Between the apres-skating late night munchies and the icy post-bar stumble home, the winter months require options for comforting late night eats. Luckily, when it comes to dining, Toronto is a sleepless city. We've got a more-than-decent selection of bistros and cafes to serve our city's need to feed into the wee hours. The following 5 restaurants are a few of our favourite tasty local stops.
7 West Café© (7 Charles St. W.)
As far as 24-hour restos go, 7 West is tops for ambience. Cozy and candle-lit with stained glass windows, every floor of this 3-story Victorian home in Yorkville is full of character. Stop by for a slice of cake and a latte or a pint and some poutine and curl up on the cozy, heated third floor patio.
Pho Pasteur (525 Dundas St W.)
This unassuming little haunt on the outskirts of Kensington Market is best-loved for it’s pho, which comes chock full of big hunks of vegetables and fresh herbs. Quick service and convenient location makes this a satsifying stop on your walk home.
Owl of Minerva (700 Bloor St W.)
The pork bone soup is the Owl of Minerva’s claim to fame. Full of tender, spicy pork in garlicky broth, egg and glass noodles, local Korean food fans claim it’s the best in the city. This place can fill up when the Cinton’s crowd heads over from across the street, but the space is always comfy and casual.
Fran's Retaurant (20 College St.)
Ryerson students who live on campus can often be found at Fran’s after last call, or for a between-class bite, or weekend brunch … Fran’s is a one-size-fits all of diners. Offering a varied selection of eats from miso soup to mozza sticks, Fran’s is an ideal sit-down-and-chill option in case you can’t stomach Big Slice.
Mars Diner (432 College St.)
Nestled right next door to Nirvana on College St., Mars is the lesser-frequented greasy spoon that's ideal for the nocturnal crowd who missed the Sneaky Dees boat apres 4:30 AM. The 50’s themed interior is a nice compliment to the classic diner style food (think steak and eggs, rice pudding, apple pie.) You can count on a hefty portion for your buck.