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Pain perdu

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736 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, Ontario M6C 1B3, Canada
+1 416-656-7246
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Hours
French, Cafe
$$ - $$$
736 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, Ontario M6C 1B3, Canada
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Reviewed May 10, 2018

Having recently come back from a visit to Paris and having heard about Pain Perdu for some time, we were anxious to try it out. Finally made it there today and yes - the croque monsieur was excellent, staff was very pleasant, but the thing...More

Thank DDFrench
Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile

Amazing chocolatines, as good as the best ones I've ever had in France. The croque Monsieur sandwich is another great standard. Staff are really great, and keep it going even when the place gets really busy.

Thank D F
Reviewed March 4, 2017

For the best French pastries in the city...plus lots more...try Pain Perdu. It's a tiny Cafe on St. Clair W. That's hopping because many have already discovered it. Went there this morning, with my Dad, who frequents it often. Had the best croissant and raspberry...More

Thank Debra13
Reviewed December 21, 2016

A very small neighbourhood café with consistently excellent food; servings quite large so share a salad & share a quiche -- then you have rom for dessert!

Thank LoyalFox
Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

The best croissants and raisin Danish anywhere. Also had a roast beef sandwich on the freshest and tastiest baguette which was amazing. I visit often and always great. Also excellent coffees.

Thank Alan B
Reviewed May 2, 2016

Divine French artistry: spectacular hand rolled croissants, pain au chocolat, baguettes, homemade jams, etc. I could go on and on... Worth the trip, worth the money, Bravo!

Thank missingeurope2016
Reviewed November 1, 2015

Wonderful service; wonderful coffee au lait (plus café, moins lait), wonderful croissants. Service might be a little slow but wonderful can't be rushed.

1  Thank ClarkleMan
Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

I love this place. They have the best French pastries in Toronto. Service is a hit or miss. We went for breakfast this past weekend and our waitress was wonderful and food was excellent. Highly recommended!

Thank Cimi S
Reviewed April 5, 2015

I've spent several months in France hunting down good croissants and other tasty treats, and Pain Perdu is up there with the best of them. Seating is limited during the busy times, but I'm usually grabbing something to go. Gateau Basque is not my kind...More

Thank D F
Reviewed December 17, 2014

Pain Perdu is NOT as much about Paris as it is about France, in particular the Basque region. If you are looking for chi chi French food, go somewhere else. If you are looking for croque monsieur sandwich this is your spot. If you are...More

Thank Randi J
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 736 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, Ontario M6C 1B3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > York-Crosstown
  • Neighbourhood: York-Crosstown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-656-7246
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