Insomnia Internet Bar Cafe Inc
563 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, M5S 1Y6
A spot where night owls and day trippers can find the food and drink they desire.
|Cuisine Type |||French, Asian, Mediterranean|
|Ambiance |||Good For Groups, Meet For Drink, Casual|
|Meals Served |||Lunch, Brunch, Dessert, Dinner|
|Pricing |||Less than $20|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Getting There |||Bathurst station|
|Cross Street |||Bloor and Bathurst|
|Mon-Fri 11AM-2AM, Sat-Sun 10AM-2AM|
Profile Last Updated: April 02, 2008
Mediterranean cuisine with doses of French and Asian fare can be found at Insomnia, which evolved from an internet café in the mid-1990s to one of the Annex’s hotspots for food and drink. Loyalty to Toronto is reflected in the names of the pizzas, ranging from Italian-spiced “College Street” to the spinach, mushrooms and chevre of a “Rosedale”, to the Greek-flavoured “Danforth”.
Insomnia offers a broad tapas menu featuring crostini, calamari, crab cakes, proscuitto-wrapped asparagus, edamame, quesadillas and more. There are also soups, salads, and sandwiches like avocado grilled chicken and a Black Angus beef burger. Pasta dishes range from chicken, seafood or shrimp linguine to roasted tomato or walnut penne. And the entrées include New York striploin, capon chicken, Teriyaki stir-fry and seasonal vegetables. The bar is well stocked with wines, liquors and liqueurs, specializing in martinis and specialty coffees.
The catering department from Insomnia has been a favourite on local film sets for years, along with a regular presence at weddings and other gatherings. The main courses prepared in Insomnia’s kitchen include Korean short ribs, Filipino chicken, Mandarin teriyaki, Hoison sweet chili cod filets, roasted sage chicken quarters, deluxe prime rib, veal asiago, Atlantic bay salmon, and more. The dinner rolls are from Ace Bakery, plus cakes and pastries direct from Dufflet.