I live in the area, and have a couple of favourites, but as I read other posts about nice places elsewhere, I'm wondering if I'm missing anything in this neighbourhood.
La palette on Agusta is quite good. I've had the bison cheeks not to long ago which was excellent.
Or if you like dirty Chinese try the Kom Jug Yuen on Spadina.
This may be stating the obvious, but you are at smoked meat central with Caplansky's and Goldin's at Free Times Cafe.
And of course, you are a couple of blocks from Kensington Market and all the goodies there.
Aunties and Uncles on Lippincott for breakfast / brunch.
Swatow on Spadina for a good Chinese greasy spoon
Big Fat Burrito on Augusta - goes without saying
Manic Coffee on College for an amazing cafe latte
Caldense Bakery at Palmerston and Dundas for the best bread ever (Pada buns or Pao Caseiro)
Sarah's Shawarma at Bloor and Brunswick - For a great, cheap, open late snack.