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Wi-Fi and Lunch?

sydandsys Jan 14, 2008 09:16 AM

Anyone have any good recommendations for cafe's that serve up wireless internet with lunch? I am starving for some good places to eat while i work.

  1. xtal Jan 14, 2008 09:46 AM

    Try the Kindred Café. They have some great coffee and sandwiches.

    Kindred Cafe
    7 Breadalbane St, Toronto, ON M4Y1C2, CA

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    1. re: xtal
      jonnybee Jan 14, 2008 12:37 PM

      Their shakes are killer too :)

      1. re: jonnybee
        xtal Jan 14, 2008 12:41 PM

        They are quite magical, aren't they?

        1. re: xtal
          artificialard Mar 10, 2008 03:40 PM

          Looking for the same thing: wifi and a nice place to sit so I can work from the downtown core or towards the west.

          Does Kindred have decent seating? Is the food any good? (Even without... special additives?)

    2. pinstripeprincess Jan 14, 2008 09:56 AM

      barring the often awfully slow and forgetful service... tequila bookworm has wifi and food. i actually enjoy some of the food most of the time... waffles and the poached salmon salad with dill potatoes being at the top.

      and while i can't offer any recommendations... this list is for wireless toronto and has their hotspot locations:

      if you're willing to pay for wifi, i've had fairly good success with the hydro one one zone network. certainly doesn't hurt that one of the barrels is practically outside my window.

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        detritus Jan 14, 2008 09:58 AM

        Check out Wireless Toronto (http://wirelesstoronto.ca/). A number of their hotspots are in restaurants that would be good for lunch.

        Also, off the top of my head:
        - Bright Pearl (Spadina & St Andrews) for internet and dim sum.
        - Tinto (Rincesvalles & Queen) for internet and fair trade/organic latin-american food and coffee.


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        1. re: detritus
          fickle Mar 18, 2008 10:59 AM

          Tinto's great. There's lots of couches as well as tables and chairs. They have big windows so you'll get lots of sunshine if it's a nice day out. Their sandwiches and wraps are really good. I find they overload the dressing on the salads so you may want to order that on the side.

        2. thenurse Jan 14, 2008 10:51 AM

          Try Red Rocket cafe at Queen E and Vancouver (E of Greenwood). Great little cafe with interesting, creative sandwiches, homemade soups and sweet treats, and good coffee. Bright atmosphere, too.

          1. j
            jinxed Jan 14, 2008 02:28 PM

            Aroma on Bloor, near Bathurst

            1. xssnrg Jan 14, 2008 04:24 PM

              I just did one on Cafe 260 on Richmond - has WIFI and great sandwich/soup combos that are homemade. Coffee also very good. Lunch special for $9.95 - just try to finish it!

              Have fun on your search!


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                torontogal Jan 14, 2008 06:30 PM

                On the Wireless Toronto list is the Rice Bar on Augusta in Kensington Market. Great food, friendly atmosphere, and high speed access. http://www.ricebar.ca/ .

                1. f
                  furhead Jan 15, 2008 08:02 AM

                  Aroma Espresso at Bathurst and Bloor has wifi and great food (salads, sandwiches). It's getting a table that's the trick.

                  Aroma Espresso Bar
                  500 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S1Y3, CA

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                    Wil Jan 15, 2008 08:06 AM

                    Marche has it, if you don't want to pay the more expensive restaurant prices, go underground across from Hockey Hall of fame, order take out and take it across the hall to their little sitting/eating area which has free wifi.

                    1. JamieK Mar 10, 2008 06:47 PM

                      not a cafe per se but pretty good - Rosedale Diner has WiFi

                      Rosedale Diner
                      1164 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4W2L9, CA

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