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Mar 16, 2008 06:37 PM

Looking for restaurant in East York.

Just moved to Mortimer and Coxwell Avenue area and looking for a local restaurant (not a greasy spoon) that is casual, not too expensive where I can bring the family for dinner or weekend brunch.

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  1. Welcome to the neighbourhood!
    Within walking distance or are you driving? If you're driving, just a few minutes away, Jawny Bakers at O'Connor & St Clair is a decent family restaurant -

    Melanie's Bistro, a new place near Woodbine & Danforth is good and family-friendly.

    On the Danforth, west of Coxwell - Ten Feet Tall, cute place, great for families, try the sweet potato frites.

    The food is at Paul's Spaghetti on Cosburn is also good, reasonably priced and nice for a family.

    If you head over on O'Connor, north on Donlands and over the Leaside bridge to Laird, there are a number of reasonably priced decent restaurants, including Marvellous Edibles (great for brunch) and Olde Yorke, perhaps Leonard's.

    On Danforth near Coxwell is Quattro Raggaze, really good homestyle Italian place run by a family.

    If you head all the way down Coxwell to Queen, there's the Tulip, very reasonably priced local favourite.

    And of course, you're in the delivery zone for Bona Pizza, great pizza and other items as an alternative to going out.

    Here's a few links that offer some more ideas and suggestions -

    Marvellous Edibles
    120 Laird Dr, Toronto, ON M4G3V3, CA

    431 Donlands Ave, Toronto, ON M4J3S2, CA

    Olde Yorke
    96 Laird Dr, Toronto, ON M4G3V3, CA

    Ten Feet Tall
    1381 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4J, CA

    Quattro 4 Ragazze
    1792 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4C1H8, CANADA

    Jawny Bakers
    804 O Connor Dr, Toronto, ON M4B2S9, CA

    1610 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4L1G2, CA

    Melanie's Bistro
    1870 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4C1J4, CA

    Paul's Spaghetti
    488 Cosburn Ave, Toronto, ON M4J2N5, CA

    1. Have to add my voice on Paul's Spaghetti. Great, dependable spot. Reservations are a good idea as it can be busy, but we have often been able to call for that night and been okay. And so close to you on Cosburn, near Coxwell! Penne a la vodka and linguine with mushrooms are family favourites there.

      1. Wow! You're right near my favourite greasy spoon ever. King's Park Souvlaki Place (Pape & Mortimer) rocks. I've been going there 13 years on now (since I went to college at Centennial) It's not so nice inside, but once the weather warms up, the patio is really nice and the food is always cheap and really good. The younger servers are quite nice, although the older folks can be a little on the surly side sometimes.

        1. and --- not what you asked for but in a few weeks you'll find you're lucky to have a farmers' market right in your neighbourhood. The East York Farmers Market starts up around mid-April or so right at the northwest corner of Mortimer and Coxwell on Tuesdays --- fresh local veggies and fruit, home-baked pies and pastries, jams, sasauges, etc

          East York Farmers Market
          850 Coxwell Ave, Toronto, ON M4C, CA

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