce 1, Mushroom Gravy 3, Pico De Gallo 3, Guacamole 3, Mint Yogurt Sauce 2
Side Salad 3, Frites 5, Roasted Beets 2, Grilled Sweet Potato 2, Portobello Mushroom 3, Kale 3,
Roasted Red Peppers 2, Caramelized Onions 1, Cucumber 1, Pickles 1, Pickled Onions 1, Arugula 3, Sundried Tomatoes 2, Baby Spinach 3
Brown Rice 3, Quinoa 3, Toast 2.50, Gluten Free Toast 3, Flatbread 2, Israeli Couscous 3, Polenta Croutons 3
72 Hours notice required
20 Piece Minimum
Crispy polenta, sun dried tomatoes, marinated wild mushroom + caramelized onions
Pickled daikon, enoki mushrooms, shredded carrot + nappa cabbage cold rolls with a seasame ginger dipping sauce
Marinated portobello mushroom, goat's cheese and crispy basil over a toasted garlic baguette
Black bean and wild mushroom pattie with a grilled sweet potato, roasted red pepper cashew cream and arugula on a soft bun
Artichoke, roasted garlic and sun-dried tomato + fresh herbs over a toasted garlic baguette
Marinated baby mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, roasted fennel with a basil pesto dipping sauce
Triple cream brie, Ontario cranberry, double smoked bacon over a toasted baguette
Mini soft shell braised beef short rib tacos with guacamole, romaine, charred cherry tomatoes and a chipotle cream
Mini soft shell cumin scented ground walnut tacos with roasted red pepper cash cream, romaine and Pico de Gallo
Prosciutto wrapped marinated shrimp skewers with a lemon chili dipping sauce
Mini Ontario lamb burgers topped with minted yogurt, roasted red peppers + baby spinach
Sat 11-4 & Sun 11-3
KW Craft Cranberry Cider
Beau's Lug Tread
Side Launch Wheat
Nicklebrook Cause and Effect
Amsterdam Brewery Boneshaker
Brickworks Batch 1904
Montalto Pinto Grigio
Straw, apples and pears, lemon. Light body, clean finish.
Monkey Bay Pinot Grigio
Peach, grapefruit, marzipan. Dry, crisp + refreshing.
Cave Spring Estate Bottled Chardonnay
Lighter than most chardonnay. Vanilla, pear, nuts.
Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc
Silky texture with citrus + graphite. Understated.
Henry of Pelham Estate Riesling
Lime, white flowers, minerals. Balanced sweetness + acidity.
Errazuriz Estate Pinot Noir
Cherries, vanilla, earthiness. Medium bodied, drying tannins.
Goats Do Roam
Pepper + currants. Dry, smooth, medium body.
Wolftrap Syrah Mourvedre Viognier
Dark berries, plums + pepper. Medium body, long finish.
Christian Moueix Merlot
Easy drinking satisfying. Fruit forward, dry + broad.
Solaz Tempranillo Cabernet Sauvignon
Strawberries, smoke, tar. Moderate tannins, medium body.
Vina Montes Kaiken Reserva Malbec
Plums + mulberries. Full bodied. Rich tannins.
Sibling Rivalry Pink QA
Strawberry, rhubarb + rose. Sweet + soft.
Crsip + assertive, dry + delicate.
Bottega II Vino Dei Poeti Prosecco
Classic prosecco with fine bubbles + citrus, honeysuckle, Dry,
Hungaria Grand Cuvee Brut
Peach, almond with medium body + long finish.
Henry of Pelham Cuvee Catharine Rose Brut
Brioche, lemon curd + strawberry pie. Extra dry.
Spiced rum, raspberry vodka, lime, ginger beer, fresh raspberries
Fresh to Death
Fresh cucumber + mint muddled with Tanqueray gin and topped with soda.
The Long Hello
Whiskey, pear, bitters + thyme.
Blackberries, Hendricks gin, grated fresh ginger, ginger beer.
See You Next Tuesday
Tequila Blanco, ruby red grapefruit, Aperol, salt rim.
Rum, mint leaves, lime, sparkling wine.
Dark n' Stormy
Goslings Black Seal Rum, ginger beer, fresh lime.
Fresh Squeezed Juices
Ask for our daily juice varieties
Coke, Diet Coke, Ginger Ale, Sprite, Club Soda, Tonic Water
Bottled Ginger Beer
Earl Grey, Green, English Breakfast, Chamomile, Peppermint, Chai
Locally roasted, fair trade
Ask about today's selection
Chocolate Cake (V/GF)
Carrot Cake (V)
Vanilla Bean Cheesecake (V/GF)
Featured Cookie (V/GF)
Featured Cupcake (V)
Earl Grey, Green, English Breakfast, Chamomile, Peppermint, Chai
Add Bailey's, Kahlua, Grand Marnier
Traditional Irish Coffee
Americano with Jameson's Irish Whiskey + heavy cream.
Coffee supplied by Propeller
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Lola’s Kitchen has been making good, wholesome comfort food in the Village for years now. Whether you want to keep it light with a Kale Caesar or Pan Seared Organic Salmon, or something heartier along the lines of Lamb Burger or the Sante Fe (brown rice, spiced black beans, guacamole, roasted corn, grilled sweet potato, romaine, green onions, crispy tortillas yogurt lime drizzle), you’ll find healthy, carefully crafted dishes using all house made ingredients. Just because it’s a party week doesn’t mean that you have to eat like it.View this Smart List
The vegetarian starters alone are so enticing, it’s going to be awhile before you even reach the salads, bowls and mains: - Crispy cauliflower fritters ($8) served with a lime yogurt dipping sauce - Winter squash ($9) stuffed with brown rice, roasted cauliflower, sauteed leeks, black olives, toasted pumpkin seeds, cranberries and maple chili drizzle - Sharing Plate (415) of roasted beet puree, roasted cauliflower cranberry chutney, candied walnuts, roasted garlic, grilled sweet potato, green olives, pickled onions, fresh pear, frizzled leeks housemade organic flatbread.View this Smart List
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