Last weekend I finally decided to check out Colette Grand Café located at King and Bathurst here in Toronto, and let me just stay this place is stunning and somewhat of a hidden gem!!
Tucked away amid condos and across from a park, you would never suspect the beautiful Parisian style cafe/restaurant/bakery that is hidden inside this unsuspecting building. From the moment you walk in, you are transported away from Toronto and surrounded by some of the most lovely decor I have seen in any restaurant across the city. There are multiple rooms you can choose to be seated – Each filled with stunning natural light, and their own sweet charm.
For this visit, we chose to grab some croissants and macarons from the bakery, and find a seat in the cafe-styled section as the sun set through floor to ceiling windows. We also ordered a wonderful bottle of chardonnay – A stellar combination for a Sunday afternoon.
At this time of the day, our section was fairly empty, and we enjoyed the quiet as we chatted away. The staff here are phenomenal, and our server ensured that he always had an eye on our wine glasses and came over to fill them before we could ever hit the bottom. I love dining somewhere where you feel special, and noticed. We enjoyed chatting with our server and he was sure to recommend and have us sample a wonderful wine option for our future visits!
And future visits we will definitely have! I’m excited to return for more evenings filled with wine, to try their fabulous brunch I’ve heard so much about, and to sample other items from their restaurant menu. The patio also promises to be yet another amazing summer setting when the weather here is warmer.
Overall, I can’t recommend this place enough and can’t wait to return! Even if simply to pick up macarons – I’ve tried many of the top macaron spots in the city, and these were by far the best I have had.
Let me know in the comments if you’ve ever been to Colette as well or if you’re excited to check it out! Future menu selection are also loved and welcome : )
Location: 550 Wellington Street West | Toronto, ON