Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Get Real Cafe (Toronto, Canada)


On my trip home in Toronto, Canada. I realized that Toronto isn't exactly a good vegan city but a very good vegetarian city. There are plenty of Chinese and Indian vegan and vegetarian friendly restaurants, but not enough vegan innovative restaurants. So it is pretty much like Vancouver. Anyways, there are three restaurants I would recommend. Fresh is a vegan chain restaurant in Toronto with three locations. Delicious bowls and juice bars but very expensive ($12 for a bowl!? $6 for a small 12oz juice, yakes.) Another is Fressen, a very romantic higher class vegan restaurant. Another one I found is called Get Real Cafe. It is located on Ossington & Queen St. West... the newest hot place to be. Like the growing neighborhood on Belmont or Mississippi. Get Real Cafe has a weekend brunch menu so I had to hit the spot before the pride festival. Anything is good on the brunch menu. Vegan waffles, tofu scrambles, and you can check out the salad and dessert in the glass case. Very tempting! They have the best vegan cheesecake on this continent or in the world. It is also well priced for the amount of food you get.
Egg Omelet with Cheese & Potato (not vegan)

Spanish Tofu Scramble

Vegan Vanilla Cheesecake

They also have a really cute patio in the back. When you are done you can also check out the local boutiques across the street. Really cute neighborhood!

B+
$$
vegan mostly, brunch, salad bar, weekly 11-7pm, weekend 10-4pm
135 Ossington Ave. Toronto, ON, M6J 2Z6 Canada
www.getrealcafe.com

2 comments:

VeganFabulous said...

That cheesecake looks fantastic! I have been wanting to visit Toronto for a long time!

Why Edward Juan? said...

Yeah! Every hot dog stand I've seen has vegetarian hot dog or sausage. I don't know about vegan hot dogs though. Delicious with the corn salsa.