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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,
Location
400 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1X5
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  • $26 To $60,

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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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June 22, 2022

First post-pandemic visit - and it didn't disappoint! Sword fish on the menu - a first for them - and rare in TO. Perfectly done and service was very good. Always enjoy going there, will be back.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 17, 2022

Very consistent. I'm always happy with the food and love their patio. I'm a regular visitor.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 2, 2022

Food took waaaay too long- other tables got their orders long before is so that kind of killed the vibe. No reason given and barely an apology- should have comped at least the appetizer or sparkling water

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 2/5

May 4, 2022

Outstanding servers!!! Delicious!!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 27, 2022

Great food and great service. We had a great time and enjoyed every minute.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 16, 2022

It's rather expensive for what you get, especially considering that it's in a university student area. And the portions are quite modest in size, though tasty.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

February 13, 2022

The service was friendly and accommodating and the food was great!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 22, 2021

I am a loyal BTW fan of several years. I dined singly, but there is no option for that, hmm. Food is always beautifully prepared, and delicious! I am also a fan of the exceptional servers, especially Elizabeth and Maria. Side note, their smoothies are wonderful!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 9, 2021

The food at By the Way is always so delicious - we love coming here for both breakfast and dinner. Great food at a good price!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 19, 2021

A warm inviting atmosphere with a neighborhood feel. Great service and excellent food.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 25, 2021

We had a wonderful dinner on the heated patio. The food was delicious and flavourful and the service was great - they were very accommodating of us and our baby, very friendly, and super efficient as we were short on time. Great spot!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 17, 2021

Perfect atmosphere, perfect food and perfect service I definitely recommend this place to everyone 😊👌

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 16, 2021

Popped in for a light dinner with a colleague. Phenomenal service, a great patio, generous menu and decent pricepoints.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

October 10, 2021

An extremely good experience... Thanks to the amazing staff

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 2, 2021

Our server was efficient but rather curt. I noticed this when she called me to confirm my reservation and firmly pressured me to decide whether we wanted to eat indoors or out.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 2/5

October 2, 2021

The By the Way Cafe is one of my old stand-bys. I've eaten lunch and dinner there more times than I can remember. The food is always very good, as is the service. Better than very good, really. Excellent. I've always enjoyed the patio, even before Covid-19 made patio dining a necessity. I look forward to moving back inside as conditions and regulations permit.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 13, 2021

Wonderful Meal and exceptional service

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 13, 2021

Always great. Really nice covered patio. Great service and reliably good food for brunch and dinner.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 11, 2021

From the moment we arrived all requests were met with a smile and willingness to fulfill them all. Excellent service and I continue to rave about the chilled cucumber and dill soup. We’ll be back again and again. Many Thanks

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 18, 2021

Excellent t as always

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 12, 2021

The sale was quite small but the calamari and omelette were great.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

August 11, 2021

We just had drinks this time first time back there since 1988. The service has always been great and friendly. Was getting together with an old friend I met there in the 1980s, we hadn’t seen each other since the late 1980s

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 4, 2021

Great experience and coffee!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 4, 2021

The team at BTW are wonderful- professional, kind, funny . . . and the kitchen is really good. The menu offers tasty entrees for carnivores and vegetarians alike. The patio is terrific. This is the go-to spot for get togethers with friends.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 27, 2021

Lovely eggs charlotte (like eggs benedict but with smoke salmon). Nice patio. But don't sit out there if you are scared of birds because there is a pigeon that walks around there :(

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

July 27, 2021

Friendly service, great food that is reasonably place. Enjoyed a long leisurely meal with a friend while sipping excellent margaritas, a drink I highly recommend.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 23, 2021

Had a great time at By The Way. Food was delicious and fresh. Our server was delightful and periodically checked in on us. Would recommend!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 22, 2021

We love By the Way!!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 19, 2021

Amazing service. Delicious food. So happy this place is around the corner.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 17, 2021

Wonderful to be back out on the BTW patio! One of my favourite breakfast spots in the City.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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