Ten Feet Tall
1381 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, ON, M4J 1N2
Opened in 2003, this friendly neighbourhood diner abounds in uniqueness.
|Ambiance |||Good For Kids, Patio Dining, Casual, Family Style|
|Meals Served |||Brunch, Dinner|
|Pricing |||Less than $20|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Neighbourhood |||Danforth/East York|
|Getting There |||Bloor subway to Greenwood Avenue|
|Cross Street |||Greenwood Avenue|
|Dinner: Mon-Sun: 5PM-11PM Brunch: Sat-Sun: 10AM-4PM|
Profile Last Updated: April 19, 2007
Seating a comfortable 50, Ten Feet Tall has become a local hangout thanks not only to its strong infusion of international fare but for its relaxed, almost jovial atmosphere. From the large mural depicting a Mediterranean beach, the Christmas lights strung up year-round, the comforting open kitchen, tables designed by local artists, wall-hangings decorated by area youth (one nine-year-old’s “Bug Wall” work is selling for a modest $50,000), this eatery is one of a kind.
The Melting Pot
The food at Ten Feet Tall is respectful of the neighbourhood’s multiculturalism, reflecting mostly Indian, Chinese and Muslim ties. Lunch, brunch and dinner are all a part of the plan, with dishes including pad Thai, burgers, pastas, Shepherd's pie, meatloaf, roast chicken, and liver and onions treated to special in-house recipes. More options such as a variety of pastas, four pizzas, sandwiches and curries are equally adored. Ten Feet Tall happily refines all meals to specific preference, making most dishes vegetarian and/or spicier, milder, bigger and smaller upon request. Weekly specials are always updated and the establishment’s beer and wine lists are adequate.
Egg In Your Face
Brunch items are primarily egg-based and feature the Ten Feet Tall twist: Eggs Danforth, poached eggs with pancetta on an English muffin with hollandaise sauce and feta; The Kitchen Sink: poached eggs on a toasted English muffin with smoked salmon, spinach, and Roma tomatoes in hollandaise sauce and crumbled feta. Other dishes include eggs Benedict, eggs Florentine, eggs mormor, extra thick French toast, and the Elvis Waffle, a thick waffle with peanut butter, banana and bacon. All items come with a side order of home fries and toast. Finally, those wanting a bit of entertainment with their weekend eats can enjoy R&B on Saturday nights and Jazz matinees on Sunday.