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Apr 8, 2010 06:51 PM

leslieville/beaches fun but good

hi there, wondering if anyone has any tips for a fun, casual yet tasty eatery in the leslieville, beaches area. Thanks for the help!

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    1. I really like Lady Marmalade. Serves breakfast and lunch. Their Baja Rice Bowl is super yummy.

      The vibe of Ceili Cottage is what I like best, but it's not for everyone. Food has been pretty decent-to-good for me, but others have had worse. This is not a place for a quick bite. Plan to be there for a while.

      Swirl Wine Bar is a great, but small space. Kinda girly. Nice selection of snacks.

      And I juuuust posted yesterday on places newly opened or to-be opened around Leslieville:

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      1. re: jlunar

        Perhaps Gio's? Haven't been in a few months but in the past the food has always been decent, and definitely has the casual, fun vibe to it.

        1. re: millygirl

          Ah yes, Gio's! very fun vibe, agreed. I've only eaten once, and that was decent food. Nothing crazy-good, but nothing to complain about either!

      2. There are a number of good threads around here on Leslieville restaurants. New stuff has been opening up, but not that many places to add to the list. For the more casual end, I would second Gio's, although you can dress up or down here - maybe add Lil Baci, Barrio, the Queen E branch of Hanoi 3 Seasons. Definitely Lady Marmalade for brunch, if you don't mind a wait.

        We haven't been able to get reservations at Ruby Watchco. They've been packed pretty solid so far. I wonder when things will slow down enough to accommodate our last-minute schedule...

        Hanoi 3 Seasons
        588 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4M1Y3, CA

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        1. re: drjolt

          Judging from all the postive reviews, I don't think that will happen any time soon drjolt.