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The top 10 cafes that serve brunch in Toronto

Cafes that serve brunch in Toronto are perfect for those who give food and drink equal weight in their weekend rituals. Knowing of a cafe equipped with a well-stocked kitchen can save you from subsisting on bottomless drip coffee.

Here are my picks for the top cafes that serve brunch in Toronto.

The Scullery

This Cabbagetown cafe serves brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Morning staples like eggs benny, pancakes, avocado toasts and huevos rancheros all grace the menu. 

El Almacen

Not only is this West Queen West cafe known for their authentic yerba mate but they also are serving Mexican brunch seven days a week. Load up on offerings of chilaquiles and chorizo eggs bennies.

The Poet

If you're looking for a Mediterranean brunch, look no further than this King East cafe. Opt for their Poet Brunch comprising of coffee or tea and your choice of eggs along with six prescribed sides.

Lazy Daisy's Cafe

This busy Little India cafe offers an extensive list of chow to be enjoyed while sipping lattes. Select from indulgent options like buttermilk pancakes or opt for one their delectable breakfast sandwiches instead. Brunch runs on weekends from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Cafe Neon

Morning wraps, breakfast plates and oatmeal are among the items you'll indulge in during the week at both their West Queen West and Junction Triangle locations. On weekends find eggs bennies and stacked pancakes. 


Just steps away from the Lansdowne subway station is this Bloordale Village cafe. From Monday to Saturday you'll find offerings of avocado toasts, granola and yogurt, chia pudding and hot cakes.

Luna Cafe

If you go slightly off the beaten path you'll discover this cozy cafe near West Queen West. Brunch is served on weekends from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and includes a variety of bennies, breakfast wraps, salads and sandwiches.

Riverdale Perk

Every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Danforth cafe serves brunch. Sweet and savoury items fill the menu. There's caramelized banana French toast, eggs Benedict and brunched out grilled cheese sandwiches.

Drake Cafe

Found inside the Drake Hotel on West Queen West is arguably one of the most popular brunch spots in the city. Duck confit hash, chicken and waffles, and smoked salmon bagels are a few of the items available every Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


This coffee bar near Queen West does Lebanese brunch. A must-try is their hen’s nest. It's only available until 11:30 a.m. during the week, but all day Saturday and Sunday. House dough is topped with a perfectly runny egg, a mound of cheese and arugula.

Lead photo by

Jesse Milns at Baddies. With files from Liora Ipsum.

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