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Blue Bay Cafe

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2243 Dundas St W, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
+1 416-533-8838
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17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 17:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a truly delicious meal here - very glad we made the visit. The location is awkward and so are the opening hours, so we weren't sure. The friendliest service I've encountered in a long time. Spicy, tropical flavours that taste somewhere between East Africa and India. Wine list could be more comprehensive, but the markup is practically non-existent! In... More 

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Thank Andrew A
Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

The restaurant was a hidden gem in a literal sense. I used to live a few blocks away and walked past it several times a week, and it took me at least two years to realize that this restaurant was open for business. Once I figured out that the restaurant opened only Friday nights and Saturday nights, we became regulars,... More 

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Ibiza
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

If you wan to experience something really special then eat at this family run restaurant near Roncesvalles. The atmosphere is cozy and the uniquely spiced seafood and fish are wonderful. The menu also covers vegetarians and meat eaters. The only other way to get Mauritian food is to actually travel to the Island of the Dodo Bird but being in... More 

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Thank gyoergykalmans
Ontario Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

I actually haven't eaten here recently only because I no longer live in Toronto. I miss the Samosas, the Okra salad and the Chicken and Shrimp mine frire. I remember these dishes years later from when I lived in High park going back fifteen years. I am so excited to see Blue bay still kicking and will have to pay... More 

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1 Thank JoelRMiller
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

Charming elegant ambiance made even more attractive by being open for dinner only on Fridays and Saturdays. The attentive and elegant hostess creates a continental presence of professionalism. The food was exquisite - My friend and I shared the Samosas with a cold Okra/Palm Hearts salad (pictured below in low light) followed by Fish Vendaye with my friend having the... More 

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1 Thank HCarim
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

We have literally eaten in restaurants around the world and never enjoyed a restaurant as much as we do Blue Bay Cafe!

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Thank Oceans52014
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2015

I love a surprise! We've been trying to get here as we moved to the area in November, but the hours really are only fri/saturdays. Last night we finally went. Looks like it did when it first opened I'm sure (dated) but it was part of the experience. THE FOOD WAS SO %$#&ing GOOD! Chicken cutlet, okra, curried octopus, the... More 

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1 Thank exquisitevex
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

combo of french/chinese/indian/creole food is unusual. owner run which is nice hours are very restricted...last time I checked it was friday/saturday only...best to call ahead and verify

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Thank marlene a
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

we went here on May 30,2014 with my inlaws and we had such a great time. Simple, relax environment and clean restaurant. From the outside I don't think much of this restaurant and once I entered then I felt I was in a different atmosphere. I tried the fish with ginger sauce and was great. Appetizer I had the samosa... More 

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Thank Maria C
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2013

I'm almost ashamed to admit that I hadn't returned to the Blue Bay Café in 25 years, but I'm delighted to report that the meal was exquisite. I found myself back in the neighborhood on a Friday evening, and even though I had supper waiting at home couldn't resist dropping in. I was greeted with a warm welcome. It was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
African
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2243 Dundas St W, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +1 416-533-8838

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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The go-to area for new business start-ups, the spry and creative persona of the West End thrives along its streets. Its independent boutiques, galleries, restaurants, and shops offer brands that can't be found elsewhere. Buildings with ground floor consumer spaces sport up-top artist's lofts, and the West End attracts artists, designers, and fashion industry professionals to its living quarters. It is in the cross-hairs of gentrification, but still resisting it with ironic relish. Hot deals can still be found here on furniture and knick-knacks,. Its call to culinary glory is in its well-priced homemade Polish food, hosting Toronto's go-to spots for hot pierogis and cold borscht. High Park, the largest green space in the city, is a place for dreamers and poets to wander and rest, not to mention a number of energetic actors staging outdoor plays in the summertime.
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