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Carousel Cafe

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Downtown West
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30 Centre Island Pk, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
+1 416-203-0405
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11:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 17:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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379 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Food quality is quite expected for a cafe on a island created more for family outings and with an amusement park...nothing special and just average. Waiting service was courteous and prompt. Price is a little on the high side.

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Thank HotEarth
Pittsburgh
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

food was average and nothing special, staff was polite and professional. Outdoor seating was very nice. It is convenient based on its location and if your hungry,

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Thank travelcouple100
Sophia Antipolis, France
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101 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful day on Toronto island. Despite weather forecast, big sunshine and no rain to come the whole afternoon. We want to enjoy being outdoors before the weather changes in Toronto. But inflexible staff at the carousel did not let us sit on their terrace for drinks or food! So much for customer service. Hard to accept such stubborn attitude and... More 

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Thank SundayNOLA
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59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

My family and I walked in and saw about 4 different servers walking around but not doing much because almost every table inside was empty. There were a few people on the patio and that was it. The sign at the door said "Please Wait To Be Seated" so we waited and waited and waited. No one came to seat... More 

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Thank FrequentHotelGuests
Toronto, Canada
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85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

What can you expect from a place like this, average food, average service but the beer is nice and cold. Add some fries or chicken wings and you can not go wrong, anything else then "I would stay away from". I should be happy to find some nice cold beer in the middle of a very large park, so I... More 

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Thank Cookingaround
Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

My husband, son and I decided to have lunch here- being on Centre Island, we figured that it would be kid-friendly. Please beware that its not. After waiting in a line with other parents with strollers we were assured that we would be seated soon, and lucky for us where we wanted to sit they allowed strollers. (Please note, there... More 

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Thank krystinaf88
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

My family and I were most impressed by the quality of the food and the outstanding service when we dropped by the Carousel Cafe during our visit to Centre Island. There were five adults in our group and one toddler and everyone enjoyed a tasty lunch on the outdoor patio. Our dishes included linguini, a hamburger, smoked chicken sandwich and... More 

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Thank John S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I will be honest, my hopes were not high for the Carousel Cafe. It is the only restaurant near a kitchy amusement park and popular family destination. It could honestly be pretty mediocre and still draw a lot of traffic. Usually my family brings our own food when visiting the Island, but on a visit last year, we forget. We... More 

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Thank Rebecca M
Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

I ordered the veggie burger, and it was absolutely terrible. It looked like a McDonald's burger, but costed $14. The patty was about a quarter inch thick and was clearly processed and cooked from frozen. Came with one piece of lettuce and one small slice of tomato. No sauce. The view and location is REALY nice though! Service was ok.

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Thank maclaynes
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We've wanted to sit with our 11 months baby that was sleeping in her cart and they would not let us in!!! I asked to speak with the manager and understand if she's really not letting us in because we're with our baby, and she just stood there and said either you wake her up or go and sit some... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$19
Cuisine
American, Bar, Canadian, Cafe
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 17:00
Monday
11:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 17:00
Thursday
11:00 - 17:00
Friday
11:00 - 17:00
Saturday
11:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Centre Island Pk, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown West
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown West
  • Phone Number: +1 416-203-0405
Description
The Carousel Café is a relaxing lakeside retreat located in the heart of Centre Island adjacent to Centreville Theme Park. Whether you are looking for a leisurely lunch with friends or a quick meal with your family, the Carousel Café is your perfect island escape. Our appetizer specialties include savoury Flatbreads, crispy Calamari, delicious Poutines, and mouth-watering Wings. Try one of the juicy Gourmet burgers featuring the flame grilled Bison burger, or a scrumptious fresh sandwich. We also have a selection of satisfying entrées including Thai Curry Chicken, Linguine Primavera, and traditional Fish & Chips. Hungry Kids? The little ones can enjoy a variety of offerings from their very own menu. And save room for our irresistible desserts like Maple Bourbon Pecan Pie or the Deep Dish Double Chocolate Brownie! Please ask about our Gluten Free options. The Carousel Café is a fully licensed restaurant with a spectacular outdoor patio. Come visit us and enjoy a large variety of our signature cocktails, tropical drinks, beer, wine and spirits.

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