Friday, March 28, 2008

24. Jewish: Free Times Cafe

Free Times Cafe
320 College Street
(between Bathurst and Spadina)
416 967 1078

The Free Times Cafe, which opened in the south Annex over 25 years ago, has three areas: the bar, the bistro and a larger room at the back which hosts live music nightly. We sat in the bistro section where the decor is a fusion of Victorian parlour and urban chic. Before long, two young ladies at the table opposite were skyping on their laptops.
Like the venue, the menu is divided into sections - Canadian, European Jewish Deli and Israeli Middle Eastern cuisines. Highly recommended is the sweet potato, carrot and ginger soup, small $3.95. We order the Shistawook (marinated grilled chicken breast ) pita with fries $9.25 and the small sized blintz and latke combo, served with apple sauce and sour cream, $7.95.
The Premium house red wine, Masi Valpolicella, was reasonably priced at $6.95 a glass, as was the fair trade, organic decaf coffee at $2.25. Total for two dinners $38.91 plus tip.

Ambiance (4)
Service (3)
Food Presentation (3)
Food Quality (3)
Value for Money (4)

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