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Dec 6, 2006 10:02 PM

Lunch in and around Leaside

Help please...need a suggestion for Lunch with a friend..any cuisine...pleasant atmosphere...great food...Thanks...Miranda

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  1. i'm not sure how casual you're planning to have your lunch... but i'm absolutely addicted to the croque monsieur at le cigogne. they have a menu with baguette sandwiches, quiche, pizza, and a few other things. everything is a good sized portion but i'll admit i've stuck mostly to the croissants and croque because i can't give them up. rich eggy slices of brioche layered with salty ham and melted swiss and then topped off with a sunny side up egg. beautifully buttery and lightly flakey croissants with just a touch of sweet. i'd eat these any time of the day.

    it encouraged my dining mates to pick up a brioche loaf to take home.

    atmosphere is charming with mosaic tables and bistro chairs. the staff are very sweet and helpful.

    1. Marvellous Edibles on Laird. It is in a very industrial area but the food is well, marvellous. Nice atmosphere and a welcoming environment.

      1. The Indian restaurant == Kamasutra == they have an excellent weekday lunch menu... Asparagus soup is yum...

        Kamasutra Indian Restaurant and Wine Bar. 1522 Bayview Avenue , Toronto ON M4G 3B4

        1. There are a number of Thai restaurants with lunch specials including Lemongrass and Riz (I think they have the same owners). Both are on Bayview north of Davisville. Lemongrass is next to Hollywood Gelato which to me is the best gelato in the city.

          For a really quick bite, Epi has lovely soup, sandwiches, slads and teas. The latter are made on wonderful artisan breads. They have wonderful baked goods. It reminds me very much of a small "chain" of bakeries in Vancouver called Terra Breads.

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          1. re: sherry f

            lemongrass has great value for lunch imo

          2. How 'bout Duffs Famous Wings on Bayview near Belsize??

            Best wings in the city.

            If you're in the mood for desert, Hollywood Gelato is right up the street. Best Gelato in the city.