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The Poet Cafe

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Tue, 7/16
8:00 PM

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#1,494 of 6,679 Restaurants in Toronto


Cafe, Middle Eastern, Persian
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Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were looking for a Turkish breakfast and found this place online. They are not serving a full traditional Turkish breakfast but it is a great fusion of Turkish and Persian elements with the western cuisine. We tried "8 o'clock Istanbul" and "Florentine" both very...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank mrodoplu
Reviewed June 4, 2019

i went there with my family for brunch. it was a new style of brunch and i enjoyed of it. the price is a little high for a brunch.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank RasoulSam
Reviewed May 23, 2019 via mobile

Nice service in a cosi place 🤩 The food was really wonderful! I advice you this place for sure! Can't wait to come back!

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank m_t_charlie
Reviewed April 14, 2019

Met a friend for Sunday brunch at the Poet Cafe during a recent trip to Toronto. We were both a bit tired of standard brunch fare and thought this place looked like a unique twist with its Persian/Middle Eastern flair. The space is quite cozy...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank TravellingRi
Reviewed January 26, 2019 via mobile

Terrible experience. After an hour of being ignored - no one checked on us, took our empty plates or asked if we wanted something else (which we did) - we were straight up asked to leave because they “need the table” 😱 Never in my...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank LIZA2525
Reviewed January 19, 2019 via mobile

I have just been to The Poet cafe. As soon as I entered the place with a big smile (because I used to love this place, the drinks and food) the owner asked me: « Do you have a reservation? » I looked at him a bit...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank wiser77
Amir S, Owner at The Poet Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2019

Hello wiser77, I do remember you from last weekend, but not as a regular patron (and I am here everyday from open to close). I have been confronted with the question “do you have a reservation?” every time I decided to go to a popular...More

Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile

We were a group of 5 for Sunday Brunch. It was a unique style brunch with the little starter plates to have with the flat bread. Then you can select your omelette. I had the mushroom one which was great. Others in the group had...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

We stopped for brunch since it was such a close walk from our Airbnb. It was one of the best brunches I’ve had in a long time. My friend and I split the poet pancake - a thick cardamom pancake, stuffed with dates and served...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Danielle19828
Reviewed September 9, 2018

At $23.99, some people would balk at the price and walk out (I know, we noticed a 'running" group of four do it), but it was their loss. The set Sunday Brunch is amazing. You start off with six different sides, ranging from home made...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Ttaylo3
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Great atmosphere, delicious food. I loved the experience of ordering one delicious main and getting five different sides. The tea was also amazing. Would do again 10/10

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Matthew S
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June 25, 2017|
Response from Amir S | Property representative |
No unfortunately it is not halal
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