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California Sandwiches

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North York
Italian, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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2474 Dufferin St., Toronto, Ontario M6B 3P8, Canada
416-787-5205
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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
When you want a heavy - filling sandwich...come here!

In town for work - wanted something quick and easy (but out of the hotel within walking distance). The valet suggested California Sandwiches which of course in my mind, meant HEALTHY, light, natural ingredients. I could not have been more wrong - BUT - the sandwiches were still very good. I had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
mskenney
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  • Local cuisine
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English first
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

In town for work - wanted something quick and easy (but out of the hotel within walking distance). The valet suggested California Sandwiches which of course in my mind, meant HEALTHY, light, natural ingredients. I could not have been more wrong - BUT - the sandwiches were still very good. I had the chicken thinking it would be GRILLED but... More 

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Campbelville, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This is the place in Toronto for sweet veal sandwiches. They do hot as well, but the sweet veal is some of the best anywhere.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This is great place for lunch. The Sammie are unique to Toronto. Only open a new location when new family member is old enough. Unfortunately cash only

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Sudbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

Amazing Sandwich.....clean..friendly establishment....bar none....the best veal sandwich I have ever eaten...from their state at This little shop to having over 12 locations in Greater Toronto...what a success story Try the Food...you will not be dissapointed

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Timmins, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The food is always amazing, however they are too busy to smile, especially the male who was at the cash the day we were there. He acted so annoyed when I placed my order. I had a $50 order and I didn't even get what I asked for. I couldn't go back because we took our food on the road... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We usually drive down to this location once or twice in a month, the operational hours are excellent! First time way over a year and a half ago, long after this establishment moved over to the corner from the plaza above, we simply just didnt find it. We thought, they closed down, so we went uptown to feed our hunger.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We ordered take out from California Sandwiches. It was one of the best places for take out veal sandwiches years ago. What we found was nothing like we remembered. The piece of veal was so small, and overly breaded. Even worse is that it was so overcooked and tasteless. I asked for mushrooms, onions, and peppers and was charged an... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

First off, THE BEST CHICKEN & VEAL CUTLET SANDWICHES IN THE COUNTRY!!! Others take note, THESE PEOPLE KNOW HOW TO MAKE A SANDWICH!!! Worth every penny. Massive fillings, not skimpy with the toppings where some other places actually WEIGH the toppings lol!!! The hot table here is amazing, especially the Eggplant Parmiggianna!! THIS IS CANADAS ORIGINAL SANDWICH SHOP!!!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I was driving by lunchtime and though it was a wrap place. I ordered the steak sandwich, my girlfriend had the grilled veggie sandwich. They sandwiches are very big Sotheby's $20 price tag for 2 and a water is not unreasonable. This was probably the best steak sandwich I've had. I usually don't order this kind of sandwich because the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Over expansion really killed the California Sandwich franchise in my opinion. When I once used to get my veal freshly made at the Dufferin and Castlefield location before they moved into bigger digs, they now have the veals pre-made and it's a bit of a let down. Everything about the sandwich seems to have diminished in terms of overall quality... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2474 Dufferin St., Toronto, Ontario M6B 3P8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > North York
  • Neighborhood: North York
  • Phone Number: 416-787-5205

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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

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