Cafe Belong

4.4
587 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Farm-to-table
Top tags:
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Brunch
  • Organic
Every thing we do is local, sustainable and organic. But it’s more than just food choice and ingredients. Cafe Belong is about creating a connection between the natural food from our land, the farmers that nourish and harvest it, and ultimately, the people who enjoy it.

It’s this ‘circle of sustainability’ that will surround your visit – a sense of belonging to the environment and to the beautiful Evergreen Brick Works venue. It’s this dedication to provenance, preparation and presentation that stand as a testament to value.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Farm-to-table, Canadian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of Operation
Cafe Belong Restaurant

Lunch
Monday - Friday - 11:30 am - 3pm
Brunch
Saturday - 10 am - 3 pm
Sunday - 10:30 am - 3 pm
Dinner
Wednesday to Saturday 5 pm - 9 pm

Cafe Belong Coffee Shop

Monday -8am - 5pm
Tuesday to Friday - 8am - 5pm
Saturday and Sunday - 9am - 5pm
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Phone number
(416) 901-8234
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Brad Long
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Catering
Belong Catering is the resident caterer for Evergreen Brick Works. We prepare and present the best food, drinks and service on-site or anywhere, with experience in all size and scope events from end to end.
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Pottery Road and the Bayview extension
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Parking Details
Hundreds of paid parking spaces right outside our door, pay at the meter and input your license plate number- there is nothing you need to display on your dashboard.

If you are joining us for dinner after 5 pm Wednesday - Friday bypass the meters and let the restaurant staff know your license plate number. Your parking will be validated for the evening.
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Public Transit
Evergreen Brick Works has a shuttle bus running here from the TTC's Broadview Station and there is a TTC bus; 28 Bayview South, running from Davisville Station to Evergreen Brick Works.
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Entertainment
Seasonal outdoor experiences by 'Evergreen' including walking and bycycle tours, ice skating, foraging and cooking classes plus exceptional parkland and wetland to explore and enjoy.
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Special Events & Promotions
Farm to Table-- Sunday Night Family Dinner. Please see our website for this week's Feature Dinner. Vegetarian and child-friendly options are available as well.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 587 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.4
Service
4.5
Ambience
3.9
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The brunch was outstanding! Perfect place to take the family for the holiday season lunch.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A group of 7 of us including 3 children had brunch and it was fantastic. Service was amazing very accommodating. Eggs Benedict with trout was delicious. I can’t wait to go back.

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OT
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place for anyone (child to adult). Staff is excellent. Venue is perfect ... Bring clothing you are comfortable making a light hike in in summer and that you can skate in in winter.

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HC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Our guests were late but our server was very accommodating...

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j
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everybody at CB is always so friendly - we have dined there each Saturday for the last few weeks and we’re remembered each time (which is quite remarkable, given the number of people who must eat there daily).

Then there’s the food, which is superb. The smoked trout is a must.

The wine list is also excellent; all local, all great. Try anything from Leaning Post - you won’t be disappointed.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and food!!

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A
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really good food, though $30 per plate after tax without drink is a little steep for brunch.

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M
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Great food. Great service.

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SL
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

The parking situation confusing. We all paid but it was complimentary! Food sounded better than it tasted.

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OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Great food but ran out of key ingredients and had to replace with sausage, which wasn’t my preference. Kitchen should be prepared for a Sunday Brunch

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V
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food if a bit expensive, enjoyed the brunch in the sunlit Hall. Great place to visit after a bit of a walk in the wooded area around.

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AL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place! Amazing food and love the vibe. Great service!!

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LG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious delicious brunch.
Lovely setting.
Friendly service.

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RR
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had the Saturday Brunch and it was great. I had the Frittata and my partner had the Challah French Toast with grilled peaches. Both were excellent. Server was attentive and helpful. It was busy so good idea to book reservation. After lunch walked the fresh market next door.

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CH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service, great ambiance, delicious food, easy to get a reservation at short notice. Pricier than expected, given the options. $25 for pancakes!

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KH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Nice spot, busy on a weekend. Brunch prices are exorbitant. Place was packed though!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

Service very slow - surprising for weekend brunch. Many people behind the counter wandering around and wiping glassware (though drinks took forever too) who perhaps should have helped the kitchen.

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c
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

As always, the ethos of this place rings true. We love the food. We love the space; particularly on a glorious sunny day. That said, this is the third visit in a row where the service has been deflating - as in, it is was so bad this visit that my fries didn’t taste as good. For example, it took the server 15 minutes (I think it was her third visit to the table) before offering me coffee. I actually didn’t even order coffee when she finally asked because my diastolic was getting the best of me. Not to mention: the place was not full (although I think the patio was busy). I’m all about being understanding with service - people (myself included) have bad days. But this is the third consecutive visit where the service was amateur. While this isn’t haute cuisine, it isn’t Denny’s either. Cafe Belong needs to Bebetter.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Only thing that may prevent me from going back was the parking on a Saturday morning during farmers market. It was a mess

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IT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed the patio scene and the food was unique and good

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G
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Belong has been a favourite for birthdays and treats, but today was very disappointing. Service was incredibly slow—we Waited about 40 minutes at least for our meal and we were both disappointed with the dishes we ordered. When I told the server why I didn’t like the dishes, she dismissed my complaint because my dish was “a favourite”. My friend ordered pancakes which were burned and over cooked and she wasn’t offered more coffee. I don’t believe that Belong offers good value now. Apart from being unhappy with our meal, the cafe was extremely noisy; there was a party with attendees who were screaming and yelling, so all in all, this was a negative experience and I doubt that I’ll book it again.

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M
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

The food is just good. The portions are very large to match the price tag, but too large. The service was good enough but not great, again, for these kind of prices.
I would come back only because it's in a very nice setting (brickworks) and the cocktails are pleasant.

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WS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Family brunch

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j
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food and professional service.

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E
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

A little pricey for what you get. Considering this a destination spot and far off the beaten path, I suppose they think they can charge high prices for not overly exceptional food. You are a captive audience and I felt taken advantage of from that perspective. $75 for two people for lunch - without any alcohol- is a bit too much.

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MP
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Much pricier than expected, but great food, service, and patio. Would go back!

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TS
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We always enjoy Café Belong and the Sunday summer meal menu did not disappoint. We started with a delicious light arugula and apricot salad, then moved to a roast beef meal with fantastic sides, and topped it off with a black forest cake! The drinks, ambiance and food were all lovely and I would highly recommend it!

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MG
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great brunch spot. Food is always delicious. They have a very nice patio and staff is very pleasant and accommodating. Also very family friendly.

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JR
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

My salad was bland on bland. Entree was grilled veg and again totally tasteless. So disappointing. We love going there for brunch and expect the same high standard for dinner. Don’t know whether it is the Civic long weekend when the chefs are away or something. It is just off with the overall experience.

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HD
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Wonderful experience. Friendly and professional staff, great setting, both indoor and patio available. Wonderful healthy natural tasty food.

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S
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place. One of my favourite in Toronto. With the Farmers market on Saturday the parking is a bit of a challenge but absolutely worth going.

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DH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was perfect except the table of very irritating people next to us! Not much you can do about that.

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TS
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brought some family visiting from Sweden. We had a wonderful time and food and service were great as per usual. You will continue to be a “must” stop when I show visitors around town.

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JM
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

It was nice simple food in a bright setting; staff were nice and helpful- a little noisy but that did improve

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P
Toronto
28 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We’ve been coming here for many years. The food is always great, the service is inconsistent but usually good, the prices - and this is from someone who usually does not pay attention, are REALLY expensive, especially for brunch. We were asked for the table 1:30 into our brunch - that was unusual and while we were leaving anyway - we found that peculiar. Than again it’s a peculiar place - in a good way mostly.

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KG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

An amazing experience made better by the amazing employees!

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C
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

I have been to Cafe Belong on many occasions in the last year — both for lunch and dinner, both ordering a la carte and the communal meal. This recent visit was the first time my co-diners and I weren’t thoroughly pleased. We ordered the fish communal meal — our group had allergies to certain shellfish and lobster, so chef provided a beef dish (exceedingly undercooked) as our fourth dish. Every single dish we were served included asparagus, and while we all enjoy asparagus, it was too much of the same thing. Also, we were served smoked trout and scallops — all good, but every time I go it has been the same and I would hope the kitchen could vary their fish selection. Otherwise, service was friendly and lovely as always and I will return — just not for a while.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Scallops were delish. The tart’s are just ok.

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D
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

my guest and I had a very pleasant experience and thoroughly enjoyed our lunch.

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CC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were there with the crew for Father’s Day Brunch - food was delicious and the service was great!

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