Big Love For The George Street Diner Near St. Lawrence Market

Restaurants, St. Lawrence Market


With over 1,600 Google reviews and a rating of 4.5, it’s no surprise that the George Street Diner is a local favourite!

Handsomely situated with its bright red painted-brick exterior at the corner of George Street and Richmond Street East, the George Street Diner is a genuine original-character diner that’s been part of our city’s history and day-to-day fabric seemingly forever.



What is it about classic diners that seem to exude the ‘comfort’ in comfort food? Even with COVID-19 lingering in our memories, there is still a sense of communal dining here; the counter is lined with brightly coloured stools, as well as a row of cozy booths lining the windows that are both classic and comfy! Pile on in!!

The open kitchen emits the sounds and aromas of cooks busily preparing hearty and happy fare. If you are looking for a new brunch spot, this one should be top of your list.

Recently we got a chance to chat with owner Ash Farrelly, who you can tell is passionate about her diner, her team, and the delicious food she serves.


* Image courtesy of @thegeorgestreetdiner and @kingsley_food – with thanks!


Their menu absolutely looks appetizing, but in Ash’s opinion, it’s their Irish breakfast that you must try when you go visit their diner! Why? Because it includes all the essentials, such as: sausage, ham, bacon, eggs, fresh-baked Farrelly’s bread, fries, beans, seared tomato, sautéed onions, and mushrooms. Yum!

As I just noted – one of the staples here is the owner’s famous soda bread, lovingly called Farrelly’s Famous Irish Soda Bread, which is filling and flavourful. Ash explains that soda bread is an Irish traditional bread that quickly rises in the oven thanks to the combination of soda and yeast.


* Image courtesy of @farrellysfamous, with thanks.


This diner also features organic, local ingredients that add to the high quality of their diner fare. Even their coffee is fair trade! When I asked Ash what makes her diner so special, she was quick to reply – with lots of pride – that all her food is homemade: from the bread to roasting their own chicken and ham! Ash even goes to the food terminal regularly to handpick her produce.

Did we mention there’s plenty of dining room outside too?! On sunny days, anyway!


*Image courtesy of @thegeorgestreetdiner, with thanks!


** Urbaneer Fun fact: Did you know that the George Street Diner is also a hot spot for several movie productions, such as the 2013 film “What If” starring Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan (the diner even made it onto the movie’s poster, as seen above), and it also appeared in TV shows like The Boys, Suits, and American Gods. **


Photo courtesy of @thegeorgestreetdiner


A scene from the movie “Die In The Gun Fight”, starring Diego Boneta and Alexandra Daddario was also shot there. And in 2014, Shawn Mendes filmed his popular music video “Life of the Party” (which is exactly what the George Street Diner is!)



Spots like the George Street Diner have a special place in our hearts at Urbaneer. It’s just one of the ways we connect and continue our appreciation for the history of this city which we so adore.

So stop by and say hi to Ash for us! She’ll be there with her usual smile on. 



Happy Eating!

George Street Diner
129 George Street
(416) 862-7676


*Title Photo courtesy of The George Street Diner and @thegeorgestreetdiner– thank you!!!


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