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736 St. Clair West, Toronto, Ontario M6C 1G6, Canada
4166567246
Today
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good roast beef sandwich

Two of us dropped by early afternoon and enjoyed their special of the day, the roast beef sandwich. Served on a baguette, with some mayo and horseradish, it was excellent. This is a small place with limited seating. Best to stay away from the front door area as that can get quite chilly. Otherwise... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 28, 2014
114Rainer
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Oakville, Canada
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26 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Toronto, Canada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Pain Perdu is NOT as much about Paris as it is about France, in particular the Basque region. If you are looking for chi chi French food, go somewhere else. If you are looking for croque monsieur sandwich this is your spot. If you are looking for the best quiche stop looking and go to Pain Perdu. The menu is... More 

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Oakville, Canada
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

Two of us dropped by early afternoon and enjoyed their special of the day, the roast beef sandwich. Served on a baguette, with some mayo and horseradish, it was excellent. This is a small place with limited seating. Best to stay away from the front door area as that can get quite chilly. Otherwise a charming place.

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Toronto, Canada
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The place is so cosy and the food is excellent. You must try the cordon bleu and most importantly the Tournedos. Even their starters are so delicious, specially the Mille feulle au somon fume and a kind of salad with mango. This is a great eat experience, especially if you like French Cuisine.

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Toronto, ON
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Pain Perdu is a fabulous patisserie not far from downtown Toronto. They have a large selection of pastries and lunch items. It's a little pricey but most French cafes in the city are. They have recently expanded their seating int he cafe, allowing for more tables. Before that, you would be lucky to get a table on a weekend morning... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I have been here numerous times with my wife. The ingredients are natural, fresh and high quality. This also means they cost a little more and they take longer to prepare the food. This is justified since this is not fast food. This is quality food. An excellent place to have a relaxed, intimate lunch. Also a good place to... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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124 reviews 124 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Recently dropped by the Pain Purdu for a quick lunch. A quaint place for sure. We had the "special" of the day - roast beef on a baguette. The sandwich was average at best. Our table was very unstable and we felt quite crowded into a small space. All in all, an ok place for a quick bite at a... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Having moved from the UK and being able to pick up fresh, warm croissants in your local supermarket for the equivalent of about 1CAD, I was slightly disappointed by the lack of freshness and over cooked croissant. We have been desperately searching top bakeries for excellent croissants. We tried the almond croissant, pain au chocolat and raisin croissant. Two of... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

I'm quite picky when it comes to croissants. They must be flaky and light - Pain Perdu's don't disappoint. When ever I have a craving for one I know I'll only be satisfied if I go there. It doesn't hurts that the decor is nice a cozy.

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Toronto
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Go in many times great place and location staff is always great. Selection of goodies are alway fresh and looks like there made in house love it.

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Toronto
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This little gem makes the most amazing croissants (we have recently been to Paris, and they as good as any we had there!) The service is friendly, and the atmosphere is delightful

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 736 St. Clair West, Toronto, Ontario M6C 1G6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto
  • Phone Number: 4166567246

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: Bakery
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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