Arepa Cafe ★★ 1/2

Price: Under $15

Was in the area and decided to try this place for lunch with a friend. Its a nice place eat, they have a projector playing silent movie clips on the wall and nice lighting fixtures. Very simple and clean.

I think I had the grilled chicken breast at $8.50, chicken was wrapped in cornmeal bread with tomatoes and lettuce inside. You are given 3 sauce options to add as well. If in the area, its worth trying out. Service is nice if a bit slow sometimes.

Best for casual lunches with coworkers and friends.

Location: 490 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 2B3
Telephone: (416) 362 – 4111
Monday to Wednesday – 10am to 10pm, Thursday to Saturday – 10am to 11pm, Sunday – 11am to 8pm.
Reservations for groups more than 6

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Petite Thuet ★★ 1/2

Price: $10-20

I solely visit this place for their macarons, which cost $2 and actually taste better then some of the more expensive shops I have visited. I’m giving a conservative rating till I try something else. They sell sandwiches, bottled drinks and some pastries. The shop has glass windows from top to bottom and the layout is somewhat minimalist.

Great for lunches with coworkers or friends. Possibly acceptable for work meetings too.

Locations: There are 2 other locations but I went to this one.
1 King Street West, Toronto, ON, M5H 1A1
Telephone: (416) 867-7977
Hours: Monday to Friday: 7am-7pm and Saturday to Sunday: 8am-5pm


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Furama Cake & Desserts Garden ★★1/2

Price: Under $10

This is one of my go-to bakeries when in Chinatown. I like to eat their cakes, coconut bread, raisin twisty bread, hot dogs, buns and meat pastries. Prices are generally a few dollars.

Its cheap and ordering is easy – everything is in english. Good place to stop by if you are in the mood for a quick and inexpensive snack.

Website: Not Available.
Location: 248 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON
Telephone: (416) 504-5709

Banh Mi – Nguyen Huong Food Co. ★★★

Price: Under $10

This is not a restaurant but a sandwich shop, so its eat on the go or take home. My only review is to try it, especially their Banh Mi with beef.

Banh Mi (a baguette stuffed commonly with either chicken or beef and veggie toppings) is a staple of Vietnamese food. Toppings include pickled carrots and daikon (known as đồ chua), cucumbers, cilantro, chili peppers, pâté, mayonnaise and various meat fillings or tofu.

They also offer other assorted food, desserts and drinks. Please note: they might not speak english fluently so if anything, just point to what you want.

Website: Not Available.
Location: 322 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON
Telephone: Not Available.