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café/bar

We’re part of The Theatre Centre, but we are also our own thing. A workspace, a coffee shop, a bar, a performance space, a gathering place. Coffee, cocktails, delicious treats, and free wifi—spend an hour or the whole day. This place is for you.

*holiday hours

The Theatre Centre Café/Bar will be open for reduced hours during the holiday season.

December 23: 10am-5pm
December 24-26: CLOSED
December 27-30: 10am-5pm
December 31-January 1: CLOSED
January 2: 10am-5pm
January 3 (Regular Hours Resume): 8:30am-6pm

hours

Monday – Friday: 8:30am-6pm

Saturdays: 9am-6pm

Sundays: 10am-6pm

On performance nights we are often open late!

happy hour

$10 spritzes 3-6pm every day!

Orange and bright spritz drinks are displayed in the sunny theatre centre cafe

coffee, tea & cocktails

Barista drinks, $2.50 drip coffee, and great selections of tea. We’ve got a full shelf of booze — ask about our happy hour specials!

*We use classic coffee from Rufino Espresso

Akash smiles at the camera while working on some cupcakes. Breakfast sandwiches and scones are playfully collaged around her.

sweet and savoury treats

Our Baker In Residence, Akash Swar, designs a rotating menu of scones, cookies, and cakes baked daily in our kitchen.

Try our popular savoury scones and the vegetarian breakfast sandwich!

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a gathering place

Come spend an hour, or the whole day.

Find some gems in our little free library (all books are free to take). If you sit by our large café windows, you’ll get a full view of our pollinator garden (full of native Toronto plants) and their bee-sitors!

café/bar rental

The café/bar is a wonderful space to host many kinds of events from book launches to comedy nights, birthdays, karaoke parties, meetings, and more.  If you have questions, check out our handy FAQ.

If you’re interested in renting the café, please fill out this rental form and we’ll get back to you. We look forward to hosting your next event! 

The Theatre Centre café/bar can be your next spot for private events and parties! We offer competitive rates in a great spot in the city (right on Queen Street West/Lisgar Street), friendly staff, and good vibes. Specially designed cocktails? Fun lights? Let’s chat about what’s possible. Please fill out this rental form and we’ll get back to you. We look forward to hosting your next event! 

For independent artists, we often waive our rental rates, depending on space and staff availability at The Theatre Centre. We don’t charge commission for merch table or your ticket sales.

Have an idea? Tell us what you need! Please fill out this rental form and our bookings committee will get back to you.

The Theatre Centre has been a long term rental space for many nonprofits in the city. If our café (or any other space at The Theatre Centre) inspires you, please fill out this rental form and our bookings committee will get back to you with our nonprofit rates!

baked goods

Our menu changes on the regular, but we almost always have some type of cookie, loaf, square, sandwich, scone (if you get here early enough) and we always have all the drinks. Our Baker in Residence, Akash Swar, is often in the kitchen baking something brand new. If something smells good, make sure to try them before they’re gone. If you really love something, let us know so that we can bake it more often!

Interested in ordering in bulk? Send your questions to our baker in residence at [email protected]

café/bar team!

Drawings made by the super talented barista, Shannon!

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Header: The Theatre Centre café/bar. Photo by Jae Yang