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“Great food and great service”
Review of Queen Mother Cafe

Queen Mother Cafe
Ranked #101 of 9,068 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Queen Street and West Queen West
Reviewed May 19, 2013

Ate here for lunch during our stay and the food was impeccable! We both tried the specials and were not disappointed. It was very busy but the staff handled it well and we never waited to long for anything. They don't take debit though, so be sure to bring cash/credit

Thank JMargaretL
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Reviewed May 10, 2013

While staying at the nearby Sheraton, I asked the concierge for a good place to eat within easy walking distance and she recommended the Queen Mother Cafe. Away i went, 3 short blocks, and got a table in the window, where I watched the world go by.
I ordered the Ping Gai chicken which was as good as the waiter said it was. Crispy, flavourful roast chicken with dipping sauce and greens - fantastic, and lots to eat. Nonetheless, because i was waiting for my daughter, I order a huge slice of chocolate raspberry cake which was out of this world and way too much for one person (but i ate it all). When my daughter finally showed up, it turned out that she has been coming to the Queen Mother for years and also loves it! It was busy and noisy on a Saturday night but the service was prompt and friendly. Some American guests sitting beside me had come in just to order the Ping Gai chicken! Word travels.

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Thank DLCAlberta
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

Come here for the Pad Thai, and you won't be disappointed. Some of the other menu items fall a bit flat however - they're fine, but nothing particularly special. Great service, and good atmosphere. Amazing value for the price.

Thank KWH70
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

Ate dinner here with friends. Arrived at 7:30 on a Friday and got a table without a wait (they don't take reservations). Our server was good enough, though a bit less than "excellent". She was friendly, but unenthusiastic. Part of the vibe at the Queen Mother.

Salads are large and flavorful. Mains were well crafted and substantial. Desserts require a trek to the display case, where you can choose from a number of Dufflet bakery cakes. Unfortunately for our friends, while vegan options are available on the menu, none of the desserts are vegan.

Wine list is okay, if not overly expansive. Only wine by the glass is the house wine, but those are supplemented by featured wines available by the glass or bottle. Plenty of bar options, and non-alc.

WIth its Queen Street West location, comfortable and well-worn in vibe, the Queen Mother is a pleasant destination at a reasonable price. Definitely has lasted all these years for a reason.

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Thank McMarshal
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Reviewed April 28, 2013

Loved it. Crammed into the bar for dinner and at Laotion and Italian without missing a beat. Skip the calamari if you don't like heavy breading, however. Great energy!

Thank Motowners
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