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Carousel Cafe

#5,261 of 7,079 Restaurants in Toronto}
$$ - $$$, , American
30 Centre Island Pk, Toronto, Ontario M5J 2E9, Canada
+1 416-203-0405
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  • Excellent9%
  • Very good20%
  • Average23%
  • Poor21%
  • Terrible27%
2 Feb 2017
“Convenient but not much else going for it”
15 Jan 2017
“"Cafe" of convenience and not much else”
Open Now
11:00 - 17:00All hours
CUISINES
Bar, Canadian, American
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
30 Centre Island Pk, Toronto, Ontario M5J 2E9, Canada
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1 - 10 of 87 reviews

Reviewed 3 February 2017

We stopped here for a 2 p.m. lunch with our daughter, and it took the crack team here nearly 15 minutes to decide who was going to help us. 3 servers and a manager for an empty room, and it took this long? Service didn't...More

Thank MKB1701
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We stopped at the Carousel Cafe for some light snacks and drinks while on Centre Island. The inside of the place seemed a bit dirty, so thankfully we were seated outside, though struggled to find shade in the hot Toronto summer. The servers seemed a...More

Thank RowMac
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Food quality is quite expected for a cafe on a island created more for family outings and with an amusement park...nothing special and just average. Waiting service was courteous and prompt. Price is a little on the high side.

Thank HotEarth
Reviewed 24 September 2016

food was average and nothing special, staff was polite and professional. Outdoor seating was very nice. It is convenient based on its location and if your hungry,

Thank travelcouple100
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful day on Toronto island. Despite weather forecast, big sunshine and no rain to come the whole afternoon. We want to enjoy being outdoors before the weather changes in Toronto. But inflexible staff at the carousel did not let us sit on their terrace for...More

Thank SundayNOLA
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

My family and I walked in and saw about 4 different servers walking around but not doing much because almost every table inside was empty. There were a few people on the patio and that was it. The sign at the door said "Please Wait...More

Thank FrequentHotelGuests
Reviewed 31 August 2016

What can you expect from a place like this, average food, average service but the beer is nice and cold. Add some fries or chicken wings and you can not go wrong, anything else then "I would stay away from". I should be happy to...More

Thank Cookingaround
Reviewed 30 August 2016

My husband, son and I decided to have lunch here- being on Centre Island, we figured that it would be kid-friendly. Please beware that its not. After waiting in a line with other parents with strollers we were assured that we would be seated soon,...More

Thank krystinaf88
Reviewed 25 August 2016

My family and I were most impressed by the quality of the food and the outstanding service when we dropped by the Carousel Cafe during our visit to Centre Island. There were five adults in our group and one toddler and everyone enjoyed a tasty...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 25 August 2016

I will be honest, my hopes were not high for the Carousel Cafe. It is the only restaurant near a kitchy amusement park and popular family destination. It could honestly be pretty mediocre and still draw a lot of traffic. Usually my family brings our...More

Thank Rebecca M
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Cuisine
Bar, Canadian, American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 17:00
Monday
11:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 17:00
Thursday
11:00 - 17:00
Friday
11:00 - 17:00
Saturday
11:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Centre Island Pk, Toronto, Ontario M5J 2E9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown West
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown West
  • Phone Number: +1 416-203-0405
Description
The Carousel Café is a relaxing lakeside retreat located in the heart of Centre Island adjacent to Centreville Theme Park. Whether you are looking for a leisurely lunch with friends or a quick meal with your family, the Carousel Café is your perfect island escape. Our appetizer specialties include savoury Flatbreads, crispy Calamari, delicious Poutines, and mouth-watering Wings. Try one of the juicy Gourmet burgers featuring the flame grilled Bison burger, or a scrumptious fresh sandwich. We also have a selection of satisfying entrées including Thai Curry Chicken, Linguine Primavera, and traditional Fish & Chips. Hungry Kids? The little ones can enjoy a variety of offerings from their very own menu. And save room for our irresistible desserts like Maple Bourbon Pecan Pie or the Deep Dish Double Chocolate Brownie! Please ask about our Gluten Free options. The Carousel Café is a fully licensed restaurant with a spectacular outdoor patio. Come visit us and enjoy a large variety of our signature cocktails, tropical drinks, beer, wine and spirits.
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