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“Patio Lunch at Doria- Toronto” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe Doria - CLOSED

Cafe Doria
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout
Neighbourhood: Downtown West
Description: Sandwiches, Pizzas, mostly a lunch spot. It will be easy to find reviews on other sites if you search.
Midland, Canada
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227 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
“Patio Lunch at Doria- Toronto”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2012

I ate at Doria this week. It is situated at Yonge and Roxborough Street in Toronto. By noon the place was bustling. This area has lots of similar restaurants and from what I could see Doria was the most popular destination. The menu was well suited for lunch and had lots of soup- salad- panini- entrees on the menu. The service on the patio was attentive and pleasant. I was there to catch up with a dear friend and was grateful that the server allowed us plenty of time to peruse the menu.
The one flaw is that the main course came out before I was finished my Caprese Salad. The table was crowded with dishes as my companion's entree came out before she was finished her soup. There was no bread on the table. The panini with sun dried tomato, mozzarella and a avocado was bland. The Caprese salad used mozzarella di buffalo- wonderful- however it lacked fresh basil. My companion enjoyed her pea soup and her caesar salad- it had pita chip croutons. The portions were modest- I found they were perfect for lunch time.
I enjoyed lunch on the patio and while the food was comprised of good quality ingredients - it lacked flavour.
The service was above average. The overall experience was average.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Elizabeth P
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lattes and Red Velvet Cupcakes”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

Cafe Doria has a timeless energy and a very romantic feel. Great for people watching, if you get there in time to grab a seat by the window. Note: some bring laptops, but it doesn't feel like a work zone.

Biscotti's are excellent and so is the coffee- I like to go here to treat myself to a nice, sit down java and snag a break from the pace of the streets.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank J_TO_Visit
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Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
130 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Pleasant, especially if you can sit on the patio”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2012

The food is perfectly nice - not outstanding, but wonderful, fresh lunch and light food that is easy to manage and enjoy. And they make a wonderful coffee - which you will see a large number of people sipping while reading the papers or catching up on a book.

Cafe Doria is a busy, small cafe restaurant where you could very easily run into people you know. While service is sometimes challenged, the pace is not rushed and a lovely soup, some bread and a coffee is likely to run you around $10-12.

It is jammed in, which is to say that a confidential conversation is essentially impossible. The buzz is loud - but you are pressed together. While some might think this is a huge negative, there is also something invigorating about a bustling little cafe filled with the smells of a fresh quiche and latte's floating around. If you are not in a hurry and feel like a little break, Cafe Doria is an excellent choice.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Gareth S
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