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By the Way Cafe
By the Way Cafe

By the Way Cafe Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://bytheway.to/
  • Email: dine@bythewaycafe.com
  • Phone: (416) 967-4295
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast:

    Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 11:30 am

    Brunch:

    Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Lunch:

    Monday - Sunday: 11:30 am - 4:00 pm

    Dinner:

    Sunday - Tuesday: 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

    Wednesday & Thursday: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    Friday & Saturday: 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Executive Chef: Amir Benedikt
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Brunswick & Bloor
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from By the Way Cafe
In the heart of Toronto's Annex, By the Way Café is a popular bistro among local denizens and out-of-towners. Since the 70's By the Way has grown with Canada's most cosmopolitan city and has become a local landmark.

Under the stewardship of Amir Benedikt, By The Way offers a relaxed fine dining experience of unprecedented quality and unassuming prices. So focused on surprising it's clientele, By The Way changes it's exquisite dinner specials… daily! Examples of such fare are a Tamarind-marinated roast half chicken served with buttered asparagus or chicken breast with Mexican "Molé". Vegetarians can enjoy a hand made Phylo Strudel layered with spinach, tofu and sweet potato or our great vegetarian lasagna. From the fixed menu, enjoy our brie à la shum (garlic) or spicy calamari to begin and follow up with middle eastern seasoned lamb chops served with grilled vegetables and aromatic rice.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The ambience and service are lovely, But the lamb on the kebobs was very dry."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Had not been here for a few years, but previously always had a good experience. We had the appetizer plate - which we indicated we were going to share. One of us got a side plate with a small warm Pita, the other nothing, and we had to ask for another plate and Pita. The Israeli Salad was the best thing on the plate, nice and fresh tasting. The Spicy and Crunchy Calamari were rubbery and the Warm Tuna Nicoise was indifferent, and I left some of it. Somewhat of a disappointment, alas."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "This was an after show Sunday gathering of friends and family ... it was certainly affordable and the food was consistently great - from hamburgers to lamb kabobs to soup salad and the always favourite of mine Mediterranean plate. Others who had not been there before and loved it! It has been an Annex institution for years and as one knows nothing foodie lasts in the Annex unless it is good!"
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "By the Way Cafe is a kind of haven from loud crowded Bloor/Annex area, with reliably good food that is not uber-trendy or uber-pricey. Altogether comfortable. On cold evenings, the draft from the corner door can prove chilly -- have a sweater or jacket handy. Service is attentive and friendly, though when the place fills up, the service might be hard keeping up with everyone, so give yourself time to relax over food. It's not our neighbourhood, but it has that kind of feeling, so with its vegetarian-friendly good food, I'll keep returning, Also handy to concerts at nearby Trinity St. Pauls."
    Dined on 11/13/2013