The Best Restaurants in Toronto’s Annex & Yorkville

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August 21, 2020

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The 4 Best Restaurants in Toronto’s Annex and Yorkville to Earn Cashback

As the summer starts to wind down, Torontonians are itching to get outside and enjoy the last few weeks of summer weather and patio season. Here at dipp, we recognize the tremendous impact the local community has had on bringing business back to restaurants, bars, cafes and more this summer. This week we’re featuring two well-known Toronto neighbourhoods: The Annex and Yorkville. While they’re located side-by-side, these two areas couldn’t be more different.

The Annex

Welcome to Toronto’s Annex! Located right next to the University of Toronto’s St. George Campus, The Annex is a lively area filled with students, working professionals, and families. The streets are lined with casual dining spots, bars, cafes, bookshops, boutique stores and more. There is also a residential side to The Annex where you can find beautiful old homes and huge leafy trees lining the streets.

1. Eva’s Original Chimneys - 10% Cashback

Address: 454 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1X8
What are Chimney Cakes? Delicious, freshly baked Hungarian pastries that are crunchy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. They are rolled out and wrapped like a ribbon creating a “chimney” look. Eva’s Chimneys are rolled in cane sugar and then filled with ice cream. Check out Eva's mouth-watering menu for all the different combinations, flavours, toppings, and more. A Chimney Cake from Eva’s is the perfect treat on a hot summer day. Next time you’re in The Annex, be sure to stop by!

2. Gabby’s - 10% Cashback

Address: 192 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1T8
Gabby’s was founded in 1989 by a local Toronto family, and they have been expanding and proudly serving Toronto and the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) ever since. The original concept was to create a cozy environment where anyone is welcome to enjoy good food, good conversation, and great beer. Today, Gabby’s is a mainstream casual dining spot with a sports bar area where you can enjoy the game with friends. Gabby's delicious menu is filled with authentic bar food, including fish and chips, brisket burgers, fries made from Ontario potatoes, salads and more. They also have over 20 vegetarian items on their menu!


Toronto’s Yorkville neighbourhood is a top destination for shopping and fine-dining. Filled with high-end boutiques, galleries, studios and more, Yorkville truly stands out from other Toronto areas. Its restaurant scene features chic cafes, upscale bars, and fine-dining restaurants. Yorkville’s luxury hotels often host folk from Hollywood during the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

1. Trattoria Nervosa - 10% Cashback

Address: 75 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, ON M5R 1B8
Back in 1996, Trattoria Nervosa opened its doors in Yorkville. Later, the traditional yellow house continues to be a local favourite spot welcoming new and familiar faces every day. Trattoria Nervosa serves up delicious home-cooked Southern Italian food. Check out the Trattoria Nervosa menu to find a list of tasty cocktails, salads, pizzas, pasta, and desserts. They also have an extensive wine list to pair with any item on the menu.

2. 7 West Cafe - 12% Cashback

Address: 7 Charles St W, Toronto, ON M4Y 1R4
Known for being open 24/7 every day of the year, 7 West Cafe is one of the most recognized late-night dining restaurants in Toronto. 7 West Cafe is the perfect place for a romantic dinner for two, a hot latte, a slice of cafe, a late-night cocktail and more. Their staff are incredibly accommodating and have been welcoming Torontonians with open arms for over 30 years. The 7 West Cafe menu has a wide variety of soups, salads, pasta, pizzas, breakfasts, sandwiches and more. Whether you’re tired after a long day of shopping or stopping by with the family, 7 West Cafe is definitely the spot to chill, unwind, and dine.

The Annex and Yorkville are two great neighborhoods to visit that will give you the downtown Toronto feel without the hustle and bustle of Bay st. Whether you’re grabbing a bite to eat with the family or looking to revamp your wardrobe, you’ll never run out of places to visit.

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