Sometimes the best meal of the day isn’t breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Instead, it’s the late night (early morning, technically) snacking that can be the most satisfying. People love to grab late night food – particularly after a night on the town – and restaurants around Toronto have caught on to that, offering people much better options than McDonald’s or Pizza Pizza. Since our area is surrounded by great bars and patios, we thought we’d give you the down low on where to head for a late bite.
Yonge and College Late-night Dining
It doesn’t matter how late you’re craving pancakes because Golden Griddle is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They have incredibly cheap prices, yet still have a different special almost every day of the week. Pro-tip: When in doubt, just order the pancakes!
Fran’s is another area restaurant that offers all-day breakfast. They also take credit for making the first ever Banquet Burger (aka. a bacon cheeseburger) and are known for serving other gluttonous choices like chili and apple pie. Fran’s is open until 2am every day of the week, and the family-owned atmosphere and low prices make it a great environment to grab a bite.
3) 7 West Cafe
Another spot that’s open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Whatever you want, they’ve got it – whether it’s a coffee, a cocktail, a full dinner or just dessert. It’s rare to find a restaurant that’s open all night long, so we recommend switching up your usual late night eats for this place some time!
4) Bar Volo
Bar Volo has been operating for over 25 years and are known for the wide variety of craft beers they keep on tap. They’re open until 2am every day of the week except Sunday, when they close at midnight. The kitchen isn’t open as late as some of the other options we’ve listed, but if you get in before 12am you’ll be happy you did. They mainly serve snacks, charcuterie boards, and an array of sandwiches. If you’re lucky enough, you’ll be seated at Table 7.
5) Pita Way
This is really the fast-food option of the bunch. To be honest, Pita Way doesn’t look like much from the street but those who have gone there rave about their shawarmas. With really reasonable prices, great food and room to sit and eat, this place is packed on weekends into the wee hours of the night.