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quiet spot for drinks and snacks west queen west

alltummy Aug 17, 2010 06:46 AM

I am looking for a quiet spot to go for drinks and snacks on a Thursday evening in West Queen West/King West/Dundas West area. Should be a place that can accommodate around 5-8 people, for an informal book club/drinks occasion.

Any suggestions appreciated- day of week flexible if thurs is just too popular.....


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    ggom1 RE: alltummy Aug 18, 2010 08:36 PM

    Milagro might be an option, I went with a group of friends recently on a Wednesday and I don't recall any problems with noise volume. Or, Football Factory has decent food and unless there's a big game on should be pretty quiet.

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      Sarah Cat RE: alltummy Aug 19, 2010 02:05 PM

      The Cadillac Lounge on a Thursday shouldn't be too noisy. They have a great back patio.

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        ingloriouseater RE: Sarah Cat Aug 20, 2010 12:36 PM

        but often lousy service, and it can get quite noisy depending on the time and if a band is playing...sometimes they have 2 bands.

        cafe taste is often quiet enough, but given its size might be too intimate (small room), but again they have a patio as well-you might have an audience-appreciative or not.

        tinto on roncevalles maybe? intersteer has been kind of quiet lately-especially in the early evening hours....salvadore dali

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          alltummy RE: ingloriouseater Aug 27, 2010 08:39 AM

          oh thanks all- I forgot to check back after the first couple of days when there was no response.
          tinto is the right kind of space- but a little further west than I would like. Was hoping for walking distance from Queen and shaw area. Where is cafe taste?
          any other cafe type places that you can think of...i'd like it to be a place with wine ideally, but i suppose quiet is more important for this occasion....

          1. re: alltummy
            fickle RE: alltummy Aug 27, 2010 08:43 AM

            How about the Tequila Bookroom at Queen & Portland if it's still there?

            1. re: alltummy
              jamesm RE: alltummy Aug 27, 2010 08:50 AM

              Cafe Taste is just West of Dufferin.

              Cafe Taste
              1330 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6K, CA

              Dufferin Cafe
              2917 Dufferin St, Toronto, ON M6B3S7, CA

              1. re: alltummy
                ingloriouseater RE: alltummy Aug 27, 2010 10:29 AM

                1330 Queen West

                1. re: ingloriouseater
                  Non Doctor RE: ingloriouseater Aug 27, 2010 11:33 AM

                  Yes... Cafe Taste for sure.

                  Call in advance and tell them your plans... ask for Jeremy... he's lovely!

                  Cafe Taste
                  1330 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6K, CA

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