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4 Gilead Place, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C9, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
647 288 0680
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Ranked #1,725 of 6,781 Restaurants in Toronto
Price range: $8 - $13
Hours:
Sun - Mon 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Canadian, Café
Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Takeout
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

At a loss to understand the appeal of this place. Odd location, indifferent decor, average food, abysmal service. I can think of dozens of better places to eat in Toronto.

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Toronto
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203 reviews 203 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

At its best, Gilead has creative combinations and compelling flavours. But the locavore ideology seems to drive decisions more than customer preference. An odd location, an awkward ordering procedure, emaciated portions, constrained wine list, hefty prices...I could go on. Gilead is an adventure I recommend -- but make sure your dinner companion is open-minded, flexible and not looking forward to... More 

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Toronto, ON
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

WE visited for lunch and enjoyed our order. The food is farm fresh and the wait staff young and accommodating. The location requires a little research as it is in quite a side street (off a busy street) and parking is at a premium. We would recommend this restaurant for the food experience.

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Toronto, Ontario
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3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I went to Gilead last night for my 4-year anniversary and I can honestly say, I have never received such exceptional service and attention before then. From the warm welcome, to the free glasses of champagne, to the candle on our chocolate cake, we both felt so special. We were treated like royalty and it's something I will never forget.... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

went there for sunday brunch after we relized lady marlmalade had 1 hour wait on 1pm. we asked server whats good in the menu and he said he doesnt really know.. ok...fine.. we ordered whatever that sounded good.. two bunch plates and a coffee with milk. coffee came with cream.. whatever.... server didn't look to enthusiastic so didn't bothered to... More 

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Wexford
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33 reviews 33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Between 6 of us we pretty much tried everything on the menu and it was all great (except the marinated salmon which was ok). Service was good, atmosphere ok. I'd go back for an informal meal.

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

On a sunny Sunday there was no lineup at the door, unlike many other brunch spots we've tried all over toronto. For good reasons. We came to try out Jamie Kennedy's food, which range from underwhelmingly ordinary at best to down right bad. The brunch pastry basket was overpriced for a pile of blah and stale bread, tiny dollop of... More 

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New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Had brunch here during a recent trip to Toronto. While the food was fresh I didn't find the brunch menu to be very exciting/different. Had the howdy pardner breakfast sandwich and the eggs with hash and salad. Everything was very fresh but not sure it's worth going to the out of the way neighborhood of Corktown for this restaurant. The... More 

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Toronto
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102 reviews 102 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

But every time I have gone it is the same thing. Dormant wait staff make ordering, waiting and eating an interminably extended ordeal. The food does not excite. Yes, JK's farm fresh produce at times has made a part of the meal interesting, but the whole meal is supposed to make the experience. I want to recommend Gilead but I... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is another of Jamie Kennedy's restaurants. That chef knows how to make the taste buds water. The restaurant has a bit of a primitive feel but in a very good way. Kind of plain tables and chairs, kind of like a big old fashioned kitchen. For decor they have hundreds of bottles of preserves of various kinds on the... More 

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Additional Information about Gilead Cafe

Address: 4 Gilead Place, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C9, Canada
Phone Number: 647 288 0680
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown Toronto
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 13
Cuisine: Canadian, Café

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