It’s no secret that Drake loves Toronto. That is, after all, why fans call him the “6ix God.” He always gives a shout-out to the city in his songs and he even referenced it in his album, Views From The 6. So, you can bet that he knows just where to eat when he’s in the city. We’ve rounded up eight places he’s connected to—whether through public sightings or his music. Be sure to check them out the next time you’re in Toronto!
If you’re in the mood for shisha and good music, Habibiz Cafe is the place for you. They were mentioned in several of Drake’s songs, including Portland, and can be spotted in his music video for Started From The Bottom. Habibiz Cafe is located at 1939 Kennedy Road in Scarborough.
Sotto Sotto is an upscale Italian restaurant that offers Pennete Via Frattina (smoked salmon and asparagus in rose sauce), Scaloppine Di Pollo Ai Funghi Selvatici (Chicken scaloppini with wild mushrooms), and more. Drake mentions the restaurant in his song Pound Cake/Paris Morton Music with Jay-Z. He has also posted photos of himself dining in it on Instagram. Sotto Sotto is located at 120 Avenue Rd.
Calling all beer-drinkers, King Taps is your beer paradise! They have over 50 beers on tap, from lagers to Pilsners and everything in between. You definitely won’t run out of choices here! King Taps also serves Bang Bang Shrimp, Chicken Tacos, Prawn, and Pesto Pizza, to name a few. Drake has been spotted at King Taps on several occasions. You can check it out at 100 King St W.
If Joso’s looks familiar, that’s because it’s featured on the cover of Drake’s album, Take Care. The upscale seafood eatery has a menu every seafood lover will appreciate, with items such as Shrimp Marinara, Grilled Octopus, and Smoked Trout Salad. Joso’s is located at 202 Davenport Rd.
Lee is a restaurant owned by Drake’s chef friend, Susur Lee. Drake has been spotted dining in the restaurant and visiting his good friend on many occasions. If you scroll down his Instagram, you’ll likely see a few snaps of him with Mr. Lee. The menu is Asian and French-inspired. Some dishes include Cheeseburger Spring Rolls and Top Chef Curry Roasted Chicken. If you’d like to check out Lee, head over to 601 King Street W.
The Real Jerk
You might recognize The Real Jerk from the Work music video that Drake did with Rihanna. It’s one of his favorite spots in the city for Caribbean foods. They serve Chicken Roti, Goat Roti, and of course, Jerk Chicken. The Real Jerk has two locations in Toronto: 842 Gerrard St E and 1004 Kingston Rd.
The Cheesecake Factory
Want to try Drake’s favorite cheesecake? Head to The Cheesecake Factory! As infamously mentioned in his song, Child’s Play, Drake raps, “Why you gotta fight with me at Cheesecake you know I love to go there.” They are known for their wide variety of pasta, flatbread pizzas, steaks, and of course, cheesecake. The Cheesecake Factory is located inside Yorkdale Shopping Centre at 3401 Dufferin St, North York.
With a name like 416 Snackbar, it’s no surprise that Drake has been spotted at this Toronto restaurant. Their menu aims to characterize the diversity of the city and has items such as Falafel Doubledown, Trinidadian Doubles, and Korean Fried Chicken. 416 Snackbar is located at 181 Bathurst St.
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