Sunday brunch. Extremely expensive for what we ordered. Eggs with kale, very soggy and kale was over abundant. Coffee was good. Not a place the 4 of us would go back to. Due to the good weather the service was slow. Patio was pleasant and dining with friends made the experience better than it might have been.
The location is lovely, the food was delicious; just a bit of attitude from a couple of the people who worked there. A little bit stuck up. One of the waitresses who was speaking to us about the menu rolled her eyes at the neighbouring table that had a small child in the midst of a temper tantrum. The parents dealt with it, so it was no big deal, she should not have let her emotions show in front of customers. It was a Sunday morning- brunch-lots of families.
We will go back, just hope that the people who seat and serve us cut the attitude. Nothing turns us off more of a place even if their food is great. Service is important!
My friend and I meet once a month for lunch and always at Cafe Belong.
We’re never disappointed in the service or the food.
It was our mother's day celebration. I was very touch when I was presented with a lovely gift; a beautiful hand made bar of soap by the manager. The food was excellent and plentiful. Since I just arrived from Geneva I also founded it very reasonably in price.
We will recommended to friends and go back soon.
Service was weak. Worst since we began going years ago.
My girlfriend and I went on a Thursday evening and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We shared the large salad and the duck entree and they are both outstanding and plenty of food. We sat outside which was nice but no view to speak of. What is stunning about this venue is the marshland. If you haven’t been it’s a gem.
Great place. Fresh ingredients and lot of light pouring in gives a happy and relaxed vibe. Loved the burgers and the duck confit.
Portions were just right. Maybe a few more vegetables as they cost less. It did seem expensive but good, fresh food costs more. Very nice presentation on the plate.
As always, my latest visit to Cafe Belong was thoroughly enjoyable -- the food is consistently good, innovative and worth the price, the serving staff warm, helpful and friendly. I also enjoy the choice of bringing in my own wine again to augment the meal for a reasonable corkage fee. I'm looking forward to the new patio area opening for the summer. In terms of inside comfort, I love the design and openness of the restaurant but found it a bit too warm on my last visit due to the early evening sun pounding in through windows without blinds. Not a big deterrent though.
I had the Bratwurst. The strong amount of nutmeg in or on the bratwurst was a turn off. I thought it was an odd combination. The apple slaw was not the best either. The apples were too ripe and had a powdery texture. I did enjoy the kale, rosti and fried egg that were part of the dish. My friend had the brisket and grits and she thought it was delicious.
Good but the prices are crazy. $25 for 3 pancakes!
Birthday get together with my family. Small group. Server was very no nonesense, everything was served quick and hot. Love the food and atmosphere. I will definitely be back.
It was the second time we were going there and there was no parking what so ever! We tried the food before and it was amazing. However, it’s really not worth waiting an hour to find parking in Brickworks!
Café Belong is a beautiful restaurant in a lovely setting at the Brickworks. The service is excellent and the food is delicious with perfect portions. The restaurant is open and airy. We can see the chef cooking in the kitchen on the other side of the counter. The menu is small with a daily pork and fish selection. I would go back again and again and again!!
It seems a bit over-priced for what you are getting. $25 for pancakes. $28 for Eggs Benedict. The place is fine but I won't go back or be suggesting it to any of my friends.
Great food and wonderful service. Very vibrant atmosphere in the daytime-maybe more subdued in the evening
Excellent food. A bit overpriced for brunch. Decent service however the waitress brought the bill and asked us to leave early because there were more patrons waiting. Always happy to make space but we weren’t even there over 1h20 and it seems like they may have overbooked people.
Not particularly enticing vegan options but the rest of the menu got solid reviews from the rest of the party. Service was friendly and competent. Nice location as well
Love the food here.
Made a reservation for 3:45 today. Went and they refused to seat us. Saud the Kitchen was closed at 3 pm. Rude
This is a favourite spot but our recent visit was very disappointing. My order preference, which I had specified twice to ensure it was not overlooked, was not as requested. So I sent it back immediately. Meanwhile my two companions received and, at my insistence, began their meals. My order arrived after they had finished -- 15-20 minutes later. Embarrassing for us all and to make it worse, no apology from the waiter, no adjustment to the bill or similar acknowledgement of their failure. This place is not cheap and cheerful, quite the opposite, and the service was poor. I'll think twice before returning.
I recommend summer patio dining only. Towards back half of indoor cafe has strong grease odour due to open kitchen, stay towards front by windows. Daily soup was served lukewarm and bacon was a muddy colour. I have had the frittata in the past which is served lukewarm, as its made prior and heated up. Not worth the Celebrity Chef hype, but again the outdoor patio is very nice.
the server was professional but the kitchen was very very slow with the order ( about 1 hour for eggs benedict !!) - mediocre wine list - overall overpriced
we usually go to this place, but the service is getting worse each time, there is something that doesn't help to make a good experience, the food is great, service not so much.
And it is not cheap!
Service was slow and half the food was mediocre . Lack of seasoning is never a good option
Very good food, a little pricey, but overall a lovely place for brunch. Staff was great and very attentive and we certainly enjoyed ourselves.
I have been to Cafe Belong in the past and the food was pretty good and the service was terrific. This time however it was dreary. The hostess in track pants couldn't have been more unwelcoming if she tried. Our server was sweet but was SLOW. The food was really awful: Overcooked poached eggs, flavourless ham, burnt bacon, dry scrambled eggs. The half uneaten food was taken away by our server without a word. I don't know who is in charge of the kitchen but treating ingredients with such carelessness is unforgivable. I shall not return and I will never recommend this restaurant again. Too bad!
Great ambiance, but the valentine prix fix food was mediocre at best.
Beautiful and unique setting. Wonderful staff, tasty food, rotating menu, fresh and healthy ingredients. Love everything about this place.
I have been back to Cafe Belong five times now and have continued to be impressed by the crazy good food, welcoming ambience and friendly, tactful service. I have ordered both directly off the menu and experienced the group five course dining. In both cases I have full confidence that the chef will create delicious, beautifully plated food. I love this resto so much that I am always conflicted between my desire to tell the world and keep this gem a secret! I have told a lot of people in the end — just want this wonderful place to continue doing what they do.
Fabulous food once again. Can’t wait to go back.
A lovely meal as always, beautifully prepared and presented seasonal food for those that wanted, and the always popular macaroni cheese for those with simpler tastes.
Never disappoints and is always such a pleasure! You go in and feel like part of the family and are well taken care of! The menu is always changing and is fresh, organic and beautiful food and flavours! From brunch to dinner just go and experience it!
Normally my husband and I first enjoy a brisk walk from our condo at Yonge and Summerhill through the Moore Park Ravine before heading down to Cafe Belong in the Evergreen Brickworks, but this time we brought a long-standing friend (& former neighbour) & her walking frame and it was during this winter's deep freeze, so we drove. The warm welcoming ambience was a delightful contrast to the biting cold outside; we have always found that the staff to be very friendly, smiling, and helpful and this visit was no exception. The service was excellent as was the food: we opted for the special lunch menu, which is well-composed and of good value; and who can resist the truffle dessert (which we split between the three of us)? Despite the good crowd we were able to talk amongst the three of us, without having to shout - something we have learned to treasure as we gently age!! We bring most of our out-of-country guests here to this unique gem of a restaurant and will continue to do so.
The location is lovely...nestled in the heart of the city but out of the noise and bustle. Food is delicious with a wonderful focus on local and healthy.
First time there - absolutely loved it. Will be a favourite place to go from now on.
Very good service and food was good
Disappointing. We had to send back one meal as the lamb was significantly undercooked. The squash salad was delicious. But overall way too expensive for value.
Brunch was great. Pulled pork eggs bene was delish