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Bob Catt Jun 4, 2007 01:19 PM

I have a longish medical session coming up at Toronto Western Hospital on Bathurst, and wonder if there are any restaurants within walking distance because I don't want to lose my parking space. Nothing fancy, pls.

  1. d
    downtown Jun 6, 2007 09:47 AM

    Head west on Dundas a few blocks and go to Saving Grace for breakfast & lunch (check hours, don't think they are open for dinner but could be wrong). They are at 907 Dundas West. Great breakfasty stuff and delicious sandwiches.

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      pancake Jun 6, 2007 03:03 PM

      any recommendations for Kimbos? There menu is large.
      What about Cafe 668?

      1. re: pancake
        berbere Jun 7, 2007 10:36 AM

        at Kim Bo, I really enjoyed one of their appetizer dishes (I think, I dn't recall the name) - it consisted of a mixture of finely chopped clams with housemade flatbrea/sesame cracker - very nice flavour, light tasting, not spicy or overpowering... we also had a dish that involved wrapping fresh ingredients yourself in the fresh spring roll wrappers... also had a light soup (similar to Yom Tom thai soup) which was very good - a little dark with all the dark wood inside but I preferred this place to other vietnamese in town ie. dai nam, pho hung, etc.

    2. y
      yummy_mummy Jun 5, 2007 05:41 AM

      Kim Bo is one of my favourite Vietnamese restaurants downtown. I also second Buddha's Vegetarian.......huge portions for very cheap. Get the buddha's vegetarian noodles, it could probably feed 2-3 people. Also, Kensington Market is 5 minutes from the hospital. There are afew good places to go.....

      1. Big Fat Burrito - very tasty
      2. MoonBean - good morning/eveing coffee/bakery
      3. Jumbo Empanada's
      4. Cobb's - bread/pastries

      and many more

      1. z
        Zengarden Jun 4, 2007 06:26 PM

        There is a Vietnamese restaurant across the street on Bathurst. Lots of Vietnamese families eat in there. Food is great and you're getting good value.

        The one problem is that I don't know its name.

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        1. re: Zengarden
          crawfish Jun 5, 2007 03:28 AM

          Kim Bo?

          1. re: crawfish
            Zengarden Jun 5, 2007 03:53 AM

            Yes, that's it.

        2. Edith S Jun 4, 2007 02:12 PM

          It's All Good. Walk out of Emergency at the southeast corner of the hospital and it's right there. Tiny, and almost everything made to order. Little patio out front.


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          1. re: Edith S
            erly Jun 4, 2007 02:54 PM

            668 is a little more expensive, but excellent vegetarian.
            It is a combination of several cultures.
            Buddha is Chinese, and great for students.
            Huge portions, good noodles, cheaper, but not as refined.

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            estragon Jun 4, 2007 01:31 PM

            Buddha's Vegetarian, at 666 Dundas, and Cafe 668 next door. Great vegetarian Chinese, not fancy, and cheap.

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              thought_for_food Jun 4, 2007 01:50 PM

              Yes! I second both those recommendations! (Beware though: Buddha's is closed on Tuesdays.)

              1. re: thought_for_food
                Bob Catt Jun 5, 2007 06:11 AM

                Thanks everyone for your recs so far. Unfortunately the appointment is on a Tuesday so I guess that cancels out Buddha's, but the others sound very promising.

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