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Paintbox Bistro

#1,405 of 7,141 Restaurants in Toronto
₹₹ - ₹₹₹, International, Gluten Free Options
555 Dundas St E, Toronto, Ontario M5A 2B7, Canada
+1 647-748-0555
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
5 Aug 2017
“Quick and Quirky”
12 Sep 2017
“Used to be better”
Open Now
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
Canadian, International, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
555 Dundas St E, Toronto, Ontario M5A 2B7, Canada
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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

I been here a few times as it is close to a friend's. The food is tasty, but expensive for what feel like a cafeteria. Hope it succeeds, but the menu keeps getting smaller and more limited. If there was a more realistic price point...More

Thank chicotmaki
Reviewed 5 August 2017

I was looking for a location where 6 people could eat without a reservation (didn't know when we would have a lunch break). As you order at the counter, everyone gets a receipt. Ingredients are fresh and organic. Bit on the participaction side.

Thank Ralph w
Reviewed 20 June 2017

My friend told me about The Paintbox Bistro in the heart of Regent Park and suggested it for my birthday party. I spoke with Liz Diomo, who was very knowledgeable about everything catering. I also wanted entertainment and there was a stage and location for...More

Thank Admanasterski
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Paintbox Bistro is a very socially aware space, complete with local employees from the Regent Park area, and food entrepreneurs. Menu changes daily, but there are some staples in the sandwiches and always something with jerk chicken! A small, but mighty, selection of local beer...More

Thank Steve_and_Megann
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We had lunch here and everything was perfect. Apparently the chef makes the menu daily based on fresh produce etc. We had the the main which comes with a side and then shared the corn fritters. The corn fritters was large serving and delicious, cooked...More

Thank Faye B
Reviewed 10 October 2016

S soon as you walk in and approach to the counter, you are welcome with a smile offering you gently and patiently whatever great combination you will choose on the menu. The plates are generous, well prepared end comforting and the prices are surprisingly cheap...More

Thank papitchoulo1
Reviewed 18 September 2016

They had a prix fixe dinner with a glass of wine or beer for 25$. The appetizer was delicious. For the main course you had a choice of meat, fish or vegetarian. All presented in a professional way. The desert was very nice and gluten...More

Thank Toronto049
Reviewed 24 August 2016

The lunch menu is terrific. Great portion sizes especially with the burger and fries. Very friendly staff and great service. Lovely room for private dining as well.

Thank dayatthebeach2016
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Maybe it helps I live over this bistro but I can't help but sit here with a good book and eat on the patio as often as possibly. The food is fantastic and so is the atmosphere... The only thing I'd change are the bizarre...More

Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

Great place to stop for a coffee and something light to eat in a neighbourhood that appears to be up and coming. Their baguettes are delicious! Coffee is really good too and doesn't taste like the cheap stuff. Definitely quality and everything tastes homemade. I...More

Thank MisterRoadTrip
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination
for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip
and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with
a strong student influence from the Ryerson University
Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in
flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities,
with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to
Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 555 Dundas St E, Toronto, Ontario M5A 2B7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 647-748-0555
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Paintbox provides unique catering services with a strong social & environmental mandate, supported through a street level cafe, retail and event space.
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