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Queen Mother Cafe

#260 of 6,601 Restaurants in Toronto
#288 of 7,110 Places to Eat in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
Downtown Toronto
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208 Queen St. W (University Ave), Toronto, Ontario, Canada
416-598-4719
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Today
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 70
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    Very good
  • 29
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  • 13
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good lunch time choice

We ate here on the recommendation of the hotel concierge. The food was quite tasty and affordable. Service was attentive and fast. I would recommend as a good spot for lunch. One of our friends had a peanut allergy and even though lots of stuff on menu involved peanuts, the chef made sure of a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
David T
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Vancouver, Canada
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English first
Halifax, Canada
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I haven't eaten at the Queen Mum in close to 20 years, so I was glad to see my old favorites still on the menu (nam jeun & ping gai), which I had today out on their cute garden patio. It's not obvious they have one of those, so be sure to ask if the weather is nice.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

We ate here on the recommendation of the hotel concierge. The food was quite tasty and affordable. Service was attentive and fast. I would recommend as a good spot for lunch. One of our friends had a peanut allergy and even though lots of stuff on menu involved peanuts, the chef made sure of a peanut free dish.

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I went with 2 friends and we all had separate dishes. Highly recommend the wasabi guacamole and the chicken pin gai. Veggie burger was delicious too. Service was efficient and friendly. Highly recommended

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Tonawanda
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The Queen Mother is a great place to eat and relax. It's on Queen Street, which is very busy, and the back patio, in particular, totally removes you from all that. Plus, the food is great.

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Disappointed with our visit this time. Roti was served fridge-cold. Server and cook were ready to microwave it, which apparently was the step missed in the kitchen. Nuked food at sit-down prices does not appeal to me, so I ordered the Cosmic Burger, which was tasty. Server forgot to bring fries I ordered, however. Too bad they're cutting corners. Preparing... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

My spouse reported that both urinals were full of ice. However the meals were excellent - I had a veggie burger, my spouse had the Khao Soy Gai and our friend had the Ping Gai. Tons of food, all tasty. We shared a piece of a toffee banana cake that was quite yummy.

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Great atmosphere and really good food in downtown Toronto. Their chicken pad Thai is amazing, one of the best we've had. A little nod to Britain in Toronto with pictures of the Queen dotted around the restaurant. For caffeine lovers, their coffees come in soup size bowls for those with a larger thirst.

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Toronto, Canada
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37 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I bumped into this place after a movie at Scotiabank Theatre. They have a quaint little interior space with some great coffee and nice dessert treats. Went back for some dinner and loved their Pad Thai as well. A little pricey (Pad That is about 17 bucks) but pretty good portions.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

A beautiful little spot on Queen Street. Friendly staff, inviting atmosphere, great menu with daily features. I've had a few selections from the menu, including the spicy chicken sandwich which was so tasty, and the pad thai - amazing. Also, desserts - a wide selection & really delicious. Cute patio with ample seating. Just a gem.

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Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The sauce with lime and cilantro is terrific. The chicken portion is very large and the salad a nice balance. The dish is great. The place is open late and the service last quick no freindly. A must visit on Queen Street

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Additional Information about Queen Mother Cafe

Address: 208 Queen St. W (University Ave), Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: 416-598-4719
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown Toronto
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Cuisine: Thai

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 208 Queen St. W (University Ave), Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown Toronto
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
  • Phone Number: 416-598-4719

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?