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The Best All Day Breakfast in Toronto

Posted by Emily Thomas / November 4, 2009

Breakfast TorontoThe best all day breakfast in Toronto is a scramble. Making a solid breakfast strikes me as an easy (and fun!) task. It can't be too difficult to make breakfast spectacular, because it's so basic and inherently beautiful: Bread, bacon and eggs! (Or your choice of a vegetarian alternative!) It's so pure and... historical.

Yet, so many places can't properly prepare an egg and seriously skimp on bacon (and don't even get me started on frozen home fries because it's an entirely offensive subject all together). Furthermore, I'm going to need refillable coffee on the double. Here are places that take pride in refilling coffee, preparing an egg and portioning out bacon (or alternatives).

The 12 best all day breakfast restaurants in Toronto. (Or, at least, excellent all day breakfast restaurants)

Photos by Alyssa Bistonath

BOOM Breakfast and Co.

BOOM Breakfast and Co.

Boom Breakfast is steady as a rock. There are never any surprises and never any disappointments. They have funny names for their breakfasts, like “Three Some” and “Chocolate Monkey French toast” but my favourite is the “2 Egg Breakfast.” It comes cheap with free coffee on weekday mornings, which always makes me feel thankful that I’m sitting in a breakfast (exclusively breakfast) place on a weekday morning. More »

Le Petit Dejeuner

Le Petit Dejeuner

This place is fantastic if only for the startling early-nineties vibe. I mean, holy cow! The Stone Roses, Nirvana, and what we thought might be The Sneaker Pimps! There’s also something about the lovely wait staff that reminds me of 1994, although I can’t exactly put my finger on it. Dim lighting and nothing but booths are also totally comfortable, and breakfast comes with potato rosti instead of home fries, which, you know, is really nice for a change. More »

The Lakeview

The Lakeview

Like all those popular bands from 2003, most of their breakfast options are preceded by the word “the” (The Standard, The Massive, The Turbo). They will not charge you extra for peameal bacon, but they will charge you two dollars for half a grapefruit. There is killer music playing, none of it from 2003. More »

Future Bakery

Future Bakery

Future is a great place for students, or for former-students who want to get nostalgic from time to time. Something about going there for breakfast makes me feel like I’m living life to the fullest…. It’s the bustling atmosphere, perhaps. It’s always busy, even into the wee hours. Their bacon and eggs are cheap and quick (and well portioned), and rumour has it you can swing a discount if you’re still in school. More »

Lady Marmalade

Lady Marmalade

On the weekends, you have to stand in line for about forty-five minutes. Furthermore, you have to stand in line outside by the window, which means you can watch people eating poached eggs (of which they serve many variations) and this amazing looking yogurt and granola with half a bagel. There are no fried eggs here, but you can get eggs benedict with Brie and avocado, which makes up for just about anything. And oh my, they also offer a “Good Morning Poutine,” which no one should get too excited about because some mornings, without warning, it’s unavailable! More »

Sadie's Diner

Sadie's Diner

I’m not saying it’s right, but I had this notion that vegetarian restaurants are always spic and span. Sadie’s liberated me from that particular prejudice, because the tables were sticky and the bright vinyl booths were ripped up. It’s a greasy diner without meat grease, which I find uniquely charming! Veggie bacon and veggie breakfast sausage make appearances, as does the “tofu scramble.” Coffee is served in GIANT mugs and snappy indie tunes abound. More »

Edward Levesque's Kitchen

Edward Levesque's Kitchen

One of the best things about this place is that they advertise “an espresso and a puppy” for unattended children, and that’s funny, right? Despite often-mixed reviews on the food and/or service, folks continue to line up out the door for E. Levesque’s weekend brunch of French toast, waffles and latkes and all day breakfasts throughout the week (when open). More »

Easy Breakfast

Easy Breakfast

There are posters of Jack Nicholson on the walls and tons of rough looking, leather-clad customers - Everything I ever wanted in a breakfast place. Also, I really appreciate the home fries in this establishment. They actually look like they are made in a heavy skillet over an open fire from last night’s leftover potatoes, satisfying the very definition of “home fries.” Serious home fries are more rare than you might imagine, but I guess serious business follows Nicholson wherever he goes. More »

Karine's

Karine's

It’s located in the Village by the Grange food court, which means it’s really close to OCAD and many of the customers are presumably students of that institution. They probably appreciate the artsy menu done in wacky handwriting and the colourful (pink!) decor. They also appear to appreciate the cheap (in price, not in quality) all-day breakfast that come in take-away containers, because everyone orders with an excited grin. There are plenty of vegan options here (they make a popular soy smoothie, for example) but they want you to know that they do serve bacon. More »

Gayley's Cafe

Gayley's Cafe

This quiet, sunny, beer-serving breakfast place is apparently the place to go when you’re hung over and want to wait in line for an hour, but on a weekday morning it’s perfectly calm. Straight-up bacon and eggs is reasonably priced and the service is mighty appeasing! Our waiter answered all my requests with a “sure thing” and a prompt delivery. More »

Discussion

96 Comments

SG / November 4, 2009 at 10:20 am
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Boom is better than Mitzi's? Come on. Both are overpriced.
Tim / November 4, 2009 at 10:28 am
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Mmmm, I love Sadies!
Mark / November 4, 2009 at 10:36 am
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I went to The Lakeview the other day and found the service slow and the food awful.

Laura / November 4, 2009 at 10:37 am
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LOVE the all-day breakfasts! Thanks for this post! Great suggestions...here's another - a personal favourite: Maggie's All-Day Breakfast, 400 College Street (College and Bathurst). Eggspectations has great all-day breakfasts, but less of the bistro, diner feel.
Ryan Henson Creighton / November 4, 2009 at 10:39 am
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i was very impressed with the all-day at The Windmill at Bay & St. Joseph (1 block North of Wellesley). Slightly non-traditional with surprising flavours. The home fries were spiced wonderfully and unexpectedly, and the slice of turkey was killer.
MelS / November 4, 2009 at 10:42 am
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They're all really the same when it comes to breakfast anyways, Which I now have a hankering for. Out of these I'd have to say boom takes the cake, that place is hella busy those mornings that i do want to go for breakfast..but boy is it ever clean. I miss the days i used to live up on St.Clair if only for very few things; Boom being one of them. If it's for the people I'd have to say Sadie's/ a couple of my friends work there and they are amazing people.
Laura Bee / November 4, 2009 at 10:42 am
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For anyone brave enough to venture east of the DVP, the Wexford at Lawrence and Warden has been serving great all-day breakfast for over 50 years. It has a classic diner feel, complete with a cast of regulars and servers with personality.

And the french toast with butter and syrup is comfort food at it's best.
T.O. Snob / November 4, 2009 at 10:43 am
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I never got the appeal of all day breakfast.
gorf / November 4, 2009 at 10:50 am
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My favorite breakfast joint is UFO Restaurant / Three Star convenience at Niagara and Adelaide.

It's not much to look at being in a convenience store and all, but the service is wonderful, the staff is friendly, the food is cheap, and there is always, ALWAYS, a place to sit. It is a greasy spoon and far far away from being deemed anything near classy.

Plus, you can grocery shop while you eat (at some tables).
jen / November 4, 2009 at 10:56 am
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I've never had breakfast there but I have a thing for UFO's spaghetti and meatballs, and their homemade burgers are HUGE.
jamesmallon / November 4, 2009 at 11:11 am
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Mill Street Brewpub in the Distillery District makes a stand-up breakfast, and YOU DON'T HAVE TO WAIT IN A LINE FOR IT!

Almost as good as that: getting a 4-glass beer sampling platter, because that's the only thing better than coffee with eggs.
Trev / November 4, 2009 at 11:18 am
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The Vesta ... Where is it?
Rico replying to a comment from jamesmallon / November 4, 2009 at 11:20 am
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Mill Street Brewpub has horrible service. Aspiring actors, all of 'em. Aspire for a long time, boys! Huge attitude, zero service.
james / November 4, 2009 at 11:44 am
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I have had nothing but positive experiences down at Mill Street.

I quite enjoy the Tulip's all day breakfast....and cheap.
james / November 4, 2009 at 11:44 am
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I have had nothing but positive experiences down at Mill Street.

I quite enjoy the Tulip's all day breakfast....and cheap.
ben / November 4, 2009 at 11:44 am
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blogto, you have the worst "best of toronto" lists for food.

boom is absolutely horrible and should never been seen on any list for best of breakfast/brunch.
Ryan L. / November 4, 2009 at 11:46 am
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Sunset Grill in the Beaches is fantastic for all day breakfast. Probably disqualified for being a 'chain' though.

The whole chain thing can get hazy at times. You'll often find chains of 3 or 4 or more on these lists, but larger chains that are more centralized in the GTA are left out. (Hy's Steakhouse for example is based out of Calgary and only has a single Toronto location, but still snagged #4 on the steakhouse list)

Sunset is interesting in that while the food remains fairly generic across the chain, the original Beaches location stands out among the pack in terms of quality. It's essentially a separate entity, as often happens with the original store in small chains.
darb / November 4, 2009 at 11:49 am
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I has such a terrible breakfast (Eggs Benny) at the Boom at Yonge/Eg that I won't be trying this on St. Clair W. Bad service, bad coffee (i know, it's supposed to be Reunion Island), bad breakfast potatoes, overcooked eggs, plus it took all kinds of time to serve me on a Tuesday morning.
JW / November 4, 2009 at 11:51 am
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I don't mean to be harsh, but this is a really poorly written article. What is so pure, inherently beautiful or historical about all-day breakfasts?

Ryan L. / November 4, 2009 at 11:53 am
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I would like to see a list of the best places that sell breakfast that don't happen to devote their entire all day menu to it.

Best all day breakfast != best breakfast
Elizabeth / November 4, 2009 at 12:14 pm
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I thought these lists come from readers voting on places, not BlogTO itself.

I agree - Vesta is pretty great. And I know it's a chain, but I LOVE Cora's!
M-PC replying to a comment from Laura / November 4, 2009 at 12:15 pm
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Laura, Maggie of Maggie's on College owns Karine's and works there (Karine, her daughter, too). Check it out if you haven't!
Nick W / November 4, 2009 at 12:25 pm
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As someone who has had numerous breakfasts at all of these locations but one, I am having a difficult time comprehending why the post-change Lakeview -- a place I visit only when I'm in the mood for abuse and terrible potatoes which, admittedly, is almost weekly -- is even on this list. Is it the name recognition? The history? The funky Modest Mouse-esque sign? ...the abuse and bad potatoes?

Emily? Help.
Maria / November 4, 2009 at 12:46 pm
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Easy closes like at 3 PM, so it's not quite "All Day".
Michelle replying to a comment from Laura / November 4, 2009 at 12:47 pm
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Definitely love Maggies! It is better on a weekday though, weekends are extremely crowded. It's a cramped space and can get very hot. The food is fantastic, and there are at least 20 breakfast options.
jack / November 4, 2009 at 12:54 pm
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you miss Daybreak on church and carlton.. best value
Best of / November 4, 2009 at 01:14 pm
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If this list is decided readers voting on places, not BlogTO itself, are the IP's of those voting unique?

What I am trying to say, what is keeping someone say the same people that are shamelessly plugging their restaurant in every review of another restaurant that serves something remotely like their menu, from voting more than once for their restaurant??

I have noticed certain establishments in particular seem to get plugged on this site almost everyday (one, now two but with a connection).

I will take all further reviews with a grain of salt. If these reviews are just back scratching for a free meal than I may as well listen to what that Marty guy has to say.

As with all criticism, I expect this to be deleted. If only I knew someone at blgoto.
Michael / November 4, 2009 at 01:30 pm
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This is the worst list i've ever seen.
Ando / November 4, 2009 at 01:32 pm
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Mars Diner. Conspicuously absent.
Aaron / November 4, 2009 at 01:42 pm
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I was just going to post the exact same thing, Ando!
Chris replying to a comment from Michael / November 4, 2009 at 01:48 pm
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Really? The WORST list you've ever seen? Sounds like you've led a sheltered life....:)
Moi / November 4, 2009 at 01:49 pm
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I like going to Flo's Diner in Yorkville
http://www.flosdiner.ca/
Zach / November 4, 2009 at 01:49 pm
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You are doing your readers a disservice with this terrible list.
Zach / November 4, 2009 at 01:53 pm
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Gayley's uses margarine on their toast.

Eww.

I couldn't believe it wasn't butter.

Sass / November 4, 2009 at 01:56 pm
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I agree with Zach.

Future's breakfast is AWFUL.

AUNTIES AND UNCLES schools all of yer bests.
MP / November 4, 2009 at 02:03 pm
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I'm sorry, but BOOM sucks. Everything there tastes processed. I always feel like I'm at an overpriced golden griddle.
Rachel / November 4, 2009 at 02:22 pm
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I was with you until you mentioned Futures. Any restaurant that can't do scrambled eggs properly is off my list. Plus, their homefries are consistently disappointing.

I still miss The Bagel.
Tim / November 4, 2009 at 03:01 pm
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Hey guys - yes, this list is derived from nominations and voting from all of you. Like any list, there are bound to be disagreements. Just for the record, to qualify for this list the restaurant needed to serve breakfast the entire time it was open. And it needed to serve breakfast during meals where breakfast is not traditionally eaten (ie. lunch, dinner, 3am etc.)

For those of you who think this is the "worst list", please do us all a favour and suggest places you feel should have been included on the list.
APOW / November 4, 2009 at 03:26 pm
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3 WORDS, 7 FUCKING WEST
nico replying to a comment from Tim / November 4, 2009 at 03:36 pm
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Tim, why doesn't BlogTo post a disclaimer with the Best Of lists? It's never made clear that the top spots are nominated by readers until you inevitably have to explain that in the comments - and this happens with practically every single list. You might get fewer "worst list ever" comments if you tried it.
keven replying to a comment from nico / November 4, 2009 at 04:50 pm
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I think this is a great idea. I do wonder however how many people would just miss the disclaimer lol
Sarah / November 4, 2009 at 04:57 pm
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The Lunchbox at the corner of Keele and Bloor is my personal favorite. It's a-MAZ-ing.
Dthobe / November 4, 2009 at 06:16 pm
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Over Easy at Yonge / Wellington is a hiddent treasure for all day breakfasts...as long as you don't mind eating next to Bay Street types.
isabella replying to a comment from Michelle / November 4, 2009 at 08:56 pm
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Michelle do you mean Maggies on charles street east of yonge near wellesley? I went there once and the owner was a real prick yelling/criticizing at his staff one young lady in particular who just happened to be a minority, possibly an immigrant

I did bring it to his attention because stuff like this disturbs me, when it came time to pay my bill I expressed my feelings in what I consider a civil manner and you know what he did? instead of giving my change back he dropped it angrily in the tip jar

I was flabbergasted and will never go there again and for the record I am an excellent tipper but don't appreciate it being grabbed from me
prince of ronces / November 4, 2009 at 10:21 pm
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C'mon, the list is pretty good overall.. but, Mitzi's on Sorauren should have taken it.. Auntie's and Uncles second.. and yeah.. Mars should have made the list.
Randy / November 4, 2009 at 10:37 pm
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A couple of points to mention. First, Edward Levesque's is a shithole. The service is absurd, the attitude plentiful and the food mediocre (I can already hear the howls from Leslievillians who will wait in line there Sunday morning for food that can be made better at home, without the surly staff attitude). Second, where is The Tulip? As far as lists go, this one is passble, but just barely.
DD / November 5, 2009 at 10:15 am
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Steve's! Bathurst & Wilson:
http://www.stevesrestaurant.ca/
beereereeon / November 5, 2009 at 11:20 am
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don't forget Rustic Cosmo Cafe on Queen at Dufferin!
nippleholic / November 5, 2009 at 01:06 pm
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Sneaky Dee's probably has the best value breakfast...$3.25 for a huge plate of food (it takes a lot of effort for me to finish)...although they only serve it on weekdays from like 11-4..
SirReveller / November 5, 2009 at 05:32 pm
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BLOOR-JANE RESTAURANT
If you're a west-ender, this is widely-known to be the taj mahal of all-day breakfasts.

I reco the breakfast special with: Scrambled / Sausage / [Milk] Shake. It also includes amazing homefries, 2 toasts with plenty of butter (and jam, if you're into that kind of thing), and unlimited coffee.

Hardcore diner since the 70s.

Future Bakery? A place with "breakfast" in the title? Gimme a break. You may as well list "Denny's"....
Moi / November 5, 2009 at 08:45 pm
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SirRevellerrrrrrrrrrr

Frig FORGOT about the Bloor-Jane Restaurant
Used to go there many years ago. Friend lived near there:)
Great place. And wonder, are they still using the SAME old Cash Register a la punch punch?........This place should soooo be on the list for sure!
Gtrain / November 6, 2009 at 02:12 pm
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I can not believe AROMA is not included in this list...
SirReveller / November 6, 2009 at 03:48 pm
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Moi- hahaha yeah that thing is still in action. The entire place hasnt changed since the early 80s, if ever..
Cravings / November 6, 2009 at 04:25 pm
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The Pickle Barrel - chalah french toast with real Quebec maple syrup...yummy :P
Spendzza / November 10, 2009 at 05:30 pm
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Creme de la Creme's pancakes are crazy good.

I've never actually been there, but I hear Bonjour Brioche is pretty good. Don't know if it's all day breakfast though...
jokes_ame replying to a comment from isabella / November 12, 2009 at 11:01 am
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Isabella .

I think Michelle is referring to the Maggie on College, which IMHO used that have stella breakfasts until ownership changed. I recently went to Karine's and it's just like the old Maggies (and for good reason).

I'm not sure who owns the resto on Charles St.

Where is AUntie/Unlces, Tulip, Daybreak, Bonjour Brioche or lady marmalade on Queen East.

Futures is just meh.
Erica G / November 18, 2009 at 11:00 pm
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BOOM on College is GREAT! For those with bottomless bellies, try the French Toast after a meal - it's the best French Toast I've ever had. Apparently the secret ingredient is orange juice. Shhh...
butcher replying to a comment from DD / December 1, 2009 at 10:11 pm
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they're impermanent staff (hosts, bus boys, cooks) at Steve's are treated like shit and the owner is a mess. I had a few friends that worked there and the cooks smoke in the kitchen while making your food.
ll replying to a comment from DD / December 1, 2009 at 10:14 pm
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There is this place on Lakeshore and Mimico called the Waffle Works, every time I've been there it's been almost empty. Their menu is awesome, and they have the most unique array of southern waffles.
ll / December 1, 2009 at 10:15 pm
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http://www.dine.to/waffleworks
def needs to be on the list.
bacon / December 14, 2009 at 11:29 pm
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sorry but the reader poll was dead wrong this time. I am a breakfast fanatic and having gone to all of the places you listed and more I just want to say, Lakeview is overpriced and under delivers. Sadie's is just plain awful, and easy is crowded and full of 'tude. What about the REAL classic all day diners? The Senator on victoria south of dundas east and The Patrician on king just west of sherbourne. Both of these are often imitated but never duplicated. They also make a great replacement for The Stem... R.I.P.
Rapson / December 29, 2009 at 01:41 am
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You can't forget MUSA on Dundas West! Rammed on the weekends, but a damn good breakfast.
Liv / January 16, 2010 at 11:58 pm
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Whoever never "got the appeal" of all-day breakfast obviously has never had the pleasure of working evening or night shift where your day sometimes only starts in the late afternoon.
Lucky 9-to-5er, wanna trade?
Rob / January 17, 2010 at 07:59 pm
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I think Sadie's as an experience depends on your expectation (many don't realize they are walking into a veggie restaurant). I find it consistently offers really good food, great/courteous staff and a great vibe as does Easy. The only attitudes I find at either place lie with the patrons and I am there to enjoy the company that walked in with me and let others do the same. I also think that By the Way is pretty good. Much like "bacon on" a hearty RIP for The Stem.......sorely missed.
Josh / January 21, 2010 at 10:22 pm
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Golden Griddle.Do it! Do it! Do it!
Don / January 21, 2010 at 10:23 pm
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Eggspegtation Younge Street. Yes its a Montreal hot spot chain, but we got on here two. Eggspegtation Younge Street.
Caesar Maniago / January 31, 2010 at 11:38 am
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Everyone in Toronto knows, or should know, that the best all-day brekkie in Toronto is served up at the Bloor-Jane Restaurant. Usually lined up on weekends, but the line moves fast. Specializing in feeding you well, and fast. In, eat, leave. The last of Toronto's great greasy spoons.
Jason Porter / February 11, 2010 at 01:24 pm
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if you want a great all-day brekkie for a decent price, try Creme de la Creme Cafe on Bloor near Royal York. The eggs Benny are fantastic, as are the generous portions of backbacon.
Michelle / February 13, 2010 at 09:56 pm
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Sadie's is filthy and the service is terrible. I would never go back nor advise anyone to go there. Being "hip" is no replacement for cleanliness. Disgusting.
Break / February 16, 2010 at 12:01 am
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People's Foods, Vesta, Auntie's and Unclies, KOS, Mars, Sunset Grill, Bus Terminal and Green Room. That's my list.

Although it's a good sign for quality, I loathe lining up for breakfast. It's February, in f'ing Canada. Screw lining up, I'm not lining up outside sorry. I'd rather buy a carton of eggs at a convenience store and go back home than line up.
nomiches / May 1, 2010 at 01:06 pm
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Boom is completely over-rated(and overpriced). Every time I have gone there I've been turned off by the unfriendly, rude service, overseasoned potatoes, the unforgivably bad coffee and the dressed-up mediocre food. Can't stand it. The only saving grace(now there's a good brunch spot!) are the roasted tomatoes... not enough to make up for everything else wrong with that place. I even tried the Nicoise salad thinking it was a safe bet - awful, just awful.
...sorry Blog TO - Boom sucks!
eagle3 / May 10, 2010 at 06:52 pm
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I had breakfast at Booms and I really did not find it anything to write home about. I had scrambled eggs and toast and it was just okay. They gave such a small portion considering you often come in for a bigger breakfast on weekends seen as how its later in the day. And it was overpriced as well..
C.A. replying to a comment from bacon / June 21, 2010 at 05:49 pm
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I can't see how we forget Sunset Grill!! Excellent breakfast, friendly service, great value. Super for single or group breakfast/lunch, casual or business. A place you can never get enough of. Coffee is the best.
Bex / June 30, 2010 at 10:58 am
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UFO is the WORST breakfast place in the world, NEVER EVER GO THERE...

... I only say this because it really is absolutely the best breakfast place in Toronto and I don't want everyone to know about it...

So, yeah, it sucks, stay away! I think it's haunted too...
Isabella / July 3, 2010 at 04:15 pm
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Mitzi's was really good, but it was a bit pricey.
Lady Marmalade was not bad either.
Boom is just no.
Kerry / August 8, 2010 at 04:47 pm
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We went to Boom Breakfast one Sunday morning and the food wasn't that great. The service was terrible; we were both served water in glasses with lipstick prints still on them. I had the eggs benedict; my eggs were overcooked and the hollandaise sauce had that skin on top. I wouldn't go back there ever.
Sasha / December 10, 2010 at 10:03 pm
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For a proper English full day breakfast, try Melody Cafe on Weston Road (Weston and Steeles). There is no place to sit down so its only a takeaway unless you are lucky to get a spot on the 3 chairs there! But the food is amazing, freshly made in front of you and generous portion size; its not even expensive. I think I paid under $8 for a full breakfast and a cappuccino.
Ron / December 17, 2010 at 07:52 pm
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Demis Restaurant is a family run diner which serves a BIG breakfast all day.. Weekends are rammed but seating and service are quick! They also have a mean homemade burger and huge open-faced sandwiches.. mmmmmmmm
eagle3 / March 7, 2011 at 11:35 pm
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BOOM, Are you kidding me? IF Boom is the "best" in Toronto, that does not say very much about this city. Well actually what it does say is that we would not know a great breakfast if it slapped us silly! I have eaten there, and it is really nothing special at all. I had scrambled eggs and what I remember was that the portion was quite small and I was still hungry an hour later.. They were also quite tasteless..
Jerry / June 7, 2011 at 09:24 pm
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Eggspectation in Eaton Center was great! The coffee's are amazing as well as their smoothies. It has a large all day breakfast menu as well as a decent lunch and supper menu.
James replying to a comment from Jerry / July 9, 2011 at 12:05 pm
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If you go to Eggspectation for breakfast, ur throwing away your money and don't know what a traditional all-day breakfast is, i also agree that BOOM is way overrated..and definitely not recommended..
Josh / August 8, 2011 at 01:12 pm
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Sorry, but the fact that Fran's is not on here is shocking. I'm big on having a hearty breakfast when my shift is over at 11pm and no one has topped it. Boom is noticeably overpriced and the servings are small (the homefries were the only saving grace) and the Lakeview just didn't seem to cut it.

Best bang for your buck, with a decent sized meal, plus some really good coffee at unexpected hours, make it Fran's.
SNEAKERS SHOP / August 9, 2011 at 05:30 am
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I went to H a Sunday morning, breakfast food is not great. Service is terrible, as we have water in the glasses with lipstick print still. My Eggs Benedict, my eggs overcooked, hollandaise sauce, on top of the skin. I will not go back there too.
Dan / February 9, 2012 at 02:57 am
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Fran's -- absolutely the most reliable food day and night for the over 30 years I've been to various locations. Guess it's not here because it's more than one spot, but each location has always been top-drawer food, warm and friendly.
Dr. Shrinker replying to a comment from Trev / February 9, 2012 at 07:11 am
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It's at the corner of Spadina and Dupont, and is just near Dupont subway station, IIRC.
Diego / February 25, 2012 at 12:48 pm
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A good deal of the places listed here close before 4pm. Not sure how they qualify for "all day" breakfast. Adding the hours of operation to restaurant reviews would be awesome. I'm constantly leaving this page to hunt that information down.
Chris / April 9, 2012 at 11:41 pm
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Golden Griddle, Pickle Barrel... it's a good thing a lot of these commenters missed the voting or imagine what this list would've looked like :/
anna / September 13, 2012 at 10:08 am
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Missed a number of great all-day/weekday breakfast places: 1) Clintons (at bloor and Christie). 2) Brownstone (Yonge and Gloucester) 3) Fran's of course must be noted.
Cosplay / September 26, 2012 at 05:28 am
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Eggspectation in Eaton Center was great! The coffee's are amazing as well as their smoothies. It has a large all day breakfast menu as well as a decent lunch and supper menu.
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julie / May 24, 2013 at 05:57 pm
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this list is honestly not a good one.

I was a brunch chef for yrs and I do not agree with this list at all.

Currently I would say some of the better brunches in Toronto are:

The beet on dundas West
Maggie's on college
Saving grace on college
Grapefruit moon on Bathurst
Epicure cafe on Queen street


but I am forever searching for that perfect brunch and have yet to find it.

Boom and lakeview are disgusting.
johnny / January 12, 2014 at 06:36 am
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I can't believe Frankies on Queen west isn't up here. Really cheap and amazing food. All day breakfast is one of the best in the city. I recommend it.
eagle3 / March 29, 2014 at 11:58 pm
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Boom sucks. Anyone that thinks this place is remotely good is on crack..
DORITOSGIRL / April 13, 2014 at 08:46 pm
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I am surprised WIMPY'S DINER did not make the list. Fast cheap meals that are huge. Servers are usually friendly and competent.

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