The Best Breakfast Sandwiches in Toronto
The best breakfast sandwiches in Toronto offer all of the delightful breakfast goodness in the form of one complete, savoury package. While the fools around you might have to divide their time between the scrambled eggs on the north ends of their plates and the bacon over on the southwest, you (the savvy menu-conqueror that you are) know that you can have all the breakfast options you want in one complete bite. Needless to say, the best breakfast sandwiches in Toronto require fresh ingredients, skillful preparation, and keen eye for the elements that travel well (keeping morning commuters in mind), and wherever possible, a punny name will always help to brighten someone's day.
Here is the list of the best breakfast sandwiches in Toronto.
Photos by Mariam Matti
Thanks to Porchetta and Co., your fatty pork consumption can start in the wee hours of the morning (which at this restaurant means, uh, after 11 a.m., but who’s counting?). The Saturday-only breakfast sandwich comes with porchetta, crackling, a fried egg, and smoked gouda, served on a light, crusty Caldense bun. $6.45 More »
The secret to Locomotive’s breakfast sandwiches in undoubtedly that the cafe cures its own meat. House-cured bacon and lox, indeed, make all the difference. The weekend offering might change from time to time, whether lox and a fried egg, or bacon and poached, but there’s always something cured and diet-threatening available every day of the week. More »
A gooey delight complete with onion jam. The Gabardine makes its breakfast sandwich with chive scrambled eggs, aged cheddar, and the aforementioned onion jam (the key element?), served in a toasted English muffin. This must-carefully-consume sandwich is available daily in the morning only. $8 More »
Beast’s breakfast sandwich might take five years off of your life, but its buttermilk biscuit is arguably worth a few birthdays. The beastwich, as it is appropriately and affectionately called, consists of a buttermilk biscuit, a fried chicken croquette, pimento cheese, sausage cream gravy, two fried eggs, and house potatoes. Best to pair this baby with water. $12 More »
Aunties and Uncles’ breakfast pocket is a meal stuffed into a focaccia, and yes, it’s everything you imagined it would be. Peameal bacon, scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, caramelized onions, tomato, Dijon and aioli. And if that wasn’t enough, a side of hash browns, potato salad, or greens to share the plate. $8.75 More »
Called the eggspresso sandwich, Black Camel somehow froths its eggs using its espresso machine and serves them up in a breakfast sandwich. I’d say this is probably not one to try at home. Paired with pancetta or cured salmon and served on a Portuguese bun, the breakfast special is available daily until 11 a.m., and on weekends until 4 p.m. $4.25 More »
Leave it to Drake to work in a little heat. Its breakfast sandwich consists of a jalapeno biscuit lined with jalapeno Jack, stuffed with scrambled eggs, and finished with tomato, and Perth bacon. You’d be a ‘ho’ to walk into the office with one of these. $9.75 More »
For the Liberty Village folk ready to tackle the day, one line of code at a time. Here at School Bakery, it’s all about the homemade biscuit, which serves as the foundation for the fried egg, peameal bacon, Monterey Jack, and fresh tomato chutney. Fuel for the creative juices, and the Tumblr-laden day. $10 More »
While The Depanneur might switch up its breakfast sandwich options from time to time, you can count on organic eggs, house-made sauces, and thick, fluffy slices of sourdough. This is one sandwich you can order up by the half ($4) or go for the whole thing for $7. Designed for the morning commuter. More »