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Dooney's Cafe

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511 Bloor St W, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1Y4, Canada
+1 416-536-3293
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Perhaps it was an off day? The service was good. The waitress was informative and friendly. My friend ordered the daily special which was described containing calamari, shrimp and scallops. The shrimp was omitted. When I questioned the waitress she mentioned that the kitchen had run out of shrimp. She offered my friend a complimentary glass of wine. My salad... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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137 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

A friend and I decided to visit Dooney's since they had moved west on Bloor St. The waiter was quick to bring a bottle of tap water, I was impressed. A friendly waitress took our drink order and she was quick to deliver our drinks. We ordered our appetizer and main pasta course and waited over 30 minutes for delivery.... More 

Thank Susan M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

A restaurant for all seasons - they do a great and very affordable (under $10) brunch on weekdays, and for dinner it's a great date spot, prices mid-range, some great items and always friendly service.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

We went to Dooney's for lunch on a week day- no problem getting a seat and we were not rushed out so we had time to chat over a very good cup of coffee.The decor was pleasant. The service was excellent. Our waitress was very accommodating and professional. The only problem I had was that the salmon on my over-dressed... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

I was very impressed with Dooney's Cafe. A nice relaxed vibe, music piped in but not too loud and very good quick service. I enjoyed their Dooney's club, an avocado, bacon, chili aioli and grilled chicken sandwich. Very well done sandwich!! Served with fries for $9.00 plus taxes. Not bad at all, very reasonable. Sat down, ordered and ate our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

1) warm and very welcoming atmosphere, thanks to the kindness of the Italian owners 2) nice and elegant interior design 3) awesome food 4) the best (real) Italian espresso in town 5) fast and gentle service

1 Thank Lo2099
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

Dooney's have now moved to 866 Bloor St. West (Bloorcourt VIllage). The decor is elegant, funky, a mix of restaurant and bar feeling. Staff dressed professionally, looks like they know their cappuccino and espressos, the menu is interesting, the kitchen seems to know what they're doing. Owner is super friendly and because of excellent communication on the part of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Address: 511 Bloor St W, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1Y4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-536-3293

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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