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Dec 18, 2008 04:26 AM

Lunch near Queen and Dovercourt, no Drake

I just found out that I have a lunch meeting today and need to pick a restaurant. There are only three of us. Preferably a place within walking distance. I have gone to the Drake in the past but their service was less than stellar. One time we waited 45 minutes for our food and all we ordered was a sandwich and a salad. Any suggestions?

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  1. You could walk east for five minutes and hit The Swan, that's a terrific lunch spot.

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    1. re: childofthestorm

      Check out Vdara at Teacuseth and Queen. It just opened. I went there for dinner and it was great. Lunch menu seemed modest but intriquing.

      1. re: childofthestorm

        I belive the spot everyone who works in the area goes to is called Cinnamon Girls. I ate there once and it was pretty fantastic. Veg and non-Veg options. Not Overpriced.

      2. The beaver cafe was pretty good when I was there a few months ago. It's on Queen and Beaconsfield I believe. It's a vegetarian restaurant but the food is fresh and good. I had an avocado club sandwich.

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          1. re: jamesm

            There is also Mildred Pierce in Liberty Village as well as Atelier Thuet.

        1. Cafe Bernate is a great lunchspot that is reasonably priced, quick with an extensive sandwich menu, salads and fresh homemade soups.

          Cafe Bernate
          1024 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J1H6, CA

          1. Thanks everyone. Cinnamon Girls is a regular stop for me. Food is great and always fresh. We tried The Beaver. They had a large selection of panini sandwiches and really good chai tea.