Kensington Cornerstone

Price guide: Budget

2 Kensington Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5T 2J7

Price guide: Budget

By Aefa Mulholland, your Toronto expert

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#20 of 30
expert-rated restaurants in Toronto
Expert overall rating:4.2 out of 5
Food and drink:
4
4.0
Ambience:
4.2
4.2
Service:
4.2
4.2
Location:
4.4
4.4
Value for money:
4.1
4.1
Recommended for:
Couples, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Mature travellers, Singles, Chilling out, Shopping

Expert review of Kensington Cornerstone

Gluten-free gem in Kensington Market.

One of the city's only dedicated gluten-free eateries, the brightly coloured Cornerstone opened up in 2010 and serves a confident selection of brunches, lunches and dinners. The streetside patio is a particularly charming place to idle away a morning. There's plenty that the non-gluten free can happily devour without feeling hard done by, too.

Food and drink: 

The entire menu is gluten free! If you're gluten-free like me, this is pretty thrilling news. The menu is great for those with gluten-free kids, too, with a selection that includes mac and cheese, chicken fingers and fish and chips. The grown-ups can choose from sandwiches such as the mushroom melt, BBQ pulled pork sandwich and cheese-setaks, among others. Gluten-eaters might not understand just how exciting it is to eat a sandwich out in a cafe when you're gluten-free, but I can tell you, it really is pretty exciting. Brunch offers include omelettes, French toast and pancakes with potato hash and bacon or sausage.

Recommended dishes: 

I always opt for something I can't get anywhere else, such as the poached eggs on Russian black pumpernickel bread, French toast or a sandwich. The dinner menu changes regularly.

Ambience: 

Laidback and sunny outside. Romantic and warm inside.

Service: 

Helpful, knowledgeable.

Location: 

At the foot of Kensington Market, just at Dundas.

More information on Kensington Cornerstone:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Café, Restaurant
Food:
American
Address:
2 Kensington Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5T 2J7
Telephone:
+1 647 343 1597
Website:
http://www.kensingtoncornerstone.com
Serves:
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon 12pm-9pm, Wed-Fri 12pm-9pm, Sat-Sun 10am-9pm. Closed Tuesdays.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested
Free tags / Keywords:
Gluten-free

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