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400 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1X5
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Open now 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Rates:

  • $26 To $60,

Opening Hours

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Restaurant type

  • Coffee Shop,

Cuisine type

  • Mediterranean,
  • Latin American,
  • Fusion,
  • Brunch,
  • Middle-eastern,

Dishes

  • Vegetarian Cuisine,

Features

  • Breakfast,
  • Extensive Wine List,
  • Restaurant With Terrace,
  • Restaurant With Catering Services,

Atmosphere

  • Casual,
  • Family,
  • Intimate,

Products and Services

  • Open Sunday,
  • Comfortable Booth,

Languages Spoken

  • English,

Ratings & Reviews - By The Way

How would you rate this business?
  • Atmosphere: 4/5
  • Food: 4/5
  • Service: 5/5
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this was the tastiest and best value meal we had...

this was the tastiest and best value meal we had during our week in Ontario. Style is med/middle east/morocco. Delicious.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 5/5
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October 11, 2018

This is one of my favourite low-key places for delicious straightforward food. I came with a colleague visiting Toronto from Brazil. She plans to come back with her family. This is the best recommendation one could give.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

September 9, 2018

Please don't send me this notice any more. We are regulars who go every week. Thank you

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 5, 2018

Always a great place!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 13, 2018

Server was 100% indifferent to our being there. Never actually looked at us and just went through the motions. Good food but would not go back based on service.

Ambiance: 2/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 1/5

August 9, 2018

Very friendly, personable waiter. The food was delicious. We’ll be back. Thank you.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 27, 2018

Great location. Nice patio. Excellent food and service. Thank you! CO

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 3, 2018

Excellent, as always

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

July 1, 2018

Wonder as always.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 29, 2018

Server was ver attentive and personable a 6 out of 5 for him.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 22, 2018

We sat on the patio. It was lovely weather and the size of the patio and atmosphere were perfect. Service was good and the food was great. We all enjoyed everything about our experience there.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 4, 2018

Terrific patio!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 29, 2018

Reliable and fairly quiet, which is unusual for a Toronto restaurant. Hope By the Way continues its passion for service and excellent menu choices.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 26, 2018

We came to dinner at a very busy time, so the staff was stressed. But the real problem was the food. All three of us ordered the lamb kebabs medium rare, but what we received was kebabs that were very well done. The fact that they were charred on the edges should have tipped off the cook that this was not what we ordered. When I complained to our waiter, he thanked me (!) and said he would pass it on.

Ambiance: 2/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 2/5

May 26, 2018

The service is usually excellent, but Friday it was too busy with not enough waitiers. We only ordered a main course, but then decided on dessert -- which took a very long time to show up, well after we'd finished our espresso. I would have preferred the dessert first, and then the espresso. Otherwise, the service was as good as always, and our waitress did notice our dessert hadn't appeared, and tried to get it to us faster.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

May 14, 2018

Service was very slow. The waiter did offer a free dessert to compensate for the long wait time. We have been here many times before and this was unusual.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 3/5

May 8, 2018

Too noisy...

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 7, 2018

Nice experience. We enjoyed it.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

May 4, 2018

Excellent food. Excellent service. Been going for years - always a pleasure!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 9, 2018

Atmosphere in this restauraunt is usually 4 or 5 stars. On most evenings we would stay for coffee and dessert but we left early as the atmosphere was ruined by a loud mouthed woman two tables over. Turns out she either owns or manages the place. People in the service industry should know enough to use an "in-door voice" in table conversation . SAD

Ambiance: 1/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 5/5

April 7, 2018

When it's busy, the resto can be a little uncomfortably packed. But the overall experiences is always great.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 6, 2018

Our server went out of her way to answer all questions and provide efficient service. We enjoyed our time there. We are Tafelmusik subscribers and appreciate the support from the cafe. David

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 30, 2018

Fantastic and caring service, great food and value. Love this place.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 18, 2018

Dinner was excellent, and I appreciated the additional of service provided by the waiters, who kept my prescription sunglasses for me when I accidentally left them on the table. I came back to collect them in the intermission of the concert I attended up the street.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 18, 2018

Great place. We eat there often.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 16, 2018

Kind of mousy but everything was so good I'll overlook it. Will be back for sure. The Branzini was terrific.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 12, 2018

Food and service was totally worth the value. Our waiter was delightful and came to check on me ahead of my friend arriving. Recommend the calamari and mezes plate with roasted veggies added. Delicious. Such a great night out. Though the rose and glass of malbec may have played a small part! Would also recommend the Ravenswood.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 10, 2018

Excellent as always!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 10, 2018

Excellent, as always.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 25, 2018

Average quality food, well presented.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

February 18, 2018

I always thought this was a cafe of sorts, but I was pleasantly surprised at the wonderful little restaurant. Their portions are good and maybe it could be a great place to have a good conversation (it could have been a slow night). All in all, I will come again.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

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