Cafe Belong
Cafe Belong
  • Address:
    550 Bayview Ave., Suite 100
    Toronto, ON M4W 3X8
    Neighborhood:
    Downtown/ Financial District
  • Cuisine:
    Canadian
    Price: CAN$30 and under

Cafe Belong

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cafebelong.ca/
  • Phone: 4169018234
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Vegetarian / Vegan, Canadian
  • Executive Chef: Brad Long
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Belong Catering is the resident caterer for Evergreen Brick Works. We prepare and present the best food, drinks and service on-site or anywhere, with experience in all size and scope events from end to end.
  • Entertainment: Seasonal outdoor experiences by 'Evergreen' including walking and bycycle tours, ice skating, foraging and cooking classes plus exceptional parkland and wetland to explore and enjoy.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pottery Road and the Bayview extension
  • Public Transit: Evergreen Brick Works has a shuttle bus running here from the TTC's Broadview Station and there is a TTC bus running from Davisville Station on weekends.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Hundreds of parking spots at our doorstep.
A word from Cafe Belong
Every thing we do is local, sustainable and organic. But it’s more than just food choice and ingredients. Cafe Belong is about creating a connection between the natural food from our land, the farmers that nourish and harvest it, and ultimately, the people who enjoy it.

It’s this ‘circle of sustainability’ that will surround your visit – a sense of ‘belonging’ to the environment and to the beautiful Evergreen Brick Works venue. It’s this dedication to provenance, preparation and presentation that stand as a testament to value.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCanadian
Cafe Belong reviews from OpenTable diners
97 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (53)great for outdoor dining (52)great for brunch (43)neighborhood gem (42)scenic view (37)great for lunch (36)special occasion (29)good for groups (25)kid-friendly (24)romantic (16)hot spot (4)notable wine list (4)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Excellent Food - Bring TP
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The Cafe has a vibrant energy. The service was very good. The food was positively foodie-worthy and the presentation was artful. There is only one SIGNIFICANT drawback. The Cafe does not have its own restrooms so you have to you use the filthy public restrooms outside the cafe. Not as bad for guys but definitely a buzz-kill for a romantic outing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful place to eat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    It was my first time at Cafe Belong. Loved the ambiance and the food was very tasty and fresh. The only complaint was the wasps.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Cafe Belong Consistent Excellence
    HeyRed
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Low key 5 star eating we chose the Chef's tasting Menu which is served communally and it blew us away. Their in house smoked trout salad is exceptional. The smoked duck and pork tenderloin that followed were equally as delicious. The cheese plate and dessert the perfect ending to a fabulous meal. The service is some of the best you will ever get in the city. A must go!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey
    4ladieswholunch
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food was ok but the portions were miserly. Very expensive for what you get.
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    great for outdoor dining
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  • Great experience...
    Mary
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    ...and will definitely go back. A little pricey but good quality, great surroundings and Brad Long was there to check on everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We found the food was wonderful, great presentation. Our waitress was lovely and service good. We did find it difficult to hear each other because of the noise but that didn't deter us from enjoying ourselves. The only recommendation I would make is finding a different way to enter the restaurant as the entry was congested with people picking up take out items and people trying to get either in or out of the restaurant. Overall would definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, good food
    Callitasicit
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Service was fantastic. Really enjoyed the soup and my lake perch fish and chips was tasty. Prices are a tad on the high side but everything was fresh and tasty!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    WE had a wonderful time and an excellent meal. Thank you - and regards from Dan and Carol DeMatteis
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty
    Sparky
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The service was wonderful, the food was delicious, the price was ... well, very pricey!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • poor service high prices
    Max33
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Before, I had two good visits to this place. Now, I won't go back. The food tasted great but the price point was pretty high (4 bucks extra for male syrup, when pancakes should come with that option for free!). The real disappointment was the service. Forgotten drinks, slow service, no charm or warmth from the waitress. For a place that charges so much, and has a nice philosophy , I expected more attentive and friendlier service. Won't go back.
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    scenic view
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  • always a treat
    DebsdiningVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We have been to Cafe Belong for brunch and dinner and would highly recommend this great dining experience. The staff are personable and the food and presentation have always been special.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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  • Great
    liverpool
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    lovely location, nice little getaway from the city. It does get sweltering inside in the summer. Really wished they had air conditioning. The food and the friendly staff is enough to get me to come back but perhaps in the Fall or at night.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cafe Belong
    eats4eats
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    great food, but extremely over-priced. $28 For eggs benedict...really?
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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  • less than expected
    howetoeat
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The setting was good but service, food and price disappointed. The menu included the equivalent of eggs benedict with home cured ham @ $27. The ham proved inedible and we were told by the chef that it was a "bad pig". The fact it remained on the menu when knpwn to be inadequate surprised us. Service was not uup to the price. Wait staff tried to remove plate as each of us finished rather than wait for the whole table and got quite huffy when told to wait. We were not offered coffee.
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    scenic view
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  • Overpriced bad food + poor service
    Goodfoodperson
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Absolutely not worth the price. 4 of us had brunch. (3) ordered the eggs B. The ham was grey coloured. Overcooked and tough. At the prices they charge, the food should be perfect. The cost is crazy. I don't buy the excuse that it is local and organic. Lots of Toronto restaurants offer local and organic and charge much less. The server disappeared. We ran out of coffee, water and cream. When he reappeared he filled the tea drinkers cup with coffee and we had to ask twice to have the cream replenished. The bill came. There was no offer of dessert! I will never return and I will never recommend this restaurant.
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  • Very enjoyable
    Peter123
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Cafe Belong is a great asset to the Brick Works. It provides very high quality sit-down dining as well as great take-away items. The service is excellent and the menu items are very creative. Being a part of the Brick Works, you can enjoy great strolls along trails and boardwalks after you dine. Their scones and their biscuits are at the top of my list!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • In one word: Amazing!
    RQSmith
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    This was the best food we've had in a long time. The service, the ambiance, everything was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Very disappointed
    Sabooster
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Been there and received bad service on first visit - figured it was a one time thing. 2nd trip was worse! Service is lacking. Good food, but very overpriced...and the servers need a lot of training in speed, efficiency and getting basic items to the table like sugar for coffee perhaps?... a spoon for the sugar would also make logical sense...Would not go back.
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  • Too expensive!!!
    nuantz
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    My friend and I didn't stay. Our breakfast would have cost us $25 - 30 each, not including coffee, and there was nothing extra special to warrant that exorbitant price. Nice patio, but for $10 we had a beautiful, hot crepe, sitting outdoors at the market.
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  • Special Occasion not so special
    CrazyCanuck
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We looked forward to the hidden gem to celebrate a 6oth B'day. The restaurant called to confirm. When I spoke to the restaurant, I made them aware of the special event. On 8/11, it was very humid and we were surprised that there was no A/C in the restaurant and after asking the servers to turn on their ceiling fans, nothing was done. Also, we were served room temperature H20. We got some ice. The alcoholic drinks were nice as they were cold and very tasty. The "Special of the Day" Fish entrée was enjoyable as was the Perch-based Fish & Chips. The Elk Schnitzel @$31 was good but over-priced. There were only 4 guests in the indoor part of the restaurant and maybe 10 in the courtyard having dinner. Service was courteous but very slow.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Huge Disappointment
    MsBizWiz
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    There's something telling about a restaurant when their server can't answer questions about their menu, and then refuses to walk over to place your meal in front of you. None of the servers smiled not interacted with one another let alone with the customers. Then the manager-chef tried to explain over why the Muesli looked like oatmeal by saying it was a "plethora of ingredients", Really? Still no smiles. In fact, long faces all round...slippery slope, downhill the rest of the meal. Brad Long, is Monsoon a hard act to follow?We were extremely disappointed. You need new staff!
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  • Taste is No 1 Priority
    HailseekVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I have been to this restaurant 3 times and have had a different meal every time. Every meal has been delicious!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    Diner
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Came here on our 13th wedding anniversary and were treated like gold. Food was great, the atmosphere at the Brickworks is so unique, making this such a unique and memorable experience! Will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You have got to be kidding
    joyce
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    A friend and I went for lunch. The St. Lawrence Salad is wonderful. The cost is ridiculous. They poured us plain, flat water and charged $2.00. This is a first for both of us. We won't be back.
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  • Lovely menu/environment
    LoLa
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Here for brunch. While the service was a bit slow/awkward (we think the server was inexperienced), the food was fantastic and the Evergreen Brickworks is a wonderful setting. If you go on the w/end, you can peruse the farmers market and go for a nice stroll through the grounds. There is a really neat garden store within as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Bit Dissappointing
    jonesfotoVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We've dined here repeatedly, always enjoying both the food and the service. This last visit, however, left something to be desired. While the cuisine, when it finally appeared, was well-prepared and interesting, it took forever. And this was on a quiet Monday evening, when they were the opposite of slammed. The server was just barely competent, cocktails took close to a half-hour to come out, the meal was even slower. Now, we are not speedy diners, and enjoy a drawn-out meal, of course. But this was pushing the concept beyond any meaningful worth.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view
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  • Our brunch favorite
    Healthyfamily
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    For a few extra dollars the health and taste of the meals is well worth it. We love to hike down into the Brickworks and enjoy casual brunch with the kids in our snowsuits or muddy boots regardless of the weather.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Food was Delicious, fresh and attentive to presentation. over priced for serving size and you purchase bread/butter, which was only so-so. Loved the outdoors venue. Would have been unable to eat inside - too hot!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over- Priced for Food Quality
    MacRob72
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Way over-priced for quality of food. Unsure about the claim to have 1 & 1/2 Oz of Vodka in the small $9 Caesars. I regularly drink single shot Caesars that taste of more vodka. $85 without tip for two brunch items and two Caesars. Price would be ok if food was presented to a much higher standard. Eggs Be had overdone poached eggs and tough chewy pork. Pulled pork pancake was much nicer. Wish I'd had the soup and a side order. The Mac n Cheese side looked nice. Servers were deserving of their tip and no complaints about the service.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will go again.
    Geneva
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Food is terrific. Tastes are delicious. Menu is mercifully brief with wide enough choice to meet most palates. Service is not fast so go with expectation of a measured pace of attention. Wine list is short but good. Wine by the glass is well priced and good selection. Much enjoyed the setting; tranquil and green. Hard to believe we were in the middle of a big noisy city. Definitely will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent experience
    fivestar
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The expereince at Cafe Belong was fantastic. it was one of the best restaurants in all categories. i would highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • Really enjoyable experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food was super, the setting was lovely. My only complaint was the main course took a bit too long to be served. The outdoor patio was a great place to sit on a warm summer evening but no for the big pile of dirt which I hope they turn into a garden real soon! Otherwise, a really nice waiter, conversational and informative about both the wine and the food. Overall I'm going to tell everyone to go!
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    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good brunch but expensive
    WP8diner
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We went to Cafe Belong for brunch last Sunday. The restaurant is very pleasant and the Brickworks is always fun to go to. We enjoyed our brunch, however, each entree is priced between $24-27. Cafe Belong is quite pricey.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting upscale casual eatery
    foodiefare
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    The burger wrap with chutney was excellent....the grilled cheese a little too large to eat easily but very tasty. Service was tentative...training appeared to be underway...courteous but not confident.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Father's Day brunch
    Ponta
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We really enjoyed Father's Day brunch. Food and service are perfect !
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    great for brunch, kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sorely disappointed
    PickyTO
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Our server tried very hard for us but it was apparent she wasn't properly trained. There seem to be many other servers doing nothing much there. Brunch food was supposed to be spectacular for the price but was just so-so. At the Cafe, I've had my order forgotten before.
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  • Family gathering
    LeeleePeri
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    It was one of the most enjoyable dinners we've ever had. Food was great. Location and view was amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 60 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 239 reviews are from the Cafe Belong reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Sadly, although the wait staff was very pleasant and accomodating, the meal took 1 hour and 15 minutes to arrive. The kitchen is too small and there are many tables, so this frustrated the arrival of the food. This is far too long to wait for a meal - especially brunch. The wait staff said this is typical and happens often. This really needs improvement as people will not come back with a wait for a meal that long.
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    great for brunch, scenic view
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  • A great dining experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Cafe Belong features excellent local foods in an historic setting. A great place for a casual lunch either inside or on the patio. The service staff were delightful - both friendly and efficient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A perfect choice
    JaneG
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    My colleague was in town from Atlanta, with only a few hours to spare before his flight back. He'd been cooped up in a conference room. I couldn't imagine a better spot than Evergreen to first walk around then enjoy the fine weather on the patio for lunch. Our server was outstanding, and the cafe easily accommodated his celiac disease as well as a food intolerance of mine. Too bad the restaurant was out of the pork dish, but we both enjoyed our lunch very much. I'll bet he'll want to go back on his next business trip here! And I'll be taking other visitors to enjoy Evergreen and the Cafe.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.