Re-opening safely

We’re looking forward to hosting you again, but before we do, we wanted to inform you of some slight changes to ensure your safety and ours.

Upon arrival, please expect to be temperature checked (one second non-contact scan of the forehead) by one of our team members. You will also notice that our dining room looks a little different as we’ve had a bit of a facelift – your table with be equipped with a tablet, the acrylic partition walls are installed between tables for safe distancing from other guests and a semi-private dining experience, and hand sanitizer is available at the entrance. We kindly ask that you wear a mask to enter the restaurant, and when leaving your table, though it can be removed when you are seated. Rest assured, you are in good hands with the Avelo family!

Read more about our safety plan and protocols, including acrylic partition walls, HEPA air purifiers, and distanced serving by video.

One thing we can guarantee is that our menu is better than ever –

Our aim is to deliver an extraordinary dining experience for our guests through an exploration of plant-based cuisine. This involves plenty of creativity, geared towards the more adventurous diner.

Instead of a traditional menu, you will only know what each course is as we serve it to you. Dishes are frequently changing with the seasons or even the day.

Prices: 5-course $65/person, 8-course $95/person
An 18% service charge will be added in lieu of tipping

Reservations are required. For groups of 7 or larger, please call 647 643 3132

Looking for a more casual dining experience? Our sibling restaurant, Pizzeria Du, is serving up gourmet plant-based pizzas for delivery or pickup, and now has a patio on Queen St! Check out M!LK, our streetside gelato counter, at the same address – 536 Queen W.

We can accommodate a wide range of other dietary restrictions, and always have gluten-free options. We do require 48 hours advance notice, and there may be an additional surcharge for more complicated requests. We are unfortunately not able to accommodate allium (onion and garlic plants) allergies as they are part of most of our courses.

Open for dinner Wednesday through Saturday from 5:00pm
Last seating at 9:00pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and 8:30pm other days

Our building

Our restaurant is located in a Victorian heritage building on St Nicholas Street, a quaint street in the heart of downtown near Yonge and Bloor. The house was originally built in the 1880’s in a row of worker’s townhomes. Each house has a name engraved on a stone block – ours is “Hazel Cottage.” “Avelo” means “hazelnut” in Esperanto.

A plant-based collective

We are a group of dedicated individuals, working together to provide our guests with an exceptional experience in plant-based dining.

Our team members have worked in a wide range of restaurants the world over. We work collaboratively, drawing on this broad knowledge and experience to create our eclectic style of service. Our dishes reflect the heritage and culture of our team members, applied through seasonal Canadian produce. We believe that the combined talents of a skilled group can produce far more creativity than any individual could.

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