Cafe at The Gladstone Hotel
Cafe at The Gladstone Hotel

Cafe at The Gladstone Hotel

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.gladstonehotel.com/food/restaurants/gladstone-cafe
  • Phone: 4165314635x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Breakfast:

    Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 10:45am


    Brunch:

    Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am - 4:00pm


    Lunch:

    Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:45pm


    Dinner:

    Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, Comfort Food, Global, International
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Create a custom menu to be served at one of the Gladstone’s unique spaces like the Tower Suite, Art Bar or Ballroom. Our Executive Chef and Catering Manager will work with you to create an event to be remembered whether you're planning a birthday party, wedding, engagement party, VIP lounge, private conference, cocktail reception or something different; the Gladstone team will creatively work with you to meet your budget, needs and ideas.
  • Private Party Contact: Shannon Kelly 416 531 4635 x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Dufferin
  • Public Transit: Located at 1214 Queen Street West at the corner of Queen Street West and Gladstone Avenue. Take the Queen Streetcar to Gladstone or the Dufferin bus to Queen Street and walk just one block east.
  • Parking: No
A word from Cafe at The Gladstone Hotel
The best coffee on Queen Street starts brewing early, but our beautifully restored Victorian Café is a great all-day dining spot, featuring Chef Mario Paz's inventive new menu, a clever cultural mash-up of Toronto’s best eats.
Watch Queen West bustle as you enjoy our full breakfast menu OR Join us for lunch and Dinner. Interesting people, interesting conversations, even more interesting menu. Whether it’s a quick bite or a group brainstorming session, the Café is a great lunch spot for all types of hungry creatives.
Enjoy our new by-the-glass wine system, which allows guests to choose their preferred wine or try something new, without having to order by the bottle.
Don’t forget about the weekends. Named “BEST HOTEL BRUNCH” in Toronto by En Route magazine, Chef Mario Paz really takes brunch up a notch.
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Cafe at The Gladstone Hotel reviews from OpenTable diners
10 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food3.7
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (5)great for brunch (3)great for lunch (3)fit for foodies (2)notable wine list (2)late-night find (1)romantic (1)Show More
  • Would never go there again.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Went for Burger week, the photo on the ad looks so good! What was brought to our table looked nothing like the photo. Very sad, drove up from Niagara Falls, not worth the time.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    food is good, but nothing special and the cafe is actually very small...
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great space
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    - great location and space - it was a warm day and I wish the doors/windows were open
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 23 reviews are from the Cafe at The Gladstone Hotel reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    great that you could make a reso online. that is key for brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Lower Key Drake Hotel
    CaJaMo
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Went on a Sunday night and it was pretty lively for then but not as much as it had been hyped up to us. Perhaps the night of the week had something to do with it. Great food. The ambiance got better once staff figured out lighting and such.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Late-Night Find, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing Brunch
    Maddy
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    The waiter was fantastic...but the food was very disappointing...pancakes not fully cooked; hashbrowns greasy..but great toast
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ignored
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Both servers ignored us for a long time - would not go back
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful meal
    sweetcherie
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We had the Valentines Day prix-fixe meal. Oysters, frisee salad, short ribs, Cornish hen, and a fondue to round out the meal... plus cocktails and wine. Everything was perfectly cooked, delicious and balanced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing and CHEAP!
    Haus
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    I had purchased two vouchers which included a night's accommodation at the Gladstone, dinner for 2 and a bottle of wine (per person). A great deal! What was shocking was when our server arrived to take our order, they conveniently "ran out" of steak, the highest priced menu item. Considering the hotel is adjacent to a 24-hour grocery store, there was really no reason why the restaurant would have been unable to prepare us a steak unless they just didn't want the expense. Otherwise bland food and lackadaisical service. Maybe they should stick to running a hotel and not a restaurant.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overrated
    brunching
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    The food took a very long time. Once, it has arrived, we had to send 2 (out of 4) of our orders back because one of them had a hair on it and the other was the wrong order... The buttermilk pancakes very delicious though. Overall, it was pretty expensive and not worth it.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love The Cafe At The Gladstone
    HarryGliddon
    Dined on 1/7/2014
    Love the ambiance of the corner café of The Gladstone, always nice for get-together with friends. Brick walls, big windows looking out over Queen West ... love it. Christopher was great, attentive and interesting ... even though we only had drinks and soup (it was so cold outside) ... he treated us well!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday lunch
    Lampshadeartist
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    My chickpea with feta cheese was delicious...in fact I will try to duplicate the recipe for an at home meal and my guest loved her crab salad with braised lettuce. No bread service which we found strange but the glass of wine was great...not skimpy and the cappuccino was excellent. I will definitely return...in fact I have been there a few times already.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Dinner
    OS84
    Dined on 11/24/2013
    The meal at the Gladstone exceeded all our expectations; the salads were fresh, interesting and unique. We did our carnivoire treat and thought the steak and the pork was exceptional. We were on a package so had limited wine choice. We were able to taste it in advance of ordering and it was just great. When one of the desserts we ordered wasn't available, the manager came to apologize and topped up our wine in apologetic gesture. The service was informed, friendly and perfectly timed. We can't wait to return to the warm, welcoming atmosphere of the Gladstone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed this time
    LondonGirl
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Having eaten at the Gladstone previously I was looking forward to having brunch there on a Saturday. Unfortunately this experience did not match my expectations. The food while tasty was lukewarm at best, not presented very well and took an age to get to us after placing the order. We were a party of seven which seemed to throw them off, from seating arrangements to getting all the meals served at the same time. Overall a disappointing meal.
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing breakfast
    bw01
    Dined on 11/19/2013
    Great spot and food, usually. Unfortunately, breakfast really lacked presentation and quality / taste. BF menu somewhat weak too compared to other places in the area. Lunch and dinner options/quality are usually quite nice though.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Salute to the Past ...
    lisyir
    Dined on 11/12/2013
    Really enjoyed the ambiance of this hotel bar. The salute to its past glory with the antique pendant lamps overhanging the window, the exposed brick walls, as well as the modern touch of displaying visual art gave the hotel/bar its charm. We really enjoyed this aspect and felt very comfortable observing the scene outside with people hurrying along and the streetcar rumbling past with its commuters heading home after a work day. The tomato soup was very nice, and the salad was fresh. This was our first time here. We are from out of town and were here on a Tuesday night to view and attend the Joe Fafard/Joel Fafard exhibit/concert which we thoroughly enjoyed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent food, great service
    samlee
    Dined on 10/22/2013
    We have been back here after a few years. The good and service were exactly as we remembered. Will visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never been before, but I liked it!
    mmm123
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    It was nice place. service and food was excellent. It is great for single to small group. Just happen to be at the time for other event going on weekend evening, so I don't know how it is on other time. but I would love to try on weekday afternoon for coffee/tea and sweets.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food & Service
    Montgomery
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    Really enjoyed brunch with friends on Sunday. Food and service was great at a very reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A pleasant discovery in Toronto
    Friz
    Dined on 8/18/2013
    We had an enjoyable brunch experience with good food and excellent, polite service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific Brunch Spot
    rhizome
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    The food was excellent, service attentive and courteous, the atmosphere arty & kid-friendly. We took the Art & Design Tour with Betty Ann Jordan after the brunch that starts from the Lobby of the Gladstone. It too was first-rate and the two events made for a lovely day.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cafe at Gladstone has pleasant food
    musiclover
    Dined on 7/3/2013
    I went in for a quick dinner before a benefit event at the Gladstone. Because I was late arriving, asked the wait staff to recommend something fast, got the Pint of beer and sandwich option. The staff was very helpful, but the kitchen was remarkably slow - half an hour for something that should have been 10 minutes. But, the sandwich was very good, quite tasty. My rating for Service would be 5 star if I could just rate the waiter, but given the slow service I've reduced it to 3 stars.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Forgetable Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/1/2013
    Brunch menu was limited, server didn't know the menu and didn't seem interested in knowing it, food was completely forgetable. Must have been the chef's day off [Holiday Monday].
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food And Service
    riverdalian
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    I come to the Gladstone to take my (grown up) children out, usually for brunch or lunch. I love the food and the service is almost always excellent--cheerful and prompt.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day Brunch
    Macc
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Delicious meal along with excellent service. Was there with a four year old and the staff was engaging and accomodating. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The waiter was very attentive.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    The waiter was very attentive. We had to wait a while for our main course but it came with apologies, which is fine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate