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School Restaurant

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70 Fraser Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
+1 416-588-0005
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Today
09:30 - 20:00
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Sun - Wed 09:30 - 15:00
Thu - Sat 09:30 - 20:00
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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

School is a place that I have heard to be delicious for brunch in the city. I always see the most decadent photos of their pancakes and other starchy-delicious plates on Instagram; however, due to allergies I cannot eat them (wish I could though). Regardless, I did a little bit of research before my visit there with 2 girlfriends for... More 

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Thank Celia C
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Yum... Second time and just as good if not better than the first time.. I love this place... Worth the lineup. Service is great and the drinks and good delicious... Looking forward to coming back.

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Thank Vanda B
Toronto, Canada
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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is amazing, food is creative and delicious and they even have some cookies and other baked goods that you can purchase and take home with you. The line is really long on the weekends and they won't seat you until your whole party has arrived, but I think it's worth it! They play cartoons on the TVs and... More 

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Thank Heatherrrly
Winnipeg, Canada
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super neat setting with a really cool menu. Had the flap jacks with maple syrup and wild berries - to die for! Great place to hang with friends and have some really great food. A must see.

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Thank cram1313
Airdrie, Canada
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76 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found this place by accident (using the Google maps 'near us' app). We loved it! The wait staff are excellent, the food even better! We had the French Toast (incredible!) and The Safe Bet. I think our favourite was the side of bacon. I've never had bacon like that before...by far the best ever!!!

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Thank SonyaL067
Atlanta, Georgia
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They work well at providing an atmosphere with small tables, the school bell on opening and lots of sweet school touches. We liked that. The brunch menu was just right... not too many items, but a wide enough choice. The portion sizes however were shockingly small. Half a waffle with a scrambled egg, eight blueberries, two miniscule bits of bacon... More 

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Thank Joseph S
Dublin, California
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had heard so much about the place, we'd seen the pictures, but the experience was beyond expectations. The snap, crackle, pop french toast was incredible! We also had blueberry pancakes and the hash brown poutine. Service was great, ambiance was comfortable and the food was worth the price and the calories.

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Thank Michelle D
Toronto, Canada
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Very trendy and hip place on western edge of Toronto's Liberty Village. Love the ambience and nice attention to design and detail. The food was great. Tons of fun for brunch. The choices are both cool to see and well prepared. The scones are also great as an extra. Please note: School gets very busy for weekend breakfast by trendy... More 

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Thank Tntelvis
Ottawa, Canada
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116 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Great brunch experience. Location has lots of parking, small line waiting for the 09:30 opening. Upside was the unmistakable smell of pancakes and maple syrup. We were seated immediately when the bell rang, and our server was pleasant and attentive. Interesting menu - the staples with a bit of a twist. Had a great time, good food, good value for... More 

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Thank ILikewhatILike
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Came here for brunch because the original restaurant we wanted to try was actually closed. Wait time was roughly half an hour for 2, no complaints there. They currently have a holiday brunch menu. Tried the chicken and waffles and the hashbrown poutine, along with some of the juices they offered. $6 for the juice that didnt really taste fresh... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$15
Cuisine
American, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:30 - 15:00
Monday
09:30 - 15:00
Tuesday
09:30 - 15:00
Wednesday
09:30 - 15:00
Thursday
09:30 - 20:00
Friday
09:30 - 20:00
Saturday
09:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 Fraser Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +1 416-588-0005

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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