Milkshakes, anyone? Old school diners hit you right in the feels. Especially Toronto diners, which provide a sense of comfort for all your needs, a relaxing environment, and cool retro vibes!
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Whether you're a fan of Gilmore Girls and want to feel like you're sitting at Luke's diner, drinking as much coffee as you possibly could, or you're just a fan of retro-chic vibes, this list is perfect for anyone looking for a hearty meal at a reasonable price.
Old School // 800 Dundas St W, Toronto
The perfect name for a diner, Old School has a new menu which includes all day breakfast, along with a huge drink selection. Pancakes are all under $15. Day drinking at this location is strongly encouraged!
George Street Diner // 129 George St, Toronto
A true old school diner staple! Breakfast is only $10 at the George Street Diner. This amazing diner is not only known for its affordable and delicious meals but Shawn Mendes also shot his music video for "Life Of The Party" here!
Rosedale Diner // 1164 Yonge St, Toronto
Not to be confused with Riverdale Diner, this family-owned diner has been running since 1978. Rosedale Diner provides free wifi along with super old school vibes. I think it's time to make Rosedale a weekly affair.
Fran's Restaurant and Bar// Multiple Locations
On the corner of Yonge and College, Fran's has been open since the 1940s. Their large menu consists of everything from soups, wraps, sandwiches, pasta and even ALL DAY BREAKFAST!!
Mars Food // 432 College St, Toronto
Practically the entire menu is less than $15! Open since the 50s, this super retro diner has stuck to the basics and it has definitely paid off. A local hang out for students, Mars Food is a must for anyone looking for affordable food.
The Burger Shack // 233 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto
Everyone's first choice for diner food! Homemade poutine and burgers with a side of beer battered onion rings? YES PLEASE! This old school diner has something for everybody and is super affordable.
Flo's Diner // 2nd Floor, 70 Yorkville Ave
Located in the heart of Toronto's fashionable Yorkville district, Flo's Diner is the perfect spot for all your "all-day-brunch" needs. Along with daily drink specials under $5, the majority of their menu is under $15, giving you a large variety to choose from.
Aunties And Uncles // 74 Lippincott St, Toronto
EVERYTHING UNDER $10! .. yes, you're reading this right. The ENTIRE MENU at Aunties and Uncles is under 10 bucks! Open since the late 90s, this retro-style diner is a CASH ONLY place. Hurry up and run over to Aunties and Uncles ASAP!
Mars Uptown // 2363 Yonge St, Toronto
Their goal is to ignite old childhood memories through the retro atmosphere and delicious diner food. With all wraps, burgers, omelettes and all day breakfast items under $15, Mars Uptown is the perfect place for reminiscing on old times with good friends!
Denny's // 121 Dundas St W, Toronto
A classic chain diner, Denny's is a 24-hour restaurant where you can get free breakfast on your birthday!! Just make sure you bring ID. Their Grand Slam Breakfasts are under 10 bucks!
The Thompson Diner // 550 Wellington St W, Toronto
Located under the Thompson Hotel, this classic diner is perfect after a good night out with some friends. The party doesn't need to end, just head over to The Thompson, where the diner closes at 3 am and all their menu items are listed at a reasonable price.
OK OK Diner // 1128 Queen Street East, Toronto
Their patio is open for the summer! Everything on the menu is under $15. OK OK Diner offers freshly squeezed orange and apple juice, a staple for every breakfast or brunch.
The Senator Restaurant // 249 Victoria St, Toronto
An awesome little 40s themed diner with jazz inspired decor, The Senator prides itself on using only the freshest ingredients. A large portion of their menu under $15. The Senator Restaurant was also featured on "You Gotta Eat Here" on the Food Network Channel.
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