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The Best Breakfast Sandwiches in Toronto

Posted by Robyn Urback / March 26, 2012

Breakfast Sandwich TorontoThe 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.

See also:

The best all day breakfast in Toronto
The best eggs benedict in Toronto
The best pancakes in Toronto
The best French toast in Toronto

Photos by Mariam Matti

Porchetta and Co.

Porchetta and Co.

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 »

Locomotive

Locomotive

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 »

The Gabardine

The Gabardine

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

Beast

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

Aunties and Uncles

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 »

Black Camel

Black Camel

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 »

Drake Cafe

Drake Cafe

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 »

School Bakery

School Bakery

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 »

The Depanneur

The Depanneur

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 »

Discussion

45 Comments

Carrie / March 26, 2012 at 11:17 am
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Carousel Bakery in the St. Lawrence market - peameal, egg, and cheese on a delicious soft bun... yum!
AmH / March 26, 2012 at 11:18 am
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Ya, the sandwich at The Gabardine has my vote. The onion jam is unbelievable and contrasts perfectly with the aged cheddar.
Jessica / March 26, 2012 at 12:16 pm
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Morning glory in Riverside has amazing breakfast sandwiches. The Agent 99 is my regular go-to!
ulf replying to a comment from Jessica / March 26, 2012 at 01:00 pm
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Isn't that actually Corktown?
Riverside is east of the Don River.
Nixon replying to a comment from Carrie / March 26, 2012 at 03:27 pm
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2nd. How could this list not include a peameal sandwich from The Market???
Skippy / March 26, 2012 at 03:42 pm
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The pea meal sandwiches at the market are so overrated!
dvc replying to a comment from Neil / March 26, 2012 at 03:55 pm
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Never ignored. Just second best, sorry dude.
Jacob / March 26, 2012 at 06:29 pm
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If you're in the annex near Bloor and Bathurst, try the Airline to Heaven, at Sky Blue Sky.

Cathy / March 26, 2012 at 06:54 pm
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This list is missing The Beet on Dundas West in the Junction. The organic Breakfast Club sandwhich is sooooo good.Thick cut double smoked bacon,raw cheddar,gooey fried egg, sun dried tomato Pesto,interesting greens all on hearty multigrain bread. Heaven.
Brian / March 26, 2012 at 07:11 pm
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Have to disagree with School Bakery. Everybody in LV knows Naomi's takes the cake (or breakfast sandwich, as it were).
David / March 26, 2012 at 10:06 pm
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Hmmm School wins in LV with the flavor,spices and nice gigs to ,Naomi is a great quick takeout
Tim / March 27, 2012 at 03:11 am
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Hey everyone - please keep the comments on topic (breakfast sandwiches). We're not interested in this thread being hijacked into a debate about geography. If you're upset that an east end (or wherever) place hasn't been included, please offer a constructive comment naming the place(s) in the location(s) that you feel was missed. Thanks
Tim replying to a comment from Skippy / March 27, 2012 at 03:12 am
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We have a separate list for peameal sandwiches:

http://www.blogto.com/toronto/the_best_peameal_bacon_sandwiches_in_toronto/
AV / March 27, 2012 at 09:15 am
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And the moderators have officially lost their shit... welcome to Chowhound. Stay on topic or your posts will meet their doom!
Syncros / March 27, 2012 at 01:25 pm
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Sadly my last comment was deleted, so I'll just mention my favorite breakfast sandwich is the Rise'n'Shine at Lazy Daisy's on Gerrard at Coxwell. If the spots to visit are selected by a poll, I missed out.
Val / March 27, 2012 at 01:50 pm
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I second the lazy daisy post. The rise 'n shine is delish!
Josh / March 27, 2012 at 09:35 pm
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Aunties and Uncles is gold!
Kristina / April 7, 2012 at 03:18 pm
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As a vegan, I highly appreciate places that offer snacks 100 per cent free of animal, gluten or dairy products. Karine's breakfast menu @ McCaul is true gold! My friends can still get their morning bacon or sausage, they do serve them, but only for breakfast.
Sadie / April 8, 2012 at 08:07 pm
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Personally, my favourite breakfast sandwich ever is at The Stockyards. Their melt-in-your-mouth buttermilk biscuit is topped with a deep fried poached egg and house cured bacon... Soooo outrageously delicious!
Cosplay / September 26, 2012 at 10:02 am
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Hmmm School wins in LV with the flavor,spices and nice gigs to ,Naomi is a great quick takeout
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New Toronto Condos / March 11, 2013 at 03:28 pm
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this is the best "Best of Toronto" list yet! a good breakfast sandwich is hard to find. can't wait to try these all out
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jo / October 20, 2013 at 10:35 am
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Worst list ever, worst writing ever.
Mike / October 20, 2013 at 11:03 am
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Is The Depanneur even open? Seems that door has been locked every time I've tried it in the last 8 months.
Some kind of Mike / October 20, 2013 at 05:14 pm
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Give my regards to 2012 and their breakfast sandwiches. Now how about updating that list for 2013 onwards?

Start with Le Gourmand, Leet, Grindhouse, and Cafe Belong...
Nash / December 6, 2013 at 08:48 am
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Suggestions for outside the downtown area, but still in TO please?
Marky / December 6, 2013 at 08:55 am
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That pic of the Beast sandwich is disgusting!
Shazza replying to a comment from Sadie / December 6, 2013 at 08:57 am
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Absolutely! Stockyards is amazing! They should be on this list!!
Martini / December 6, 2013 at 09:06 am
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Rashers in Lesieville makes a pretty mean breakfast sandwich
Sean / December 6, 2013 at 09:47 am
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Try Emma's Country Kitchen on St.Clair, her Breakfast Sandwich with Sausage, is simple yet so amazing!! Also of course Stockyards, due to their amazing biscuits.
Anjelca / December 6, 2013 at 09:57 am
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DUNDAS PARK KITCHEN.....the sausage breakfast sandwich is incredible. go there!
ccc333 / December 6, 2013 at 09:59 am
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Morning Glory definitely needs to be on this list. The Jimmy Screech will make anyone's mouth water. Don't forget to dunk it in their homemade ketchup.
Jeff H -Makati (@dmcjeff) / April 13, 2014 at 10:02 am
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Why do all top ten feature eating animals? There are nearly half a million Vegetarians in the GTA FYI.

mac / April 13, 2014 at 07:24 pm
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Cool Hand of a Girl - Braised Tofu, by far the best
Bob / April 13, 2014 at 07:58 pm
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No. Bobs from the hub are the best breakfast sandwiches.
Kyle / April 14, 2014 at 10:59 am
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Another vote here for Stockyards.. insane biscuit, probably the best bacon in town, and a deep fried poached egg with aged cheddar.
Wes replying to a comment from ulf / August 29, 2014 at 08:58 am
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Isn't Riverdale East of the Don, while Riverside is on the West?
S / August 29, 2014 at 10:03 am
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I love the School biscuits... if I didn't live so far from it, I'd buy them everyday. I've never had it as a breakfast sandwich but I'd definitely give it a try.

Now i want a breakfast sandwich...
Jeremy / October 5, 2014 at 03:49 pm
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They don't make breakfast sandwiches east of Yonge. It's just a dead zone over here.
kman / November 19, 2014 at 09:08 am
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Lazy Daisy rise n shine and the 'son of a Rise and shine' no finer breakfast samdwich for me. (Coxwell/Gerrard)
CoCo / November 19, 2014 at 11:33 am
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Brickyard Grounds at Greenwood and Gerrard has amazing breakfast sandwiches.

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