The Best Brunch in Toronto
The best brunch in Toronto is reason enough to get out of bed in the morning. It's the perfect remedy for hangovers and weekday woes, an indulgent wake-up call complete with fluffy pancakes, three-egg feasts or freshly baked fare.
In brunch-obsessed Toronto, there is no shortage of fantastic spots to choose from. Venturing out of the house for that morning (or, er, midday) meal is a gratifying ritual that deserves to be celebrated - preferably over mimosas.
Here are the best brunch restaurants in Toronto.
This sunny week-round brunch spot supplies Leslieville with an abundance of customizable eggs benny options, including pulled pork or roasted vegetable versions ($11.50 and up), as well as hearty Mexican breakfasts and drool-worthy indulgences like the crepe croque monsieur or cheddar waffles (both $11.75). Expect to queue up for a while, 'cause this place has a fiercely loyal following. More »
The charming St. Clair bakery and cafe makes everything in-house, from freshly baked breads to house-cured bacon and hand-formed sausage patties. The result is a menu full of top notch selections (and hangover remedies) like their breakfast burger and buttermilk biscuit bennies (both $13). More »
Thus French bakery and cafe in Riverside specializes in Parisian standards. There's a tempting selection of sweet and savoury tarts du jour alongside sandwiches like the classic croque madame ($9.50), built on brioche, layered with ham and gruyere, and topped with a sunny egg. More »
Every weekend, this tiny spot on Lippincott draws long line-ups of hopeful diners, who must then endure the seductive scent of home fries and bacon sizzling while waiting. Reliable and affordable menu highlights include the giant breakfast pocket and breakfast tacos (both $8.75), along with a daily breakfast burger. More »
Anthony Rose brings brunch to Dupont at this old-school diner, which offers a smorgasbord of upscale brunch dishes. Favourites include duck confit and potato hash with fried eggs and hollandaise ($17), and fried chicken and grits-poached eggs ($17). More »
The Dundas West brunch spot covers a full range of sweet and savoury staples, offering a chalkboard menu of seasonally-inspired pancakes and waffles along with essential egg dishes and sandwiches. More »
This neighbourhood eatery on Dupont is well loved for customizable eggs Benedict, as well as an array of signature dishes like smoked brisket hash ($12) and crepe-like Finnish pancakes ($14.50). More »
The Liberty Village brunch spot boasts a spacious patio and does daytime fare week-round. The menu gets an A+ for super fluffy pancakes ($11), decadent Belgian waffles ($11) and indulgent savoury selections like hashbrown poutine ($15) and fried chicken with waffles ($19). More »
Snag a table at this all-day brunch spot in Parkdale (they also have a location on College St.) and take it easy with an optimal assortment of brunch-time standards. Best bets include two-egg breakfasts ($11), omelettes ($13 and up) and soft-boiled eggs with toast soldiers for dipping ($12). More »
The chalkboard brunch menu at this Junction Triangle spot changes up frequently, though it’s likely to offer a delicious roster of dishes, including breaded and deep-fried eggs, sugar stack pancakes and ploughman’s lunch boards. More »
On Roncesvalles, this eatery is a favourite for its menu of Latin standards, including Cubano sandwiches ($9), and balanced breakfast options like a pineapple-glazed pork belly and eggs ($13) complete with sides of rice, beans, fried plantains and slaw. More »
This King East restaurant makes Belgian-Canadian comfort foods its niche, serving up authentic Belgian waffles ($15 and up), either au natural or topped with extras like berries and cream (or peameal and eggs). More »
Located near Christie Pits, this public house majors in full English breakfasts and updated takes on specialties from across the pond. Expect to find hangover-crushing masterpieces like The Glasgow ($12) a Scottish breakfast cheeseburger layered between scones. More »
Standouts on the menu of this Liberty Village destination include the pulled pork brunch skillet ($13.50) and legendarily light and fluffy blueberry buttermilk pancakes ($14). Essentials like fresh squeezed juices and coffee are on offer, though it's hard to resist boozy starters like mimosas and classic Caesars. More »
The Sunday brunch menu at this smokehouse and larder on St. Clair boasts hearty dishes like fried chicken and waffles ($13), buttermilk biscuits with sage sausage gravy ($11) and morning sandwiches like the BAT ($9.50) made with house-cured bacon, arugula and fried green tomatoes on sourdough. More »