1156 Queen Street East, Toronto, Ontario
- Recommended for:
- Backpackers / Students, Couples, Culture vultures, First-time travellers, Seasoned travellers, Chilling out, Design and architecture, People watching, Relaxation, Trendiness
Expert review of Tango Palace
This funky fixture on the rapidly gentrifying Queen east strip has been going strong for over 17 years, drawing a stready stream of locals and "west-enders" alike, who are more than willing to make the cross-town trek for their delicious coffees and tantalizing selection of baked goods, sandwiches and light meals.
Stop by mid afternoon for a delicious chocolate chip cookie or tempting dessert square from local caterer "Miss Cora's Kitchen" to enjoy alongside your preferred coffee-basd drink, or savour a delicious light breakfast of Spanish Eggs or a hearty grilled panini for lunch.
Rotating panini options and baked phyllo type roll-ups(I particularly love the grilled vegetable and goat's cheese) come piping hot and served with an optional house salad and make a delightful light but satisfying lunch. The giant chocolate chip cookies are a best-seller, and for good reason--loaded with home-made goodness and bursting with chocolate flavour. Their lattes are among the best I've ever had, and can be made with either soy or lactose-free milk.
Quirky and laid-back, with cushy arm chairs and a clutter of antique-style tables, Tango Palace makes the perfect place to while away an afternoon with a good book or good friend or to get some work done on a laptop. Free, reliable wi-fi means the place can get packed during peak hours with freelancers and students, but the salon-type vibe is worth even a quick visit.
Friendly and helpful baristas seem to relish their coffee making duties and will gladly accommodate dietary requests or simply walk you through the staggering array of baked goods.
Right in the heart of hip and up-and-coming Leslieville, Tango Palace is a must-go when exploring the East End's array of funky antique and specialty stops.
Reasonably priced snacks and light meals and coffee-based drinks are competitively priced for the area.
More information on Tango Palace:
- Price guide:
- Café, Coffee shop, Takeaway
- International, Pizza, Snacks
- 1156 Queen Street East, Toronto, Ontario
- +1 416 465 8085
- Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Afternoon Tea
- Opening times:
- Daily from 7am-11pm
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Not possible