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The Best Breakfast Sandwiches in Toronto

The best breakfast sandwiches in Toronto are the perfect start to any day - especially busy weekdays. These handheld creations compact the joy of brunch in between two slices of bread (or bagels, or English muffins) for easy eating while you make your morning commute.

Here are the best breakfast sandwiches in Toronto.

See also: The best peameal bacon sandwiches in Toronto

Photo from The Stockyards from @shurbur24; Brick Street Bakery from @socialfreakzoid; Dough Bakeshop from @wehavenocake



Rashers
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Rashers

Open daily from 8am, this Leslieville sandwich shop is devoted to all things bacon, meaning the entire menu is especially breakfast friendly. Go for the Hogtown Sandwich ($7.50), which features classic peameal on a bun, but be sure to add on a fried egg and a slice of cheddar for good measure.

Black Camel
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Black Camel

Weekday mornings until 11am, and on weekends from 11am to 4pm, this Rosedale sandwich shop serves up lovely fried egg sandwiches topped with a choice of pancetta or smoked salmon for $4.25.


Le Gourmand
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Le Gourmand

Excellent espresso and a wide variety of breakfast sandwiches make this Queen and Spadina cafe a daily destination for early risers. Choose between ready-made ham and brie croissants, scrambled egg burritos, or biscuits topped with bacon, egg, and cheddar. Have your order heated up to order, then stay and linger over coffee, or hurry back to the office if you must.


The Beet
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The Beet

For those who don't consider bacon essential to breakfast, the egg sandwich ($6) at this organic cafe in The Junction will certainly satisfy. Sandwiched between two slices of gluten-free toast, enjoy a baked egg dressed up with spinach, grilled tomato, raw Quebec cheddar, and a smear of sun-dried tomato pesto.


Stockyards Smokehouse and Larder
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Stockyards Smokehouse and Larder

The smokehouse and larder on St. Clair offers a handful of handheld options in the a.m., but the standout is most certainly their eponymous sandwich, the Stockyard ($8). Start with a choice of house smoked bacon or county sage sausage on a buttermilk biscuit, then pile on aged cheddar and a glorious deep-fried poached egg.

Lazy Daisy's Cafe
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Lazy Daisy's Cafe

The cafe in Little India improves on the egg 'n cheese sandwich by using free-range eggs, cheddar and Mennonite smoked bacon when crafting its sandwiches on buttery home-style biscuit ($7.25). A veggie-friendly version pairs an egg with avocado, tomato and cheddar - or have the best of both by ordering the lovechild sandwich, the Free Son Of A Rise ($8.27).



Brick Street Bakery (First Canadian Place)
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Brick Street Bakery (First Canadian Place)

Most of the sandwiches at this chain of bakeries are only offered after 11am, but those looking for breakfast are still in luck. The bakery offers their famous BLT, along with a sandwich made with sliced hard-boiled eggs, bacon, lettuce and tomato for $5.65, or $6.20 with cheese.

Morning Glory
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Morning Glory

The cozy Corktown cafe offers a breakfast butty ($9.75) with scrambled eggs, bacon and sliced tomato, topped off with homemade spiced ketchup and aioli, on a toasted hand-rolled bun.


Emma's Country Kitchen
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Emma's Country Kitchen

The Breakwich ($6.50) at this cozy breakfast nook on St. Clair is a delicious two-hander featuring an over-easy egg, cheddar or Swiss cheese, and a choice of house cured bacon or sage sausage patty on a freshly baked buttermilk biscuit.


Leslieville Pumps
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Leslieville Pumps

This tricked-out gas station on Queen East makes it easy to refuel first thing in the morning. Choose a maple glazed peameal BLT ($5.30), veggie-packed egg whites on multigrain ($4.86), or the Morning Classic ($4.86), with a fried egg, fresh tomato, and aged cheddar on a toasted golden bun (add bacon for $2).


Dough Bakeshop
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Dough Bakeshop

The bakery on The Danforth opens early every day (except Monday), and among the many fresh-from-the-oven attractions, the breakfast sandwiches are a must while they last in the mornings. Crafted on house buns, look forward to seasonal veggie variations or thick slabs of peameal paired with eggs and cheese.

The Best Breakfast Sandwiches in Toronto


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