Our Story

Fancy Kafana has been delivering results since we opened in 2016.
Our goal is to provide both a superior customer experience and tremendous value for our customers.

Aleksandar Stankovic is the owner and he was working at the Marriott downtown Toronto, more on the hospitality side of things, but he always liked restaurants.

-“We weren’t planning to open a restaurant, but we were thinking about it.”

The “we” is Aleksandar’s family, as Stankovic’s wife, brother-in-law and other relatives have all been instrumental in making Fancy Kafana a reality. Although opening a restaurant and gutting and renovating the space has been a challenge — one that called on both Stankovic’s hospitality and general contracting skills (he’s got quite a few passions and professional pursuits!) — he’s happy with how the space has turned out.

“We like the size of the place and the high ceilings and the location, we like that it’s both residential and industrial. There are a lot of businesses, so the main idea is to serve the lunch crowd or even after work or at night.”

As for the term “kafana,” the name is a little homage to food culture in Serbia.
“Kafana” means a place where people meet to eat food and have a drink and socialize. And sometimes have fun, maybe with music or with a band.

We love our customers and welcome your feedback and suggestions. Use our Contact Us page to tell us how we’re doing or what we can improve on.