Aspetta Caffe - Kensington Market, Toronto

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Restaurant Info

Cuisine: Cafe

Price range: ~$10-$15 (for food & drink)

Address: 207 Augusta Ave.

Main intersection: Dundas & Augusta

Nearest subway: N/A

Neighbourhood: Kensington Market

Telephone: 647-438-8998

Website: <insert website>

Wheel chair accessible: yes

Aspetta Cafe is an Italian cafe/bar in Kensington Market which opened its doors in the spring of 2008. It is fully licensed to serve beers and wine in addition to coffee based drinks and other non alcoholic beverages. The cafe/bar boasts "the best sangria in the city" according to their Facebook page and many fans. Food items are also available and include panini sandwiches, specials (pizza/ pasta/ and/or soups of the day) and home made pastries.

Outdoor seating available. Live music every Friday and Saturday starting at 8:00pm. The indoor space is also used for open mic night, comedy night and art displays.

Run by first-time restaurateur and chef Samantha Biderman, Aspetta (meaning "wait" in Italian) serves typical Italian meals. Biderman went to chef school in Florence four years ago where she learned to cook authentic Italian from the different regions of Italy. Biderman modeled the cafe (everything down to the white Ikea furniture) after her favourite restaurant in Florence, steps from where she was living.

The space is decorated with paintings of Toronto by Finnish-born, Toronto-based artist Sami Suomalainen as well as some Hendrix images made by her sister. Menu items include Italian takeout and eat-in items like panini, panzarotti, daily pastas, and a dolci menu.



207 Augusta Avenue

Toronto, Ontario M5T 2L4

Phone: view phone 647-438-8998

Email: [email protected]


  • WiFi
  • Free bowls of popcorn with the purchase of alcoholic beverages
  • espresso, cappuccino, tea, Limonata, Orangina, Chinotto, Brio
  • Wine, beer, sangria, Italian Spirits
  • Live music, art Space
  • Outdoor patio w/ the best sun exposure!!!
  • Widescreen TV
  • Wheelchair accessible bathroom on main floor


Every Friday and Saturday nite Live Music Starts @ 8pm

2nd annual "AspettaStock"

  • April 17/2010 Noon - 2am
  • Fund raiser for world wildlife CN Tower climb
  • 25 amazing and talented bands and artists all day long


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