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Queen Mother Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Grilled chicken +4.00
Sticky Rice
Steamed in a straw basket with a peanut sauce dip
Grilled chicken +4.00
Steamed soybean snaps served with chilli soy dipping sauce
Grilled chicken +4.00
Nam Jeun
Three​ crispy laotian spring rolls filled with a special vegetable mixture, served with sweet and spicy peanut sauce
Grilled chicken +4.00
Vegetarian Nam Dip
Soft rice paper rolls filled with tofu, bean sprouts, cucumber, lettuce, vermicelli noodles, carrot, bell peppers, fresh mint and coriander, served with sweet and spicy peanut sauce
Grilled chicken +4.00
Dim Sum Quartet
An assortment of wonton wrapped dim sum filled with chicken and shrimp, steamed and served with soy sauce and a garlic chilli dipping sauce
Grilled chicken +4.00
Crispy Calamari
Marinated with ginger, garlic and chillies, dusted with seasoned flour and served with a sweet chili dipping sauce
Grilled chicken +4.00
Goat Cheese and Artichoke Dip
Creamy goat cheese and artichoke hearts with lemon, garlic and olive oil, served with crispy taro chips
Grilled chicken +4.00
Quinoa Salad
A high protein gluten free grain tossed with garlic, lemon, fresh herbs, chickpeas and olive oil, topped with crumbled goat cheese and sundried tomatoes, nestled on baby greens
Grilled chicken +4.00
Arugula and Pecan Salad
With crumbled blue cheese, toasted pecans and sundried cranberries in a caramelized balsamic vinaigrette
Grilled chicken +4.00
Kale, Roasted Tomato and Green Lentil Salad
Fresh kale tossed in a toasted cumin, coriander and lemon vinaigrette, topped with oven roasted tomatoes, toasted pistachios and green lentils
Pad Thai
Soft thin rice noodles stirfried with chicken, shrimp, bean sprouts, scallions, egg, chopped peanuts and ground roasted chillies in a tangy sweet and sour sauce mild, medium or spicy can be ordered vegetarian with tofu instead
Bah Me Hang
Fresh thin egg noodles stir fried with bean sprouts, onions, celery, chopped peanuts, sautéed shrimp and golden sliced chicken in a spicy lime coriander sauce, topped with green onions (mild, medium or spicy)
Khao Soy Gai
Traditional northern laotian dish of chicken simmered in a spicy broth of ginger, fresh thai herbs, turmeric, curry and coconut milk, served on a bed of soft thin egg noodles, fresh bean sprouts, watercress, garnished with mint, shallots, marinated bok choy and fresh coriander
Many of our dishes contain peanuts, please inform your server of any allergies 18% service charge for groups of 5 or more P.S.T. And G.S.T. Not included
Grilled Flatiron Steak
Flat iron steak marinated with olive oil and cracked black peppercorns, grilled to order and finished with a roasted garlic, thyme, madeira sauce, served with hand cut yukon gold frites
Pan Seared Scallop Udon
Pan seared scallops nestled on udon noodles in a ramen style miso sake broth with julienne vegetables and water chestnuts, topped with fresh thai basil, crispy lotus root and pickled ginger
Moroccan Braised Lamb
Lamb shank slow simmered in moroccan spices, tomato and wine, served with israeli cous cous with dried apricots, raisins and roasted vegetables, finished with a natural pan reduction and topped with chopped toasted pistachios
A scoop of guacamole +3.00
Pulled Chicken Tacos
Ancho rubbed chicken breast slow simmered in spicy adobo sauce, pulled and nestled on soft white corn tortillas, topped with a spicy roasted pepper, tomato, poblano and chipotle chili sauce, shredded lettuce, grated monterey jack and smoked cheddar cheese, topped with cilantro and fresh lime wedges. Add a scoop of guacamole 3.00
Sri Lankan Vegetable Roti
Sweet potato, chickpeas, eggplant, zucchini and baby spinach, in a spicy sri lankan curry sauce, wrapped in a warm dahl roti, topped with fresh coriander and served with salad greens
Spinach and Ricotta Canneloni
Baked with garlic and herbed tomato sauce, topped with edam cheese and served with green salad and garlic toast
Ping Gai
Boneless chicken marinated with garlic, coriander and black peppercorns, grilled crispy and served with a spicy lime and coriander dipping sauce, green salad and steamed jasmine rice
Served with your choice of hand cut yukon gold fries or salad
(Half salad, half fries add 1.50, side of chipotle mayo add 1.00)
The Q.M. Burger (Née Cosmic)
A​ high protein vegetarian patty of grains, nuts, herbs and mushrooms, covered in melted cheese and served in a whole wheat pita with our own special sauce, romaine lettuce and tomato
House Smoked Trout Sandwich
House smoked trout filet, baby arugula, oven roasted tomatoes, pickled red onion and citrus aioli vinaigrette, nestled on a toasted bun
My Lunch in Provence
Roasted red pepper, caramelized onion, grilled zucchini and eggplant, goat cheese and black olive tapenade wrapped with flat bread and grilled
Barbecue Pulled Pork Sandwich
Slow cooked pork in a smoky homemade barbecue sauce, topped with maple cheddar cheese and nestled on a toasted bun
With cheese +1.50
With bacon +1.50
The Beefeater
Homemade patty of lean 100% premium beef on a toasted bun with sautéed mushrooms and onions, and chipotle mayonnaise, served with hand cut fries. With cheese add 1.50. With bacon add 1.50
Please see our display case for today’s selection
Many of our dishes contain peanuts inform your server of any allergies 18% service charge for groups of 5 or more H.S.T. Not included
Noy phangnanouvong
Sous Chef
Matt dowd
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Asian, Canadian
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Try the Calamari, for someone that isn't a fan, this was appetizer was great. The Trout special was also awesome. Service is wonderful. After dinner walk across the street to the Rex for a little Jazz Entertainment!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Taron66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Get the Pingai chicken It’s going to make you fall on the ground Pingai chicken The staff are nice and the place is cozy But the Pingai chicken Pingai!!!! CHICKEN!!! Definitely going back pingai...

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank webpup
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interior is a little tight, but cozy. The service was extremely friendly and attentive- offered lots of advice and suggestions as the menu is unique: think Thai inspired dishes. Everything we had was excellent!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank markitiki
Reviewed March 9, 2019

I had dinner here with friends, and the bill for one was $46. This was $23 for dinner and $23 for wine. I had a salmon dish and it was underwhelming. The wine was good. I'll never eat here again.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Zebra_45678
Reviewed March 3, 2019

My first time being back here since the 80's and I have to say the place didn't disappoint.It looked the same as it did back then. The service was fast and courteous. The food was hot and tasty. Nice portions as well.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank sckmommd50
Reviewed February 26, 2019

All I have ever had is the Ping Gai chicken and all I ever need to try is Ping Gai chicken because let me tell you..the..ping..gai..chicken. Not sure if this is their signature dish or perhaps the most popular- but I heard from a friend...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank queenraina
Reviewed February 24, 2019 via mobile

I very much enjoyed my lunch at this iconic, quirky café! Even in a city as friendly as Toronto, the staff were just gorgeous! Our burgers were fine, and the cakes exceptional but, above all, it was the atmosphere I will remember most.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank simonclark12200
Reviewed February 6, 2019 via mobile

One of my favourite restaurants in Toronto. The pad Thai is excellent, the appetizers and cocktails are delicious and creative. A great selection of desserts - the carrot cake is over the top delicious. Friendly and attentive service.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank RaeRaeC
Reviewed January 19, 2019

One of the good places on Queen st. west that has stuck around. A fine ambiance and impression it gives. Local artist's works hang on the walls. Not so cheap but not pricey. Quite worth the experience. A varied menu, drinks and sweet deserts to...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank CubanWaters
Reviewed January 8, 2019 via mobile

The Guacamole was amazing! The service and atmosphere were awesome. They have nice interior and exterior seating.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank malettejake
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a strong student influence from the Ryerson University
Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in
flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities,
with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to
Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of
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