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Kensington Cornerstone

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2A Kensington Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
647-343-1597
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 17
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  • 5
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  • 3
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great restaurant, and bonus points - gluten free

Really enjoyed our dinner. We discovered this place by looking for gluten free options in the area, and it did not disappoint. Everything was well prepared, well presented and tasted great. The beer selection was good, great if you're looking for GF options. Three of us in our party are not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 22, 2014
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Havelock
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Toronto
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We had heard some nice things about this restaurant and we were planning on having some coffee and a snack. When we arrived, my wife was in urgent need of a washroom, so the first thing I asked was where the washroom was. The host was so concerned about keeping non-customers out of their washroom that he wouldn't allow my... More 

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London, Canada
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Sat inside, which was very hot. Service was incredibly slow. The waffles were delicious but rather skimpy on fruit. I was disappointed that the grilled cheese (which I saw online) wasn't on the menu.

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Ancaster, Canada
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Went here as per friends recommendation during mid afternoon. Owner was really nice and welcoming. Had fish & chips ($19). Fish was ok but nothing memorable. French fries tasted like McCain frozen variety. Wife (who is celiac) became ill after having her meal. Price for family of four was far too expensive for the meal served. Will definitely not return.... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The dining patio was lovely, and we had a nice evening. Staff was friendly, even found water for diners who tied up their dogs on the outside of the patio fence. The neighborhood is funky and fun, and we also enjoyed walking through nearby Chinatown. The food and service here were both fine. I'm allergic to wheat gluten, and everything... More 

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This restaurant is completely gluten free. Fish and Chips were yummy served with fries and coleslaw. Daughter had Gluten free waffles with apple topping. I tried it - it was very good, but sweet. My husband is NOT Gluten free and he enjoyed his meal too. They have burgers and stuff too..but Fish and Chips is not something you can... More 

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Shanghai
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Our service used the most condescending tone as my friend and I ordered two beers, simply because he assumed that we were underage. At other restaurant servers would ask us for ID because we look young, but this server said mockingly, "a Budweiser, really?" Not only did he ruin our dining experience at kensington Cornerstone, he also ruined our mood... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Everything on the menu is gluten free! Nothing in the food was off limits. Delicious fish and chips. The starters are delicious also. The quinoa fritters with dip were a big hit. The lamb sausage on pumpernickel was very tasty. Everything was fresh and well presented. This is a small gem of a restaurant.

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Havelock
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Really enjoyed our dinner. We discovered this place by looking for gluten free options in the area, and it did not disappoint. Everything was well prepared, well presented and tasted great. The beer selection was good, great if you're looking for GF options. Three of us in our party are not actually GF (my wife was the only one) and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The Bar is a beautiful place to rest during a long warn afternoon in Kingston Market. Sit down on the terrace !

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Sudbury, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Having celiac disease, before we traveled I did some research as to where the best restaurants were for gluten free products. I came across this one, and decided to try it out. We LOVED IT! The food was excellent, the best we've had in a long time! I had calamari, grilled cheese & poutine, and my husband had fish &... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2A Kensington Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: 647-343-1597

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
Chinatown
Toronto's main Chinatown has the honor of being the largest in North America. Gaping down across Dundas Street West and Spadina Avenue, the area is a wonderful medley of shops and restaurants, busy signs and bright red gates, a destination for foodie fun. Chinatown's streets are always bustling, packed with people and outdoor stalls hawking fresh produce and products. The restaurants and authentic marketplaces that shoulder in against each other display shining roast ducks and menus studded with dumplings and noodle bowls. The air is pervaded with music. different languages, and the smell of fried food and mouth-watering desserts. Chinatown's restaurants represent a broad range of fare, from traditional Szechuan and Shanghai foods, to other Asian delicacies, including some of the top Japanese, Vietnamese, and Korean spots in the city. Whether you're in the mood for a sit-down tea house or a bubble tea to go, Chinatown is the spot to enjoy an exciting walk and the promise of leaving satisfied.
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