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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 - 15:00
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Sun - Wed 09:30 - 15:00
Thu - Sat 09:30 - 20:00
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Toronto
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had brunch at School on Sunday for a party of 8 people. We arrived at 11 am and we were seated at 12:30 pm. School does not allow substitutions on their menu to allow them to be efficient with their service. I understand, but some people in the party wanted their eggs cooked in a certain way and some... More 

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Thank rockandtravel
Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

School Resto is legendary for their award-winning brunch. There was 45 min line-up on Sunday late morning but it was worth it! The waiter said I was the first one of the day to finish all the flapjacks lol (this was alread past noon as well). We had and recommend both of the following: 1) Black 'N' Blue Flapjacks Stacked... More 

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Thank Mark L
Jersey City, New Jersey
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

My friend highly recommended School Restaurant for brunch while in Toronto! I am so glad that we did! The food was soo good and filling! first, the restaurant is located in a leas busy area of toronto. plenty of street parking or if not, a municipal lot is across the street. I ordered the super cheesy bacon french toast. my... More 

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Thank jalonzobautista
London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We ended up having brunch here as the place we intended to go had too long a wait, we still had to wait about 45 min to get seated, but it was worth it. The brunch was very good and the decor and atmosphere of the place is very vibrant.

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Thank AGreg55
Jordan, Canada
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113 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I think it was fate we got in to eat at this place because when we went you need to put your name on a waiting list to get a table. We weren't supposed to get seated but we did- and happily got to finally try this place. The atmosphere and interior is very hip and trendy, there's probably 15... More 

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Thank Jeffreeshen
Martintown
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164 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

French toast with bacon and smothered in cheese, grilled cheese with caramelised onions, snap crackled and pop rolled French toast. Delicious food, good service, nice atmosphere. What more could you want.

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Thank Luapekralc
Mount Vernon, New York
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

We found this on a list of the best breakfast places in Toronto, and we totally agree! There is a limited number of options, but the ones offered are AMAZING. My husband had the Black & Blue Flapjacks: five large pancakes with blueberries and blackberries, brown sugar butter, and real maple syrup. I had the Super Cheesy Bacon French Toast:... More 

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Thank Katie C
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

The cute little restaurant has quirky school-like decor, and although it is very dark inside, it has a unique ambiance and a nice patio, should you be lucky enough to get a spot here. I thought it was strange that water was served with no ice and glasses only filled halfway. Despite having two or three Gluten-free options, the choices... More 

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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Service was phenomenal! I have a peanut allergy that I made the server aware of. The manager came to our table after-the-fact and assured us that all items coming out of their kitchen was peanut-free, which was very comforting. The food did not disappoint. Had the academy, very filling, large portions! Two things to note: the place is quite small,... More 

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Thank Saaiis S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

I enter the restaurant and was told there was a wait of 45 minutes. I was going to pass on going there but I was told there was a waiting/sitting area out back where I could get a drink to start. It was a lovely back patio with shade and a bar. I was impressed and also I only waited... 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
USD 11 - USD 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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