This Hidden Gem Will Satisfy All Your Food Cravings

POSTED ON September 13, 2022 BY Justine Smith

Check out this hidden gem for lunch next time you’re at Ripley’s Aquarium, the CN Tower or enjoying a weekday Jays game. Located right in the action of Toronto’s Entertainment District, on the second floor of Southcore Financial Centre, The SFC Eatery has lots of great options to satisfy your cravings. It’s easy to sit, sip and savour with these great mouth watering food destinations, for breakfast or lunch, or for after-work cocktails and dinner with colleagues or friends. Guests can enjoy these as well as other banking and convenience vendors all below the buildings at 18 York and 120 Bremner. Here are a few delicious restaurants we recommend in the SFC Eatery:  

iQ Food 

A seasonal kitchen that celebrates health and wellness with sustainable food and from scratch cooking. Most of the menu is made daily in-house and more than half of all the food is sourced within less than 100 km of iQ restaurants. You can expect dishes that are clean, colourful and light, with many organic and plant-based options. iQ Food is inspired by what’s available in a given season, creating food that’s delicious, vibrant and nourishing.


Eat. Energize. That’s the Freshii motto. The aim is to provide fresh and nutritious meal choices that energize people on the go. The menu includes custom-made green wraps, salads, quinoa bowls, Burritos, fresh pressed juices, and superfood smoothies. Think: fiber-rich, slow-burning carbs, essential fats and lean proteins. Freshii provides meals and snacks that help you live your best life.

Olly Fresco’s

Nutritious, tasty, and affordable ready-to-eat meals. You’ll find hundreds of packaged products, unique, a hot buffet, eight rotating soups, a pasta bar, custom sandwiches, many salad selections, desserts, freshly cut fruit and more! Olly Fresco’s is a prepared food market concept, geared towards urban core professionals.

Taverna Mercatto

A nod to Nonna’s living room, Taverna Mercatto pays tribute to the classic Italian tavern, one in which stories are told over rustic Italian-inspired fare and brimming pints of beer. Enjoy delicious share plates, fresh salads and traditional italian pizza, pasta and main dishes made from only the finest ingredients. Mercatto provides guests memorable experiences sharing food and wine from an Italian perspective.

Tim Hortons

Sometimes, it’s good to satisfy cravings with simple comfort foods, and familiar flavours you can count on. This well-known chain specializes in always fresh coffee, baked goods and homestyle lunches.

Buster’s Sea Cove

Specializing in grilled seafood sandwiches and deep fried fish, Buster’s Sea Cove has been providing its customers with incredible flavour from the Mediterranean for more than 20 years! The Menu Is Completely Based on Seasonal Catch, comprising of the freshest products to create fan favourites like lobster rolls, fish sandwiches and the fish fry. Enjoy these menu staples and plenty more.

z-teca Mexican Eatery

A simple and focused menu built around the philosophy of “do a few things but do them really well”. All menu items are handcrafted with attention and care. With emphasis squarely on the food, only the freshest quality ingredients are used, prepared daily, using simple cooking techniques. In fact, the kitchen is intentionally “open concept” so customers can see their food being freshly prepared.