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The Beaver Cafe

West End
Cafe, Bar, Canadian
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1192 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1J6, Canada
+1 416-537-2768
10:00 - 03:00
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere so could have stayed much longer enjoying good coffee and delicious food. Excellent value for $$ Good choice of music and a relaxed friendly place.

Thank Catherine B
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

The Beaver is a small cafe/ bar that is LGBTQ friendly. At night it's a bar that often is a hot local scene. But during the day they serve great food with little to work with. The brunch menu has some amazing items. I get cravings for their Breakfast Burrito it's so good, at $11.00. Their soups are incredible and... More 

Thank Michael A
Toronto, Canada
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

I really enjoy this place. Stopped by for coffee after an art show nearby. Had 2 Americanos for a super reasonable price, barkeep was friendly and service was also great. VERY interesting wallpaper! Will come back for dinner.

Thank KipperBernie
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

During a recent trip to Toronto I was taken here by a friend for breakfast. My breakfast was gorgeous and she service was super friendly. I even had fresh grapefruit juice which was perfect in the sunshine. Lovely place and worth a visit :)

Thank Yazz H
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 December 2015

Great bar with a small menu. The taps are pretty good, and the patio out back is a hidden gem in the summer. Drinks are pretty reasonable as well.

Thank Elly M
1 review
Reviewed 28 February 2015 via mobile

The server Michelle was very knowledgeable about the menu and bar and gave good recommendations including about the cub party later. Very natural

Thank Blair15
Waterloo, Canada
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395 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2014

Was staying at the Gladstone, and I came by the Beaver late Monday night for dinner. For a Monday, it seemed packed, with some LGBT comedy acts happening, which was new and fresh for me (if not entirely funny at that moment). Overall a good vibe, and a blazingly-hot chicken curry. Service was friendly and laid-back. Love a good beaver!

Thank bensagle
Toronto, Canada
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2013

I love this place, they have many veggie options and its just a laid back spot, the choice of beers is not great but the food is really delish.

Thank Ximegoc
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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152 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2013

Interesting menu selections. Tends towards comfort foods. The day I was there, I had a lovely lamb stew. Found the service to be disinterested/distracted. The guy seemed more interested in chatting with a guy near his counter than looking at us directly. Any questions we had were answered, but always with the sense we were a distraction from something more... More 

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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2012

This little unassuming place on Queen West is a great place for couples, groups, and families. Food is prepared fresh and arrives as a healthy plateful. Menu is vegetarian friendly and well-priced. Good selection of wines and beers on tap. Service is friendly and attentive. A little warm in the summer months (no A/C).

Thank jstar28

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Cafe, Bar, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1192 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1J6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +1 416-537-2768

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

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