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Mystic Muffin

#101 of 7,297 Places to Eat in Toronto
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113 Jarvis St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
+1 416-941-1474
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Today
06:30 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 06:30 - 17:00
Sat 08:00 - 15:00
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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97 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was an unexpected stop as it started to rain while walking g from MacKenzie House to The Distillery. The Apple Cake is as good as they claim. What a treat!!! The roasted pumpernickel bagel with ham and cheese was truly good too.. all for only 5.80CAD.

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Thank MinaLim_KUL
Spring Grove, Illinois
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch today. After reading several reviews it was a must stop for me. I had an eggplant pita sandwich with all of the fixings along with a cup of lentil soup and an oatmeal raisin cookie. All of this for $9 Canadian. What a bargain. I sat in the row of seats by the window looking out.... More 

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Perth, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Simple yummy food and a tacky interior but that's kind of why I loved it. Why change when it's still good? Cash only but cheap.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Great personable experience. Sadly I didn't eat much owing to a stomach bug but a soup there helped. Busy at lunch. The owner was such a pleasant person and very engaging and funny. It's a simple place with not a lot of seating but lots of regulars.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

After reading the reviews about their Apple Cake, I had to try it. It really is terrific!!! The prize for "Best in the World" goes to my Aunt Ruthie, but the Mystic Muffin is a strong contender. It's worth the short walk a few blocks north of the St Lawrence Market to get here. On the way you'll pass the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I walked past this place for a long time. The 'hippy dippy' exterior wasn't enticing nor did it look worth a visit. Was I wrong! Ok - so not a fancy place - but a great selection of soups and sandwiches, and APPLE CAKE. Ridiculous, moist, flavouful, yummy, deliciousness - rivals my Aunti Shirleys - tho you didn't know her,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Plain and simple, MM is good freshly prepared food at very fair prices. Excellent value for healthy food.

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Toronto
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Downtown homemade muffins . I also have had the banana bread , pretty good . Coffee is ok . It's a throwback to a time before s bucks and mcds. When I'm in the area and need a snack , I drop in

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Thank goldenidle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

In my work area and the owners are lovely and very funny. Food is quick, not expensive and try the falafel wrap! Cash only but I was a. It short. He said 'Catch me next time'

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Thank Lovinlifeagain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Elias (the owner) has stories for days. Did you know he was the Mick Jagger of Lebanon in his younger days? Every new customer gets a free slice of the out of this world apple cake and the rest of the menu is cheap, fast and like your grandmother made it. The building was also once the home of Toronto's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
06:30 - 17:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 17:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 17:00
Thursday
06:30 - 17:00
Friday
06:30 - 17:00
Saturday
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113 Jarvis St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-941-1474

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

Staying in Downtown

Neighbourhood Profile
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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