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Quick bite near the Tarragon Restaurant

jrabbit2727 Mar 22, 2010 04:35 PM

Going to see a play at the Tarragon Theatre (Bridgman Street - Bathurst and Dupont) on Sunday afternoon and I have only about an hour for lunch.


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    l_izzie Mar 25, 2010 04:09 PM

    Haven't tried it for a while, but Universal Grill used to do a pretty nice brunch/lunch. Also at Christie and Dupont in the Faema building there is a good spot for some Italian food, nothing fancy, but its always busy and the coffee is great. Sorry I can't remember the name right now. They do some nice pizzas.

    Universal Grill
    1071 Shaw St, Toronto, ON M6G3N4, CA

    Faema Cafe
    672 Dupont St, Toronto, ON M6G1Z6, CA

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    1. re: l_izzie
      ribboy Mar 26, 2010 12:07 PM

      the place is actually called 'Faema' ...they have a showroom upstairs...two things to know about the cafe...very loud....the floor is tiled with high ceilings and the service is slow give yourself lots of time.

    2. ribboy Mar 23, 2010 01:45 PM

      for pizza and a cold beer mayday's on bathurst just south of dupont is not bad...(pizza only)..grapfruitmoon a little further south on bathurst has decent food..local produce/organic meat.....local beer etc....

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      1. re: ribboy
        cuterscooter Mar 23, 2010 07:00 PM

        Ferraro Diverso opened recently on Dupont near Spadina. I was talking with their owner tonight at Ferraro 502 on Egliinton West and he told me that while the original location is closed on Sundays, Diverso is open for brunch/lunch on Sundays. Check it out.

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          jrabbit2727 Mar 25, 2010 12:49 PM

          Diverso sounds promising. Do they serve good salads/sandwiches or just pizza and pasta. Do they have a website yet that I can take a peek at?

          1. re: jrabbit2727
            pearlD Mar 25, 2010 04:25 PM

            They have terrific salads and one of their appetisers( that I've now had twice -since I really like it) is goat cheese on a portobella mushroom with some roasted peppers. Not sure if they have a website yet.....they are a very welcome spot in our neighbourhood and word is deservedly getting around because they are good!

      2. estufarian Mar 23, 2010 08:14 AM

        There's also People's Diner (on Dupont just west of Davenport). Only problem is that on Sunday it tends to be packed from about 10:00 onwards (although you might get a seat at the counter). If you're driving, probably worth passing by to see how long the lineup is.

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          c.cow Mar 22, 2010 07:48 PM

          The unfortunate thing about the area is that most everything is closed on Sundays - Bistro Tournesol or Dish Cafe would be closest, and they are closed. Annapurna on Bathurst also closed. Ezra's Pound does not serve lunch on Sundays. Indian Rice Factory is only open for dinner on Sunday. The newly opened Diverso by Ferraro doesn't open till 4.

          Dos Amigos has a Sunday brunch, but I haven't heard any raves about the place except for a former coworker who may have been influenced by the convenience of location.

          Live Organic Food Bar also has brunch, if you're into raw food.

          Live Organic Food Bar
          264 Dupont St, Toronto, ON M5R1V7, CA

          Indian Rice Factory
          414 Dupont St, Toronto, ON M5R1V9, CA

          Bistro Tournesol
          406 Dupont St, Toronto, ON M5R1V9, CA

          Ezra's Pound
          238 Dupont St, Toronto, ON M5R1V7, CA

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          1. re: c.cow
            MeMeMe Mar 23, 2010 01:49 PM

            I don't mind the brunch at Dos Amigos - and it is very convenient. John's Classic Pizza opened up a restaurant south on Dupont. And Grapefruit Moon is just south a few streets as well.

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