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Cafe Nicole & Bar

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45 The Esplanade, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1W2, Canada
+1 416-367-8900
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New York City, New York
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sister and I had a quick dinner here after driving up from the States and it was better than expected, and exactly what we needed. Wait staff was charming as well.

Thank littlemoonbeam
Gravenhurst, Canada
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Terribly let down by this $18.95 buffet. Very poor selection, tasteless processed "scrambled" eggs, pale sausages, bacon, soggy French toast, potatoes, brown beans. No hot cereals at all. A wee bit of fresh fruit. Get the a la carte instead.

Thank MuskokaSteph
Olympia, Washington
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Excellent service. Good food and variety. Made to order apple pie is to die for! They begin setting up tables for breakfast at 8:30pm or so. Breakfast buffet not available after 9:30am but A la Carte is.

Thank Gwendoline S
Fairhope, Alabama
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245 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

This cafe, housed inside the Novotel Hotel, offers some nice options for guests. The breakfast buffet (and to-go options) is an excellent value. The cafe transitions to a bar in the evening and offers a diverse cocktail menu and several TV's for taking in the sports or news of the day. The seating is quite comfortable, so come in and... More 

Thank Jay B
Halifax Region, Canada
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73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Best in town and fair price for great food and great service Make sure you get your fill of the quality food offered - you wont need lunch

Thank Zarfman
West Seneca
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89 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We had both dinner and breakfast here. Dinner menu was limited, but the food quality was very high. Service fantastic. The breakfast buffet was amazing, but our group only had eggs for breakfast. The exchange rate made this very affordable.

Thank Lynn H
Vancouver, Canada
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Great options for appetizers and wine. Breakfast was a bit pricey, but also good options. Good location and lots to see in the area.

Thank Elisa1_12
North Wales
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

We were staying at the Novotel Toronto that this Cafe is connected to and the restaurants across the road were packed, so we decided to give this Cafe a try. We sat down and were quickly given drinks of water by our attentive waiter. We looked over the menu, however we had decided it was going to be a cheaper... More 

1 Thank MartinMJ22
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210 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016

The breakfast buffet is a tad pricy, but the quality of the food is excellent. Nice choice of eggs, breads, mean, fruit, cereals, and the bread is as good as advertised. A nice way to begin the day!

Thank unitedfarmers
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016

The buffet breakfast was included in our Novotel room rate. It was served til 10 AM. We entered the Cafe about 9:30 AM. Although there was still plenty of eggs, bacon, sausage in the servers, they were only lukewarm There was a platter of fresh fruit,dry cereal choices and yoghurt and a servery to make your own toasted bagel, bread.... More 

1 Thank loisl212

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, French, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 The Esplanade, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1W2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-367-8900

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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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At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
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