I was seeing a matinee at the Young Center in the Dilstillery District and went to lunch at the Gilead Cafe. My wife ordered the grilled vegetable sandwich and I had the grilled chicken sandwich and we shared the fries. What a disappointment after I had read so much about Jamie Kennedy. The sandwiches were tasteless and cold. The bread was poor on both and of course good bread is the foundation of a good sandwich. The fries were very good as was the coffee. We would never go back or recommend this overhyped "cafe" to anyone.
We had lunch the previous day at By The Way Cafe on Bloor St. W at Brunswick. It is a delightful unpretentious neighborhood cafe that is far superior to the wretched Gilead. Much better menu, executed well, good service and a nice patio.
How long would the Gilead Cafe last without the Jamie Kennedy name attached to it? I hesitate to try his wine bar now.
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