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bumblebeeToronto Since October 9, 201310 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.7)
  • Food4 (4)
  • Service4 (3.8)
  • Value3.5 (3.4)
  • Ambiance4 (3.9)

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Le Select Bistro432 Wellington Street West, Toronto
My favourite restaurant, period.
Submitted Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 7:46am [Dine in]

I am such a bakery/bistro snob that it's probably cost me a couple friends, but it certainly means that when I find a good place, it's GOOD.

I went to Paris (I had always wanted to go) and I had such a wonderful time there. It was a life dream of mine to experience what it was like, and I got to! Pretty much immediately after I got back, a friend of mine invited me to this bistro.

If ever there was a place in North America like paris, it's this place. Everything from the food to the CHAIRS has paris written all over it.

The staff is amazing, and the place is clean.

There was a line up of people waiting to get in before the place was even OPEN, if that tells you anything.

No worries, though! You can make your reservations online, which is probably the most convenient thing ever. I will go back here again, and again.... And again.

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Noir Coffee & Tea701 Clair Avenue West, Toronto
Great little place
Submitted Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 7:38am [Dine in]

The theme of this restaurant is one of the best things about it. The decor is awesome and asian inspired, although the food is a wide range of styles.

Staff are friendly and nice, and the owners are super sweet. We always have a good time when we go to Noir, and whenever we have company we bring them here. There's something for everyone.

One thing I could suggest is that they get better seating! The chairs are getting a little wobbly and I don't wanna fall to the ground ;)

This is a really wonderful place. Give it a try if you haven't already!

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Cocoa Latte671 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto
Great place
Submitted Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 7:34am [Dine in]

I go here every so often, and every time I do I have a good experience. I haven't had too much to eat here, but their waffle is amazing. They have a great list of specialty lattes and stuff, and every one of them is good.

The staff here are especially friendly, and the place is clean and tidy. The kitchen is right in the open in the centre of the restaurant, which I like. You can see what's going on.

They have really great gelato, too!

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World Class Bakers690 St Clair Ave West, Toronto
Looooooove this bakery
Submitted Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 7:28am [Dine in]

It's very rare in Toronto to come across a bakery that's so large. It's a nice change. You can sit in here for hours and not feel crowded in, or like you have to leave. It's a nice, bright, big open space that smells amazing and is filled with great treats, cakes, tarts, little pizzas.

The employees here are very, very nice. It's a busy place and they keep up very well. They smile, they're friendly and I look forward to seeing them.

There's an owner/manager? that works there. A really wonderful lady with the most PLEASANT voice. I know that sounds strange, but she really adds to the atmosphere of the place. I love sitting in there, and hearing her wandering around making sure everything is kept up with. It's become a staple place of mine, and I love it.

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Boulanger Pain Perdu736 West St. Clair Avenue, Toronto
A nice little bakery
Submitted Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 7:22am [Dine in]

This would be a truly wonderful place, but there's a particular woman (who may or not be a co-owner? manager?) who is slightly grouchy, pretty much all of the time. It would shock me to see her smile. She's decent, but being smiley and friendly would go a long way.

There's a man who seems to be at the same level. Really nice guy. I'm always relieved to see him come to serve us. He's very friendly and easy to deal with.

If you go here, get the cinnamon bun. AMAZING. It's not overly sweet and sugary like Cinnabon. It tastes... I don't know... Real? It's very lightly glazed with a clear glaze (not the white stuff we're so familiar with), and delicious. Their pain au chocolat is delicious.

Beware: the french toast has raisins in it! If you're a raisin lover, you'll love it. If not, you'll be disappointed.

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Subway2300 Yonge Street, #S101, Toronto
Ordering is a stressful experience
Submitted Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 7:15am [Take-out]

Unfortunately, the management at this location happen to be really friendly. Some of the employees are too. There are a few that really stand out (smile, remember your order)... And there are others that really fade into the background (put very little toppings, don't quite listen well).

Subway is a place where you have to remain in constant communication with the employee who is creating your sandwich. Sounds easy enough, but there's a lot of pressure here to go VERY quickly. They don't often listen because they're trying to go so fast. A line builds up, and they keep rushing everyone's sandwich to get to the next person, and then the next person. People that aren't even at the sandwich counter are shouting their orders over other people. Someone will shout that they want theirs toasted, and someone elses sandwich will be the one that gets in the toaster. It's just a lot of pressure. There's such a thing as TOO fast, and it makes it uncomfortable to order there.

Also, when someone's order is to go, you need to put everything in the bag FOR THEM if you're rushing them out of the way. If you're paying, other people are reaching over you and paying as well. And they just sort of put your sandwich, cookies and drink on a tray when its to go. If you put everything in a bag, the people can just grab the bag and go. If not, people are struggling to hold everything and try and move out of the way for the next person.

I wouldn't recommend this place. There's another, less busy subway down Eglinton going west. Just minutes from the food court. Go there.

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Boston Pizza40 E Eglinton Ave, Toronto
A really great location of a solid chain restaurant.
Submitted Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 7:05am [Dine in]

Since this is a chain, you really know what you're getting before you walk in (provided you've eaten at Boston Pizza before). That's a compliment! Because there's nothing worse than going to a place where you're familiar with the food only for it to be below your expectations.

The staff here are AMAZING. Some of the best I've encountered. They're friendly, casual, they'll chat you up, and smile. Lovely people. The pizzas and pastas are great here, and I go back time and time again for over five years now.

Good job!

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Sassafraz Restaurant100 Cumberland Street, Toronto
I love this restaurant
Submitted Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 7:02am [Dine in]

Nothing makes you feel richer than you are than eating here! Although it's moderately expensive, the food is really incredible. There's a reason celebrities eat here.

I even just went in for coffee and a dessert when meeting a friend once, and they were beyond nice to us. Their service is way worth the price.

This place would be perfect for a date.

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Ferro Bar & Cafe769 West St. Clair Ave, Toronto
An absolutely wonderful place to eat.
Submitted Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 6:58am [Dine in]

The atmosphere in this restaurant is beyond amazing. I can't really even describe the feel. Maybe a dim, steampunk New Orleans? I don't even know. But it's beautiful and really interesting.

I've only ever ordered the pizza, but I've tried some bits and pieces of friends' meals and I have to say the food is spectacular. The pizza crust is amazing and tastes slightly smoked. The ingredients taste fresh and every time I eat there, I want to go back again the next day.

Lovely place. Makes me proud of my neighbourhood.

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A & W2300 Yonge St, Toronto
Doesn't Seem Properly Managed
Submitted Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 6:37am [Take-out]

First of all, I want to say that the problem does not seem to lie with the staff. People here can be friendly and nice; however, with that being said, there is a problem with management.

When you show up in the morning, there is sometimes nobody out front. They're in the back making the food. So, they take an order, and then run back and prepare the food themselves. This means that they aren't available to help the next person in line. The person after the next person in line will be waiting even longer.

This also means that the person touching the money is preparing your food (without gloves). Someone working a register and touching money all day should not be coming into direct contact with food. It's just not suppose to happen.

In the morning, there's an option to get a coffee (when the coffee is even made).

Poutine's really aren't hot at all. Don't expect your cheese to be melted.

They gave me a pack of BROWN mustard once more than once. The box was terribly old, and finally I realized that the mustard had actually gone bad.

This location REALLY has to step up hardcore. They need to hire more people (not just Filipino, but ALL kinds of people) and put the focus on the customer. You think hiring one person to work back and front is saving you all kinds of money? It's contaminating food and leaving the employee stressed. Hire more people to serve people well, and the money will come.

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