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English first
Toronto, Canada
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82 reviews 82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is a small place tucked into an office tower close to both the courthouse and hospitals. You see lots of lawyers and hospital workers. It is long room nicely appointed and the tables are kept clean. You go up and order from the counter. There is a large variety of pizzas, sandwiches, quesadillas and salads. You place the order... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

This is a great meeting place, on the way to or from for business people as well as tourists, and just us folks. It is close to the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Textile Museum, for example It's also an alternative to many over-priced restaurants in the area. The style is cafeteria, but though you order your food in... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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162 reviews 162 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

On hospital row there is not a lot to celebrate in the way of food, so this spot on University just north of Dundas is a welcome sight. It's a long, cavernous room done all in white, so it feels even bigger. Order from the counter, pay and then wait at one of the tables or snag a spot at... More 

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287 reviews 287 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
487 helpful votes 487 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

This place is located on University proximate to many hospitals so it’s not surprising that its frequented by hospital staff and visitors, as well as workers in office buildings. Food runs to sandwiches, wraps, soups, pastries, etc. Its fresh and tasty. Nothing exceptional. Prices are very reasonable. It's also frenetic during a lunch hour. Of its genre, a cafeteria syle... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Went here with a couple of colleagues for lunch on a Friday. The procedure is you line up, place your order, pay for your order, find a seat, and wait, and wait, and wait. Your food is delivered to your table, and the service is friendly, but how long does it really take to slap a pre-made sandwich on a... More 

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Winterthur, Switzerland
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76 reviews 76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

It is difficult to search for a good coffee in town. One of them is definitively this bistro. A good italian coffee machine, coffee is prepared with love. They serve also very nice breakfast, some of them freshly prepared, which means, pls count in 5 to 10 minutes if you don't take anything like croissant asf. At lunchtime they serve... More 

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Additional Information about Avenue Cafe and Bistro

Address: 480 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1V2, Canada
Phone Number: (416) 979-0100
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto
Cuisine: Canadian

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