Cafe Belong

4.4
555 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Farm-to-table
Top tags:
  • Local Ingredients
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Sunday Lunch
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
Reviews from verified diners
555 reviews
4.4 out of 5 stars
Outstanding
57%
Very Good
31%
Good
8%
Fair
4%
Poor
1%
4.4
Food
4.3
Service
4.3
Ambience
3.9
Value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

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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4.0Dined on July 2, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

An amazing experience made better by the amazing employees!

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3.0Dined on June 22, 2018

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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4.0Dined on June 20, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on June 20, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Live this place and have since its opened

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4.0Dined on June 15, 2018

We came for lunch with a disabled friend. The reviews from friends had been good. There was no problem with access and we loved the food!

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

First time at Café Belong! Very quiet on the patio. Fantastic service, waitresses were great. Food was awesome and all local.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

The atmosphere at Cafe Belong was lovely. The restaurant was busy but it didn’t feel crowded. Our server was very friendly and helpful. The food was delicious too! It’s quite pricey, but a nice treat for a Saturday afternoon.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

I most recently enjoyed a Saturday lunch on the patio. Despite a large number of covers, service is attentive but not in-your-face. I had an excellent Riesling from Beamsville (Leaning Post) paired with the vegetable frittata. The thing I love about this place is the attention to detail and the healthy portion sizes: not grossly gigantic, not stingy. The lovely side salad served with my frittata was perfectly dressed with a light vinaigrette. Simple and very tasty.

Highly recommend for lunch. Never been for dinner, but I would imagine it's great, too.

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3.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Your restaurant needs a vegetarian entree option with a protein component. Roasted veggies are not sufficient, nor are they worth $22 on their own. Stop feeding vegetarians side dishes.

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2.0Dined on May 25, 2018

I really loved my dish. It was original, fresh and very tasty. My husbands did not like his pork at all but the staff was understanding and offered an alternative. I can see they work with their heart and I would recommend the place to every one. Just listen carefully what they offer and if you’re not sure, order something else.

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

This place is fantastic. The servers are always a pleasure and the chef makes simple food stand out. Local ingredients and beautiful paths are located around the restaurant so after you leave with a full belly you can enjoy the nature around. Best part there are often farmers markets, beer festivals and such in front of the restaurant that just add to the experience. Whether you sit inside or outside it's totally worth it.

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2.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Sunday brunch. Extremely expensive for what we ordered. Eggs with kale, very soggy and kale was over abundant. Coffee was good. Not a place the 4 of us would go back to. Due to the good weather the service was slow. Patio was pleasant and dining with friends made the experience better than it might have been.

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3.0Dined on May 20, 2018

The location is lovely, the food was delicious; just a bit of attitude from a couple of the people who worked there. A little bit stuck up. One of the waitresses who was speaking to us about the menu rolled her eyes at the neighbouring table that had a small child in the midst of a temper tantrum. The parents dealt with it, so it was no big deal, she should not have let her emotions show in front of customers. It was a Sunday morning- brunch-lots of families.
We will go back, just hope that the people who seat and serve us cut the attitude. Nothing turns us off more of a place even if their food is great. Service is important!

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3.0Dined on May 16, 2018

My friend and I meet once a month for lunch and always at Cafe Belong.
We’re never disappointed in the service or the food.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

It was our mother's day celebration. I was very touch when I was presented with a lovely gift; a beautiful hand made bar of soap by the manager. The food was excellent and plentiful. Since I just arrived from Geneva I also founded it very reasonably in price.
We will recommended to friends and go back soon.
RosaG

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Service was weak. Worst since we began going years ago.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

My girlfriend and I went on a Thursday evening and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We shared the large salad and the duck entree and they are both outstanding and plenty of food. We sat outside which was nice but no view to speak of. What is stunning about this venue is the marshland. If you haven’t been it’s a gem.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Great place. Fresh ingredients and lot of light pouring in gives a happy and relaxed vibe. Loved the burgers and the duck confit.

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Portions were just right. Maybe a few more vegetables as they cost less. It did seem expensive but good, fresh food costs more. Very nice presentation on the plate.

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4.0Dined on April 26, 2018

As always, my latest visit to Cafe Belong was thoroughly enjoyable -- the food is consistently good, innovative and worth the price, the serving staff warm, helpful and friendly. I also enjoy the choice of bringing in my own wine again to augment the meal for a reasonable corkage fee. I'm looking forward to the new patio area opening for the summer. In terms of inside comfort, I love the design and openness of the restaurant but found it a bit too warm on my last visit due to the early evening sun pounding in through windows without blinds. Not a big deterrent though.

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3.0Dined on April 22, 2018

I had the Bratwurst. The strong amount of nutmeg in or on the bratwurst was a turn off. I thought it was an odd combination. The apple slaw was not the best either. The apples were too ripe and had a powdery texture. I did enjoy the kale, rosti and fried egg that were part of the dish. My friend had the brisket and grits and she thought it was delicious.

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Good but the prices are crazy. $25 for 3 pancakes!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Birthday get together with my family. Small group. Server was very no nonesense, everything was served quick and hot. Love the food and atmosphere. I will definitely be back.

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1.0Dined on April 14, 2018

It was the second time we were going there and there was no parking what so ever! We tried the food before and it was amazing. However, it’s really not worth waiting an hour to find parking in Brickworks!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Café Belong is a beautiful restaurant in a lovely setting at the Brickworks. The service is excellent and the food is delicious with perfect portions. The restaurant is open and airy. We can see the chef cooking in the kitchen on the other side of the counter. The menu is small with a daily pork and fish selection. I would go back again and again and again!!

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

It seems a bit over-priced for what you are getting. $25 for pancakes. $28 for Eggs Benedict. The place is fine but I won't go back or be suggesting it to any of my friends.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great food and wonderful service. Very vibrant atmosphere in the daytime-maybe more subdued in the evening

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Excellent food. A bit overpriced for brunch. Decent service however the waitress brought the bill and asked us to leave early because there were more patrons waiting. Always happy to make space but we weren’t even there over 1h20 and it seems like they may have overbooked people.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Not particularly enticing vegan options but the rest of the menu got solid reviews from the rest of the party. Service was friendly and competent. Nice location as well

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Love the food here.

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1.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Made a reservation for 3:45 today. Went and they refused to seat us. Saud the Kitchen was closed at 3 pm. Rude

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

This is a favourite spot but our recent visit was very disappointing. My order preference, which I had specified twice to ensure it was not overlooked, was not as requested. So I sent it back immediately. Meanwhile my two companions received and, at my insistence, began their meals. My order arrived after they had finished -- 15-20 minutes later. Embarrassing for us all and to make it worse, no apology from the waiter, no adjustment to the bill or similar acknowledgement of their failure. This place is not cheap and cheerful, quite the opposite, and the service was poor. I'll think twice before returning.

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

I recommend summer patio dining only. Towards back half of indoor cafe has strong grease odour due to open kitchen, stay towards front by windows. Daily soup was served lukewarm and bacon was a muddy colour. I have had the frittata in the past which is served lukewarm, as its made prior and heated up. Not worth the Celebrity Chef hype, but again the outdoor patio is very nice.

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

the server was professional but the kitchen was very very slow with the order ( about 1 hour for eggs benedict !!) - mediocre wine list - overall overpriced

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