What’s on the menu at Bar Pompette, Little Italy’s new all-day French café and bar with a perfect back patio
Name: Bar Pompette
Contact: 607 College St., @barpompette_to
Neighbourhood: Little Italy
Previously: The Walton
Owners: Jonathan Bauer, Martine Bauer, Maxime Hoerth and Hugo Togni
Chef: Martine Bauer (Pompette)
Outdoor seating: Back patio
Covid-19 safety measures: Hand sanitizer stations at entrance and doorways; tables are sanitized when guests finish their meal; masks are to be worn when leaving the table
Accessibility: A raised lip at main entrance and low step up to the bar, washrooms and back patio
During the day, there’s a short menu of freshly baked goods (pastries, baguettes) made next door at big-sister spot Pompette. The evening brings small plates of snacks (popcorn, olives, charcuterie, cheese, cornichons) to pair with cocktails and wine.
The café-by-day serves coffee-based drinks made using beans from Toronto’s own De Mello (as well as monthly-changing features from international roasters). At night, the menu transitions to boozier beverages, including wines by the glass and signature cocktails, some of which are spirit-free.
Between plush banquettes and a marble-topped bar, the walk-in only (for now) space can seat around 30 inside. But until indoor dining is back on the table, guests need to head to the bar’s backyard where they’ll find a romantic patio decorated with twinkle lights and sheltered by a canopy of trees.