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Queen Mother Cafe

#98 of 6,804 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Queen Street and West Queen West
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208 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1Z2, Canada
+1 416-598-4719
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11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Sun 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

Nice place, with cosy atmosphere, good choice of starters and mains. Would not recommend the wine, but definitely go there again for a drink, bite or quick dinner before heading off to the theatre.

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Thank Wies S
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80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed March 25, 2015

You can always count on the Queen Mother as a dependable choice. Sunday brunch is my favourite. It is usually packed with theatre goers. The menu is diverse and is updated every now and then.

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Thank Helen C
Montreal, Canada
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2015

I had not been back to the Queen Mother in well over five years and when I found out I had to go to Toronto, my mind already popped here. I invited two friends to join me, though I could have just as easily gone alone because it's the type of place where you can go alone, as a couple... More 

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Thank fromlenord
Toronto, Canada
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119 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2015

The service is average, hostess seemed like she didn't care if we came or not. Then the waiter was friendly. Odd. A Toronto landmark restaurant. Food is a mix of many cultures and influences. I had a good Quinoa salad. I was also told it is a bit of drunk house on Thursday and Friday evenings. Location is great. Good... More 

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Lunenburg, Canada
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107 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed February 28, 2015

The Queen Mother has been a fixture for decades and for good reason. The crowded, warren-like space is packed for lunch and dinner and serves an eclectic mix of Thai appetizers and mains with some of the best desserts in the city. My standard meal is the Nan Jeun rolls with Ping Gai chicken and something decadent for dessert. I... More 

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Thank Nina M
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182 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Heard great things and finally ventured in for the first time. Great warm atmosphere, casual yet very trendy. Huge front windows let in lots of light. Both had the mixed grill - done to perfection - healthy portion for $21. Will definitely return!

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Thank MrESP2013
Toronto
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641 reviews
437 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 277 helpful votes
Reviewed February 5, 2015

There are very few Toronto restaurants (let alone trendy/hip cafes) that have been around so long as Queen Mother. I recall an old pal saying that it was her absolute fave going back to the early '80s. We finally ate here for the first time yesterday and enjoyed our meal very much. Wish the portions were larger. Good service. Kudos... More 

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Thank zebecToronto
Kingston, Ontario
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113 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed February 4, 2015

We love this restaurant and have eaten here every time we're in Toronto. The clientale, decor and food is so eclectic! I always have the Ping Gai but this time opted to try the KHAO SOY GAI and it was fantastic. My husband had the red curry seafood hotpot and it too was superb. Couple these with a local draught... More 

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Thank cmack51
Toronto, Canada
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50 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed January 29, 2015

I called to inquire about reservations for five people and was told we're not taking reservations tonight. The friendly voice said but I'll tell the hostess to look out for you at the time I wanted to arrive. Thinking nothing was amiss we arrived for a birthday celebration only to discover that the place was packed. The hostess looked incredulous... More 

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Great Wakering, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

Friendly and fast service. Good food choices especially for vegetarians. Great atmosphere. Would highly recommend it.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Thai, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 208 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1Z2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Queen Street and West Queen West
  • Neighborhood: Queen Street and West Queen West
  • Phone Number: +1 416-598-4719

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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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Neighborhood Profile
Queen Street and West Queen West
Known as the Art & Design District, West Queen West is one of the most energetic and dynamic of Toronto's neighborhoods. Along with its great modernist museums, clubs, and restaurants, it's home to some of the funkiest specialty shops, ranging from clothing to stationary to collectables, and caters to niche and vintage shoppers of all kinds. That makes it a mecca for creatives, including hobbyists designers, writers, and painters. With ink on their hands and fabric pelts in their bags, visitors to Queen Street traverse the avant-garde blend of historic architecture and ultra-contemporary fare. Home to some of Toronto's chicest hotels and most modish java fixes, busy with street cars, and always suffused with live music drifting onto packed patios at bars and clubs by nightfall, the vibrancy of West Queen West is undeniable.
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