I have been eating at Lady Marmalade for a few years now. It is my go-to lunch joint in the east end. The room is bright and open and has a great kinetic vibe. The staff are friendly and approachable.
The front door is almost at grade. If someone holds the door I can oomph myself in, maybe four inches of a step. Once inside there is a short hall to an open room with tables that I can fit under. I’m pretty tall so that is not always the case. They usually seat me nearest the door which isn’t “near” the door but means I’m not wheeling through tables, over peoples jackets and bumping chair backs. On the downside the washroom isn’t accessible.
If healthful eating is a priority then this is one place you’ll want to go out of your way to try. They serve from a breakfast and lunch menu all day. The menu is a mix of diner-y egg standards but with originality and care. Try the Heuvos Rancheros or Heuvos Migas. I go for the salads and bowls. The crunchy Thai Slaw – I add chicken though it’s not on the menu – is fantastic. So is the Baja Rice Bowl. Everything is consistent, fresh and very tasty. They offer a selection of fresh pressed juices, I love the ginger-apple-beet, and the coffee is top notch. In fact the beverage menu is a strong point. As is the coffee.
898 Queen Street East
Toronto, ON M4M 1J3
Monday to Friday:
8am to 4pm
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays:
8am to 3pm
No Reservations but wait times at lunch are short if at all.