Category Archives: GTA-Toronto (Midtown)

FunLFun Funnel Shop

1788 Avenue Rd, Unit 1, Toronto, ON M5M
(Avenue Rd & Lawrence)
T: (416) 500-6010


Here’s a fun funnel specialty shop located in GTA. A nice place to chit-chat and nibble on the acclaimed “World’s Best Funnel Cake”.

• Funnel – three sizes and various toppings to choose from (see photos)

Good to Know
• Best seats: No preference
• Service: Slow
• Atmosphere: Fun colours; never busy
• Ideal for: Casual, chit-chat, desserts
• Attire: Casual
• Reservations recommended: No
• Patio recommended: No
• Parking: A few spots behind the store

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Globe Earth

1055 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON
(Yonge & Summerhill)
T: (416) 551.9890  

Globe’s tag line is “Think global. Eat local.” By this, Chef Kevin McKenna means that all their ingredients are local and seasonal, including their wine list, but the cooking internationally inspired.

This newly opened restaurant is already a big hit in the Rosedale neighbourhood. Getting a table without reservations is a challenge. Expecting it to be slower on a weeknight, I popped my head in to try my luck. Boy, was I wrong. This place was packed at 5:30 on a Monday night with only a few bar seats available.

• John’s Elk Carpaccio
• Any of the wood oven flat bread
• Slow roasted wood oven daily fish

Good to Know
• Best seats: In the main lounge or dining area (very cozy)
• Service: Professional – the server was very knowledgable with both the menu and wine list
• Atmosphere: Contemporary, comfortable, relaxing, mostly neutral/earth tones
• Ideal for: Date, business, more formal, parents
• Attire: Business, smart casual, dressy
• Reservations recommended: Highly recommend (I was there three times prior to successfully getting a table without reservations.)
• Patio recommended: N/A

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Rosedale Diner

1164 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 2L9
(Yonge St & Summerhill)
T: (416) 923-3122

Rosedale Diner is a family-owned diner since 1978. I usually go for breakfast/brunch and afterwards I would walk around the neighborhood to check out the houses. If the weather is nice, I would usually head over to Ramson Park to doggy watch.

• Burger on a pita (it’s small and chunky, not overwhelmingly greasy)
• Rosedale Diner Breakfast with blackcurrant jam

Good to Know
• Best seats: The two window seats at the front of the restaurant or the sofa chair table at the back dining room.
• Service: Friendly
• Atmosphere: Neutral earthy tones; a nice gallery of dog photos along the wall of the restaurant (and they are for sale too – what a smart business/cross-selling idea!).
• Ideal for: Breakfast/brunch, neighborhood folks, date
• Attire: Casual
• Reservations recommended: N/A
• Patio recommended: Backyard garden patio

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Caffe Doria

1094 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 2L6
(Yonge St & Summerhill)
T: (416) 920-5315

This is one of the most romantic and charming cafes in the city (usually packed on weekends for breakfast and lunch).

• Quattro Pizza (toppings are separated into four quadrants)
• Apple Pear Cider (hot or cold)

Good to Know
• Best seats: In the summer, on the patio ; otherwise, near the window inside the cafe
• Service: Friendly
• Atmosphere: Casual
• Ideal for: Breakfast/brunch, neighborhood folks, family, date,
• Attire: Casual
• Reservations recommended: N/A
• Patio recommended: Yes
• Pet-friendly: Yes (In the summer if you are sitting on the patio, you can tie your dog on the other side of the fence. A water bowl is usually provided.)

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