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1870 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4C 1J4
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Methods of Payment:

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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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Ratings & Reviews - Melanie's Bistro

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  • Atmosphere: 4/5
  • Food: 5/5
  • Service: 4/5
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We have dined at Melanie's for a few years now. The meals have been consistently delicious and the service excellent. And we always appreciate Melanie professionalism.

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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February 15, 2018

Always a great time at Melanie's Bistro

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 16, 2018

Very good food and service!

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 11, 2018

Amazing food, lovely service!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 5, 2018

We had a very enjoyable brunch. Thank you very much. We will be back!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 29, 2018

Delicious but fairly pricey

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 22, 2018

Really enjoyed getting out tor brunch to Melanie's to celebrate our friend's birthday. Melanie always gives that extra personal touch to make everything special. LOVED the coffee cake! Thank you😊👍

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

January 20, 2018

The food is always outstanding at this Bistro. The atmosphere is cherry and casual, and the service is first rate, attentive without hovering, and friendly. But the food, it really is excellent.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 14, 2018

Food is exceptional!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 15, 2018

We enjoyed our experience. The food was good and the offerings were a bit different from the usual brunch menu.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

January 1, 2018

Always a great evening at Melanie's Bistro, Thank You

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 31, 2017

Appetizers and main course were delicious - highly recommend the Crab Cakes! However, would not recommend the creme brulée for dessert.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

December 22, 2017

As usual, it was great! I look forward to coming back again and again.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 20, 2017

Made a special effort to help us celebrate a birthday. Beautiful presentation of food.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 14, 2017

Melanie’s is one of the best restaurants on the Danforth excellent service and great food.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 6, 2017

We celebrated a birthday. We were warmly welcomed as soon as we entered. Everything was perfect food was excellent toped with great music. I highly recommend Melanie’s Bistro. Thank you for an amassing meal.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 1, 2017

I had hoped it would be. Invited friends who like fine dining and none of us were disappointed. . Seafood tacos were excellent, the chicken club juicy, tasty and just a little spicy warmth. The service excellent, very friendly and caring.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 29, 2017

Melanie is delightful! All the staff were also incredibly kind and so accommodating. They even texted to ensure that birthday surprises would be facilitated smoothly :) the food was delicious and the portions were huge! What a great price for prix fixe options as well. i would definitely recommend Melanie’s without hesitation. I’m going to be coming back! :)

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 28, 2017

This was our second visit to Melanie's, but our friends are regulars. We were able to easily make an online reservation in advance, and were very pleased to receive a personal confirmation back. The food was just delicious, cooked perfectly and served hot (two of us had the French toast, which was outstanding, and the others had combinations of bacon/eggs that they thoroughly enjoyed). Our coffee cups were always full, and employees stopped by frequently to ensure our plates were cleared as we finished. We will definitely be back.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 28, 2017

Great little neighbourhood bistro and the corn flake and pecan crusted French toast was amazing!! We will definitely be back.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

November 27, 2017

Wonderful spot! Really high quality brunch, interesting menu and good service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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

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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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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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