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Hawthorne Food and Drink

60 Richmond St E, Toronto, Ontario M5C 1N8, Canada
+1 647-930-9517
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good39%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“knish” (2 reviews)
“fries” (8 reviews)
“croquettes” (2 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 14:30All hours
CUISINES
Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
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LOCATION
60 Richmond St E, Toronto, Ontario M5C 1N8, Canada
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11 - 20 of 52 reviews

Reviewed 10 February 2017

I was between appointments at St. Mike's and noticed the sandwich board on the corner of Queen and Victoria so sauntered down to this Richmond St. eatery for breakfast. Not knowing it was a not-for-profit, training restaurant, it took me a while to understand that...More

Thank chrissy90
Soofia H, Public Relations Manager at Hawthorne Food and Drink, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

Thank you so much for your patience, understanding and review. It means a lot to us to have customers like you. Hope you visit again. Regards Soofia Mahmood Communications Manager, Hawthorne Food & Drink

Reviewed 4 February 2017

Was invited to a private dinner here. The servers were very pleasant and attentive. The food was very good and the presentation of the food very artistic. The carbonara was excellent. The restaurant is small with lots of hard surfaces and an open kitchen concept...More

Thank deaglekl
Soofia H, Public Relations Manager at Hawthorne Food and Drink, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

Thank you so much for your feedback and review. Hope you visit us again. Regards Soofia Mahmood Communications Manager, Hawthorne Food & Drink

Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

The food was amazing, delicious, and presented beautifully. Happily surprised by this tiny little gem. Best of all, they employ people who need the job to help develop their hospitality skills. My only complaint is our bill took a while to settle

Thank Jessica2394
Soofia H, Public Relations Manager at Hawthorne Food and Drink, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

Thank you so much for your feedback as it helps us to improve our service and training. Hope you visit us again. Regards Soofia Mahmood Communications Manager, Hawthorne Food & Drink

Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Not because this is an amazing farm to table restaurant sourcing local ingredients, nor because it is a social enterprise providing job training and opportunities but because it was the most delicious meal I've ever had in Toronto! I would recommend this to anyone for...More

Thank MelanieJA
Soofia H, Public Relations Manager at Hawthorne Food and Drink, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

Thank you so much for one such an amazing review, and so glad you had a great time. Hope you visit us again. Regards Soofia Mahmood Communications Manager, Hawthorne Food & Drink

Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

But omg how long should you wait to get it. We arrived at 630 pm thinking we would be out by 745 to 800pm. Nope... 8pm comes and we are still waiting for enters. It's not like the place was super busy either. To be...More

1  Thank Scooter M
Soofia H, Communications Manager at Hawthorne Food and Drink, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2016

Dear Scooter M We appreciate that you enjoyed the food but were disappointed with the wait time. As you might know, Hawthorne is a restaurant with a social mission to train unemployed individuals and help them find fair jobs in the hospitality industry. We are...More

Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

I went to this restaurant for lunch as part of Summerlicious 2016. The interior is nice and the place is small. For appetizers, we ordered the egg roll and soup. The egg roll was interesting - a deep fried log of ground beef wrapped in...More

1  Thank Joanne F
Soofia H, Communications Manager at Hawthorne Food and Drink, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2016

Dear Joanne F Thank you for your feedback. As our menus keep changing with local and seasonal produce, you would find unique variety, each time you visit. We hope you would visit again for a better experience next time.

Reviewed 10 July 2016

Came here for a business lunch. Service is good and staff are friendly. We all had the Escabeche, Beet Salad and Sweet Potato Knish. They are all good.More

1  Thank Gee C
Soofia H, Communications Manager at Hawthorne Food and Drink, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2016

Dear Gee C As you might know Hawthorne Food & Drink is a social enterprise that sources local, seasonal ingredients; prepares food with minimum wastage for environmental sustainability; and provides free training for jobs in hospitality to youth and other unemployed individuals. Thank you for...More

Reviewed 30 March 2016

They serve excellent sandwiches for breakfast and amazing tasting coffee. Very quiet place to work in the mornings. Free WiFi and very kind service.

1  Thank luisito011
Soofia H, Communications Manager at Hawthorne Food and Drink, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2016

Dear luisito011 Thank you for your review. We hope you keep coming back and look forward to it.

Reviewed 29 March 2016

I loved this great little find! I walk by here all the time and have never noticed this gorgeous gem. Tucked behind Eaton Centre, East on Richmond you'll find the welcoming and charming Hawthorne. We came here for lunch and loved it. Really high quality...More

1  Thank Megan M
Soofia H, Communications Manager at Hawthorne Food and Drink, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2016

Dear Megan M Thank you for your kind review and we are so happy you enjoyed the food, service and ambience. We look forward to hosting you again.

Reviewed 15 March 2016

This was my first visit to Hawthorne's. It was a positive experience. My conscience was at ease as I checked the website out to find that this restaurant is part of the Hospitality Workers Training Centre. It is a non-profit organization that provides skills for...More

2  Thank Julie H
Soofia H, Communications Manager at Hawthorne Food and Drink, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2016

Dear Julie H Thank you for your kind review. Such words are so motivating for our team and trainees. We look forward to hosting you again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout
Open Hours
Monday
07:30 - 14:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 14:30
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 14:30
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 60 Richmond St E, Toronto, Ontario M5C 1N8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 647-930-9517
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Description
Hawthorne Food & Drink was established for the sole cause of giving back to the community. On the one hand, the restaurant serves delicious farm to fork city food made from local, seasonal and sustainable ingredients. On the other, it provides free training and career development for people in need of skills and employment. The menu represents the amazing diversity of Toronto. Hawthorne Food & Drink is a social enterprise of Hospitality Workers Training Centre (HWTC), a non-profit organization based on a sectoral workforce development approach.
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