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About 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.

550 Bayview Ave., Suite 100
Toronto, ON M4W 3X8
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Farm-to-table, Canadian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Cafe Belong Restaurant

Lunch
Monday - Friday - 11:30 am - 3pm
Brunch
Saturday - 10 am - 3 pm
Sunday - 10 am - 3 pm
Dinner
Wednesday 5 pm - 9 pm
Thursday 5 pm - 9 pm
Friday 5 pm - 9 pm
Saturday 5 pm - 9 pm

Cafe Belong Retail

Monday -8am - 5pm
Tuesday to Friday - 8am - 5pm
Saturday and Sunday - 9am - 5pm

Cross Street:
Pottery Road and the Bayview extension

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 901-8234

Website:
http://www.cafebelong.ca/

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.

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.

Parking Details:
Hundreds of paid parking spaces right outside our door, pay at the meter and input your license plate number- there is nothing you need to display on your dashboard.

If you are joining us for dinner after 5 pm Wednesday - Friday bypass the meters and let the restaurant staff know your license plate number. Your parking will be validated for the evening.

Public Transit:
Evergreen Brick Works has a shuttle bus running here from the TTC's Broadview Station and there is a TTC bus; 28 Bayview South, running from Davisville Station to Evergreen Brick Works.

Executive Chef:
Brad Long

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Farm to Table-- Sunday Night Family Dinner. Please see our website for this week's Feature Dinner. Vegetarian and child-friendly options are available as well.

Cafe Belong Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

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Sunday Lunch (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Organic (7)
Seasonal (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
Healthy (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Authentic (4)
Casual (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Scenic View (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Cozy (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Romantic (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Fun (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Business Meals (1)
Great Beer (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Toronto)·Dined 3 days ago

Very good service and food was good

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Brunch was great. Pulled pork eggs bene was delish

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Interesting , seasonal menu drawing heavily from local meats, cheeses, and produce.; our selections were beautifully prepared and presented. Service was attentive and friendly, actually Bronwyn is one of the best servers we’ve ever had. She judged the upbeat mood of our table and seemed to have fun with us while doing a very professional job of serving. Altogether, an excellent experience!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 12, 2017

A really wonderful restaurant with a menu that although not large, is interesting with good options. Locally sourced, in season food makes the meals that much more flavorful and their presentation and execution outstanding. We will come back.

Tags: Healthy, Organic, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Cafe Belong is a wonderful restaurant. I often have lunch there with a friend or family after a walk in nature. The chef manages to bring the most beautiful ingredients that Nature offers right in your plate. Always delicious, beautifully presented, and friendly service. Simply LOVE Cafe Belong.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I was actually a little bit surprised by the prices on the brunch menu - $25 ish for a one of their varius Eggs Benedict . But they were WAY, WAY ABOVE the ordinary and totally worth it. So, if you view their the menu online and think, ‘Ooh, a bit pricey’, ignore that thought and go. You won’t be disappointed. BTW, I think I know my food, so this should be viewed as a solid recommendation.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Cafe Belong is in a central AND an unusual location. Really delicious food!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

I have had the smoked trout twice and it is perfection. The ploughman's board is special; every element has distinctive interesting flavours.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 23, 2017

I took my mother here for her birthday after a walk through the Brickworks. The food was amazing and the service was quick and efficient. We loved the reccos from the server and were so pleased walking away content.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 21, 2017

This is hidden gem in the city situated in a super cool arty complex in the Don Valley Ravine. A cool farmers market on the weekend, steps to nature trails, and fun for kids too. Food is great; huge portions, delicious!

(I'm biased! We hold our company Xmas party here too!)

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Great Beer, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Amazing food, had the communal meal.

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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Cannot comment on vegan dishes because I just wasn't looking. Food was superb. I will go back again and again. Reasonable prices. Very relaxed and wonderful service. If you haven't been, you are missing out on one of Toronto's gems.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Organic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Service was very friendly and professional. The filtered water came in a glass bottle and tasted very good. We had ordered two different salads. They looked amazing and were very tasty. We will definitely go again.
We had a reservation, which I highly recommend. We went on Saturday for lunch, when the close-by farmers market was on, which made it hard to find a parking spot.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

As always we love this place for brunch!

Indoor and outdoor seating options are both great. The food is always changing and we have never had anything we didn't enjoy.

The Evergreen Brickworks property is just a gem! *

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on August 21, 2017

Over priced. Menu nothing special. For a burger with fries @$28 w tip is outrageous.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 19, 2017

The best thing about it was that one felt as if one was in the country ---- in the middle of Toronto!!!!!!!

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Attentive but unobtrusive staff. Such a nice place

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 12, 2017

A little pricy, but you certainly get what you pay for. Farm table, amazing ambiance and location, great cocktails (Caesar is notable), everything prepared in house, great portions.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Organic, Great for Brunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Food took awhile. And there were alot of bugs.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Great Eggs Be (with smoked trout!) and Blueberry Buttermilk pancakes were amazing!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Watching other tables being served after they have sat down and ordered after you is always disappointing and difficult but especially when you are feeding a toddler. Our toddlers lunch arrived about 20 minutes before ours after we asked to have them all together. I honestly believe the server did everything he could, but for some reason the kitchen needed 30 minutes to deliver a salad, a frittata (that I'm sure was already made) and some eggs Benny. Food was excellent as always and we will return, but we expected more from the kitchen in terms of timing especially given our prompt ordering and requests.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 30, 2017

We come here probably 4 to 5 times a week. We are total foodies yet very health conscious, this place checks all our boxes. Locally sourced, organic, friendly and very knowledgeable people.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Fun, Authentic, Quick Bite, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Vegan, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 23, 2017

We enjoyed the setting, food and service for a Sunday brunch. The frittata was a hit with 3 of us. I thoroughly enjoyed the scone with trout and poached eggs. One friend had the pancakes, which were delicious too. We'll be back for sure!

Tags: Healthy, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

good service, especially for older people who had some allergies.
had a swell time

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Great service and delicious food. Not the best value.

Tags: Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching
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·Dined on July 15, 2017

looked forward to the famous st lawrence salad - however it was limp and soggy and nearly inedible. everything else we ordered at brunch was delicious. our servers were fun and informative.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 8, 2017

I don't like to write bad reviews. Maybe it's bad karma or maybe I would just rather focus on the better establishments in Toronto--and there are plenty. In fact, I haven't bothered to write a review about any restaurant in awhile. My experience at Cafe Belong last Saturday evening was so completely incompetent that I need to share my experience with others.

I've been here before. The food has been mediocre but the setting is beautiful. I think this establishment has devolved considerably, notably with the lack of creativity on the menu and a clear lack of managing the restaurant/hospitality experience. And the value for the food is certainly not present either!

Let's begin with the brusque greeting by a host who would rather not like to be in the hospitality sector. Aggressive in tone, he asked if we had a reservation (yes we did). He then put us through a needlessly tiresome and aggravating process of seating us at one of the many appropriate tables that we wanted.

Service was slow. It took 30 minutes to get a cocktail and there weren't that many diners present. Ingredients were missing with no effort in finding a substitution. Wine was undrinkable--"It must be because the bottle was in the sun all afternoon," was the reply before order another glass which was barely drinkable. Food was mediocre, cold, or both: the miserly pieces of duck in the duck salad were dry; the 12-ounce steak contained 5 ounces of fat and grizzle. I had to get up to find steak knives, only to remind the server that we needed two of them. Vegetables were cold. Nobody asked about coffee or dessert or whether or not we were able to digest the massive chunks of grizzle. We didn't even order that much and the bill was nearly $150 for two people.

There was no manager on the duty--I asked to see one. Nobody responded. This is clearly a tourist trap or a restaurant so blessed in its location they barely have to lift a finger to satisfy their clientele. And they don't!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 8, 2017

It is best to avoid Saturdays. Parking is difficult. Crowds abound! The iced tea is 'real' - and it was tasty.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Cafe Belong continues to deliver - we've been going for years and it's still a terrific option for a weekend lunch + hike afterwards. The bricklayers board never fails to impress.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Want to love this place but it keeps falling short. I love the Brickworks and I love the idea and concept of Cafe Belong however it really falls short on all counts sadly. I've been here several times and always the service alternates between disinterested to rude. Food should be much much better for the prove point. Another spot that coasts on its wonderful location and drops the ball in the kitchen. I'm done with Cafe Belong.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Went for Father's Day dinner. Very expensive for what you got.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on June 10, 2017

The Communal dinner was fun, fresh and delicious. We enjoyed the wine pairing as well. All staff were friendly and enthusiastic. The chef visited our table and discussed our meal. She was adventurous and professional. We enjoyed asking her questions and hearing her approach preparing a themed meal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 3, 2017

It's great for friends together, we had really good time, the food is very creative and the staff is so friendly, I'll certainly recommend to everyone.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Excellent Chef's choice menu - 5 creative courses. Service was excellent - knowledgeable, attentive and accommodating to special requests.
Server kindly lent her reading glasses when we forgot ours...
Nice seasonal cocktail choices.
Choice of Canadian wines, but good quality and well-matched to our various courses.
A lovely, leisurely birthday celebration dinner.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Food and service were vey good. But despite booking a table online, the restaurant did not have a record of the booking. A phone-in reservation was not possible as there was only a recorded message. Ambient noise indoors was so loud it was extremely difficult to hear my friend sitting on the other side of the small table.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Great experience at a top notch restaurant. Very inventive menu.

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Amazing food with some of the best service we have ever had! Just added this restaurant to our favourites list.

Tags: Healthy, Local Ingredients
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Awesome food, nice and clean environment and great service.

Tags: Vegan, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Nice catch of the day special. Appetizer of polenta fries was excellent. Did not understand why such a cold day in the city would have a soup of the day that was only a cold soup.
Slightly disappointing options for desserts. Many desserts contained stewed fruit or compote.
Would have appreciated less intricate dessert options.

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