If you need to get away without really getting away we have found the perfect place - Au Comptoir. It will make you feel like you've been whisked away to a bistro on the streets of Paris (without the cost of the flight).

The Parisian illusion starts with the bistro seats on the narrow patio that overlooks 4th Avenue. On opening the doors, you will be greeted by friendly, charming waiters with perfect French accents. A bank of tables on one side of the restaurant with blue leather bench searing provides for perfect people watching. The other rows of tables (with cast iron Singer sewing machine legs) provide more seating. The shiny tin bar adds sparkle and a little je ne sais quoi.

Au Comptoir serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner on weekdays and breakfast, brunch, and dinner on weekends. There are separate menus for each meal so you can sit there all day rolling from one menu to the next.

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This modest, unassuming building on a residential, tree-lined street has become a gravitational force for the surrounding community. Le Marché St. George is constantly buzzing with a community vibe that is electric and serene at the same time.

This tiny café is situated in an old heritage building at the corner of East 28th Avenue and St. George Street. With limited indoor and outdoor seating, patrons usually spill onto the sidewalk with their babies, dogs, bicycles, and neighbours. The fare is European, with crêpes and croissants served with coffee in bowls. If you are ever in need of a hostess gift, the shelves are lined with sauces, cordials, spices, and a variety of other, ever-changing household items.

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Le Marche St. George Outside
Le Marche St. George Compote