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Best Places to Have Lunches in Downtown Toronto for Travellers

Updated: Feb 6, 2022

Summer is finally here, and everyone wants a seat at a patio or restaurant for their every meal. Whether you are interested in a late morning brunch, or a lunch with the girls on the weekend or just catch up, this article will be filled with lunch spots to make your next reservation whether you are in Yorkville or Downtown Toronto.

The following article will investigate premier dining experiences for the Toronto foodie traveler, and just amazing restaurants in the area to check out while you are a guest at Avalon Suites Yorkville. For more information on where to eat and stay in downtown Toronto, you can visit


CIBO Wine Bar – Yorkville

CIBO Wine Bar is an Italian restaurant in Yorkville that offers cuisine inspired by the Mediterranean, Italian, and European, with a wine bar. The menu offers guests a taste of Italian cuisine, featuring both traditional Italian classics, family recipes, and modern food staples. They also offer vegetarian-friendly, vegan options, and gluten-free options. CIBO Wine Bar offers an award0winning wine room, and its interior is industrial chic with a vibrate bar area and casual Yorkville Avenue patio, it offers a unique dining experience. When in Yorkville, Toronto this is one of the best places for lunch, a dinner, or a special occasion.

Staying with Avalon Suites Yorkville allows you the advantage of being steps away from CIBO Wine Bar in Yorkville located at 133 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1C4 Canada. CIBO Wine Bar is only a 1-minute walk, right downstairs from Avalon Suites Yorkville.


Trattoria Nervosa

Trattoria Nervosa first opened its doors at the corner of Yorkville and Bellair in 1996. Today they are only taking a small number of reservations for patio seating at 12 pm noon. This dining establishment is a little yellow house that thrives as a neighborhood meeting place that attracts both familiar and new faces each day. Trattoria Nervosa puts as much care and consideration into their food and drink as we do into creating memorable experiences for their customers. Trattoria Nervosa treats customers like family and invites you to sit at our table and enjoy home-cooked Southern Italian food prepared with pride and love.

Planning on staying with Avalon Suites Yorkville? Avalon Suites Yorkville is located just a 3-minute walk from Trattoria Nervosa. Enjoy a family feeling restaurant serving home-cooked southern Italian food just steps from your suite.


Short-Term Suites

If you are coming to the downtown Toronto area from the Greater Toronto area, or a neighborhood that requires a couple of hours' drive and looking for a small staycation, book with us here at Avalon Suites Yorkville. Staying with Avalon Suites Yorkville allows you to be within walking distance or a short drive or transit to the above-mentioned restaurants for more than just lunch, visit it for breakfast and dinner as well. Short-term rentals have all the benefits and amenities of a typical hotel room and more. Avalon suites have 2x more space, an in-suite 2-in-1 washer and dryer, a fully equipped kitchen for if you choose to cook your own meals, and access to free Wi-Fi, smart TV, a fitness center, and gym, conference space, and concierge services.

If you are interested in booking with Avalon Suites, you can check out the suites we have to offer on our website here.


Madison Pub Avenue

Also popularly known as the Maddie, the Madison Avenue Pub is a mega-pub located in Yorkville in the Annex. It is famous in downtown Toronto for its party-hard attitude, visited by nearby frat boys and the university student community. The Madison offers specials for every day of the week. The Madison truly is huge on the inside, with numerous floors and sections, including various patios and a basement piano bar. The Maddie is decorated in a truly pub-style interior with TVs and beer memorabilia. There are also billiards and darts for those who get competitive when they drive and live entertainment on some nights of the week. The Madison is not a place you will get bored of going to.

If you are staying with Avalon Suites Yorkville travel time to the Madison Avenue Pub is 12-minutes by walking, 10-minutes by public transportation taking the TTC, and only a 5-minute drive.



Planta Yorkville is a vegan restaurant that hopes to celebrate the power of plants through modern dining experiences made with high-quality vegetable ingredients that are environmentally sustainable while taking animal protein and products off their menu. Planta has an international collection of 100% plant-based experiences now includes 7 restaurants across 4 concepts in Toronto and Miami including Planta, Planta Burger, Planta Cocina, and Planta Queen. While also offering frozen Planta products for shipping right to your home nationwide available in the United States and Canada.

Planta Yorkville is located at 1221 Bay St., Toronto, ON M5R 3P5. From Avalon Suites Yorkville, it is only a 6-minute walk or a 3-minute drive to Planta.


Avalon Suites Yorkville

If you are looking to stay in the downtown Toronto area to look after or visit a loved one or friend currently in a nearby hospital, come stay with us at Avalon Suites Yorkville! All our premium suites at Avalon are fully furnished with a fully equipped kitchen and all the amenities you need. We even have a washer/dryer in all our suites. With all these features, staying in any of our suites will make you feel at home.

We have smart TVs in every room and free fast Wi-Fi so it's perfect for you to virtually visit friends and family in your suite. You will also have access to the fitness center and gym, conference space, and concierge service. Feeling hungry or want to explore? Avalon is in Yorkville, a perfect neighborhood to check out dining experiences, and local attractions.

To learn more, visit us on our website or call us at 416.731.1372.

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