Sunnyside Pavilion Cafe

Price guide: Mid-range

1755 Lake Shore Boulevard West, Toronto, Ontario, M6S 5A3

Price guide: Mid-range

By Aefa Mulholland, your Toronto expert

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#30 of 30
expert-rated restaurants in Toronto
Expert overall rating:3.6 out of 5
Food and drink:
3.7
3.7
Ambience:
4.7
4.7
Service:
3.5
3.5
Location:
4.9
4.9
Value for money:
3.8
3.8
Recommended for:
Couples, Families with younger children, Mature travellers, Singles, Great views / scenery, No fuss

Best for Families - Expert review of Sunnyside Pavilion Cafe

The Best Lakeside Seating in the City.

Located in a bathing pavilion that dates back to 1932, the gorgeous Sunnyside Pavilion is host to art shows, weddings and other celebrations all summer long. The cafe is right on the boardwalk, looking out over the lake and east to the city skyline.

Food and drink: 

A decent California-Italian menu of burgers, salads, steaks, pizzas and BBQ ribs.

Recommended dishes: 

I like the summery salads, like the one with strawberries and pecans.

Ambience: 

Relaxed, like Coney Island/Atlantic City of Toronto.

Service: 

The staff aren't chosen for their charm, but get the food to the table. Just don't expect too much from them and keep your eyes on the views.

Location: 

Right beside Sunnyside beach, the outdoor swimming pool and on the walking/biking/blading trails that skirts the hem of the lake. You're really here for the views, the food is further down the list. If on transit, you can get the Queen streetcar to Roncesvalles and walk along the lake till you get here.

Price advice: 

Drinks and coffees are at the expensive end of the Toronto pricing spectrum, but the food is actually priced reasonably.

More information on Sunnyside Pavilion Cafe:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Café
Food:
American, Italian
Address:
1755 Lake Shore Boulevard West, Toronto, Ontario, M6S 5A3
Telephone:
+1 416 531 2233
Website:
http://www.sunnysidepavilion.com
Serves:
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner
Opening times:
Open May to September, 10amm-7pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not necessary

Have you been to Sunnyside Pavilion Cafe? Would you recommended it?