Large, bright trendy resto. Walking distance from my home which is a huge bonus. In the heart of Regent Park with loads of great programming and events. Food is fairly fried with lots of veg and vegan options. More...
Excellent concept and a fabulous addition to a gentrified neighbourhood. High ceilings and a bright, airy atmosphere create an excellent vibe to meet friends for brunch.
One of my fav cafes in Toronto. Love the menu and their cozy atmosphere. The staff are very nice too
Went for a book launch and it was a nice little spot and cozy. The book launch was a success and the employee were so attentive and helpful. Great little spot to go and read or just to sit and relax for the afternoon. More...
Friendly service, good food, nice interior
Delicious soup and salad. Great vegetarian fare.
Highly recommended. Welcoming space and high quality food?
Bright and well decorated space to sit down or have a meal. Very spacious seating too so it works well to be here on your own as well as in groups. A lot of the food is locally sourced whenever possible too so that's a nice touch. Service is consistently kind and helpful so it's always a pleasure coming by! More...
Angelica Angie Santana
AMAZING service! Consistently amazing too, I'm there every other day and its always perfect :) keep up the good work!
Decent place for food. A smaller venue. They do cater to special events.
Nice place with amazing view
Great place to do a bit of work. Vegetarian options only on the menu.
A great place. Very Causey
The mac and cheese changed my life. Especially with the mango habanero hot sauce.
Mac and cheese was great but felt a bit pricey for the portion size.
Amazing atmosphere and staff just willing to help out
Americano, black bean steak. The end. :)
As soon as I stepped into Paintbox’s airy space, I felt healthier. The restaurant is a mixture of large tables and couches so you can go and read a book or gather a group for a scrum. Set as a quick service restaurant, guests order at the café area and then are provided with a sign so you can sit and wait for the food. Small eats like pastries are available and then there are a few options that are in between a snack and full on meal. The clumps of meaty brown butter white beans makes the Ontario harvest flatbread ($11) surprisingly hearty and along with the crunchy pumpkin seeds, melted brie, carrot puree, and fresh arugula creates a well toasted flatbread that’s filled with flavours and textures. This works great as a shared starter or a main if you’re in the mood for a smaller bite.The mac, cheese & greens ($14) is also rich and creamy, the four cheese sauce balanced by broccoli florets. The kale that’s mixed into the pasta gives it an interesting taste – one friend felt it almost tasted like bacon. While I didn’t find it overly smoky, the kale was a nice addition to the pasta adding an extra flavour and textural element.What a great idea to wrap the enchilada filling in collard greens instead of a tortilla! Paintbox’s enchilada ($14) is stuffed with spicy rice and a protein mixture that gives the filling a ground meat texture. In the end, the creation tastes like a delicious cross between a cabbage roll and enchilada. The roasted pepper coulis and scallion lime aioli were great additions that provided the traditional enchilada flavour but with an extra flair. More...
Lovely space, great food.
Attended a Daniel's meeting today for the launch of a new Regent Park condo building. Service was impeccable. Lovely people
This place is gorgeous- it's interior is beautiful and the food even more so. I'm ecstatic to have a plant-based place really close by. I would eat those lemon tarts everyday if I could! That is.. if I could make it there. I find the change in hours kind of unreasonable. I can't go because I have work until 6 and they're open till 4. I can't go on a weekend when I am free because they're closed. I wish I could give them more of my business. More...
Getting better all the time and they take feedback well...
Has a Lots of homemade goodies on sale and premium hipster fad foods to take home. Check the dates on stuff. Also has license to serve booze. Positive overall. Love the charging station! Please to see they taking the feedback in turn the music down a bit so you can actually work or have a conversation:) thx guys and great coffee More...
We love this place and visit for breakfast regularly. Great food made on site & super friendly staff
Great healthy food and service
A great vegetarian meal experience. The mac and cheese was cooked to perfection with a nice medley of cheeses. The black bean steak had an interesting texture to it - almost falafel like, with a crunchy exterior - but was filling and paired well with the sauce. Restrooms were clean and spacious. A great experience. More...
Great food and an amazing space for private functions.Staff amazing.
The food is amazing and the staff are gems. The vibe is vibely!!
Excellent service, upscale, trendy, comfy seating, vegan and gluten free delicious meals, affordable prices, not crowded. Love this place!
I live in this community and I feel so lucky that we have such a lovely place to take a bite.
Was at a private event. The Suze Morrison Campaign thank you for volunteers. Finger food, very well done, good variety well executed, polite unobtrusive yet attentive. Clean place open and welcoming, a real gem. More...
Good place for a coffee or light meal. They support a lot of community initiatives and training of people that need experience in Regent Park.
god i come to this place about...every week every other week? they’re so delicious, so much variety and so many choices, they’re fairly priced, and did i say they’re so delicious? i highly recommend their sandwiches and citrus fennel salad! More...
Food is excellent! Price is reasonable!
Awesome food and coffee. Staff is friendly and helpful. Great experience. Will come back.
Pleasantly surprised with discovering this awesome place! Really enjoyed the healthy food options and the service was great. Will definitely be back again soon. More...
Sara Valhalla Astra
What a beautiful, natural light & natural fixtures. It was full of wide windows and comfortable seating options. This is an awedome clean, pleasing option for Co working - and business-casual meetings and the Espresso was A+ as well. I had a productive meeting and I will be back More...
Great space to do work during the day
A very nice and friendly place to grab a bite
Very good quality food (I tried a couple of their amazing sandwiches)
Great lace for a quick bit have games night as well
Food is excellent and creative! Solid overall experience with a focus on customer service. For a quick snack, a site down coffee chat, or a beautiful meal Paintbox can do it all. Highly recommend!
Langston Francis was great (new young star) - food was also very good - salmon dish.
Good for lunch. Both dine-in and take out options. Enjoyed a mushroom pasta but everything looked pretty good.
Lovely, sun-filled space, including a large patio. Great for groups or studying. Excellent tea and coffee options. Lovely baked goods including gluten free options.
Awesome food and a great place to meet up with friends. The menu is very inspired and I really appreciate all of the plant-based dishes. There is also some outdoor seating which is just a fantastic place to enjoy the weather. Can't recommend enough - definitely try it out!Edit: I forgot to mention that they put a lot of effort into acting as a hub for the community. There's lots of versatile seating space which is excellent for professional meetings or just catching up with friends. More...
Good food with inspirational Social agenda
This is a unique spot in the area and in some regars a breath of fresh air in that context. Service here can vary, and overall I find the experience a bit awkward. I think they have their setup due to the nature of business at their location but nonetheless I have had both good and poor experiences here seemingly (from what I can recall) from the same staff members. So perhaps there is an issue there but otherwise their selection of food is nice and I have enjoyed their falafels on numerous occasions. Nice place for a coffee and although I wouldn't come here with high expectations of service, I would recommend a visit. More...
A really unique place. very comfortable.
Great food, great coffee, wish they were open earlier on weekdays and at all on Sundays!
Very cozy and great coffee/tea place. Sunny and nice street view.
My favourite neighbourhood haunt. Truly outstanding food. Excellent service. I have spent many a contented afternoon here, reading or browsing the interwebs. Great concerts, often featuring local artists. More...
Vibrant and friendly
Reliably creative meals, sandwiches and other options. Also a strong supporter of local community initiatives.
Great place for a meeting or to make a phone call or skype
Amazing place. Great staff. Excellent venue with catering for events. Coffee is good, too, and they have all kinds of little luxuries to snack on. Was pretty close to school so we would end up there after class quite often. School hosted our graduation party at this venue (they have a separate area for events), and they do catering. Everything was delicious, and we had a great time. More...
Great value, great quality and a hidden jem
Cool place for a coffee. But had mediocre experience eating dinner here in the past.
Healthy and great quality food.
Staff is friendly, organic food, fast service .
The UPS Store #311
Been there twice and each time the food was great. The ambiance is relaxed. Seeing the kitchen from your table is a very good way to demonstrate the cooking skills of the Chef who will visit your table to check on you and see if you have any comments. My only comment is that this place is excellent value for money and everybody should visit and try. You will become addicted.They are very positively involved in their community. A sign of good nature individuals behind this operation.Keep up the good work people. More...
Love it they also have a Friday night performance thing for young artists that they are starting up should be cool
I have been here several times in the last 2 months and I was pleasantly surprise with the food. its Fine dinning at fast food prices its amazing. I loved the Brussels sprout and I highly recommend the chicken pot pie and polenta fries. They might no be there next time as they have a black board menu and change it up often, but everything I have tried even the vegetarian meal have been excellent. Food came out fast, overall I recommend it.The Chef is nice came to check if everything was up to our expectation. More...
Beautiful the right place to go with friends and have a nice meal. Exceptional cuisine.
Great Restaurent , great atmosphere and best food. Love it .
Lovely place with great food! And I don't just say that because I'm in love with one of the chef's
Great freshly made sandwiches.
Open concept, fresh food, great staff.
I love their mission to help folks in Regent Park and the food is good too! ;D
Great atmosphere and they give opportunities to local young people in the community.
Great food and friendly smiles.
I love Paintbox! Particularly the Sackville Salad, the bright, sunny atmosphere and the ambiance. I've had tons of meetings there, as well as held a few private events there and I definitely would recommend it. The food is quality and healthy, the staff are gems and the vibe is great. I only wish they had one in Scarborough. More...
Paintbox Bistro has fresh, quality food with many different flares and a great atmosphere to boot. Definitely a stand out in the regent park community. Get Involved!
Nice friendly staff, healthy snack options, cozy atmosphere.
ROMbus enjoyed a delicious lunch. The servers were very efficient and welcoming. Everyone enjoyed themselves. Again thank you for all your help in making this trip successful and making all our participants happy. The “lunch” is such a big part of our day trips again thank you! More...
Just had both the Chicken Pot Pie and Baked Mac & Cheese...I could easily say, they have both replaced my Mom's recipe (just don't tell her)...
We had a wonderful time at the Paintbox. The food was great, the service provided was perfect, the room set-up was just right! Thank you to the Paintbox staff for all their hard work. Nothing but compliments all day long, and a number of my friends are now interested in holding events there! More...
Good food friendly
I came to Toronto to start a career in busking, I've always had a knack for street performing, singing and magic tricks.After the first day it was clear that my new life was more a learning experience than a profitable venture.One of the biggest messages that kept coming back was "you suck." The second biggest tip was from my troupmates who said I should go stick my head in a Paintbox. They said it over and over.Being a food connoisseur I decided to take the rest of the say off and go find the Paintbox.In glad I stuck my head in the Paint Box because my taste buds have found a new color palette.The artistic atmosphere is perfect for a street performer looking to get a taste of eclectic ambiance AND fresh prepared bistro food.I ordered the guacamole breakfast bagel. With 3 huge strips of fresh bacon, fresh arugula, guacamole and what felt like a pesto mustardseed butter - it had the sense memory recall effect of brining me back to the Italian countryside where I grew up as the son of a poor shoemaker.The tartness of the mustardseed combined with the richness of the avocado and the freshness of the soft bagel was a perfect culinary companion to the classic cheese and bacon.I have 2 suggestions for any artist or creative coming to Toronto - don't give up on your dreams, and stick your head in a Paintbox. More...
This place is fantastic. The staff are amazing. Thanks for the wonderful coffees ladies :)
Love the relaxed atmosphere and the selection of food. It's never busy here and it's a nice spot to bring a laptop, or a book. Staff are super nice.
Delicious and Healthy Dishes
Great place to grab a quick bite and drink
This place has some of the best quality food and friendly staff in the neighbourhood. I think it may have gotten off to a slow start a few years ago as the area (regent park) is still in the process of redeveloping, but they are still here serving up quality food for lunch and dinner. I have met the owner Chris a few times .. Super nice dude! More...