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Insomnia Internet Bar Cafe

#279 of 6,577 Restaurants in Toronto
#307 of 7,038 Places to Eat in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$
Downtown Toronto
Coffee Shop, International
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563 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1Y6, Canada
416-588-3907
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10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Good morning....And good night. Nestled in the heart of Toronto's Annex...
Good morning....And good night. Nestled in the heart of Toronto's Annex, Insomnia Restaurant & Lounge has blossomed into a neighbourhood favourite known for its great food and warm service. Combining a menu of international comfort foods spread across brunch and dinner with seasonal & classic cocktails, great local and import beer and wine. If you prefer to rise with the morning sun, Insomnia's famous brunch is the neighbourhood's most popular and recently Now Magazine "Best of TO - Reader's Choice" Voted - Best Brunch, served in a bustling atmosphere complimented by the aroma of traditional and eclectic dishes. Have a cup of our signature coffee or spoil yourself with one of several refreshing, break of day cocktails. More of a Nighthawk? A wide ranging Dinner menu will take you into the evening where the daily drink specials and late night menu begin. Recently Now Magazine "Best of TO - Reader's Choice" Voted - Best Late Night Restaurant. Don't worry if you get the twilight munchies, we've got you covered; kitchen open until 2am, 7 days a week. Welcome to your new favourite spot. Welcome to Insomnia.
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  • 27
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Brunch but Younger Crowd

My girlfriend and I went there for brunch for the first time. There was a line up but went through pretty quickly. The food was great, mammosas were delicious with a variety of flavors. The staff were friendly. The only complaint I had is that it is more a university, younger crowd, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
MissTurtleP
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Markham, Canada
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72 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
805 helpful votes 805 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

wont a fan of dis place. wonted more. took ma kidz here n they dint lyke it eyether. intrenet was slow n i couldunt check ma FB or ma OKcupid account - really needed to check it as well. dont have da net at me house n really need to reply to my men QUICK b4 dey move on -... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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495 reviews 495 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Six of us came here Saturday night to celebrate a birthday. My initial thoughts were - 'how come I've never heard of this place' its cute, in a great location and the menu looked fantastic. The service was friendly (a whisper slow, but not painstakingly so) and the atmosphere was hopping. A very busy place (who takes reservations!). I had... More 

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Markham, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

My girlfriend and I went there for brunch for the first time. There was a line up but went through pretty quickly. The food was great, mammosas were delicious with a variety of flavors. The staff were friendly. The only complaint I had is that it is more a university, younger crowd, and loud. I would definitely go back during... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This place cannot be beat for what it offers. Great food, relaxed environment, great prices and amazing cocktails. The nachos are similar to a small building in size and the poutine is a meal in itself. Open til 2am and has take-out which, if you get their secret discount code on Instagram, you get a 15% or 20% discount on... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We came here for winterlicious 2015 and I'm so glad we did! The atmosphere is very hipster chic. Dim lit and very busy, it's important to make a reservation before heading out or you'd have to wait quite a long time to get served. I got the pulled pork taco to start (which was great!). For my main, I've never... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

My girlfriend and I had our first date at Insomnia two years ago. They put us in the back with some lounge style seating, which in all honesty, wasn't the best for eating, but the extra 2 hours we spent having cocktails and talking made them a perfect spot. The food we did order was delicious and served promptly even... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Heard fabulous things about Insomnia's brunch. I had been prior for drinks but hadn't tried anything on the menu. The brunch here is excellent. The homefries are really unique in that they have a sauce on them, which is delicious. I usually don't eat my homefries, but these ones I was a huge fan of!

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Toronto, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We went to Insomnia last night with friends and had a delicious dinner consistent with the many times we've dined there. The food is always wonderful and the servers are very friendly. I don't eat meat but always find something on the menu that is tasty. Last night I had the salmon which was served on a bed of sautéed... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Had the pulled pork eggs benedict and they were great! They are famous for their bbq covered hash-brown potatoes which were good too but could have been a little hotter. My finace had some grilled cheese thing. I don't even know the name of it because I was so into my eggs bennie. I also decided to try one of... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A veritable institution in the Annex neighbourhood of Toronto, just west of the Yonge and Bloor epicentre, this small but busy restaurant and bar has been active for decades, first as an internet coffee-shop, then as an eat-while-you-surf computer café, and now as a full restaurant that stays open late and never gets tired. Over the years, the restaurant has... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 563 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1Y6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown Toronto
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
  • Phone Number: 416-588-3907

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 19
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, International

Description

Good morning....And good night. Nestled in the heart of Toronto's Annex, Insomnia Restaurant & Lounge has blossomed into a neighbourhood favourite known for its great food and warm service. Combining a menu of international comfort foods spread across brunch and dinner with seasonal & classic cocktails, great local and import beer and wine. If you prefer to rise with the morning sun, Insomnia's famous brunch is the neighbourhood's most popular and recently Now Magazine "Best of TO - Reader's Choice" Voted - Best Brunch, served in a bustling atmosphere complimented by the aroma of traditional and eclectic dishes. Have a cup of our signature coffee or spoil yourself with one of several refreshing, break of day cocktails. More of a Nighthawk? A wide ranging Dinner menu will take you into the evening where the daily drink specials and late night menu begin. Recently Now Magazine "Best of TO - Reader's Choice" Voted - Best Late Night Restaurant. Don't worry if you get the twilight munchies, we've got you covered; kitchen open until 2am, 7 days a week. Welcome to your new favourite spot. Welcome to Insomnia.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?