Sadly CLOSED October 2016.
Brickyard Grounds, a warm and inviting corner café has become a neighbourhood favourite, drawing fans from north and south of Gerrard St. E and attracting families for a treat after skating and tobogganing at Greenwood Park next door (the location of what used to be a brickyard.)
Lots of light, ample seating, super-friendly staff and a delicious range of eats and drinks. For those with Kids in TOw, you’ll notice lots of family-friendly touches — hot chocolate kid-sized, kid-priced and at kid-friendly temperatures plus a lego table with puzzles and books in the back.
Getting there: Driving, you’ll find some free residential parking in the hood and paid parking along Gerrard St. E. On TTC, the 506 Carlton streetcar along Gerrard St. E and 31 Greenwood Ave bus (from Greenwood Subway station) stop out front. No steps for strollers and room for a couple at the front, but best to leave them outside.
Kid-drinks: Kid-sized, kid-priced at kid-friendly temperatures for their hot chocolate and hot apple cider. Milk and juice boxes.
Food: Pre-made and made-to-order breakfast, lunch and brunch options. No kid menu per se but all kid-pleasing. You’ll find mac ‘n cheese and plain waffles on the weekends.
Potty time: Bathroom on main floor with ample space on the sink counter (for baby-changing needs.)
In the hood: Greenwood Park is just around the corner. Winter sledding and skating and summer swimming, splash pad and park.
Read up: Check out this local blog write-up on the history of the brickyards along Greenwood Ave.
1289 Gerrard Street East