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Marben monday brunch or O & B Canteen

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Fab78 Oct 19, 2010 12:24 PM

Was wondering which one I should do for lunch, heard good things about both.

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Marben
488 Wellington Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 1E5, CA

  1. jlunar Oct 19, 2010 01:25 PM

    Canteen is pretty basic for the cost, though the times it's open and its offerings are better than most breakfast/lunch places in the area. I really like the Canteen Butty and would re-order that (with no ketchup). But I had their potatoes and found them ho-hum, their light breakfast kinda also ho-hum. Not bad, just not my first choice.

    I haven't tried Marben, but after Canteen, I would try it before returning to Canteen.

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    Marben
    488 Wellington Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 1E5, CA

    1. chocabot Oct 19, 2010 01:39 PM

      Haven't tried Canteen but Marben was worth repeating.
      Not busy at all, delicious bread with soft butter and well executed dishes at very reasonable prices.
      I had never tried testina before Marben.

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      Marben
      488 Wellington Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 1E5, CA

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        piccola Oct 19, 2010 07:18 PM

        I second Marben. Had a great Monday brunch there -- food was simple but imaginative enough to make it stand out from standard brunch offerings. Service was attentive but not hovering. And like chocabot said, it's nice and quiet.

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        Marben
        488 Wellington Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 1E5, CA

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          PhilH Oct 19, 2010 10:36 PM

          Yeah.. I haven't tried Canteen either but the menu never really caught my eye.

          I would pick Marben over Canteen but I find Marben's brunch menu is not as interesting as their dinner..

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          Marben
          488 Wellington Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 1E5, CA

        2. Herb Oct 20, 2010 05:35 AM

          Canteen is more cafeteria, Marben more fancy-pants. Similar prices at lunch.

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          Marben
          488 Wellington Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 1E5, CA

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