The Victory Cafe

Hidden behind Honest Ed’s in in an orange brick Victorian mansion in the funky Mirvish Village is the Victory Cafe. The pub and eatery offers only local-branded and mostly all microbrewed beers on tap. Currently they list 12 beers on tap, with my favourites being the King Pilsner and F&M Brewery’s Stone Hammer, another pilsner brewed in Guelph. King Pilsner is brewed in Nobleton, just north of Toronto.

Beer lovers may look forward to the treat of the Victory’s cask ale. Cask ale is a naturally-formed beer that is unpasteurized and contains no extraneous carbon dioxide. It contains live yeast and must be handled with care. It has a much shorter shelf-life than regular keg beers. Instead of a traditional keg tap, it is poured with a hand pump.

‘The Vic’ also serves good pub fare at affordable prices, with a large variety of selections for meat-eaters and vegetarians alike. A personal favourite is the Victory Grilled Cheese; a double-decker sandwich with Gruyere and cheddar cheeses and red pesto on Calabrese bread.

The Victory Cafe is open from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., Monday-Friday and 12p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday-Sunday. It is located at 581 Markham St.

Tip: If you are looking to sit on the patio on the weekend in the warm months, you would be advised to arrive early or be prepared to wait up to an hour for seating.

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2 Responses to “The Victory Cafe”

  1. […] carbonated beers. You can try cask ales at select bars in Toronto like Bar Volo on Yonge St. ot the Victory Cafe in the Mirvish Village. What impressed me was the information the Star had about a Cask Days […]

  2. […] reviewed the Victory Cafe here before. The quality of service at the Markham Street bar has gone down over the last year, but it still […]

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