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The Best New Brunch Restaurants in Toronto for 2016

The best new brunch restaurants in Toronto have already figured out the wacky combination of breakfast and lunch. House made sausage, toasts piled high with avocado, and of course tons of locally roasted coffee is on the menu at these joints.

Here are the best new brunch restaurants that opened in Toronto during 2016.


White Lily Diner
1

White Lily Diner

This Riverside joint blasted out of the gate this year with a menu of reubens and house-made sausage, as well as late hours and basic but delightful cocktails. It earns its diner name.

Baddies
2

Baddies

An Aussie-style cafe right next to Lansdowne station has been stealing hearts this year with its delicious coffee and on point brunch. Instagram-worthy hot cakes swim in powdered sugar, fruit and edible flowers, rustic toasts piled high with avocado.


Harry's
3

Harry's

This longtime Parkdale institution is under new management with guys from the Grant van Gameren team at the helm, though they’re upholding the rootsy traditions of the place with cheap bottles of beer and simplistic burgers that pack a wallop.

Dirty Food
4

Dirty Food

This Junction destination puts beet juice in their caesars, sweet potatoes in their vegan pancakes, and fried chicken between their waffles. This is where to go to get that indulgent homestyle brunch.


Hastings Snack Bar
5

Hastings Snack Bar

Coffee, pastries...and of course, cabbage rolls and pierogies. If that sounds like your idea of the best brunch ever, head to this revamped Leslieville joint that will serve you all those stick-to-your-ribs treats along with your eggs.


Bodega Henriette
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Bodega Henriette

In the quiet Upper Beaches rests the little cafe that could do it all. This place has coffee, cocktails, baked goods and satisfying brunch offerings like waffle benedicts and French toast, as well as your daily groceries.

YAYA
7

YAYA

Dreamy supersized stuffed French toast reigns at this Leslieville spot, along with eggs benny and classic burgers.


Pow Wow Cafe
8

Pow Wow Cafe

Bringing fry bread tacos to Kensington, this teeny restaurant also serves up brunch with big flavour. Smoked salmon and poached eggs lounge on top of crusty, steamy fry bread, and stacks of pancakes can be washed down with cedar soda.

Lead photo by

Jesse Milns at Dirty Food

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