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Cherry Street Restaurant is open

Went by again yesterday, the Saturday hours are 6am to 2pm, and they are working on getting a liquor licence at the moment.

Oct 10, 2010
craigrm in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Cherry Street Restaurant is open

After riding by this area for the past 6 months and seeing a progressively more weather beaten sign advertising for a cook, I feared that the owner had made the classic mistake of spending too much money and had run out before even opening the doors. I rode by today though, and found that the restaurant had in fact opened just two weeks ago. Given the desolate area, but beautiful restoration of the building, I had no idea what to expect, anything from a coffee shop to a 5 star dining experience seemed possible.

The menu is classic diner fare, all day breakfast options, burgers and sandwiches. I ordered a corned beef sandwich on a kaiser with fries. Service was pleasant and quick, the kaiser was fresh, the fries were above average. Ketchup and mustard were not artisanal-100-mile-homemade, but in fact Heinz in squeeze bottles.

The menu and the stunning work done on the building seem a bit out of sync, but it’s working. Given two weeks, and an industrial neighbourhood, the restaurant was more than half full at 1pm and seemed to be doing a brisk business. I would certainly recommend this to anyone in Toronto, and encourage a visit in a thank you to the owners for restoring this building to what I am sure is well beyond the glory it has ever realized in any previous incarnation.

Open 6am to 6pm Monday to Friday, unsure of the Saturday hours, closed Sunday

Oct 08, 2010
craigrm in Ontario (inc. Toronto)