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Fabarnak Restaurant & Catering

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519 Church St, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2C9, Canada
+1 416-355-6781
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08:30 - 21:00
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 08:30 - 21:00
Sat 09:00 - 16:30
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toronto
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248 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We had lunch here last week and were impressed by the food and service. The menu is limited, but this is a good thing. What they do, they do well. We arrived at 11:45 and had no problem finding a table, but the place does fill up. The soup is always good, as is the chicken breast on a bun... More 

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Thank RobTor
Clarksville, Indiana
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

My family and I recently ate here on vacation. We walked here from the Royal Ontario Museum (about a 20 minute walk). The food was great- we tried the Ultimate (egg, cheese, peameal bacon, tomato on a cheddar-chive scone), the grilled-cheese of the day (chorizo and other good things), the Pesto club, and the mac n' cheese. The mac n'cheese... More 

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

Breakfasts served up to 1130am and lunches served from 1100am so plenty of choice if you arrive mid-late morning! Specific brunch on Sunday. A modern simple decor and friendly staff. I had the omelette of the day which was outstanding coupled with salad and great fresh bread. Good value too. I'll return.

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Thank Robsski
London
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134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

Right in the gay village, this community cafe sells excellent food and has friendly staff & free wifi. Food has daily changes and specials. LOved the combinations of sandwiches, salads and soups. And really good value as well. Recommended.

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Thank Stephen-London-N16
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

So good we came here 3 times. An unassuming community not for profit cafe just north of the gay village. Great food with daily twists on cafe foods like omelette and soup & really nice salads. A real find in a bit of a food desert and a real change from burgers and pizza joints. Highly recommended.

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Thank Stephen A
Montreal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2015

Lunch was really good, good food served and good service. It is super busy during lunch hour time, but staff handles it well. Liked it very much

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015

Had lunch here with my partner. Carrot soup was great, as was my salad. Micro greens, lightly dressed very healthy. Service was good and prompt. My mac and cheese was good but a bit heavy. Will definitely return.

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Thank scho31
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2015 via mobile

I LOVE this place! I stayed in Toronto with my boyfriend and we discovered Fabarnak towards the end of our stay. The breakfast and brunch are both amazing. Portions are huge, really tasty and the price was just so reasonable. Staff are also friendly and the atmosphere of the place is really chilled, you feel welcome and not rushed. Coffee... More 

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Thank LSHK
Toronto
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67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

Walking in, I wasn't even sure that I was in the right place. The entrance to this place shares the street access with the community center at the same address. The menu is limited, but everyone in our party of 8 was able to find something that fit their palate and dietary restrictions, and that is saying a lot! In... More 

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toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2013

We tried this restaurant for lunch today and loved it. Their salads and sandwiches are creative and delicious (inexpensive too). The staff were welcoming and friendly. The desserts (made in-house) looked great too, but we were too full after the sandwiches. Next time... This restaurant is quite small, and if it is busy, your food might take a while to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Canadian, American, International
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Tuesday
08:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
08:30 - 21:00
Thursday
08:30 - 21:00
Friday
08:30 - 21:00
Saturday
09:00 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 519 Church St, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2C9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-355-6781
Description
The restaurant is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 AM to 8:30 PM and Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM Saturdays.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Downtown
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
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