Dinner, Breakfast suggestions around Holiday Inn Bloor-Yorkville?
My wife will be staying at the Holiday Inn Bloor Yorkville in Toronto for work - looking for suggestions for one nice, chow-worthy, vegetarian friendly dinner within walking distance and any great early morning bakeries / coffee spots around the hotel. Thanks in advance for any tips!
Herb has provided a good summary of nearby spots, especially casual veggie options. If your wife wanted something a bit more upscale for dinner, she could try Splendido, Harbord Room or 93 Harbord - all on Harbord. In addition to L'Espresso, there is also Aroma on Bloor (opens around 7:30, I think). I can't think of any great bakeries right in Yorkville but if your wife is happy to walk for 20 minutes or hop in a 5 minute cab ride, there's Woodlot Bakery near Bathurst and College (maybe combine with Manic for coffee but I think Woodlot serves coffee too - opens at 7:30 during the week) or Petite Thuet, All the Best and Bar Centrale in the Yonge/Summerhill area (all open around 8 during the week).
93 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S1G4, CA
88 Harbord Street, Toronto, ON M5S 1G5, CA
89 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S1G4, CA
The hotel is right across from the University of Toronto (280 Bloor W) , so there's several student-type veggie places nearby.
Right across the street is L'Espresso Bar Mercurio. Opens 7 am. Italian not veggie tho there's lots on the menu that is.
Fresh by Juice for Life is probably the closest for vegetarian
and there's a veggie takeout spot called Sunny's Cafe in the back of Noah's health food store next door.
Further west is One Love, a vegan Caribbean cafe.
Heading east, you have Mela for Italian vegetarian (7 Yorkville @ Yonge) and Camros for Persian-style vegetarian cafeteria-style.
Not many indie coffee spots in the area other than 7 West Cafe (open 24/7). Starbucks on every corner.
7 Charles St W, Toronto, ON M4Y1R4, CA