Here are some resturants and cafés that I enjoy.
- Ezra's Pound. 238 Dupont St.,
+1 416 929 4400. “Pound” as in coffee. Best coffee in Toronto, as far as I know.
Delightful service; superb breakfast and light lunches. Closes at 4.
- Ezra's Pound. 913 Dundas St. W.,
+1 416 546 8448. As above - but breakfast, croissants, muffins, no lunch yet.
Phone to make sure it's open - they're sorting out hours etc. But do go!
- The Common. 1058 College St.,
1.5 short blocks east of Dufferin,
+1 647 346 7789. Superb espresso (or if you want something closer to coffee, Americano).
- Sushi! Rikishi. 833 Bloor St. W,
+1 416 538 0760. Excellent. Wonderfully classic.
You won't find a web page; probably never will.
- East Indian: Banjara,
796 Bloor Street West, +1 416 963 9360. Spectracular, in my opinion.
- Bar Mercurio, at 268 Bloor,
just west of St. George. Take the west exit from the St. George
subway, cross St. George Street, it's just a few doors down,
on the north side of the street. Panini! Espresso! Cappucino!
Café latté! +1 416 960 3877.
OK, it's not in Toronto, but file this away: Buca Giovanni Restaurant.
800 Greenwich St. (corner of Columbia), San Francisco, Calif.,
+1 415 776 7766. Excellent! Take your time!
When I'm in Austin, I've enjoyed
they offer sushi, sashimi, and cooked dinners. Yummy! Downtown, at 315 Congress,
Suite 200, +1 512 482 9010; Kyoto two,
4815 West Braker Ln., +1 512 346 5800.