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Cafe California

538 Church St, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2E1, Canada
+1 416-960-6161
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good40%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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“steak” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Hours
Canadian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
538 Church St, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2E1, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been eating here for years...it's one of those very decent and dependable neighbourhood places that serves good solid food at reasonable prices without pretension or artifice. You won't find nouvelle anything here, although they do put a lot of effort into presentation. Nice service,...More

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

food was good until ive found a dead bug in my food.. it was a big with legs.. maybe a cochroach.. the waiter asked me if i wanted something else.. no thanks and gave me the bill.. he took off 5$.. what?? after telling him...More

1  Thank Maryse D
Reviewed October 9, 2018

It was a suitably festive menu - soup or salad, turkey with all the trimmings and a slice of pumpkin pie. Everything was simply delicious, and the portions were very generous. All this for $ 19.99! Plenty to be thankful for.

1  Thank Doron H
Reviewed September 19, 2018

A nice location but mostly pretty average. The food was decent, with an interesting ambience (featuring some artwork made from reclaimed items) but more or less forgettable in the grand scale of Toronto.

Thank FirstCircle
Reviewed July 27, 2018

The food is still excellent, but the service now tends to be slow. on two occasions they ran out of Pinot Grigio by the time we got there. Still - their prix-fixe menu is well worth it.

Thank Doron H
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Our family of four with two teenagers (one vegetarian) went here because of the vast array of items. I was skeptical, as I was thinking, how can they be good at all of this. Well they were. The four of us all got different dishes,...More

Thank LoveVacations
Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

Great food and service. But must switch to French's .... my dad tried to make me not put on ketchup because it was Heinz! Awkward. Buy Canadian pls

Thank stephengreynolds
Reviewed April 7, 2018

so i cam in for dinner on my own. and I was on facetime with my sister in California and the waiter said to put in earbuds, my response was whats the difference if I had someone talking in person with me or on the...More

Thank cstagliano62
Reviewed February 6, 2018 via mobile

My friends and I do winter and sunmerlicious every year and always like trying new places. The menu at CC sounded great so that won out. The place is nothing fancy, and almost homey but the food and service were great! (Shout out to Oren...More

Thank danicaaa
Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

Picked this restaurant from the winterlicious web site. Not fancy but what a great surprise. Dinner was $33. At the table two people had trout two had Co q vin and one had a lamb shank. Everyone loved there meal. The food was great the...More

Thank diane071708
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination
for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip
and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with
a strong student influence from the Ryerson University
Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in
flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities,
with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 538 Church St, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2E1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-960-6161
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