192 Augusta Avenue, Toronto, ON, M5T 2L6
Few vegetarian restaurants can match the wide range of hearty options available at King’s Cafe.
|Cuisine Type |||Vegetarian, Pan-Asian/Pacific Rim|
|Ambiance |||Patio Dining|
|Amenities |||Wheelchair Accessible, Catering|
|Pricing |||Less than $20|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, Visa|
|Cross Street |||Spadina streetcar or Dundas streetcar|
|Mon-Sat 11:30AM-9:30PM, Sun 11:30AM-9PM|
Profile Last Updated: December 11, 2008
A bulletin board at the entrance to King’s Cafe displays something you won’t see in many Toronto restaurants: six posters are pinned to the board, each one awarded by the Ontario government for offering health-conscious food options. Indeed, the restaurant has a healthful feel all around. It’s bright and airy, with a floor-to-ceiling front window that looks out at the fruit stands and patios of Kensington market. There are potted tropical plants spaced here and there. In spite of the grungy crowd Kensington Market is known for, you’ll likely hear classical music playing gently over the sound system.
Vegetarian Pan-Asian Cuisine
You won’t find any meat on the menu at King’s Café, but you will find plenty of variety. There are casseroles, stir-fries, dumplings, soups, sushi and even quiche. Many of the dishes are made with soy protein that comes close to the texture and shape of particular meats. The tofu casserole, for example, comes with soy-ham. And the kung-po entrée comes with nugget-sized chunks of soy-chicken. If you’re a mushroom connoisseur, you will be delighted with King’s menu. Its mushroom delicacies include enoki mushroom balls and teriyaki mushroom cutlets.
Health Food Counter
A small health food store occupies the back section of King’s Café. There you’ll find organic and wheat-free baking products, and a variety of teas and sauces. It also offers an abundance of vegetarian cooking products such as soy and TVP (textured vegetable protein).