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Cafe Polonez

#50 of 6,804 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
West End
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195 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, Ontario M6R 2L5, Canada
+1 416-532-8432
11:00 - 22:00
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Toronto, Ontario
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Reminds Mom of Granny's cooking. Huge portions, schnitzel amazing, potato pancakes addictive. Well worth the cost of the dishes with quality and size. Seriously have to go at least a couple times a year, since we come from the other side of the city.

Thank Cathi P
Toronto, Canada
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553 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We needed a restaurant that was open on Monday and after searching Tripadvisor we came up with this restaurant that was located close to our home, in the Roncesvalles neighbourhood. My brother-in-law who loves Ukrainian food thought that this restaurant would be fun to try and it was. It was easy to find parking on the street as we came... More 

Thank 2torontotraveller
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for an early dinner and was absolutely delighted with the food. I got the Hungarian style pancake with goulash, which was delicious! The potato dumplings with meat, perogies, and the paprika stew (which others at the table got) were also very very good. Very large portions for the price. Will definitely come back here again!

Thank Deirdre G
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Ordered the cabbage rolls filled with mushrooms, borsht soup with pork dumplings, and 6 pierogis filled with cheese and potato - every single dish was a masterpiece! Full of flavour and absolutely delicious! Split all this food with another person and we were quite full! The prices were reasonable too. Will definitely be going back to try a few more... More 

Thank Anna7867
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Make sure you are hungry. Portions are huge, always leftovers to bring home. Extensive menu, tried many dishes and specials, all are delicious!! Highly recommended. Make reservations during peak hours or you will wait in line.

Thank dkoby2016
Toronto, Canada
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77 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Visited recently with 3 friends. We started with a selection of pierogies: 6 mushroom and sauerkraut; 6 cheddar and potato. The pierogies arrived with a very tiny cup of sour cream and an equally tiny one of pork and onions. Pierogies were ok; not anywhere as tasty as ones I had in Poland. There was far too little sour cream.... More 

Thank Robert516
Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Polonez is our go to polish restaurant now! We have tried many but polonez beats them all with the quality and freshness of all the home made dishes! If your coming to polonez you will feel Like you're eating your babcia's (grandma's) cooking! The portions are quite large so you will have left overs for later! And the prices are... More 

Thank nataliaktoronto
Brampton, Canada
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76 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

My Polish girlfriend brought me here for lunch. It was a Saturday, and it was super busy. We managed a table for 2 with no wait, which was a lucky break I think. This place was packed.. tables very close together.. very busy. We wanted a bit of everything, so we ordered a platter for 2, with a side of... More 

Thank 148sandrac148
Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Always up for trying new places to eat, I was cruising the west end after work. I googled cabbage rolls in Toronto and Cafe Polonez popped up. I love good hearty food that sticks to your ribs. What better choice in January then Polish or Ukrainian food. Cafe Polonez did not disappoint. We were seated immediately even though the restaurant... More 

Thank colleenprchick
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Dinner at Cafe Polonez is like having a meal prepared by your Eastern European relatives. Potato pancakes, perogies, schnitzel and vegetables done to perfection!

Thank Ron P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Polish, European, Eastern European, Central European, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 195 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, Ontario M6R 2L5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +1 416-532-8432

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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West End
The go-to area for new business start-ups, the spry and creative persona of the West End thrives along its streets. Its independent boutiques, galleries, restaurants, and shops offer brands that can't be found elsewhere. Buildings with ground floor consumer spaces sport up-top artist's lofts, and the West End attracts artists, designers, and fashion industry professionals to its living quarters. It is in the cross-hairs of gentrification, but still resisting it with ironic relish. Hot deals can still be found here on furniture and knick-knacks,. Its call to culinary glory is in its well-priced homemade Polish food, hosting Toronto's go-to spots for hot pierogis and cold borscht. High Park, the largest green space in the city, is a place for dreamers and poets to wander and rest, not to mention a number of energetic actors staging outdoor plays in the summertime.
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