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Free Times Cafe

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Address: 320 College St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1S3, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 416-967-1078
10:00 - 02:00
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Sun 10:30 - 01:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 02:00

Venue for folk and acoustic music.

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Great food and great service

I love the food and the service at Free Times Cafe - I eat there frequently and am never disappointed. The staff is always friendly and efficient and the food is excellent. I... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2015
Kim R
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

I've only been here a couple times, usually for drinks and occasionally some snacks to share with friends, and always had great service! Good prices too, which is nice when you're a student (like me).

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Reviewed 25 August 2015

I love the food and the service at Free Times Cafe - I eat there frequently and am never disappointed. The staff is always friendly and efficient and the food is excellent. I would highly recommend Free Times Cafe to anyone who wants good pub style or middle eastern food at a reasonable price. I have had the fish and... More 

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Reviewed 2 July 2015

Went for supper during their Monday night open mic evening. Enjoyed a Falafel sandwich platter/ big serving/ brought some home with me/ noticed the plates of others also looked good/ excellent home made ice tea/ listened to lots of entertaining local performers/ very informal, welcoming to visitors/no cover for Monday evening/only request you have one beverage/ will return next time... More 

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Reviewed 16 February 2015

I went with my family yesterday (5 persons) to have lunch, the buffet was already over so we order a la carte, the service was awful, our waiter was rude and obnoxious, you could see his underwear coming out of his pants, he never brought us utensils, I had to stand up at least 3 times to ask for utensils,... More 

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Reviewed 3 July 2014

been here twice on our stay in toronto so far, what a lucky find us as we just stumbled across it, you should try and make it here, it is quite bar the university area. oh and try the apple pie and if youre new to the area, the mill street tankhouse is good too :)

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Reviewed 20 February 2013

This place is great if you want a menu with a variety of different cuisines. They also offer a variety of entertainment in their back room where they have different musicians, comedians/improv etcetera on different nights. It attracts an ecclectic group of people. Owners are a little... Well, I wouldn't know how to say.. perhaps... Interesting? LOL But the place... More 

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Reviewed 22 July 2003

I visited The Free Times Cafe on an Open Stage night. What a wonderful way to spend an evening. People are invited to bring their guitars and present their songs, two each. This is folk guitar. Most of the presenters sang songs of their own composition. Their songs reflected their own personal experiences. The host made everyone feel welcome, seemed... More 

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