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By The Way

#1,214 of 7,076 Restaurants in Toronto}
$$ - $$$Mediterranean, , Cafe
400 Bloor St W, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1X5, Canada
+1 416-967-4295
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good47%
  • Average21%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (12 reviews)
“lentil soup” (3 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Canadian, Cafe, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
400 Bloor St W, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1X5, Canada
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1 - 10 of 76 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a spontaneous patio meal, splitting the vegetarian special of the day. Nice server, no delay, and satisfying. On one side, we could have gone to Aroma. Always a line and same price point, but self-serve. On the other side, we could have gone...More

Thank savvysolo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brie a la shum served as a heated dip with apples and pita. Lentil soup ok but could have more oomph. Fig salad had nice combo of ingredients but could have more of each. Bf really liked the fish special done as a lightly breaded...More

Thank Kulbi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The BTW patio is a nice place to enjoy a drink or two. We had a late night snack here and it hit the spot!

Thank Ryan B
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Omelettes here are always superb as is the French toast for breakfast, but at supper I found the tuna Nicoise average. The fish was not the best. A little dry as were the chicken kebabs. The lamb was sinewy. The Baba Ghanouj was tasty as...More

Thank Dorten
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Centrally located in the heart of the Annex, a short walk from the Spadina subway, BTW is a lovely sit down Mediterranean resto. Great location for getting together with friends, where good conversation does not require shouting. It has a brief, to the point menu,...More

Thank cubandido
Reviewed 20 May 2017

I've been here numerous times with friends and finally decided to submit a review! I was here recently with a good friend and had a pleasant experience. We decided to sit on the patio because it was such a beautiful day! The space to sit...More

Thank Ana P
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Went to this cafe before we attended a documentary at the Bloor Cinema. Two of the four of us ordered the BTW Signature salad for $12. The name of this salad would indicate it should be fantastic and the waitress said it was good. The...More

Thank Elisa L
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Toronto was gifted with incredible weather for the "Family Day" weekend, unheard of to sit on patio with coat off, but this happened. Our server proudly told us that he'd been up at 5am to put out the tables and chairs so that we could...More

Thank savvysolo
Reviewed 8 February 2017

We've been living in the area for over 30 years, and we used to come to By the Way quite often years ago but we stopped coming, and I don't even know why. Maybe because we had kids - the place is small and not...More

Thank My_Aunt
Amir B, Owner at By The Way, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2017

Hi there, I'm happy to hear you had a good time and I welcome you back! Really appreciate your review! Thanks so much Amir

Reviewed 12 January 2017

Good service and reasonably priced food. By the Way Cafe is a great spot for weekend brunch and their breakfast brew coffee makes the morning easier to get through.

Thank Gian M
Nearby
Midtown
Midtown is a dynamic part of Toronto with some of its
most stylish high-rise residences and heritage
buildings. The area sees busy shoppers with bag-laden
arms balancing lattes in paper cups as they travel
from one luxury brand to the next, taking advantage of
the proximity of high-end shops. The reflecting pools,
jogging trails, and nature treks of the Rosehill
Revision are always a hub of outdoor activity, and
...More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12 - US$24
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:30
Monday
09:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 22:00
Thursday
09:00 - 22:00
Friday
09:00 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 Bloor St W, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1X5, Canada
    (Brunswick & Bloor)
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-967-4295
  • E-mail
Description
By The Way is a much-loved neighbourhood favourite that offers contemporary Mediterranean fare with Latin flare in the heart of the Annex. A reliable, tasty standby for generous, nourishing eats, BTW has all the meal bases covered, from breakfast to late-night fill-up. Omelettes, pasta dishes and eggs benny get lots of mention, as does the fine selection of Middle Eastern choices. The restaurant enjoys a particular reputation for its healthy focus. There's also a solid selection of vegetarian dishes. A surprisingly extensive wine list includes both house and vintage options. The space is bright and cheerful. The big corner patio fills up in the summertime.
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