Le Cafe Michi
Le Cafe Michi
1802 Pharmacy Ave
Toronto, ON M1T 1H6
Looking at the prices for Le Cafe Michi, I was caught a bit off guard as most everything is more expensive than other places. I thought the food had better be good and it actually was! The place is tiny like a small cafe with a sushi bar in the back that is a bit hidden. The cakes and such are on display as soon as you walk in, but it can get a bit cramp, especially when there's a crowd. Menu offers some Japanese cafe dishes along with sushi.
There are some nice set meals available and most of the the meals come with a complimentary ginger salad and dessert. The meal set I ordered included a tasting of karaage (fried chicken), unagi don, and chef sashimi. The karaage was done very well. Chicken was juicy without being dry and oily either. They also have a spicy mayo drizzle on top.
The unagi don was good. The unagi tasted good, while the portion size was actually a lot larger than it looks. Sashimi included 2 pieces of tuna, salmon, and hamachi. The sashimi were some large pieces and tasted real fresh.
The real reason for constantly coming back are the desserts. I ordered the English Trifle, which had so much fruit and cream packed into a larger than expected cup. The dessert was equal parts sweet and filling without going overboard in either. We have tried other desserts too like the matcha cheesecake, tofu cheesecake, and others. They were all so damn good.
As far as sushi goes, there are definitely better places, but it was still good. The food in general was good, while the desserts were fantastic. The place has an afternoon tea special before the dinner rush in case you can make it. Otherwise, be sure to grab some dessert at the very least.
Ambience: B+ | Service: B | Price: C | Food: A-