Places with lots of character?
Looking for some neat cheap places with lots of character and good food. example would be the Tulip, Carmens, Country Style etc...
I personally find Zelda's a tad contrived, but maybe that's just me.
I would add to your list:
Tokyo Grill (Yonge just north of Wellesley); cute Japanese comfort food place
Kabab House (Yonge, north of Wellesley); Persian kebabs housed in what used to be a tropical-themed bar of some sort
Cafe La Gaffe (Baldwin Village); hobo-chic, with great brunches (dinners are okay, but their brunches and lunches are better)