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Cafe La Gaffe

#520 of 7,072 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
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24 Baldwin St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
(416) 596-2397
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11:45 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:45 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars

Great little spot for a decent breakfast/brunch Super staff, couldn't be nicer! Warm and welcoming decor - Mediterranean style and candle lit! Lovely. Good choice of food and huge portions! Delicious!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Dublin, Ireland
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Oakville, Canada
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100 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a smaller but cozy and familiar spot to have a salad, good sandwich (love that avocado and brie) and coffee if in the hospital alley core. It is one of many eclectic spots to grab food and is a pleasant place to do so in either the summer (small, tight patio) or winter (interior is a bit cramped... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great little spot for a decent breakfast/brunch Super staff, couldn't be nicer! Warm and welcoming decor - Mediterranean style and candle lit! Lovely. Good choice of food and huge portions! Delicious!

Thank TripTaker050
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98 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Being on Baldwin Street, Cafe La Gaffe is a quiet little place on a shaded side street. The menu has enough variety, and the quality is really nice. I requested the pizza to be extra thin (Italian style), and they certainly met my expectations. Good veggie options as well!

Thank sunjooadvani
Cincinnati, OH
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105 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

This cozy spot on Baldwin is the perfect spot for a quiet al fresco dinner in the heart of Toronto. The setting is pleasant and the food delicious.

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188 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Larger inside than it looks. Pleasant service, but a bit sparse. Food is quite good for the price, so that's a plus. Back patio is very rustic- depends on what you like. I would go back here.

Thank HomerToronto
toronto, canada
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I have been here many times, consistently good food and service. A small patio in front and a larger one in the back. Perhaps a shade pricey but always enjoyable.

Thank NicholasNicholas
Toronto, Canada
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81 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Food was good and the setting is very nice and unique. Had steak which was done perfectly and the service was great.

Thank Amanda454
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We visited for summerlicious and were very disappointed. The salad with goat cheese was the best part of the 3 course meal. The red wine had gone bad and was served warm. I ordered the steak and it was bland and overcooked so I had to send it back and the waiter offered me another meal so I ordered the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My friend and I were looking forward to Summerlicious lunch last Saturday. However, to our surprise, they don't participate in Summerlicious on the weekends. Very disappointed as she mentioned it was for Summerlicious on her reservation and no one bothered to reply to her. So, after looking at their brunch menu, we decided to go somewhere else down the street... More 

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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131 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Baldwin Street has somehow retained its somewhat funky ambience and Café La Gaffe is one of its mainstays. Never a disappointment whether ordering the huge and delicious omelette or any other dish. The soups are tasty and salads luscious and full of flavour. The patio is a nice option as the front terrace puts everyone eating there in pretty tight... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 24 Baldwin St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: (416) 596-2397

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe, Mediterranean
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:45 am - 11:00 pm
11:45 am - 11:00 pm
11:45 am - 11:00 pm
11:45 am - 11:00 pm
11:45 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 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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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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