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Jan 6, 2010 01:33 PM

Marvellous Edibles is closing Jan 18th

Just went to lunch at Marvellous Edibles, and found out they've decided not to renew their lease. The restaurant will close after lunch on January 18th. Really sad -- it's our favorite restaurant. The owners will still be doing the farmer's markets with produce from their farm.

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  1. Oh no!!! It's one of our favourite restaurants, too. So sorry to hear this. I hope owners Jens and Ayse open something else down the road.

    1. I'm sad to hear this-I had been meaning to try this place for soooo long, but it fell off my radar because of the location. Know several friends/acquaintances who really enjoyed this place.

      1. Will they be closing the bakery location on St. Clair as well? No more ME coconut cream pie? Boo hoo hoo.

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        1. re: Full tummy

          My favourite is the banana chocolate cake, very moist and tasty!

          1. re: JamieK

            That is too bad, I have only heard positive things about this restaurant and the bakery. I must go there before it closes.

          2. re: Full tummy

            They closed down the bakery/cafe a few months ago.

            1. re: Tatai

              Oh, I never went to that location, but I was hoping they would keep that open.

              1. re: Tatai

                I'm not certain, but I don't think anyone's moved into their old St Clair location on a permanent basis. Baby come back.

                1. re: Googs

                  Was past recently and something else has completely moved in, a non-food business, I'm not certain but I'm thinking it was a pet store.

                2. re: Tatai

                  So there is no way to order cakes for them now?

                  1. re: callitasicit

                    The restaurant is still open for another ten days or so. Why not give them a call?

                3. re: Full tummy

                  I know... their coconut banana cream pie is amazing. Maybe someone can convince Ayse (she's the pastry chef; her husband Jens is the chef) to sell her baked goods at the farmers' market. (They're at the Wychwood Green Barn market every few weeks during the winter and at Bloor-Borden during the season.)

                4. This is truly sad of my local favourites...have had many enjoyable meals hoo...

                  1. That's too bad, I will join the chorus of people hoping they have a nice break and come back in the future in a better location, been enjoying their stuff since the days where all they had was the bakery, I have fond memories of squeezing in there for brunch on a cold winter morning. I've always enjoyed the food but didn't get there much even though it's reasonably close cause the location just sucked, especially when it came to parking.

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                    1. re: bytepusher

                      Oh noooooo, that's one of our favourite spots for brunch. They do one of the best omelets!!!! And the frites with that special aioli.....say it isn't so. This is very upsetting news.

                      1. re: bytepusher

                        Yes, parking was an issue, for sure.

                        1. re: Full tummy

                          Funny, we always managed to get a spot directly across the street.

                          1. re: millygirl

                            I probably came along a few minutes later, hahahaha.

                        2. re: bytepusher

                          Loved their lunches (great sammies) and their dinners (and desserts!). Agree with byte about the parking, but it was one of the few places I'd walked what seemed like miles to. It was worth it. Wish them all the best - and that they reopen soon.

                          1. re: ghoti

                            There is tons of free sidestreet parking in that area. Parking to me was not an issue. Just have to walk an extra two minutes.

                            I only went once and was not thrilled by the food or the service. I know it is quite well loved, and it really sucks to see people who worked hard to grow, transport, prepare, and serve quality food close up shop. I wish them well regardless of my meh experience. I know I am in the minority and I respect what they did.