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Cafe Polonez

#53 of 6,774 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
West End
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195 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, Ontario ON M6R 2L5, Canada
+1 416-532-8432
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always up for trying new places to eat, I was cruising the west end after work. I googled cabbage rolls in Toronto and Cafe Polonez popped up. I love good hearty food that sticks to your ribs. What better choice in January then Polish or Ukrainian food. Cafe Polonez did not disappoint. We were seated immediately even though the restaurant... More 

Thank colleenprchick
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner at Cafe Polonez is like having a meal prepared by your Eastern European relatives. Potato pancakes, perogies, schnitzel and vegetables done to perfection!

Thank Ron P
Sudbury, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One bite brought me back 40 years, I actually forgot what real perogies, cabbage rolls and kapusta tasted like, just like back at the farm with my polish grandparents. The meal was absolutely perfect, the service was great even though it was jammed solid on a Saturday night. by the time we were done eating, people were lined up out... More 

Thank Dan Z
Sudbury, Canada
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is very small, we had to wait 30 minutes to get a table but it was worth the wait! The portion sizes were very generous. I had a combination plate: a bouquet of salads, Paprishka Stew with a side of carrots, and potatoes. It was delicious. Fantastic homemade food. I had a side of perogies also, 2 cheddar... More 

Thank 222Patricia222
Toronto, Canada
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64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

First time (in a long time) having Polish Food and was not disappointed. Portion sizes were big, good choice on the menu, good value for money, and the food was delicious. Service was also excellent.

Thank bouile
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

After a number of visits, Polonez continues to please. The room is comfortable - simple and well designed. Service is warm and welcoming. Not to be missed pea soup, vegetable soup and borscht with dumplings. Excellent baked ribs, herring, schnitzel, hunters stew, Polish sausage, cabbage rolls and more. Servings are generous and mains include a selection of tasty side dishes.

Thank functionfollowsvisio
Montgomery, Alabama
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Fast. Friendly.Clean. Absolutely delicious food! Book ahead if possible. Farmers Soup is a favorite. Repeat, repeat, repeat!

Thank 3maedels
Kingsville, Canada
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Wow! Some of the best Polish food I have ever had. The borscht soup was awesome. The perogis, cabbage rolls, schnitzel, sauerkraut, pickles, coleslaw was all so authentic. I highly recommend this restaurant if you are looking for an amazing Polish meal! The staff is absolutely amazing very patient and very efficient.

Thank Dreamon21_27
Toronto, Canada
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134 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We had been enjoying this home style Polish restaurant for decades. They had a major renovation and expanded with more seatings to a contemporary, casual and friendly Eastern European eatery. The best place for Schnitzel, Pirogies, Cabbage Roll... in the most traditional way. The servers are friendly, they will answer your question when you have too many dishes you'd like... More 

Thank Emily K
Toronto, Canada
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79 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Never ever realized Polish cuisine has such flavours. Very good place to try out different cuisines. I still have to go back and taste more of the items. I wish they had a taster for all items they have in the menu. Yummm....

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Polish, European, Eastern European, Central European, German, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 195 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, Ontario ON M6R 2L5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +1 416-532-8432

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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West End
The go-to area for new business start-ups, the spry and creative persona of the West End thrives along its streets. Its independent boutiques, galleries, restaurants, and shops offer brands that can't be found elsewhere. Buildings with ground floor consumer spaces sport up-top artist's lofts, and the West End attracts artists, designers, and fashion industry professionals to its living quarters. It is in the cross-hairs of gentrification, but still resisting it with ironic relish. Hot deals can still be found here on furniture and knick-knacks,. Its call to culinary glory is in its well-priced homemade Polish food, hosting Toronto's go-to spots for hot pierogis and cold borscht. High Park, the largest green space in the city, is a place for dreamers and poets to wander and rest, not to mention a number of energetic actors staging outdoor plays in the summertime.
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