Restaurants & Bars 3

Yonge Dundas - Cafe Oro

jmcginley | Jun 4, 200809:28 PM

Cafe Oro opened last year and does not look like much from the outside. It's right beside the Hard-Rock Cafe patio nestled between a currency exchange and a variety store. It's seriously SERIOUSLY small and there's nowhere to eat inside. To top it off construction work scaffolding further obscures it. Don't worry about not having a place to eat - Dundas Square provides all the seating you need.

I stopped in for their soup 2 months ago and IT WAS GREAT. I've been back 4 times since and found myself hooked on their pastries (all home made). So far, I've had their mini-bannana bread loaf, giant oatmeal raisin cookie, giant shortbread + date cookie, and brownie and loved them all. I'm no coffee expert, but I really like their "cafe au lait". They also make deluxe sandwhiches which are pretty good, but I prefer the soups and pastries. Prices are in line with Starbucks.

I believe this is the type of hidden gem that Chowhoundies come to this forum for. The problem? You'll never see it unless you're looking for it (despite the fact it's visible from Dundas Square). Has anyone else tried their offerings? Am I overhyping it? I'm worried that they're so hidden they may not be getting enough business. They can't close because I'm hooked.

Here's a link (their website is currently under construction):

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