Rhia Wicks, Jarvis Taylor and Wayne Bibby

Discover - Grapefruit Moon - Annex - Toronto

Thursday Feb 20th, 2020


Discover - Grapefruit Moon - Annex - Toronto

Written By Wayne Bibby

The Grapefruit Moon Restaurant has been around for over twenty years, and before that it was the first location of the Victory Café which was on Markham St. and now is at Howland and Bloor according to managing partner Jarvis Taylor. The owner, Rhiannon Wicks began working at the Grapefruit Moon when her mom, who was managing the place said that there was a job available and an apartment right above as well. So, Rhia who grew up in Toronto, packed up and traveled back from Peterborough where she attended the Concurrent Education Program at Trent. Thrilled to be back in the City with her mom, Lori and stepsister, Fay; Rhia enjoyed Seaton Village and all it had to offer.

Grapefruit Moon

I first met Rhia at the Grapefruit Moon when I went for an after-work drink shortly after she started working there.  In our conversation, she let me know about the struggles of finding childcare and I suggested St. Alban’s Boys and Girls Club, where my girl was in daycare. She got her kids in daycare and I’ve been going back to the Grapefruit Moon ever since.

The Grapefruit Moon is an Ontario Craft Beer only establishment with a good selection of craft beers (many local). They have recently hired a new chef, Romeo Erazo, who is changing up the menu a little bit and making food offerings that have a little more of an upscale feel.  Try the gourmet mac and cheese, chef inspired pot pies, the flour tortilla nachos or the vegan cassoulet.

Grapefruit Moon interior

The Grapefruit Moon is known for its weekend brunch.  With classic brunch fare like: eggs benedict, French toast and bacon and eggs, they have their own inventions like corncake waffles.  The outdoor patio is a treat, with seats for 25 people, and is a great place for an afternoon or evening meal or drink.  Lunartic Acoustic is on Monday nights and offers an open mic for those with musical talents.  I’m assured it is a very friendly crowd that gathers, and everyone is welcome to come and listen or participate.  Open until 2am, the Grapefruit moon is the perfect place to grab brunch, have dinner or just a couple of drinks.

Grapefruit Moon with Rhia , Jarvis and Wayne

If you do take a walk down to the Grapefruit Moon, let them know that you read Wayne’s blog post.


A special thanks to Max Kathryn Smith (Palmerston PS - Gd.4) who helped to take the photos!


The Grapefruit Moon

At the corner of Bathurst and Follis.

968 Bathurst St.


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