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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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Rates:

  • $26 To $60,

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Great service here. we had some special requests and they were attentive and responsive to our needs. very good experience.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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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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February 24, 2024

Very busy, but the buzz in the room made it feel like a party! Food & service are always excellent.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 3, 2024

Such a special place - great food, service and atmosphere. A nice vibe overall.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 27, 2024

Had a wonderful meal the service was excellent and the food just amazing it is clear that they do everything in house I chose things off there winter special menu soup was sweet potato soup with apple and a spice I can not remember it but it was delicious, my husband ordered the Baba Ghanoush appetizer it was excellent and the addition of pomegranates so nice. The hamburger was a homemade burger, the steak with mushroom sauce brussels frites excellent I can highly recommend 5star

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 12, 2024

Very good. We had the mezze plate with falafels and grilled veggies. Delicious, and good value

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 1, 2023

Lovely Never rushed Very friendly Food was first rate

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 29, 2023

Wonderful cozy atmosphere. Our waiter, Lior, was fabulous.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 18, 2023

Absolutely excellent in every way. One of my local favourite places where I know I’ll get good value, delicious food and friendly efficient service!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 18, 2023

Food is always excellent, as is the service, We were going to a concert afterwards, & were served quickly so we were able to have a leisurely meal with the bill paid in good time.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 17, 2023

BTW is never a bad choice!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 26, 2023

Very accommodating and friendly wait staff.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 24, 2023

Food and service was great. Will come back again.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 16, 2023

Good food and service as usual.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 18, 2023

My friends and I have been going to By the Way for years for breakfast brunch and lunch and it remains a favourite! We all agree it’s one of the best places in Toronto for breakfast and brunch! Super yummy always!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 10, 2023

The server was remarkably intuitive and nimble. I was in awe. My friend and I admired the stunning mural that she said to me has been there some 30 years? Good on you for the ongoing support of its creator's superior talent.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 2, 2023

a bit noisy on Bloor street when sitting outside, but this is the city. My lunch was excellent and reasonable prices. I had the feta and hummous with eggs

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

July 14, 2023

A charming restaurant with great, reasonably priced food and friendly service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 12, 2023

Usually come here for brunch but was lovely for dinner with a really nice and varied menu. Was raining when we arrived so we sat in the center of the covered patio but then moved closer to the edge when it stopped and the plastic rain curtain was removed. A nice breeze and fun energy with all the pedestrians outside. Our server was great-efficient and really friendly. We ended up chatting and eating for 3 hours. Really fun!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

July 11, 2023

Great service and food. Patio tables and chairs aren’t the most comfortable, but otherwise a good patio experience.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 8, 2023

We enjoyed excellent service in a very friendly atmosphere, at reasonable prices. Yulia looked after us very well, serving us tasty food promptly in accordance with our order. We’ll be back! Lorna

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 1, 2023

We had originally planned to go to Insomnia cafe down the street but they were so incredibly rude when I phoned to make a reservation that I decided to reserve at By the way cafe for my sons graduation lunch. We were really happy with our experience! The staff was kind and courteous. We arrived early for our reservation and they still managed to seat us even though the restaurant was busy. The food was freshly prepared and so delicious! Great staff! Highly recommend!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 2, 2023

Terrific food and service

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 27, 2023

another terrific meal with terrific service in a terrific setting at 'by the way cafe'. Just love it there.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 17, 2023

Nice patio spot in good location. Very nice meal with friendly and helpful service. Patio is on the corner of a busy street, which was OK with us, though we noticed another group asked to be moved somewhere a bit quieter and they seemed satisfied.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

May 6, 2023

Excellent service and dill sauce!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 10, 2023

Always 5 star. That is why we have returned so frequently over so many years.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 22, 2023

Great service, excellent food! A neighbourhood gem, and we always enjoy coming here.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 5, 2023

Just an amazing neighbourhood spot. It’s small and fills up quickly so reservations recommended! Great food, great service. Our server was amazing.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 21, 2023

Excellent Family Day brunch! Recommended for Bloor West

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 15, 2023

Love this place. Casual and friendly

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 27, 2023

Always a beautiful ambiance, reliably delicious meals and very professional service. I have been coming here for years and hope it never closes!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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