The Eateries of Humber Bay Shores
Thursday Oct 27th, 2022
Humber Bay Shores, dubbed The Etobicoke Riviera, is a unique Toronto waterfront community. Forever views of Lake Ontario, waterfront parks, walking and biking paths, and a growing selection of cafés and restaurants where you can enjoy great food and wine, inside or outside, depending on the season.
Of note is the relaxing atmosphere Humber Bay Shores has to offer – and when dining in the area, your experience is only enhanced by the breathtaking views that the seasons provide.
Whether you’re planning a cozy romantic dinner or you’re in the mood for a relaxing weekend brunch, one of these HBS eateries is sure to hit the spot.
BB Café – Persian-inspired café and bakery. Family-owned and operated, BB Café has 5 locations throughout the GTA, with their newest on Marine Parade Dr. BB in Farsi means lady, grandmother or queen – so be prepared for something like Mom’s homemade treat! Custom cake orders available on request. Patio open seasonally.
78 Marine Parade Dr., 416.505-5855
Chiang Mai - Stylish Thai spot serving up cocktails and modern renditions of traditional dishes. With impressive 24-foot-ceilings and fashionable red and teal banquettes, the decor sets the tone for a night out. It's a versatile space with cozy booths for intimate dates or meetings, while a giant TV adds a little sports-bar vibe. At Chiang Mai, not only will your taste buds be dazzled (hopefully!), the food presentation is also very easy on the eyes!
84 Park Lawn Rd., 647-748-8424
Eden Trattoria - Specializing in Italian cuisine for over 20 years, this family restaurant has become a favourite for many locals, tourists, and sports celebs from the Toronto Blue Jays, Maple Leafs, and Raptors. Eden’s menu is known for its “create your own pizzas and pasta”, but you can also savour the chef’s daily specials, enjoy Sunday brunch on the patio or cocktails at the bar. Large waterfront patio opens seasonally.
58 Marine Parade Dr., 416-255-5588
Firkin on the Bay – This double-level spot is Humber Bay’s waterfront pub for finger foods, draught beer, and daily chef specials. Be prepared for a few extra calories, however, even if you order a salad. Inside, the atmosphere is colourful and upbeat, offering a large bar/sports area, comfy coaches and group seating areas, dining area with tables as well as booths. Weekend brunches are known to be tasty, and the pub also offers opportunities for large private parties on their mezzanine level. Large waterfront patio opens seasonally.
68 Marine Parade Dr., 657-748-8877
Gravity Pizza Cafe – A recent newcomer to the neighbourhood and baked on the premise of “making the highest quality pizza in only 90 seconds”, this addition to the community is bound to be a hit. Oh, and they also serve Starbucks coffee. Dine-in or take out.
58 Marine Parade Dr., 416-201-7070
Holo Tea & Cafe - Local spot for bubble tea.
2183 Lake Shore Blvd W., (416) 251-2651
Huevos Gourmet - Combining the tastes of Mexican heritage with other popular flavours. Featuring all-day brunch, desserts and specials for kids.
160 Marine Parade Dr., 416-253-1390
Krazy Roll – Whether you are an experienced sushi connoisseur or a first-time enthusiast, check out Krazy Roll. Uber fresh authentic Japanese sushi, sashimi, and other well-known dishes, along with a variety of original fusion pieces like sushi burritos. Krazy Roll is a local, family-run restaurant, with over 20 years of experience perfecting traditional Japanese cuisine with a modern infusion. Patio open seasonally.
84 Marine Parade Dr., 647-352-2270
La Vecchia on the Lake – Old world Italy meets new world Italy. Dimmed chandeliers, candlelit tables, velvet seating, ambient music and walls displaying pictures paying tribute to Italian film culture. This is the scene at this romantic upscale eatery. Outside, La Vecchia boasts a spacious waterfront patio, perfect for winding down your day or stepping up your evening during the warmer months.
90 Marine Parade Dr., 416-251-5999
Lola’s Gelato - Coined by the Toronto Star as comparable to “good gelato places in Italy”, owner Daniella’s home-made gelato ranked 23rd in the Gelato Festival World Ranking in 2018. She starts her gelato and sorbet-making at 7am daily and promises new flavours often to tease your palate. Patio open seasonally.
16 Brookers Lane, 416-901-8582
Marine Shawarma - Local middle-eastern restaurant offering Shawarma, mixed-grill, veggies, and other signature middle-eastern dishes. Enjoy a little taste of Syria right here in Humber Bay!
160 Marine Parade Dr, 416-255-8787
It's mind flippin' chicken at Mero's! Spicy crispy fried chicken comes in various sizes boxes and buckets, as well as sandwiches, a selection of sides and desserts. Enjoy Mero's in 4 different
levels of spicyness - mild, medium, hot and extra!
2183 Lake Shore Blvd W., 416-259-7000
'Ono Poké Bar - Healthy Hawaiian Asian-inspired Poke Bowls & Sushi Burritos, loaded with quality ingredients and flavourful sauces. ‘ONO Poké Bar is set on providing its clients with the freshest of ingredients and unique flavours to deliver what is known as the ‘ONO experience.
58 Marine Parade Dr., 437-255-6688
Scaddabush Italian Kitchen & Bar – Its name coming from Italian slang for “a little bit of everything”, Scaddabush’s social-sized dishes are perfect for sharing, so you try a little bit of everything. Their kitchen-style tables set the stage for classic Italian hospitality and authentic Italian food. Priding themselves on the freshest of ingredients, their hand-stretched mozzarella is made-to-order everyday between 5-11pm. They also make their own pasta, focaccia bread, ½ lb signature meatballs, sauces and desserts, and have a large waterfront patio open seasonally.
122 Marine Parade Dr., 416-251-0288
Sunnyside Café – If you haven’t visited the Sunnyside Café in the summer, put it on your to do list. Situated in the historic waterfront Sunnyside Pavilion, a commonplace wedding setting, the seasonal beachfront eatery puts you right on the beach, often overlooking beach volleyball competitions or rowing championships. Here you can expect burgers, wings, wood-fired oven pizza, pasta, and a variety of other main entrees. Oh, and the cocktail list is pretty good too!
1755 Lake Shore Blvd. W., 416-531-2233
VOS Steakhouse - Unpretentious Argentinean steakhouse specializing in charcoal-grilled meats, cocktails & wine.
2083 Lake Shore Blvd W. (Rustic Social House previously occupied this location)
Gelato Shack - Fast-casual restaurant offering fresh, high-quality cooked-to-order burgers, sausages, sandwiches, poutines, milkshakes and gelato.
30 Shore Breeze Dr.