Our Six Picks In Leslieville/Riverside For Food, Caffeine & Wine O’Clock!

Leslieville/Riverside, Restaurants


We urbanites take great pleasure in the everyday joys we experience running to and fro from home, work and play. Given the choice and variety of amenities in awesome urban neighbourhoods like Leslieville, those day-to-day pleasures are often elevated to truly memorable experiences! Do you love a good meal out on the town, a fresh cuppa on your morning stroll, or a fancy cocktail mixed to perfection? So do we and here are our picks for finding awesomeness in Leslieville!



We recommend you check out Te Aro Café, which is a mere few minutes away from our new listing on Colgate Avenue. This charming café serves quality caffeinated beverages and tasty treats to nosh on, all offered in a space that is concrete & cool. Think supermodel photoshoot with fewer TicTacs and more butter!

If you’re Catholic, Taoist, Buddhist, Hindu, or a practitioner of Shinto, your fish-on-Friday destination could become seafood-centric Eastside Social, which is a popular Leslieville gathering spot for every walk of life.


*Image courtesy of @eastside_social, with thanks!


On those days you fancy a pint at a local pub you’ll easily enjoy Roy Public House, where you experience ‘Belfast in Leslieville’ (without The Troubles!). We also like Boxcar Social, which has a great ambiance in what used to be a library, and then a furniture store – and is now a great neighbourhood staple with an impressive selection of whiskeys and spirits.

Seeing someone special? I’ve had some fine dates dining on fine French cuisine in the warm and friendly setting of Batifole, where its unpretentious dining room is paired with superlative culinary excellence. Have them take you. 😉

When you’re feeling fancy, but don’t want to take an Uber, head to the fashionable Rooftop Bar at The Broadview Hotel!  There are times when the vibe feels just like The Drake Hotel but also different, which I attribute to initially thinking the CN Tower is in the wrong place.


*Image courtesy of @broadviewhotel, with thanks!


If you were the new owner of 88 Colgate #105, all of these spots would be just a hop, skip, and a jump to get to, and a giggly lollygagging staggering stammering stroll home!

We call it: So Sweet Ya Gotta Brush Yer Teeth – On Colgate Avenue In Leslieville – listed for $849,000, with offers welcomed anytime!

This sun-kissed ground floor unit – one of only two 2-bed units on this level – has a premium patio with south exposure. Seriously, whether you’re in the bloom of youth, baby-making, giving your boss the Freedom 55 finger – or just YOU being YOU – when you live here life will be more dynamic, people will be more engaging, and everything that matters will be within walking distance!



If you have questions or want to book a private viewing, contact James Ormston at james@urbaneer.com


*Blog title Image courtesy of @eastside_social, with thanks!


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