Category Archives: Minto Longbranch

Where to dine in Long Branch


Minutes away from Minto Longbranch and Minto Southshore is a cluster of fabulous restaurants and speciality bakeries perfect for your inner foodie!

Let’s take a walk through the neighbourhood:

850 Degrees

We have a feeling that our Minto Longbranch residents will love this one. It’s only a 5 minute walk away from home! Chef and Owner Chris Beard uses locally sourced ingredients whenever possible and trys to make everything as Canadian as they can. They serve only Canadian beer and have cool items like the Oh Canada and the Lord Stanley.

Must try: The Dave Bolland, named after the Toronto Maple Leaf’s player from Mimico!

Pulcinella Ristorante Italiano


You can’t go wrong with Italian – one of our favourite cuisines! Pulcinella’s is perfect for a night out, your date will definitely be impressed. There’s a certain ambiance to the restaurant that you can’t find at many other places. We also heard that they import many of the more artisanal ingredients.

Must try: The Vesuvio is a fan-favourite, and you know how we love our desserts so end the night with some Créme Brulee!


In the mood for some traditional Greek food? Head on down to Kalamata, a local Long Branch gem that boasts that they have the  best Greek food in the city! The food is good, what else would you expect from recipes that have been in the family for over 50 years? They offer lunch, dinner and our favourite: brunch!

Must try: Hercules Breakfast and everything from their Pancakes and Waffles menu!

Melt Grilled Cheese

Sometimes you just need a good grilled cheese sandwich to hit the spot! The neighbourhood is going bananas over this new addition to the Long Branch community. Customers choose their sandwich, bread and some free toppings. That’s it. So simple, but SO good.

Must try: ALL OF THEM. But in all seriousness, we loved the Toronto Tuna and the Tattooed Chicken.

More Than Pies


True to their name, this local bakery sells more than pies. They sell cupcakes, cookies, biscotti, hot drinks … the whole nine yards. They get their coffee sourced from nearby Birds and Beans Coffee, and some of the groceries are also sourced from local farms and businesses. In terms of baked goods, they try to make about 15 different kinds of pies ranging from meat-filled to tasty lemon meringue!

Must try: The lemon meringue pie – our favourite!

Longbranch residents, which restaurant are you looking forward to trying?