leslieville/beaches fun but good
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
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: