Djerba Ladouce Café
1475 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, ON, M4J 1N5
Spend a night, or afternoon, in Tunisia with its most unique culinary delights.
|Cuisine Type |||African|
|Ambiance |||Patio Dining, Casual|
|Meals Served |||Lunch, Dessert, Dinner|
|Amenities |||No Alcohol|
|Pricing |||Less than $20|
|Payment |||Interac, Cash|
|Neighbourhood |||Danforth/East York|
|Getting There |||Coxwell station|
|Cross Street |||Coxwell|
|Tues-Fri: 11AM-10PM Sat-Sun: 4PM-10PM|
Profile Last Updated: May 07, 2007
Toronto’s only Tunisian restaurant can be found on the Danforth, with meals available to eat in or take-out, plus dinner seven nights a week. Djerba-la-Douce features organic vegetables and halal meats, a hookah pipe on the patio, a variety of pastas and crepes, couscous and calamari. Baklava is made in-house for dessert, plus Tunisian coffees and teas. The culinary crossroads of North Africa, southern Italy and France are reflected throughout the menu.
Salad Days and Nighttime Bites
The salad selection at Djerba-la-Douce includes grilled mushwa (garlic, onion, peppers and fresh tomatoes blended with spices), tunisienne (tomato, cucumber, garlic, onion, radish and olive oil) and the house salad. Starters range from grilled shrimp to mussels to pastry stuffed with potatoes, parsley, egg and tuna. The entrée list is comprised of Merguese sausage (cooked lamb with zucchini, eggplant and tomato sauce) and lamb with mint sauce. But crepes stuffed with seafood, chicken or veggies, or couscous mixed with veggies, chicken or lamb, are substantial enough for a satisfying lunch or nighttime bite.
Pastas at Djerba-la-Douce are mixed with linguini seafood, grilled vegetables mixed in spicy tomato sauce or chicken saffron. The desserts include baklava, along with the sweet strawberry or fruit crepes. Djerba-la-douce is named for the tourist island in Tunisia, and one of the walls are even decorated with a market scene from the region. Meals here traditionally conclude with a pot of mint tea.