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#845 of 1,448 Canadian in Toronto
#1,741 of 5,585 Restaurants in Toronto


International, Canadian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Brunch
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Reviewed February 11, 2019

We attended a fundraising evening at the restaurant and were impressed by how well it was carried off. Food was very good and service despite lots of challenges was better than expected. An enjoyable evening.

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

This place is situated at 1033 College street. The atmosphere is warm and friendly and we were greeted with a smile. The staff are helpful and pleasant to chat with. Everything is prepared right infront of you giving the atmosphere of breakfast at your mother's...house if your mum just happened to be a awesome chef. You do need to get there early as food does sell out which means it must be pretty good. Although this brunch is currently at Depanneur im going to guess this will change in the future as it is very popular and does need more room to accommodate its patrons. Foods that some of my companions enjoyed were the Atayel a combination of pancakes cream cheese berries orange blossom.and maple syrup also the Ejjet a special frittata. I had crispy tofu with spicy potatoes with foule (fava beans seasoned and crushed.) If you're in town I'd recommend you give it a try and thank me later!More

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed February 2, 2018

We've been hoping to try the Mazeh levantine brunch for a while and finally made it over this past sunday. We arrived 10 minutes before it officially opened but we were graciously seated. Service was excellent and the food was one of the best brunches...we've had. Even my husband (who is an excellent brunch chef) loved the food. We will definitely be going back and taking friends with us.More

Date of visit: January 2018
Reviewed December 3, 2017 via mobile

Food is incredible ! Service is perfect and what a cute place! Looking forward my next brunch :) Just go and check this gem out!!!

Date of visit: December 2017
Reviewed October 30, 2017

Here is a bite from our full experience review - "This human space was filled with life and enthusiasm. Len’s goal is to showcase the diversity of the city through food and has been doing so since he opened Depanneur six years ago. We say...kudos to his mission and attitude."More

Date of visit: May 2017
Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

Sometimes while driving you go by a place and never notice it. The Depanneur was one of those places. It fact, we discovered it only due to cycling, funny how you see the city differently on a bike. The Depanneur is a small restraurant, of...simple homely styling, and modest signage. No wonder we drove by it so many times, but slow down people....this is a must for Sunday Brunch. The food was prepared with the upmost of care and only using quality goods. In fact, I will say it now, I had one of the best and most memorable breakfasts ever. Forget those common place breakfast chains, we've become accustomed too, The Depanneur creates a simple, honest atmosphere where you feel you're at home and you're having your favourite eggs cooked for you. A great selection of egg breakfasts, brunch salads, gluten free muffins and good coffee. My new favourite breakfast in Toronto.More

Date of visit: July 2017
Reviewed May 1, 2017

I went to The Depanneur for Sunday brunch with a friend yesterday, and we were not impressed: Instead of croissants, which were promised on the menu, they served dinner rolls in the shape of croissants (who does that??) and claimed the weak brewed coffee they...served was espresso. The amazing thing is that when I complained about the latter, the waitress apologized, claiming it was the fault of the machine, and said she'd brew it again--then brought back exactly the same swill. Unforgivable, especially in a city that has so many excellent brunch options.More

Date of visit: April 2017
The_Depanneur, Owner at The Depanneur, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2017

Hi there. Sorry to hear that your brunch fell short of your expectations. It's a new pop-up and we're still working out some of the details. I'll check in with the team to see if there are any issues with the espresso machine, and discuss...More

Reviewed March 5, 2017

The Depanneur or the Dep - is a unique community food venue that hosts a wide variety of culinary activities, including Drop-In Dinners, Workshops, Supper Clubs, and Private Events. Thet also have a ground breaking program called Newcomer Kitchen - a nonprofit organization that invites...newly-arrived Syrian refugee women to cook a weekly meal in the kitchen. A huge success!. On the night we selected we were lucky to have Chef Michael Kirkwood for the drop in meal, he is a top chef in toronto and we were looking to get tickets to his sold out drop in dinner themed Baby, It’s Cold Outside the food was earthy, many layers and artfully presented. its general seating so you get to meet new people - a very memorable night —- Roast butternut squash and apple bisque with chestnuts, porcini, smoked apple chips Braised pork belly with barley risotto, black kale, roasted quince Cognac cured halibut with shaved fennel salad, lavender soubise Leek ash ravioli with braised lamb neck, chevre and sage, celeriac froth, spruce tips Pheasant breast “Forestiere” with escargot, wild mushroom, black walnuts, smoked kinome Lemon curd with whipped mascarpone and gooseberry chutney —– $60 +HSTMore

Date of visit: October 2016
Reviewed January 6, 2017

Not your ordinary restaurant! A small space which fits perhaps 20 people tavola calda style. Most evenings are special events: a featured chef with a prix fixe menu. You bring your own bottle if interested. Evening with the more famous chefs are booked very rapidly;...check in advance! The place is excellent for exposing young culinary talent to diners. Len Senater, the owner, even has a group of Syrian immigrant women coming in on a regular basis to cook typical Syrian meals, which can be availabe as takeout. Best of all, if you have a group of friends who'd like to share a memorable experience, Len can help you find a chef, design a menu in cooperation with the chef, and have a friends only night out.More

Date of visit: September 2016
Reviewed May 4, 2016

Whenever I visit Toronto, a couple of times a year, I check to see what's happening at the Depanneur. I've taken a Greek cooking lesson, had Malaysian lunch and a super-tasty brunch at a table full of sociable people. Most recently it was a talk...with cookbook writer/intrepid traveller Naomi Duguid, accompanied by a delicious Burmese-themed supper. This place is hard to define, but it will always leave you full and happy and wanting to go home and do something different in your own kitchen.More

Date of visit: May 2016
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The Depanneur is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4