Canadians are said to eat more mac-and-cheese than anyone, and here is one spot you are sure to find an excellent version of it. Tiny, casual, and obsessed with all things dairy, this family-owned restaurant is best known for its gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches (Cheddar, Brie, Calderson, Asiago, Havarti, and more). Check the chalkboard menu for cheese fondue, homemade soups, a wide selection of artisan wines, craft beers, and homemade sodas (including cranberry, vanilla, orange, and lemon). You can spike your soda with gin or rum for an extra $3. The sandwiches are named for different cities the owners fancy; a sandwich and drink will easily come to less than $10. Fondue is available every day but they get creative on Fridays when a build-your-own fondue, with extra dips and drink specials, is offered. Breads for making gluten-free sandwiches and cheeses that are lactose-free are also available. The best of the week's recipes are featured on Kitchen Sink Sundays.
56 Bathurst St. at Wellington Street
Our Rating Neighborhood King West Hours Tues–Fri noon–9pm, Sat 11am–9pm, Sun 11am–7pm; closed Mon Transportation Streetcar: King west to Bathurst Street, then walk south to Wellington Street Phone 416/243-3327 Prices Many meals less than $10 Cuisine Type Canadian Web site Cheesewerks