|Cuisine Type |||Vegan, Vegetarian, Organic|
|Ambiance |||Patio Dining, Casual|
|Meals Served |||Lunch, Brunch, Dinner|
|Amenities |||Wheelchair Accessible|
|Pricing |||Less than $20|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Neighbourhood |||High Park|
|Getting There |||Ossington bus or Queen streetcar|
|Cross Street |||Dundas|
|Tue-Fri 11AM-7PM, Sat-Sun 10AM-4PM (brunch)|
Profile Last Updated: April 02, 2008
Get Real! has put together an attractive menu that is part vegetarian, part vegan, and organic whenever possible. Produce is local, and herbs are grown in-house, for the freshest taste possible. The light, bright front room takes its cues from nature with blond wood chairs and green, leafy patterned tablecloths, and there is a petite patio through the back where the herb garden grows.
Carnivores may be surprised at how hearty the entrees are – it’s not all tofu and sprouts! Cleverly named, I Can’t Believe it’s Not Beef Stroganoff shares the menu with the popular burritos, coconut curry, and Ethiopian peanut stew served over rice noodles. Also available are sandwiches on organic herbed onion-dill-poppy seed panini, creative salads like wasabi Asian slaw or raw sesame beet and potato, and a daily soup creation. Desserts are brought in from vegan bakeries, Sweets from the Earth and New Moon Kitchen, including a dairy-free cheesecake that fans swear you’d never be able to tell apart from an ordinary one.
What’s for Brunch?
The classic weekend-day meal is the most popular one at this café. Omelets are always made with organic eggs, of course. For non-egg eaters, there is a tofu scramble, as well as a vegan version of the traditional English breakfast, complete with organic baked beans in tomato sauce. Those with wheat allergies can try the spelt flour waffles – all sorts of restrictive diets can be accommodated.