The food here is always fabulous!
The food here is always fabulous! Brad Long really knows what he is doing!!! The St. Lawrence Salad is so fabulous... I eat it every time I come here! The waitress this week was especially nice!!! Can't wait to go back!
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
A special place in the city
I have been here several times and I am never disappointed. This time we took friends who had never been and they loved it too. The food is fresh and wholesome and delicious. The environment is very unique - if the weather is good it is nice to take a walk before or after the meal. The service was delightful. I love ice cream and they had (I think) water Buffalo vanilla: rich and creamy. The best
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a place I will return
This is a place I will return to again and again. A hidden gem.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cafe Belong warms up a chilly April
Relaxing inside Café Belong on a cold windy April day, we enjoyed the view of treed hillsides, anticipating the leafy sunny days to come. Our attentive energetic server took our orders for cold-weather comfort food, including seasoned celeriac and squash soup presented before entres of lightly fried chips and Lake Erie perch fillets served on a bed of carrot and broccoli slices. The secret to Belong’s fish batter seems to be no noticeable batter, just palate-pleasing crispiness. Culinary magic! Our final salute to this chilly day included ramekins filled with warm apple crisp topped by a scoop of water buffalo ice cream. The vege terrine is also unique. We’ll be back to eat at the outdoor patio … soon, we hope!
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
The staff here are great and
The staff here are great and the food is excellent. Very much Cuisine Fraiche and of the season.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
We loved it. The food was
We loved it. The food was great, and our server Alex was a delight. Always smiling and willing to accommodate us.
We ordered the Vegetarian Communal and we were very happy with it.
I found the ambiance to be more inviting as it got darker outside and candles were lit.
When we first arrived (our first time there) it was still daylight and it felt a bit too casual.
The chef/owner came to our table to say hello and I thought that was a nice touch. You don't see that often any more.
I would definitely return, and recommend it to other.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was fantastic, Brad
The food was fantastic, Brad Long is a very talented chef! The award winning mixologist Renata and speedy/friendly server makes
one of the 'meanest' Bloody Caesars I've had! Thank you for a great night.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place with a great menu.
Great place with a great menu. Little bit of something for everyone.
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fabulous food in a casual chic room. Everything was very tasty with unique touches.
5/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
An expensive brunch
Food was delicious and service was really good, but $30/person for a sandwich and a coffee is a little expensive for brunch. I might go back for dinner or a special occasion.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Busy on a Saturday (even with a reservation we had to wait a bit for our table) and food took a while to come, but it was worth the wait. St.Lawrence salad was a mountain of perfectly combined ingredients. French toast was best ever eaten and pulled pork sandwich and fries also delicious. It was a bit noisy and more pricy than we'd usually pay but the location is great. We'll definitely be going back.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day Brunch
Coffee was great. Entrees were decadent. The cheesecake was out of this world. The staff were pleasant and accomodating. Loved the Breakfast Martini! You get what you pay for at Cafe Belong. Delicious!
5/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Belated Mother's Day
I took my mom to Cafe Belong for a belated Mother's Day brunch - our server was very helpful and had very good suggestions for our meal. We sat outdoors on the patio and it was really lovely. The food was different without being daunting and very very tasty. Portions were perfect. The only thing I didn't like was that there were so many children running around. As a fromer server of many years I know how nerve wracking it is to find yourself with an armload of meals nearly tripping over some small fry who should be sitting at their table. I understand the family friendly ethos of the wntire Brickworks set up but I really feel that a stronger effort should be made to ask parents to control their children.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Bday @ Belong
The Cocktails were divine. We went for the Chefs choice menu and were NOT disappointed. Food was spectacular, innovative, fresh, and delicious. Portions were large, we could barely finish the dessert course.
Wonderful experience will definitely go back
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyed the communal fish
5 of us shared the communal fish. 3 courses of fish: their owm smoked trout, scallops, grilled trout followed by cheese and dessert. Thoroughly enjoyed by all. Nice ontario wine list to complement the locavore cooking. Fresh produce from the Brickworks Market delivers great flavour e.g lightly grilled asparagus.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
WE ALL BE LONG AT CAFE BELONG
A QUIET RAINY STORMY NIGHT IN T.O . AND A GREAT WAY TO SPEND 2 HOURS. GREAT SERVERWITH KNOWLEDGE ON ENTIRE DISH AND HELPFUL. GREAT CONCEPT-INGREDIENTS - PHILOSOPHY ON FOOD QUALITY AND PREP.
IT WAS VERY QUIET ONLY 3 TABLES IN THE PLACE. GIVE KUDOS TO BRAD LONG FOR BEING THERE AND TALKING TO CUSTOMERS ON A NIGHT NOT FIT FOR MAN OR BEAST !
LOVELY AND UNIQUE PRESENTATION AND I THOUGHT VALUE FOR THE QUALITY. MENU CHANGES AND SEASONAL INGRIEDIENTS ARE VERY APPEALING ST LAWRENCE SALADS AMAZING AND THE PERCH TEMPURA FISH AND CHIPS SO FLAVOURFUL.
BRUCH APPARENTLY VERY POPULAR AT THIS SPOT , NICE LOOKING PATIO
WE WILL RETURN FOR THE COMMUNE MENU CHEFS CHOICE.5 COURSE FOR 90 SAW IT GOING OUT AND REGRETTED NOT TRYING IT ..THERE WILL BE A NEXT TIME
5/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The menu was unique and the
The menu was unique and the food was awesome. Driving up you weren't sure what to expect however the meal was outstanding
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The communal meal was a great
The communal meal was a great experience, made even better by friendly & helpful service. The portions were on the large side -- not a complaint, just unexpected.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is one of my favourite spots in mid-town/Bayview area. The food is all super-fresh and they have a great selection of refreshing fruit sodas if you prefer something other than alcohol at lunch time.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice outdoor space
Nice outdoor space
Good for brunch
A little quieter for dinner
7/5/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food is excellent! The St.
Food is excellent! The St. Lawrence salad is delicious. The fries a must to share. However, please note that there is no air conditioning. A hot night. Makes for very steamy dining.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely food. Lovely place.
Lovely food. Lovely place. Needed a bit more air circulation on a hot day at the tables near the kitchen. But will definitely be returning!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fresh local, perfect ambiance
Cafe Below has the perfect setting for its rich flavorful meals. Using local produce and meats, the chefs are inspired with seasonal ingredients to assemble a mouth watering dish for your palette. It's located with an amazing setting just outside of downtown making u feel like ur enjoying an evening out in the country. It's a true gem and definitely coming to in the near future. On top of the amazing food, the service and environment is amazing.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Who would not want to eat fab food surrounded by the brilliant Evergreen Brickworks.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
It is a country experience in the midst of the city. Very friendly staff and excellent food. Will recommend it to my friends.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic again...........fifth time here during the past year and it never disappoints. Unique.
7/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our Current Go To
We've been to Cafe Belong four times this summer and enjoyed ourselves every time. The menu is limited and i don't think that we have been there when every item was available but despite that we have never come away disappointed. Every item on the menu is a pleasure. The service is attentive and very knowledgeable and better yet seems to be genuinely enthusiastic about the food and the concept.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
another great dinner - chef's choic
5 friends shared a chef's choice. 5 courses fixed price. Started with seasonal salad with fruits and vegetables and an appropriately sweetish dressing. Followed with roasted chicken, pork belly, steak each delicious. The shared platters are a great way to go. They kindly accommodated our request to include chicken. Lot's of parking on site. A lovely view of the Don Valley.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
birthday brunch August
It was a wonderful meal-not a crumb was left.
We had a table of 7 and I loved the fact that we were seated at a large round table.
It took a little while to get our food (maybe 1/2 hr-apparently it takes a while to make the chorizo dish, and we had ordered 4) and we were seated right by the open kitchen,so it was a tad warm and a little noisy.
Knowing all of the above, I would still highly recommend Cafe Belong for a special occasion in a more rustic setting
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
You belong at Cafe Belong
Another brilliant dining experience at Cafe Belong. This is Toronto's best kept dining secret. The ambiance in a reworked building in the Evergreen Brick Works complex provides the perfect backdrop for the locall sourced quality ingredients under the steady hands of the creative team in the kitchen. Wow!
8/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Definitely will be a returner
It was located at one of the Toronto historical bldg and nicely located at the downtown Toronto yet off the busiest traffic. Very friendly service, and very knowledgable server about the menu and the places as we were bombarded her with questions and she handled and answered very well. Food portion was a bit bigger than I expected, but very fresh, flavourful, very well made, and presented. My group only ordered hot food but will go back again for the cold dishes next time as I saw many ppls ordered salad and it looks very fresh and delicious. The only bad thing during my visit was the wait for our food as there must be a misplace of our order but server quickly rectified it once notificed and compensated with a fresh juice on the house.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
food was generally excellent
food was generally excellent and well presented, though we found the vegan chocolate cake just a little dry; staff were very attentive without hovering. I'll be back
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was amazing! The
The food was amazing! The St. Lawerence Salad was absolutely amazing!!!
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great brunch menu
I came here for family brunch on a Saturday. I made a reservation for 11am but opened slightly after the hour. I wasn't in a hurry so it wasn't a big deal. Evergreen brickworks isn't a place where you go just for a quick grab anyways. The staff were friendly and the food was great. Would come back.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Healthy Food & Casual Venue
Cafe Beyond at Brickworks is a gem, especially in the summer when the patio is open. I like to go for a long walk along the "Beltline" and then get the St. Lawrence Market Salad.
Cafe Beyond is located in Evergreen Brickworks which is a great to place to bring nature loving visitors to check out or kids.
Busy on spring/summer weekends - parking is challenging.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We ordered the vegetarian chefs choice option of five courses. Each course was fantastic. Creative and delicious. Would definitely go back for another experience. Could have been anywhere in the world. Thank you Cafe Belong!
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and unique environment.
Good food and unique environment. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, but in the city.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Toronto is full of wonderful neighbourhoods, and hidden gems, and this unique treasure is among their unique gems.
wonderful redevelopmen and preservation of this industrial site and its history. The food at Cafe Belong lived up to the expectation of its mission, and the view adds to the relaxing atmosphere. I will happily come to visit again.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our brunch could not have been better. The day was sunny, there was a farmer's market on, the food was delicious our server, Alex was charming. everything was lovely
9/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
The servers were attentive, the food was tasty and the weather was perfect - what a great way to spend a sunday.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cafe Belong belongs on your List
Innovative, fresh and delicious food; local; seasonal, organic; great salad, great roast chicken; very friendly service. The setting has big windows and interesting lighting. I really like this place and its food, and recommend it highly.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
I booked this place because I have walked by it many times during my walks through the valley. I REALLY enjoyed the ambiance and the food was a good size and very tasty. The one thing that I found disappointing was the time it took to get our food. It seemed to take over 40 mins (too long) to get our food considering the place was nearly empty.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was fantastic, took
The food was fantastic, took a little long but worth the wait..
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent overall but over
Excellent overall but over priced, thus the Very Good overall rating.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Farm to Table Gem
Love this place for it's values, quality, creativity, friendliness, and location.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good honest food
The food at this Brickworks restaurant is honest and good. It took a while, e.g. the kitchen is not super fast, but that didn't bother us one bit. Would definitely recommend!
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The ambiance was really cool
The ambiance was really cool and the food was amazing. Not to mention the location, that is a true gem hidden in the Don Valley!
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cafe Belong is great. It's not your least expensive brunch - the limited menu is clearly geared towards high quality ingredients simply prepared. If you want the best priced brunch etc than look elsewhere. Belong has a great location, clearly, and you can see it all out the glass wall. It's quite nifty. I'll bet in 5 years it will not be so good, because it currently has the exclusivity of a high quality neighborhood haunt, but is located on the great public urban park. Can that really last? And you can make brunch reservations. So, in its own way, it's perfect. The burrito is excellent, and my mom said the Benedict type item was the best she'd ever had. Very good coffee.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food, but VERY overpriced
Meal was good, but expensive. Tasting menu ($80/person):
1st course: a tiny dish, with fish and a roasted beet
2nd course: Daily soup, tomato, with two oysters in it
3rd course: Pickerel, swiss chard & potatoes in parchment paper.
4th course: A cheese plate consisting of three tiny cubes of cheese,(size of your thumbnail)
5th course: A small cake, the size of a very small muffin, THAT WAS SHARED.
NOT worth $160. Who shares a dessert in a tasting menu?? The cheese plate was miniscule. The main was good, but not a stand out. I appreciate that this was local, organic fare, but for the price you could go to a top restaurant and eat VERY well, and have exceptional service. Bill was $275 w wine - far too expensive for what we received.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food at the Brickworks!
Rustic yet epicurean ,no tablecloths but careful menu planning!Do share the charcuterie platter with your friends ,flavours will surprise even the one guest who never goes beyond the smoked ham section. The bison stew was certainly a first for my husband and I , the meat was tender the sauce deep and rich in colour and taste. Chef presented us with Yorkshire pudding in the shape of a doughnut( a dish he was perfecting and wanting to add to the menu) a hot perfection on a winter evening! Fluffy dough and not greasy may I add. The wine we ordered was off ,the bottle was replaced promptly.
At night the atmosphere is very cosy with lit candles on each table.
Return visit definitely planned.
It was a lovely way to spend my 60th Birthday.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM