I visited Taloola cafe - along with another person - for lunch in July 2012, right after going on a tour of the old Hiram Walker distillery building/office nearby.
Lunch was lovely.
I picked - kind of on a whim, as there were MANY choices - the Daiya grilled cheese sandwich with hot mango chutney.
My dining partner had a prosciutto sandwich.
Both of us had Mill Street Tankhouse beer to go along with our meals - it was nice to see an Ontario beer available.
My Daiya grilled cheese was AMAZING. I'm still thinking about it. Mango chutney was a perfect addition to a grilled cheese. They didn't go light on the cheese - just the right amount for my liking was used - and the bread was of good quality and was sliced to a nice thickness.
Some kind of couscous salad was served alongside the sandwich. It was delicious and VERY garlic-ey. I liked the presentation of the salad in an Asian-style flat-bottom soup spoon.
I did not try the sandwich that my dining partner had, but the dining partner said that it was very good.
Prices were decent.
Portions were good.
Service was chilled out, but not flaky. Customers order and pay at the main counter and food is delivered to tables when ready.
Interesting decor and atmosphere. My dining partner and I got a nice table in a far corner, by a window. I enjoyed.
Menu was, perhaps, a little bit too extensive: it was hard to decide what to eat.
Updated from previous review on Saturday September 22, 2012Pros: Beer. , Chilled out-atmosphere.