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The Best Breakfast Sandwiches in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / February 17, 2015

breakfast sandwiches torontoThe 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

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. More »

Black Camel

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. More »

Le Gourmand

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. More »

The Beet

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. More »

The Stockyards

The Stockyards

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. More »

Lazy Daisy's Cafe

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). More »

Brick Street Bakery

Brick Street Bakery

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. More »

Locomotive

Locomotive

The coffee shop in the Junction offers four different fried egg sandwiches ($6.79 to $7.79), with ham, bacon or roasted vegetables with cheese, tomato and house-made mayo, or house cured wild pacific salmon with lettuce and red onions. More »

Morning Glory Cafe

Morning Glory Cafe

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. More »

Emma's Country Kitchen

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. More »

Leslieville Pumps

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). More »

Dough Bakeshop

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. More »

Discussion

23 Comments

JH / February 17, 2015 at 11:56 am
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HELLO!?! CAROUSEL BAKERY. THE OG OF TORONTO BREAKFAST SANDWICHES
Cornish / February 17, 2015 at 12:09 pm
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The Gabardine scrambled egg sandwich with onion jam is amazing!
philmar with tongue in cheek / February 17, 2015 at 12:32 pm
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This is a useless article for most BlogTO readers. The article doesn't tell us what these sandwiches would taste like with poutine on them.
philmar with tongue in cheek / February 17, 2015 at 12:37 pm
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I actually see little of anything in that list that would motivate me to get out of the house even if I lived next door. there's a few colon blockers in that list. And the buttermilk biscuit as a sandwich bread would require a lot of liquid to get down. Most readers could fry an egg put it on a bun with cheese, tomato and hot pepper rings and do better, quicker and cheaper. throw on bacon and heaven.
Jm / February 17, 2015 at 01:34 pm
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Good, no mention of Tim's bagels and coffee @ markham and mcniccol, let it stay a hidden gem with a fantastic hot table for lunch at decent prices
Monty / February 17, 2015 at 01:50 pm
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This list MUST include the incredible Breakfast sandwich from the Bivy on Dundas West at Brock. Incredibly tasty, in either a veggie or meat version, with coffee. Hard to finish in one sitting. An excellent value from this wonderful neighbourhood haunt.
Jessica / February 17, 2015 at 02:22 pm
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Bar Buca has in my opinion the best breakfast sandwiches in the GTA. Their porchetta breakfast sandwich alone speaks lengths, and they are all very reasonably priced ($4.50). Pair that with incredible and friendly service!
McMuffin / February 17, 2015 at 02:51 pm
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No love for the McMuffin?
Johnny Bee / February 17, 2015 at 02:58 pm
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Rashers deserves #1, their sauce is oh so good!
@Philmar with tongue in cheek / February 17, 2015 at 03:11 pm
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Totally agree I can crack an organic egg ,salt pepper,over easy, put it on a weight watchers english muffin add any type of cheese tomato and salad, delish! not greasy, overly salty and calories are probably half of something you'd buy. It's not complicated anyone can make this within 10 mins!
Kent / February 17, 2015 at 03:59 pm
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Black Camel does not serve fried egg sandwiches.
Gaby A. / February 17, 2015 at 04:38 pm
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A shoutout to the Brickyard Grounds' breakfast brioche sandwich.
andrew / February 17, 2015 at 04:51 pm
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An article about breakfast sandwiches and no Bacon Nation?
AuntiesandUncles / February 17, 2015 at 11:54 pm
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Some of the best breakfast sandwiches I've ever had have been served up at Aunties and Uncles. I know that place doesn't really need any more hype... but they deserve the credit.
Francesco / February 18, 2015 at 06:36 am
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All jokes aside, mcdonalds has the best breakfast sandwiches
Doug replying to a comment from Francesco / February 18, 2015 at 10:32 am
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Are you in that pukeshop's marketing or are you trying to be funny?
GROSS fatty garbage
Ferdinand replying to a comment from Doug / February 18, 2015 at 04:12 pm
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Right, as opposed to all the super healthy egg, meat and cheese sandwiches on this list.

Although maybe I should cut you some slack, your post isn't half as obnoxious as the people who came to this list of restaurant food to pretentiously brag about how they only eat breakfast sandwiches at home.
Killer / February 18, 2015 at 08:13 pm
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Come to mcDonalds.. our fatty buns (yes I said buns) and meat (well, we call it meat) is even healthier than Burger King's

That is all I could say that our lawyer would approve

Nguyet / February 18, 2015 at 09:45 pm
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Where's mention of the breakfast sandwiches at Seventh Sister Bakery on a Montreal-style bagel! Mmmmmm
S replying to a comment from Jm / February 19, 2015 at 05:00 pm
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Bro you just spilled the holy grail location and thereby fucking everything up. Good one
Harry / February 22, 2015 at 10:33 am
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What A Bagel makes a decent breakfast bagel for a couple of bucks. My fav is the fried salami/cheese/fried egg on an everything bagel!
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Sealdog replying to a comment from JH / June 19, 2015 at 10:31 am
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I agree Carousel should have been mentioned. Also worth a mention, The Hub on Dovercourt...BOB, breakfast on a bug is great.

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