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Cafe La Gaffe

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24 Baldwin St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1L2, Canada
+1 416-596-2397
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:45 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Friendly service, cozy setting, and great food at a reasonable price. We had brunch...it didn't blow me away but would definitely try it again.

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Thank FateS1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I first went to the original Cafe La Gaffe in Kensington Market about 30 years ago. I moved out of town for 15 years and decided to go back. Loved it. Great value. Delicious menu. Great service. Still amazing after all these years. I'll be back!

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Thank Chris P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

I had lunch on a Sunday with friends at Cafe La Gaffe. The portions of salad and fruit were generous along with my main. With the dark red walls covered in art, the atmosphere is very cozy. The service was prompt, attentive and very friendly.

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Thank shila M
Toronto Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

Our appetizers, grilled calamari with green salad was very good. The confit de canard was very good. The mahi-mahi excellent. The creme Brule was close to being very good. The chianti - there's just one - was excellent, as was the romantic atmosphere of this small 8 - 10 table cafe. They also have 4 or 5 tables out front.... More 

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Thank Jack-Dru
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Visited Café La Gaffe the other day with 2 friends who I had not seen for some time. A perfect spot for such an occasion as they never once rushed us away...in fact inviting us to linger as long as we liked. We followed the hostess to a table on the back patio. It was kind of like the feeling... More 

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Thank N2L2T
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Had a delightful meal on their covered patio during a series of sunshowers. Great food options and flexibility with some special requests.

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Thank KarenFredBen
Toronto, Ontario
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

The blame goes 100% to the chefs who we were disorganised and untalented. The Duck pizza was hands down the worst pizza I have ever been served. They mixed the dough with pesto but it was so dense and soggy it was both overcooked and raw. Took an hour to arrive too despite the fact there was only 2 other... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

Food was excellent and ambiance can't be beat. Not a good choice if you're in a hurry but we thoroughly enjoyed relaxing and people-watching from our table on the patio. I had the salmon, which was prepared with a fantastic, light butter sauce, and my husband had steak, which was also terrific. Lovely way to spend our last night in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Tiny patio in the front on a busy treelined street was just like a Paris bistro. We started with the brie and bacon salad which was to die for and large enough for two to share. We both had lamb chops in a blueberry reduction with mashed potatoes and vegetables...wonderful! We finished with a shared Creme Brule. Small but decent... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

I must have the worst luck with some of these restaurants getting great reviews. I've been here twice and both times were awful. The last time takes the cake. Went for lunch with a group from work...waited an hour for our food. Can't fault the two waiters - I didn't see anyone but those two for the whole restaurant, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:45 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:45 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:45 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:45 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:45 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 Baldwin St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1L2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-596-2397

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
Chinatown
Toronto's main Chinatown has the honor of being the largest in North America. Gaping down across Dundas Street West and Spadina Avenue, the area is a wonderful medley of shops and restaurants, busy signs and bright red gates, a destination for foodie fun. Chinatown's streets are always bustling, packed with people and outdoor stalls hawking fresh produce and products. The restaurants and authentic marketplaces that shoulder in against each other display shining roast ducks and menus studded with dumplings and noodle bowls. The air is pervaded with music. different languages, and the smell of fried food and mouth-watering desserts. Chinatown's restaurants represent a broad range of fare, from traditional Szechuan and Shanghai foods, to other Asian delicacies, including some of the top Japanese, Vietnamese, and Korean spots in the city. Whether you're in the mood for a sit-down tea house or a bubble tea to go, Chinatown is the spot to enjoy an exciting walk and the promise of leaving satisfied.
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