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1870 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4C 1J4
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Rates:

  • $11 To $25,
Melanie's Bistro is a warm, intimate neighborhood place that has become a destination for the culinary adventurers of the GTA.Offering sophistication without the pretension, we aim to provide our guest with food and service of the highest quality.

Opening Hours

Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Restaurant type

  • Bistro,

Cuisine type

  • Brunch,

Dishes

  • Comfort Food,

Features

  • Breakfast,
  • Prix Fixe Menu,
  • Take-out,
  • Restaurant With Party Services,
  • Bring Your Own Wine,

Atmosphere

  • Trendy,
  • Casual,
  • Family,
  • Intimate,

Products and Services

  • CRISPY FISH TACO,
  • VEGETARIAN OMELLETTE,
  • BISTRO BURGER,

Languages Spoken

  • English,

Meet the owner

You don’t need to go to Newfoundland for a hearty brunch, nor do you need to go to Paris for the classic variety. Melanie Ferriera and husband Arul Chettrar, owners of Melanie’s Bistro, have created a menu for this weekend repast right here in Toronto that will satisfy the most steadfast of brunch lovers.

If you’re looking for the kind of brunch that will become a weekend tradition, the bistro has a fishy East Coast variety with pan-fried cod cakes, poached eggs, herb Hollandaise and toast that will do the trick. “We have had loads of local Newfoundlanders come in; they say it’s spot on. Other people love it too. They say that they couldn’t imagine eating fish for breakfast before, but now they do.”

Melanie’s Bistro also serves up a Parisian influenced brunch with salmon and caviar (all you need is a glass of champagne). Eggs Benedict, simple home-style brunch, waffles and crab cakes are on the menu as well, and if you’re a vegetarian, you can opt for the tasty omelette.

Dinner is also on offer at Melanie’s Bistro, with a full slate of appetizers and mains including a superb pecan-crusted Atlantic salmon, classic-Indian butter chicken and traditional steak-frites, with special truffle-scented fries and Madagascar-pepper brandy jus. For lunch, the menu ranges from a typical bistro burger with all the fixings, to a Bombay-style curry chicken wrap for the more adventurous.

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  • Atmosphere: 4/5
  • Food: 5/5
  • Service: 4/5
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William B
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We have dined here many times and the service and food are always great. I would definitely recommend for lunch or dinner.

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Jojo777
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Melanie's bistro

Overly priced and not a very clean restaurant

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Restaurantica12
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Just okay...

This is actually not a bad spot for the east Danforth. However, the service was pretty lousy and the atmosphere a bit non-existent. The food is quite nice but not overly exciting. A bit more polish is required to bring it up a notch. DP

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The food was fantastic, great service, we had a...

The food was fantastic, great service, we had a really lovely evening. My children were made very welcome, given crayons and paper. There was just a small selection of dishes on the menu, and only one vegetarian meal, but it didn't matter because it was really good food. Staff were friendly and efficient. Cost a little more than we would usually spend on a family meal but it was still reasonable and well worth the price. We would definitely go again.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 4/5
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November 19, 2017

we oved it

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 18, 2017

I love Melanie’s Melanie and her husband run a great restaurant Excellent service and delicious food Melanie as the face brings such warmth to this neighbourhood bistro I am happy it is in my “hood” Shirley

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 19, 2017

Very cozy and elegant.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 9, 2017

Not sure what happened cause everything is usually perfect but my duck breast was really rare, even a great chef can have an off day :) still a neighbourhood gem 😁

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 5/5

November 6, 2017

Very comfortable atmosphere and very good food

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 19, 2017

A lovely evening and a delicious meal!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 15, 2017

Dinner at Melanie's was excellent!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 8, 2017

Just seemed quite noisy and restaurant wasn't full. Maybe was people next to us. Too lazy to move though :).

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 23, 2017

Amazing evening, Thank you Melanie and staff. JPJR

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 11, 2017

Was there with two friends for brunch on Sunday. We ordered the Huevos Rancheros, the Crab Cake Benny, and the Newfoundland Breakfast special. The food was excellent, as were the Mimosa pairs (2 for $13) and the cappuccino coffees we also ordered. Our orders took quite a while to arrive, but the restaurant was full, so that may have been the reason. Although I have not been to this restaurant before for brunch, I have been there for dinner a couple of times and the service was faster then. Atmosphere is fine.....the room is not large, the interior feels quite bright and airy, and is decorated simply. And, although the restaurant was full and a bit noisy on Sunday, we were still able to have a conversation without having to shout. Would definitely go back and would recommend it to friends.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 3/5

September 11, 2017

Great food and service, as always. The prix fixe is so much food, great value.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

September 7, 2017

Melanie owner very engaged. Food delicious and well presented

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 1, 2017

Always a great dinner and service is fantastic as usual

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 20, 2017

Excellent food, excellent service! Will eat there again!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 2, 2017

Absolutely fabulous food, and service was excellent. The Prix Fixe was an excellent deal. This was our first time at Melanie's Bistro. We will be visiting more frequently in the future. Atmosphere is nice, with art on the walls, and comfortable seating.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 31, 2017

Best brunch - love the French Toast!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 12, 2017

You are our go to restaurant for special occasions or entertaining friends.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 19, 2017

Always have a wonderful time and excellent meal at Melanie's Bistro. Have recommended to numerous friends.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 7, 2017

Great fixed price dinner including appetizer, main course and dessert. Delicious! Service was excellent. Would definitely return to Melanie's!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

June 4, 2017

Great as always!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 21, 2017

Great place for brunch. Went with a group of my closest friends. The food was fresh and delicious and the staff was delightful. This place has everything those super busy core downtown brunch spots have... without the need to plan weeks in advance or wait in lines. Highly recommended!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 20, 2017

Excellent as always. Have been coming here for 6/7 years and truly have NEVER had a meal which was not delicious. Excellent value and truly a wonderful local restaurant. The only thing I would suggest is in view of the small menu, regular changes. We would visit much more often if the menu changed up regularly.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

May 15, 2017

Although I got a confirmation from yp dine the actual restaurant did not have it! Obviously some glitches between the app and the restaurant. Luckily they squeezed us in but I won't be using this app in the future.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

May 15, 2017

Atmosphere is awesome. All of the servers were great. Owner came to check on us three or four times. The BEST sweet potato fries in all of Toronto!!!!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 16, 2017

We booked and received our confirmation for a Mother's Day brunch. Then we received a text and email from the restaurant that they could not fulfill our reservation with no explanation. Responded both by text and email asking what had happened and didn't receive a response. Terrible customer service. Will not try to reserve there again.

Ambiance: 1/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 1/5

May 15, 2017

mothers day brunch was great! loved the Parisian breakfast!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 14, 2017

I had the Newfound special as did the other couple - we all thought it was fabulous. Hubbie had Croque Madame and he thought it was quite good. You have the best coffee in town as well !!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 8, 2017

Had a great meal! Stayed until they had to get ready for next service :). Would def go again.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 4, 2017

Always friendly and helpful staff and food always very good.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

April 24, 2017

Great service and delicious food. A wonderful neighbourhood gem.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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Melanie’s Bistro, celebrating eight years this month, will be open on Easter Sunday. Famous for a menu filled with dishes made from local ingredients, and being a popular dining choice in the east end, it’s a fab cway to spend the holiday.

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Great places to eat breakfast on Toronto's Danforth

On Saturdays and Sundays, Melanie’s serves what many consider to be the best brunch in the neighbourhood. The offerings here include brilliant takes on classic breakfast dishes like bacon and eggs and fantastic Belgian waffles. But there are also some unique meals like The Parisian, which includes smoked salmon, scrambled eggs, fine herbs and caviar on a baguette, or the Newfoundland Special with pan-fried cod cakes and poached eggs. Melanie's is unlike anything else on the Danforth.

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