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Rectory Cafe

102 Lakeshore Ave | Ward's Island, Toronto, Ontario M5J 1X9, Canada
+1 416-203-2152
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“torte” (6 reviews)
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Cafe, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
102 Lakeshore Ave | Ward's Island, Toronto, Ontario M5J 1X9, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We love the food here but the last two times we visited (on Sunday afternoon) the wait was an hour even though more than half the tables were empty. We were told that they rely on students for wait staff, and most have gone back...More

Thank dkingsland
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Decided to take the Toronto Island ferry to Ward's Island to eat at this cafe. The view is spectacular and the staff attentive. The food was good too.

Thank mmpaska
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the first moment, Trent (our server) made us feel very welcome. And it just got better with great food (halibut with grilled vegetables) that made the whole experience top-notch. We returned a week later to "test" the consistency and we were not disappointed (a...More

Thank pierrerochcote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting Toronto Island is a must for any traveller, and places to stop for a drink or a bite are few and far between. This is certainly one of the better ones, but wouldn't stand out on the mainland. The beer and pimms cocktail we...More

Thank Gareth M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let's start with the surly waitress. Not at all friendly and welcoming so I assume she hates her job or hates people who eat at this restaurant. We ordered a beer and a cocktail, and both were quite good and didn't take too long to...More

Thank Deborah W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took guests here from out of town, which turned out to be a painfully unfortunate experience. Our appetizer (a cheese plate) took over an hour to come after ordering it. Our meals took 1.5 hours to come, and when they did we wish they...More

Thank Scandinadian
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great experience in a unique location....on Ward Island away from the hustle bustle of the big city (Toronto). Only a 5 minute walk from the ferry. Ferry gives fantastic photo opportunities of the city skyline too.

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

So we rode all the way out to the cafe which is quite a way down the island. My wife and I are vegan and we had looked over the menu online before deciding to eat here. We de decided to order a pasta Primavera....More

Thank Edmund P
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We had lunch here on a perfect summer day. We were greeted as we approached by the nicest gentleman who spoke with just a touch of an (Irish?) accent. He was tidying up the already tidy grounds, but stopped to greet us and make sure...More

Thank Gray_S
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Went here for lunch with my mother. Neither of us are big eaters but the portions were unacceptable. For $19 she received a plate with 5 small shrimp in cream sauce with a tiny piece of garlic bread (when she asked for another slice of...More

Thank Jennifer C
Downtown West
Downtown West is home to Toronto's gorgeous Inner
Harbor, and is a must-visit for lovers of art and the
outdoors. The area's rich cultural heritage is
celebrated by a number of monuments and museums,
giving the neighborhood a mature feel. As a premier
destination for modern art, people here stroll through
the cool contemporary pieces at the Power Plant, enjoy
the outdoor installations along Queen's Quay and Canoe
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2 September 2015|
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Response from rectorycafe | Property representative |
We do have a few tables on the perimeter of the patio where you can tie your dog outside of the fence and be a few feet away. It's best to call the café and reserve one of those tables ahead of time. Dogs are allowed on the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 Lakeshore Ave | Ward's Island, Toronto, Ontario M5J 1X9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown West
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown West
  • Phone Number: +1 416-203-2152
  • E-mail
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