Cafe California (Closed Permanently)

86% love it
GayCities Members report that Cafe California has closed
Elegant patio & dining room
Cafe California's sumptuous menu and chic patio dining make it a see-and-be-seen spot in the Church/Wellesley area of Toronto.


    • cameo43
      cameo43 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      This place has closed.
      As of 6 April 2019, Cafe California has closed. The sign on the window says “The Cherie Bistro” is coming soon.

    • Among my favorite
      Whenever I think of going to Church for lunch or dinner my first thought turns to Cafe California... remember it even before it was Papagallo's ... great place..

    • From almost 20 years ago
      True, it was a long time ago but the single worst dining experience I have ever had was in this restaurant and the food, as I remember, was quite good. Our waiter was either in a bad mood, took a dislike to us or as I believe simply should not have been in a position where he had any dealings with the public. It's unfortunate but because of that glaring mistake in hiring I can't bring myself to risk it here.

    • Kent24
      Kent24 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      New Management don't know what they are doing.!
      Very bad right from the start. To start with no price on the Menu.? I ordered a simple dinner and it took them about 20 min to bring my food. Then they forgot to bring the rest of my dinner and that took almost another 15 min and that was cold. Only one waiter and one of the New owners. Place was not full so why the long wait to get food. When I finished by the time I received the bill and to pay that took them another 17 min. That's so Daft. Also I heard from others that since the New management took over the place is not great. Now I know why. It's a shame about that place. I am a Chef myself and it should not take that long to serve a meal to a customer.

    • bobby54
      bobby54 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Good Food Good Time
      I loved this place. The food was very good, the service prompt and friendly, and the decor was stylish without being over bearing.

    • gregorygeorge
      gregorygeorge Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Good Food, friendly Staff, Fabulous Owner
      Letitia is the best .............. She is the owner there are treated us like kings, or should I say . If you are looking for somewhere to eat and you are travelling alone, they will make you feel right at home here. I cant wait to go back.

    • eheming1042
      eheming1042 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Excellent atmosphere, waitstaff, food
      One of my dining stops in the village, never have been disappointed, the food is wonderful, and the staff even better, as a bonus prices are very reasonable.

    • italsub
      italsub Over a year ago
      Hates it

      not for me
      No thanks, never again, i went there a couple of time, and no way, the staff is horrible,and the food is not as fair as the decore suppose to be. Too much crowdy, often you have to wait a life long to get whatever you ordered!