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The Senator

This historic diner opened in 1948, and looks like it’s been preserved in aspic ever since. The décor’s the real-deal: red-and-white checked linoleum floors, Art Deco fixtures, an ancient Coke dispenser and an abundance of fresh flowers to give it extra vintage glamour. Slide into the mahogany booths or perch on a cherry-red stool at the bar for breakfast classics like French toast or syrupy blueberry pancakes with free coffee refills.

For lunch or dinner, gorge on meatloaf, crab cakes or mac ‘n’ cheese washed down with a milkshake or pop – all the while being serenaded by the crooners of yesteryear. The Elgin, Wintergarden and Canon theatres are all within waddling distance, as is the Dundas Square Cinemaplex and the Eaton Centre. Check out the huge painted Senator advert on the side of the building, with a bespectacled patron enjoying his cup of Joe.

249 Victoria Street (Dundas),
+1 416 364 7517
Opening Times
7.30am (8am Sat/Sun)-2.30pm, 5-9pm. Closed Sunday and Monday evenings.
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