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“Great people! Laid back atmosphere.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Carens Wine and Cheese Bar

Carens Wine and Cheese Bar
158 Cumberland St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
+1 416-962-5158
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Ranked #2,166 of 6,800 Restaurants in Toronto
Cuisines: French, Continental, Contemporary, Wine Bar, Fondue, Soups
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
Description: Yorkville's hidden gem; Carens wine and cheese is a quaint, rustic French restaurant specializing in a vast selection of wine and cheese from all over the world. Serving lunch and dinner every day of the week and classic brunch on weekends, Carens boasts a unique dining experience and a delightful summer patio unlike any other.
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“Great people! Laid back atmosphere.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2011

We were staying at a hotel in the area and wandered in one night for drinks. We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. The staff was super nice and friendly and Alana's expresso martini's were yummy! We came back the next night for more of them. Sad to say we didn't eat anything, but if we're in the area again we sure will!

  • Visited June 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
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“My favourite place in Yorkville”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2009

Caren's is an unassuming treasure. Across the street from the Cumberland movie theatre, it's easy to miss, but am I ever glad I found it. Aside from the extensive variety of cheeses and wines by the glass, it has a varied menu of salads, sandwiches and hearty mains. The mac-and-cheese is among the best I've ever had. And brunch, too, is generous and delicious. In the summer, the back patio is an oasis away from the bustle of Yorkville. In the winter, hearty dishes take away the chill.

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