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Kensington Cornerstone

2A Kensington Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Ranked #851 of 6,589 restaurants in Toronto
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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82% Recommend
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English first
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I am so sad to write this review as I was really impressed in a previous visit but my boyfriend and I have visited two more times since my last review and were really disappointed. The stuffed pepper was incredibly bland and my boyfriend's burger was also unesco ting and his bun seemed a bit stale. I'm sad to say... More

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Toronto, ON
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We ate here about a year ago, and I have been looking forward to going back ever since. This past weekend my daughter and I made a trip in to Kensington Market for an afternoon of shopping. As the stores were closing down and the final World Cup game was playing on big screens throughout the Market, we made our... More

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Columbus, Ohio
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Kensington Cornerstone is a quaint little restaurant on a fun little street. The interior of the restaurant was clean, and appeared to have been recently renovated. We ordered fish and chips and children's chicken fingers meals. Three of us upgraded our fries to poutine. Everything was delicious - even the cole slaw. After our meal we ordered a slice of... More

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Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

If you are in Toronto, you have to visit the eclectic Kensington neighborhood with lots of 2nd hand clothes stores, health food stores, odd shops and great little restos. Kensington Cornerstone is one of those and it caters to those who need to eat gluten free-the whole menu is gluten free. Plate sizes are huge and very tasty. Brunch is... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Was over the moon to find a totally gluten free menu. Hurrah! As our server said "It's hard to get over." Went for brunch- incredible eggs Benedict on pumpernickel with brie and bacon, served with potato and yam hash. Sauce was divine, all the flavours combined perfectly. Friendly, laid-back service. Sat outside on the patio which was great as I... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

What a great find in an eclectic neighborhood in Toronto. The food was meticulously prepared and delicious. Service was great. Atmosphere was inviting and comfortable. Gluten free or not, I would highly recommend dining here.

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We were disppointed today when we arrived at Kensington Cornerstone and saw a large dumpster out front. I feared that this reliable gluten free restaurant had closed down but fortunately, it is undergoing a renovation. The sign out front says it will reopen January 10/14. I look forward to once again enjoying my favorites; their delicious eggs benedict and lamb... More

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St. John's, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

So. I'm celiac. I hate being celiac because it means that brunch, which used to be glorious pancakes and French toast, now just isn't. Until Kensington Corner. ZMOOOOGGGG!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE. I want to move to Toronto so I can eat there every weekend. I love it. I had a gluten free pancake that tasted like a REAL PANCAKE.... More

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Top Contributor
316 reviews 316 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

This restaurant is located at the southern edge of the Market. Service was very good, as was the food. We'd like to see the menu expand a bit so that there'd be more variety. Fair price point. Good atmosphere without the overloud music that some eateries inflict on patrons. PS after your meal search further north in the market for... More

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

My wife cannot eat gluten so we were really looking forward to going to this restaurant. We arrived in a group of nine, which included two kids. Everyone ordered burgers or sandwiches, with the exception of myself and one other friend -- I got the stuffed Chicken and he asked for the steak. 45 minutes later and food had not... More

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