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“HEARTY HUNGARIAN COMFORT”
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Coffee Mill's Gourmet To Go
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Midtown
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“HEARTY HUNGARIAN COMFORT”
Reviewed 13 April 2014 via mobile

We visit the main cafe: there is a mini cafe adjacent. The Coffee Mill is a great place to enjoy hearty Hungarian food in a comfortable environment and setting. They display original art on the walls and have a wonderful violinist playing in the evenings.

Friendliness of the wait staff, I find, often depends on friendliness of the patrons and it's no different here.

This winter has been rough, but a bowl of goulash soup, dine in or take out, has helped us to get through. The schnitzel, traditional or chicken, satisfies, and combined with mashed potatoes (and goulash gravy), along with red cabbage, is all one could ask for. Except, ask for the apple strudel to complete!

My wife enjoys the cabbage rolls and the wieners, good quality, are also a nice change, great with their potato salad. A pile of buttered rye bread is also a welcome addition for all meals.

We often eat here before a movie and invite friends, with full assurance that they will also enjoy the experience as much as we do.

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English first
Paris, France
Level 6 Contributor
91 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Not only coffee at "The Coffee Mill"”
Reviewed 18 March 2014

On this cold winter day we needed something to warm us up and decided to go to "The Coffee Mill", a 50 year establishment in uptown Toronto. We had chicken schnitzel with dumplings and beef stew with mashed potatoes. The chicken was very tender and the beef stew was cooked like a sort of boeuf bourgignon....Both dishes were excellent and warmed us enough to go out again (this time in the sun) and continue our shopping. We highly recommend this little restaurant tucked away behind Cumberland Street and Yorkville. A Toronto must!

  • Visited March 2014
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Toronto, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Nagyon Jo Magyar Ettel-Great Hungarian Food”
Reviewed 22 February 2014

What a lunch you can have at Coffee Mill, The Hungarian Veal and Nokedli was the best , Veal Paprikass Nokedlival a leg job a mitt lehet enni.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank viazaviaza
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toronto
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Coffe Mill-for sure you will see me again!”
Reviewed 31 October 2013

We visited the Mill [even though it had some very negative reviews].And we had NO complaints.The food was served in a very simple way,but it was very tasty!HOMEMADE STUFF!!!The waitress was attentive to a fault.I ordered a Spanish Coffee and it was made to perfection.Some trendy places like to "modernize"speciality coffes and one does not get a sugar-rim nor a cherry.Not at the Mill.It is a comfortable place where on a rainy afternoon I will return and have a Spanish Coffee and Desert!.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank bebetanne
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Toronto, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“European cafe style eating with Authentic Hungarian cuisine”
Reviewed 12 September 2013

As a resident of Toronto for 34 years, this has been a frequent and much loved haunt.

This gem is really the only survivor of the legendary Yorkville of the 60's. That was a time when young performers such as Joni Mitchell, Murray McLauchlan and Sylvia Tyson packed the many coffee houses that graced the neighbourhood.
For those familiar with the original Yorkville before developers' bulldozers had their fun, you may even recognize patrons from years ago, as many of the "hippies", media types, artists and musicians from the 60's are now much older yet still patronize The Coffee Mill.

The Coffee Mill was established by Martha von Heczey in 1963 after she had left Hungary during the uprising, and ever since,The Coffee Mill has served traditional Hungarian food "to die for".
Today, Ms.von Hecsey still supervises daily.

The ambience is genuine and cosy, if a trifle worn, with the interior walls decorated with signed pictures of many celebrity customers. The outdoor cafe is set in a private courtyard away from the traffic and bustle of the present day Yorkville.

The centrepiece of the courtyard is the UNICEF fountain that features a beautiful bronze statue of three young children, believed to have been modelled on the Vietnamese war of the 60's.

The food is unbelievably good. In addition to delectable entrees, The Coffee Mill offers fine pastries and coffees.This is the perfect and safe place for a female visitor who is perhaps travelling alone to pause in her shopping or between meetings to take in coffee and pastries.

For entrees the Gulash soup is truly a meal. However in my opinion the star of the menu is the Veal Paprikash. Worth going out of your way for, although for many visitors this cafe restaurant is only two or three minutes stroll from several major hotels including The Four Seasons, The Hazelton, The InterContinental and The Park Hyatt.

  • Visited April 2013
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