Local Eateries

Throughout the downtown area, you will find various restaurants and coffee shops. Below is a selection that are walking- distance from the Forum venue and hotel, The Dorchester.

Acme
14 Commercial Street V9R 5G2 MAP
Their menu includes seafood, “unconventional sushi,” chowder and burgers with ACME bacon jam. They also have live music from 7-10 on Friday night.
Friday, Saturday 11:30 am – 10 pm, Sunday 11:30 am- 9 pm

Aladdin’s
67 Victoria Crescent V9R 4T1 MAP
They have Lebanese, Greek, and Italian food. Lots of things like hummus, souvlaki, donair, tabbouleh and pitas. They have vegetarian options.
Friday-Saturday 11am – 10pm, closed Sunday

Bistro Taiyo
#2-321 Wesley Street V9R 2T5 MAP
This is a Japanese Restaurant popular with exchange students. In addition to things like sushi, they have a large menu including rice bowls, curries, and a frequently changing dessert menu.
Friday 11:30 am-14:30 pm, 5 pm-9pm Saturday 4 pm-10 pm, closed Sunday

Bocca Cafe
427 Fitzwilliam Street V9R 3B1 MAP
Has a small selection of soups, sandwiches and other cafe-esque food. They also have a large selection of gluten free and wheat free items as well as desserts.
Friday 7 am- 6 pm, Saturday 8 am- 5 pm, Sunday 9 am- 4 pm

Gabriel’s Gourmet Cafe
39 Commercial Street V9R 5G3 MAP
A large breakfast and lunch menu with many ingredients sourced from local small scale farms. They have multiple vegan and gluten free items.
Every Day 8 am- 5 pm

Gina’s Mexican Cafe
47 Skinner Street V9R 5K4 MAP
They have premium seafood, fish tacos, chicken chipotle, vegetarian and vegan options. Gina’s is housed in a large pink building that is difficult to miss. Cheese can be substituted for soya mozza.
Friday 11 am- 830 pm, Saturday/Sunday 12 pm- 930 pm

Modern Cafe
221 Commercial Street V9R 5G8 MAP
A range of high-quality dishes including saffron salmon, warm spinach salad, and a vegetarian mac’n’cheese. Good selection of local beers on tap.
Friday and Saturday 11am- 12am, Sunday 10am- 11pm

Rewster’s
223 Commercial Street V9R 5G8 MAP
Right next to the Modern Cafe, Rewster’s is a new establishment offering a wide variety of pub fare including seafood and burgers.
Friday and Saturday 10am- 12am, Sunday 10am- 10pm

Tina’s Diner
187 Commercial St V9R 5G6 MAP
A 1950’s diner and the place to go for all the breakfast staples.
Open daily 8 am- 2 pm

Thirsty Camel
14 Victoria Crescent V9R 5B8 MAP
Middle Eastern, especially Israeli style food with a pitas and gluten free wraps. Many items contain freshly made falafels.
Friday 11 am- 3 pm, Saturday 12 pm- 4 pm, closed Sunday

Zalathai
22 Victoria Crescent V9R 5B8 MAP
Very authentic Thai food, including curries, fried rice, pad thai, and egg rolls. There are also good amounts of vegetables in their entrees.
Every day 11am – 3pm, 430 pm – 9 pm

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