Toronto restaurants that opened this week

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Warm weather is in the air and before you know it, you’ll be back enjoying meals on the patios at your favourite Toronto restaurants.

This week’s roundup of openings includes a new ice cream shop near Queens Quay, a St Catharines import for mouth-watering BBQ and the return of a crowd favourite – all the makings for the perfect summer.

But don’t wait until the seasons official change to try these new spots. Read on to discover the exciting new restaurants, bakeries, cafes and ice cream shops that opened between March 2-9.

New Toronto restaurants

Bicyclette Food and Wine

Chef Jean-Pierre Centeno launched Bicyclette this week as a concept blending the grab-and-go and prepared takeout with “the conviviality of a tapas and pinchos.” The menu is easy French fare like tartines, niçoise salads, French onion soup and quiche. The restaurant is located on Harbord, right near the University of Toronto campus.

Halcyon

Halcyon is a new cafe in Bloor West Village that serves coffee, wine and pizza. They serve Hot Black Coffee and have a wine list curated by Living Vine. The pizzas are made by Bello Pizza, another new upstart to watch.

Ice Creamonology

Hand-crafted ice cream always hits the spot and this new shop makes decadent flavours like white chocolate blueberry cheesecake and Turkish coffee. You can buy pints or order cones at the Queens Quay location Tuesday through Sunday. The owner, Onur Yilmaz, is a professional chef who has been working on the concept for Ice Creamonology for three years.

La Boulangerie

Trinity Bellwoods has a new bakery serving up brioches, croissants, beignets, danishes, cinnamon rolls – really anything you can dream of, it might be on the menu. Swing by for a fresh loaf of sourdough and pick up a blueberry lemon tart for dessert.