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Queen Mother Cafe

#132 of 7,071 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
Queen Street and West Queen West
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208 Queen St. W (University Ave), Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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11:30 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
One spicy dish

Had a lovely lunch in this intriguing restaurant. Looks like it'll serve sandwiches but I enjoyed some very spicy and delicious Thai food. Great service. I'll be back!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a lovely lunch in this intriguing restaurant. Looks like it'll serve sandwiches but I enjoyed some very spicy and delicious Thai food. Great service. I'll be back!

Thank NicolaJef
Sudbury, Canada
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the Queen Mother for a friends birthday dinner and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I had the spinach cannelloni and though delicious it was a huge serving. I had plenty left over for lunch the next day. The dessert cannot be missed either the cakes are fantastic. The staff was friendly and attentive, overall a great experience.

Thank Jazzy0066
Toronto, Canada
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You wouldn't expect great south east Asian food from a place that looks so traditional on the outside, but their Laotian chef really impressed with his fusion takes on traditional south east Asian dishes. I'd really recommend the spring rolls. They also have a great selection of drinks and the entire restaurant is adorable and feels home-y.

Thank julia_chen55
London, Canada
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were literally wondering around New Year's day looking for somewhere to eat and I am so glad we found Queen Mother. The food and atmosphere were great and the staff were lovely. And there is something for everyone on the menu, guaranteed! Anything from spring rolls, to pad thai, to pasta, they have lots of options. And there dessert... More 

Thank Angie_Rom
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

Ive been here sevetal times. They have ana amazing chicken dish (Ping Gai).. its very fulfilling, at least a half chicken, and comes rice and salad.. mildly spicy but sooo good. They also have good desserts. . Nice atmosphere. . Friendly staff..

Thank Hani A
Adrian, Michigan
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1,882 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 704 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

This is a great place for lunch on Queen St. The SE Asian-oriented menu is tempting, the food is tasty and the service is exemplary. The atmosphere is quite nice, especially during warm weather when their lovely patio is in use. The prices are not bad considering the quality of the experience. My colleague and I needed to engage in... More 

Thank Debbie K
Guelph, Canada
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219 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

A longtime, popular fixture on Queen Street West, for good reason. I'm always stymied when trying to describe the menu at the QMC. It varies so widely -- where else can you get North American classics like meatloaf sandwiches and Asian dishes and Caribbean dishes all on the same table? Somehow, though, the Queen Mother manages not only to offer... More 

Thank McMarshal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

Started at the bar waiting for seats during a busy dinner on a Thursday. I didn't like that I had to settle up before moving to my table -- please carry the tab so that I only have to pay once. The seating was cramped but the meal was delicious. Really happy to have found this gem on queen street.

Thank Samantha K
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

this place is a great spot for lunch on queen street. the menu is an eclectic assortment of SE asian dishes; the espresso is great; prices really reasonable.

Thank jed10011
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

I've been disappointed with this place twice now. Last night I ordered Pad Thai which had very little taste with little amounts of protein in it. It was awful. The burger was also ordered and was the most basic uninteresting burger ever. Not worth the money at all. The thing about this place is the prices are not the cheapest.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Queen Street and West Queen West
Known as the Art & Design District, West Queen West is one of the most energetic and dynamic of Toronto's neighborhoods. Along with its great modernist museums, clubs, and restaurants, it's home to some of the funkiest specialty shops, ranging from clothing to stationary to collectables, and caters to niche and vintage shoppers of all kinds. That makes it a mecca for creatives, including hobbyists designers, writers, and painters. With ink on their hands and fabric pelts in their bags, visitors to Queen Street traverse the avant-garde blend of historic architecture and ultra-contemporary fare. Home to some of Toronto's chicest hotels and most modish java fixes, busy with street cars, and always suffused with live music drifting onto packed patios at bars and clubs by nightfall, the vibrancy of West Queen West is undeniable.
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