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About O&B Canteen
O&B Canteen is a bright and casual restaurant and Grab & Go counter located in the heart of Toronto’s Entertainment District at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.
Canteen’s all-day menu draws inspiration from simple recipes using fresh ingredients. Chef-prepared offerings range from housemade soups and sandwiches to hearty salads and oven-baked pizzas. Throughout the day, Canteen’s grab & go counter serves up freshly baked goods and light bites
Canteen’s bright, open space features modern decor with a casual feel – the perfect setting to enjoy fresh and innovative fare. Guests can also people-watch from Canteen’s large streetside patio during the summer months. Canteen’s marketplace atmosphere, together with quick, cheerful service, makes it the perfect destination, morning, noon and night.
Comfort Food, English
Hours of Operation:
Monday: 11am - 10pm
Tuesday-Friday: 11am - 11pm
Saturday: 10am - 11pm
Sunday: 10am - 10pm
à la carte weekend brunch from 10am-4pm
Grab & Go Hours:
King and John Streets
CAN$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Our partner restaurant Luma and Oliver & Bonacini Events and Catering offer full off-site catering opportunities throughout the entire TIFF Bell Lightbox facility including the sixth floor event space and outdoor amphitheatre, with seating capacity for 150 or receptions for 250. For details, contact Oliver & Bonacini Events and Catering.
Paid parking is available underneath the TIFF Bell Lightbox and there are plenty of private lots within a short walking distance. Street parking can also be found nearby.
By subway, exit at St. Andrew station on Yonge-University Spadina line, north west corner. Travel two blocks west on King Street. By streetcar, access the King St. (504) streetcar to John St.
Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
O&B Canteen Ratings and Reviews
Great lunch today thank you! Burger was awesome and the turkey club was not short of avocado, yum! Thank you too for providing a little extra dip for those delicious fries 👍🏻😁
Tasty, casual, affordable dining close to the theatre district.
Really excellent food and service! The restaurant is beautiful and modern-has an incredible outdoor seating area. Smaller portions because quality food is served. The menu has variety, gluten-free and very unique and solid pairings-you won’t be disappointed!
Good tasting food
Went to O&B Canteen for the first time. It was Super Bowl Sunday; so the place was not so packed as it usually is. The ambiance is upscale-casual, with clean lines and perfect lighting. Service was very professional: attentive and efficient, but still friendly. We ordered from the WInterlicious lunch menu. Best dishes were the salad, the chicken with couscous, and the apple crumble. I would definitely go back for the regular brunch menu. This is a great place to have a light lunch with friends or colleagues.
We are frequent patrons of this restaurant. The food is great - high quality and perfectly prepared - very innovative. The service is always good and they are extremely obliging with accommodating where we'd like to be seated. Don't often make a reservation - but will from now on so that we can get the seats I like best! Feel free to share my comments with the restaurant.
The menu was very refreshing, the combination of ingredients you wouldn’t think of putting together... always pleased with my choice of entree, never disappointed.
Our waitress was super fun and friendly, and the food was great! I totally recommend this place to friends and colleges. Thanks Canteen!
A couple coworkers and myself booked for a Winterlicious lunch - as usual the food was delicious, with satisfying portions and simple recipes made consistently well. This isn't a regular spot for me, but I'm always impressed that I can return after a long span of time and the food is still reliably great. The service was quick and friendly, our server Alyssa was great!
I love going here for lunch during the week. The food is really delicious and the service is warm, attentive and accommodating. The bonus is that I can come in at noon, get a great lunch and still get out in time for my 1:00pm meeting.
Unfortunately the service was really bad; unlike other O&B places.
I made reservations online for O&B Canteen and as a joke, under special requests, I wrote " I would like a framed picture of tim the tool man taylor" and completely forgot about it......
Well props to the management. 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽💯💯💯
#toronto #torontofood #torontogastropost
Winterlicious price fix menu. Arancini was great! Cubano lacked the requisite buttered and toasted bread along with most importantly the mustard! Apple crumble was alright. Cramped seating didn’t do wonders for the experience either.
Winterlicious menu offered good value, apps really good, the Cuban sandwich large portion but the beef short rib mac and cheese needed more beef. The banoffee dessert was way too sweet. There was so much sugar that it didn't melt but crystalized making the dessert grainy.
Went to O&B Canteen for a Winterlicious date night and enjoyed it very much! Drinks were good, food was great! Short rib mac & cheese was delicious! Great deal for food. Very lively spot (great for people watchers), loud at times but can't complain. Service was phenomenal! Would like to definitely go back and try out some other dishes from the menu.
I ordered a potato pizza. The slices of potato were undercooked to the point of being crunchy - almost raw.
Food was pretty good but not outstanding. The server was nice but the service was slow.
O&B lost a regular on monday
It was mimosa day and I love mimosas so I ordered one, but when it came it was solid OJ. Absoloutley no prosecco in there, there wasnt even a hint of fizz. When I told the server he laughed it off like it was just me (the alcoholic) needed something stronger, and instead of offering to top it up with prosecco I had to order something else. I love the Gin and thyme drink so I had that instead. Normally they are fizzy with the cava but I thought at least I can taste the gin. I wasn't going to complain again.
Just before our mains, I had almost finished my gin and needed another. Maybe my poor choice of words, but i said "I think I'm going to order another one of these" and showed him the empty glass. The look on his pale gingery face said, wow you drink fast, but his words were "let me get you your food and then I'll see how you feel." He said it in such a nonchalant way, I didnt even realize he had basically said No until he walked away.
A managerial lady came seconds later with the food and asked if she could get us anything else, so I asked her for the drink instead and it came right away with no unnecasarry comments. A few minutes into the food our original server came back to ask us how the food was, he saw my drink had already been topped up. He laughed and said something like "oh you decided to get another already!" I was thinking - I'd decided when I asked you but you did nothing about it! It was only then he thought it was safe to take the half champagne glass of orange juice Id been ignoring all night.
In conclusion, all evening every drink was a different strength, the gins got stronger everytime until the last was basically pure gin and not a cocktail. Crap bartender.
I felt like my server made rude stabbing comments all night about how much I was drinking (4 cocktails with food) and still charged me for the OJ mimosa. I have never been spoken to like that from a server, I felt like it was an intervention.
O&B Never again.
Meh, I had a gift card so I'm glad I didn't pay for the meal itself, the ham on the breakfast items has got to go, give me real bacon or peameal.
Always enjoy my meal and the waitstaff are very good. Nice, friendly and helpful.
we are from out of town, and this a regular go to place for us: always caring service and good food
This our pre-or post-TIFF Bell Lightbox movie spot. The food is OK, we have never been disappointed in any case. Service is always great.
As usual, my wife and I were delighted with the friendly atmosphere, the reliably well-prepared and well-presented menu, and the attentive and capable service. We were "showing off" one of our favourite venues for an evening out (dinner and a film at the O&B Canteen and the TIFF Bell Lightbox) to our son, who was visiting from California. We were not disappointed, and he was pleased and impressed!
I took Son & daughter-in -law for his Birthday on Sunday December 24th....
Its his Favorite place... The Food was Delicious, the Atmosphere was Great and Our Server was Wonderful!!!
Great place, very good and original food, interesting design, friendly staff
Heard the brunch was great. For dinner there wasn't a menu option that I particularly wanted but that's more personal than restaurant oriented. Had a cocktail and the service was good.
1st time there and definitely not the last
Food was terrific (Brunch)
Mimosa was fantastic quenched the thirst.
Service person was fantastic and very professional.
All the OB restaurants we have been to so far not enough can be said. All fantastic
Good food in a great location.
First time visiting and will absolutely come back! Loved the food and service was lovely.
As always the dining experience was very pleasant and made more enjoyable by friendly staff
Service was great but my steak was way undercooked and my wife’s tuna was funky. They comped the steak without me asking which was nice. Won’t be returning for dinner.
Great, service from our server and hostess. The food and drinks were great! Everyone had a great time.
Always reliable, good food, good service, bustling atmosphere, and great value. Great location to have dinner before the theatre or the symphony in the Entertainment District
Excellent pre theatre location. Relaxed atmosphere and good food.
Friendly staff made our visit very pleasant. The mac and cheese filled my need for comfort food. Delicious!
We had tried to get a 12:00 reservation, as we had tickets for a 2:00 show, but It was busy so We reserved for 12:15 Saturday afternoon. We arrived a bit early, but were seated around 12:15. Service was pleasant, but the meals were slow to arrive. Coffee, tea, etc. were served fairly promptly, and we were able to order soon afterwards, but then things really slowed down. All of us received our meals after 1:05. I enjoyed my soup, but the calamari tacos, although tasty, were about room temperature. In my opinion, we had to wait much too long for a canteen brunch. I enjoyed my lunch, although I had to rush to finish it and pay the bill so we could get to the show on time. I've eaten here before, and might do so again, but would not choose this venue again if I had a later appointment.
Fish tacos were superb & organic beer delicious!!
Our waiter from Mexico was very personable & good!
Nice but hot
Enjoyable from start to finish. Host was great at arrival and with seating. Lively atmosphere. Food was good. But, what really made the evening was our server. Our server was truly amazing. Attentive and friendly, but not overly intrusive. It is rare that you get a server so good you feel obligated to tell them how good they were, and that was the case for us.
And always love trying to figure out the back of the servers t-shirts!
First off, the staff did not want to be working brunch. From the hostess to the wait staff everyone was very unpleasant.
Arrived for Brunch and was seated (as requested) on the Patio. Our drink order never got placed and we waited 20 minutes for an eventual coffee after another waitress retook our order. Were told they didn't have steamed milk for child with us even though they had lattes, cappuccinos and other barista drinks. Child was told we have juice.
We were one of the first tables seated as our reservation was at brunch open time. It took us over an hour to get food. To put it plainly we were completely ignored, other tables on the patio were served without incident, but our waitress had tables inside and ours was the only outdoor table she seemed to be handling.
The food was good but the overall experience was lousy. I have been to this restaurant for dinner and have never had issues, this has always been a reliable restaurant with good food. When a 10 year notices how 'grumpy' everyone is, you know it is a very bad day.
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