The old Indian Coffee Shops of Delhi and Mumbai have almost disappeared. Their robust flavours used to welcome all: affluent entreprenuers, rickshaw drivers and families. With no air-conditioning, the fans turned viciously. Wicker chairs and bar stools, next to sepia Bollywood portraits. Businessmen coming for breakfast and couples coming for a cup of coffee. Struggling actors and writers dined there.
My favourite one, Indian Coffee House, opened in Delhi in 1957, a generation before I was born, and the company was founded in 1936 by Coffee Cess Committee. This was run by a series of worker co-operative societies.
Indian Street Food Co is my tribute to such fading restaurants in India, and to the street hawkers who are more innovative then 5 star chefs.
We keep most tables unreserved so that we can accommodate anyone who visits us. You may have to wait on certain days or at the time of the day you visit. But we will be able to find you a table. If there’s a wait, there is a counter service area where you can have a cocktail or a glass of wine until your table is ready.
We take reservations for groups for any size for brunch and lunch.
For Dinner, we are open at 5pm. For reservations, we request for the table back 2 hours from the time you are seated, which should be more than enough time to enjoy a meal at ISF.
Please note we can only hold your reservations for 15 minutes. After that, we will release the table and you might need to wait for the next table to be available.
1701 BAYVIEW AVENUE
Toronto, ON — M4G 3C1
NEAREST MAJOR INTERSECTION:
Bayview Ave. / Eglinton Ave
PARKING - paid parking on the street or side street parking
We look for those who are crazy, different and fun-loving. Most important we want our staff to be warm and hospitable. And when we find these crazy folks, we welcome them into our family - we train them and take pride in watching them grow.
When the whole world is enjoying we work. Crazy working hours, frustrating, bored and doing the same things again and again. But we want to be different? Lets make it easy and fun together. We place huge importance in training and coaching each individual joining us. There will be times where you will have a bad day at home or at work, we will work together to make it a new better day.
From the 12% admin fee and 10% revenue sharing - we will create a place of quality and rewarding. We provide free food and drinks on shift. Discounts in our restaurants when dining with your friends and families and a staff party in the summer.
Currently hiring for a variety of positions.