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Cafe California

#1,377 of 7,074 Restaurants in Toronto}
££ - £££, Gluten Free Options
538 Church St, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2E1, Canada
+1 416-960-6161
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  • Very good38%
  • Average19%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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Canadian, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
538 Church St, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2E1, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for a place to celebrate my 50th anniversary in Canada. I use this place for banquets 2 before more than 6 years ago. I hear there is a change of hand. So we tasted the modernized but similar Continental / French menu....More

Thank BPfromTO
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Title says it all, but we ordered one menu of the day (good value at 30 bucks for three courses) and one soup with butter chicken main. Tasty food, well presented, and a lovely bottle of white wine. The bill was reasonable, and the staff...More

Thank Dave H
Reviewed 8 August 2017

At $29.95 a person for three courses of well-prepared food, this place is a bargain. The selection of appetizers, mains and deserts is adequate. I had a lovely New York striploin in a tasty wine/mushroom sauce that was perfectly cooked. My wife had tilapia and...More

Thank Doug B
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Two of us dined here on a recent trip to Toronto. We liked the menu posted outside and gave it a try. The dining room is pleasant but I found nothing to remind me of California. They don't even carry California wines. The menu was...More

Thank Islandguy808
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Nice Ambiance with Attentive service. My wife and I had a quick lunch and enjoyed our meals. There was a large group next to us but we got served in good time to make our appointment. It was a high-lite of our trip.

Thank Pancho07
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Arrived for 8:00pm reservation, restaurant about 1/3 full. Staff seemed pretty busy and within a few minutes was seated on the patio. My date got served a beer right away and I ordered a wine and water. By 8:20, no wine or water. Asked again...More

Thank St_Johns_Girl1
Reviewed 22 July 2017

not bad. medium rare steak turned out to be medium. seafood salad was a bit drenched in oil. pleasant to sit on the patio in the middle of a busy downtown area.

Thank lemonloaf
Reviewed 8 April 2017

The staff is extremely friendly and courteous, and the breakfasts are to die for--and so very reasonably priced! They have the best French toast in the city, and their regular breakfasts are wonderfully prepared and have portions that will fill you up. This is one...More

Thank chevjames2017
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Booked a reservation here for winterlicious... came from out of town and we were about 10 minutes late for our reservation due to snow... the server got the manager because there was no table left open for us, the manager walked up and said "nope...More

Thank Renee L
Reviewed 13 December 2016

This is the second time in the last two months I went to Cafe California. Every time the service was great and the food above expectation. The soup du jour was delicious as well the Tiger shrimps. The Filet minion was cooked as requested and...More

Thank Fadi S
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 538 Church St, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2E1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-960-6161
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