1438 Dundas West, 647-352-9120, twitter.com/TorontoFederal
With owners who've done time at Terroni, the Rivoli, the Swan and Woodlot - not to mention an Aunties and Uncles chef - little wonder this all-day café is the biggest thing to hit Little Portugal since salted cod. And don't even think about showing up for weekend brunch after 11 unless you want to wait in line with everybody else. It's worth it, though, for cookbook-correct Cobb salads and a locally sourced Ploughman's Lunch with bread from the Portuguese bakery down the street. Watch for the introduction of dinner service once the liquor licence kicks in any day now.
The Bristol Yard
146 Christie, 647-716-6583, facebook.com/TheBristolYard