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Rectory Cafe

€€ - €€€Cafe, , Vegetarian Friendly
102 Lakeshore Ave | Ward's Island, Toronto, Ontario M5J 1X9, Canada
+1 416-203-2152
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“sandwiches” (9 reviews)
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Cafe, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
102 Lakeshore Ave | Ward's Island, Toronto, Ontario M5J 1X9, Canada
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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

I am not sure I have ever seen anything so pathetic. I believe from the ramblings over an over excited gentleman who claims to be the owner he is being run off the island. This is a great thing for food, as his establishment is...More

Thank jerry123456789
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

One of our most favorite things to do on the Thanksgiving weekend if the weather is decent is to take our bikes and ride around Toronto island and have a late lunch at the Rectory Cafe. There is nothing better then enjoying one last meal...More

Thank Elisa W
Reviewed 27 September 2017

We chose this cafe from the three restaurants at this end of Wards Island and were not disappointed. We were seated in the lovely shaded patio area overlooking Lake Ontario, very peaceful. Service was friendly and prompt and the food was served nicely and of...More

Thank OpaMarnie
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We love the food here but the last two times we visited (on Sunday afternoon) the wait was an hour even though more than half the tables were empty. We were told that they rely on students for wait staff, and most have gone back...More

Thank dkingsland
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Decided to take the Toronto Island ferry to Ward's Island to eat at this cafe. The view is spectacular and the staff attentive. The food was good too.

Thank mmpaska
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

From the first moment, Trent (our server) made us feel very welcome. And it just got better with great food (halibut with grilled vegetables) that made the whole experience top-notch. We returned a week later to "test" the consistency and we were not disappointed (a...More

Thank pierrerochcote
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Visiting Toronto Island is a must for any traveller, and places to stop for a drink or a bite are few and far between. This is certainly one of the better ones, but wouldn't stand out on the mainland. The beer and pimms cocktail we...More

1  Thank Gareth M
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Let's start with the surly waitress. Not at all friendly and welcoming so I assume she hates her job or hates people who eat at this restaurant. We ordered a beer and a cocktail, and both were quite good and didn't take too long to...More

Thank Deborah W
Reviewed 25 August 2017

We took guests here from out of town, which turned out to be a painfully unfortunate experience. Our appetizer (a cheese plate) took over an hour to come after ordering it. Our meals took 1.5 hours to come, and when they did we wish they...More

Thank Scandinadian
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Great experience in a unique location....on Ward Island away from the hustle bustle of the big city (Toronto). Only a 5 minute walk from the ferry. Ferry gives fantastic photo opportunities of the city skyline too.

Thank Jim W
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19 February 2018|
Response from pierrerochcote | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, yes, the Rectory Cafe has permanently closed its doors last fall. So sad!
1 September 2015|
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Response from rectorycafe | Property representative |
We do have a few tables on the perimeter of the patio where you can tie your dog outside of the fence and be a few feet away. It's best to call the café and reserve one of those tables ahead of time. Dogs are allowed on the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$50
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 Lakeshore Ave | Ward's Island, Toronto, Ontario M5J 1X9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown West
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown West
  • Phone Number: +1 416-203-2152
  • E-mail
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