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Cardinal Rule

5 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, Ontario M6R 2K2, Canada
+1 647-352-0202
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
5 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, Ontario M6R 2K2, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We hit the lineup at the right time and spent only a few minutes before being seated. In had the wallop burger and my wife had the classic vegan breakfast. The food was better than before which was pretty damn good. The only knock we...More

Thank kevket
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my daughter for dinner at this restaurant a couple of days ago. I picked this restaurant as it had an extensive vegetarian options and also meat lovers choices. This is good for us as my daughter is vegetarian and I like meat. I...More

Thank 2torontotraveller
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Six friends and family had an excellent lunch at Cardinal Rule yesterday. Three vegetarians of our group are vegetarians and there were a number of delicious options to satisfy everyone. I shared the vegetarian burger with my daughter and it was delicious as were the...More

Thank Jane_BOntario
Reviewed 7 May 2017

With only a quick google search for Gluten Free / Vegetarian friendly places to try, we decided to check out The Cardinal Rule. THANK GOODNESS we did. The cook turned around as we entered with a friendly 'hello', and the waitress seated us with a...More

Thank spudpeelz
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Great food and service!! They went out of their way to accomodate and make us welcome. Food is exception could not fault it

Thank bettymai1
Reviewed 22 February 2017

If lived in Toronto I would here every day, every Meal!! The Cardinal Rule has been my go to place every time I go to Toronto with someone that has never been there with me before. The food is to die for, the staff is...More

Thank Greenarrrow
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

I had Sunday brunch at Cardinal Rule with some friends and it was fantastic. We all ordered the French toast. I had the bacon, cheese stuffed French toast with apple and cinnamon topping and it was delicious! The portion sizes were good, the coffee and...More

Thank ClancK
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Cardinal Rule is a lovely neighbourhood restaurant that has many veg and vegan options. The restaurant is cozy with booths or tables to suit all kinds of group sizes. The staff are great and very attentive to dietary needs and concerns. I had a difficult...More

Thank Pinelele
Reviewed 23 September 2016

popped in for a quick bite. everything made to order. friendly owner and staff. liked the variety of foods offered.

Thank jacque j
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

If there is a Gluten Free dinner in Heaven, I SO hope it's Cardinal Rule. This place was amazing! The service was super friendly and efficient, and the food was... Well... Heavenly! We were so excited to see all the GF symbols scattered throughout the...More

Thank partnermec
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, Ontario M6R 2K2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +1 647-352-0202
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