Great spots in Toronto’s Yorkville to satisfy your hunger

If you happen to be in Yorkville, whether it’s to spend your well-inherited or hard-earned cash, or just to window shop, chances are the walking will work up an appetite. There’s a wide range of choices in this neighbourhood, and while the price point at many places might be higher, if you’re shopping in Yorkville, you can afford it.

Café Boulud

60 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, ON M4W 0A4

Café Boulud is the main restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel, and international chef Daniel Boulud has created an incredible menu for both dinner and brunch. Inspired by his French roots, and spiked with flavours from around the world, eating here is a special fine dining treat not to be missed.

Crepes A Go Go

18 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, ON M4W 3Y8

Crêpes à GoGo is arguably the best place in the city to order crêpes. Chef and owner Véronique has been making delicious savoury and sweet crêpes for more than 10 years, and with a second location at Spadina and Bloor now, business is booming. Definitely worth stopping by for lunch or a mid-morning snack.


202 Davenport Rd, Toronto, ON M5R 1J2

Joso’s has been in existence for more than 35 years now, and is well-known throughout the city for its incredible menu of seafood dishes, prepared with inspiration from the Dalmation coast. The food is consistently delicious and the servers know their stuff. You will not be disappointed.

MoRoCo Chocolat

215 Madison Ave, Toronto, ON M5R 2S6

Moroco Chocolat is a French-inspired cafe and restaurant that features, you guessed, chocolate prominently on the menus. They have a boutique where you can pick up your favourite truffles or macarons, but their dine-in experience is worth a try, especially if you’re looking for a high tea option.

Sassafraz Restaurant

100 Cumberland St, Toronto, ON M5R 1A6

Sassafraz has outlasted most of the restaurants in Yorkville, to become a true destination in and of itself. Frequented by celebrities and Toronto glitterati, they serve brunch, lunch and dinner that are worth eating on the patio, if it’s warm enough. See and be seen!

The Oxley

121 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, ON M5R 1C4

The Oxley is, at last, a public house, offering traditional British pub fare to go with a good beer. Their menu options offer delicious combinations of ingredients that result in the tastiest comfort food you’ll eat. Not the cheapest pub you’ll ever eat at, but it is in Yorkville, after all.

Sushi Inn

120 Cumberland St, Toronto, ON M5R 1A6

Summer’s Sweet Memories has been making its own ice cream in Yorkville for almost 30 years now, and still draws large crowds on summer weeknights. The selection of flavours is vast: 24 that include regular ice cream, frozen yogurt and sorbet. All made by hand.

With its cobblestone streets, beautiful stone buildings and appreciation for fine cuisine, Quebec City is a refined place. What better setting to treat yourself to a glass of champagne? Whether you want a cozy vibe or the grand rooms of an old hotel, Quebec City is just the place for you.
Toronto’s posh Yorkville neighbourhood may sometimes seem intimidating, but you'll find there are plenty of welcoming places where you can relax with a fine beer. The area's robust patio offerings make post-work pints a must. Don’t forget that it's also a prime hood for a little casual TIFF-ing – people-watching here might result in a few celebrity sightings.
Hitting the TIFF morning events and in search of a pre- or post-show breakfast? These classy-meets-casual brunch joints are steps away from the Bell Lightbox, on bustling King West. Whether you’re a Bay Street local or a film buff in search of some morning grub and daytime cocktail, these spots will keep you fuelled during the festival. [Image credit:]
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