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Rectory Cafe

) #307 of 7,022 Restaurants in Toronto $$ - $$$ Cafe, , Vegetarian Friendly
102 Lakeshore Ave | Ward's Island, Toronto, Ontario M5J 1X9, Canada
+1 416-203-2152
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good43%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“torte” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
Cafe, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
102 Lakeshore Ave | Ward's Island, Toronto, Ontario M5J 1X9, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Rectory Cafe sits to the right of where the ferry docks. It it is a 5' walk along the road. It is a very nice outdoor patio setting that is a wards island destination. The service was prompt and friendly. The Labneh app described...More

Thank SymnCwl
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must do during your visit to Toronto. 1. Rent a bike - optional (bike share) 2. Take the ferry to Wards Island ($9) 3. Ride or walk (five minutes) to the Rectory Cafe 4. Have a great lunch overlooking Lake Ontario 5....More

Thank Cardstunts
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the Wards Island Ferry to the Rectory and enjoyed a very pleasant lunch, outside on a lovely day. The food was excellent, the service tho they were busy was efficient and polite and the atmosphere was delightful.

Thank NellyBell55
Reviewed 1 week ago

Because of high water, the beautiful Toronto Islands are closed to tourism....kind of. There are businesses on the island, so if you make a reservation (or you can take a water taxi) over to eat (for example, at the Rectory Cafe) you can visit the...More

Thank MarthaWatt
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

We went there on 3rd of May . It looked as almost everything was closed in Toronto island even though it was a sunny day , we accidentally came across this place , we were delighted that it was opened . The soup was great...More

Thank mahayassaie
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Best place to stop off for lunch and a pint on Toronto Islands. And the desserts are fantastic. We ate inside, but the patio/outside area looked great if it was a little warmer.

Thank RossFarquhar
Reviewed 20 March 2017

On my first visit to the Island, I was walking along the trees, lake front and boardwalks when I discovered this place. It seemed really inviting. It was a nice sunny and warm day, so a beer was calling me. I sat down in the...More

Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

A very nice place to stop and rest after walking the island. Great choice for vegetarians and those wanting gluten or dairy free. Nicely priced too. A little close for seating as not much space between tables. All in all a nice place to eat.

Thank Dawn F
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Such a great restaurant, any season with a great shaded patio looking out on to Lake Ontario for summer days and evenings, to a cozy bistro for the chiller days. My friend and I have been enjoying many visits to The Rectory for the pass...More

Thank Angie F
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We visited this place on a lovely winters day, the unassuming building houses a relaxed and accommodating cafe with friendly staff and a varied and surprisingly refreshing menu (especially the vegetarian choices). We can highly recommend the breakfast sandwich and the tofu hash. The cakes...More

Thank Chris S
Downtown West
Downtown West is home to Toronto's gorgeous Inner
Harbor, and is a must-visit for lovers of art and the
outdoors. The area's rich cultural heritage is
celebrated by a number of monuments and museums,
giving the neighborhood a mature feel. As a premier
destination for modern art, people here stroll through
the cool contemporary pieces at the Power Plant, enjoy
the outdoor installations along Queen's Quay and Canoe
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2 September 2015|
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Response from rectorycafe | Property representative |
We do have a few tables on the perimeter of the patio where you can tie your dog outside of the fence and be a few feet away. It's best to call the café and reserve one of those tables ahead of time. Dogs are allowed on the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 Lakeshore Ave | Ward's Island, Toronto, Ontario M5J 1X9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown West
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown West
  • Phone Number: +1 416-203-2152
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