A new patio space has launched in the King West neighbourhood just in time for summer. EFS Toronto, short for Everything for Sale is a 3,000 sq ft rooftop patio offering cabana-style bar and lounge with a focus on crafty cocktails and hookah. I arrived on a Friday afternoon at 5pm just before one of Toronto’s infamous July thunderstorms.
A massive vertical green garden shoots up into the sky from behind the bar and features hundreds of lightbulbs which appear as though they are sprouting out of the wall. Surely a stunning scene for the late night crowd as the space glows and cocktails clash for the after work “cheers” party.
I enjoyed a few refreshing glasses of white sangria featuring a potpourri of floating fruits. The King West restaurants menu is short and sweet so come here for the drinks but satisfy yourself with a few bites if your stomach starts growling. The menu is BBQ and salad centric which very much suits the hot hot heat patio setting. EFS is a perfect spot to sip and nibble this summer so grab a bratwurst or burger and find yourself a few friends to enjoy cocktails under the stars.
Sips and Nibbles:
lime spiked red cabbage, maple whole grain mustard, smoked sour cream, tomato concase, tempura bits, soft bun
Grilled BBQ Salmon
Prime Beef Burger with Fries
aged cheddar, bacon, tomato, lettuce, chipotle aioli, soft bun
Baby Green Salad
cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, chickpeas, bell peppers, strawberries, maple balsamic, crispy shallots
Israeli Cous Cous Salad
basil puree, cucumbers, caramelized onions, baby tomatoes, peppers, crunchy peas, crumbled goat cheese, pea shoots, crispy onions