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Cafe La Gaffe

#553 of 6,693 Restaurants in Toronto
#611 of 7,217 Places to Eat in Toronto
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Chinatown
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24 Baldwin St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
(416) 596-2397
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:45 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 21
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  • 25
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food for the price

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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English first
Cincinnati, OH
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88 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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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Toronto
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72 restaurant reviews
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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.

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toronto, canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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.

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Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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.

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3 restaurant reviews
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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
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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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64 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 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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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Our first time at this restaurant....a lovely surprise. Looking from the outside, except for a small patio out front, the building looks a bit in need of repair. I noticed an eclectic clientele, both working people and students. Although I love patios, and the street is not full of car fumes like many street patios, it was a little chilly... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Met a friend for Sunday brunch. I arrived early and was greeted immediately by the server. She made me feel very welcomed. My friend was a little late but never once was I rushed to order. The restaurant is small, but what they lack in space, they more than make up for in quality of food and service. I had... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

nice menu with interesting offerings. Server was very engaging and offered suggestions to us. had an enjoyable lunch. recommended.

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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
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:45 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:45 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:45 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:45 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:45 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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?

Staying in Chinatown

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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