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The Best Eggs Benedict in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / December 6, 2013

Eggs Benedict TorontoThe best Eggs Benedict in Toronto are a pleasure to dig into, guaranteed to be oozing with golden yolks, and doused in lusciously buttery hollandaise. While the iconic recipe calls for a base of English muffins and peameal bacon, this list showcases compelling variations made with smoked meats, fish or veggies and served on top of croissants, baguettes and even donuts.

Here are the best Eggs Benedict in Toronto.

See also:

The top 50 brunch restaurants in Toronto
The Best All Day Breakfast in Toronto
The Best Breakfast Sandwich in Toronto
The Best Pancakes in Toronto
The Best French Toast in Toronto
The Best Cheap Breakfast in Toronto

Lady Marmalade

Lady Marmalade

This Leslieville brunch spot does customizable Bennies ($11.50) with a choice of ham, spinach, roasted tomato or bacon on a classic English muffin that's then smothered with lemony hollandaise. If that's not rich enough, add cheddar, Brie or avocado and savour with potatoes and salad on the side. More »

Emma's Country Kitchen

Emma's Country Kitchen

Emma's Benny ($13) is made entirely from scratch, starting with a warm buttermilk biscuit topped with house cured peameal bacon, oozing yellow eggs and finished with creamy mousseline sauce. Sides of perfectly seasoned, griddle-cooked red skinned potatoes complete the dish for extra satisfying results. More »

Le Petit Dejeuner

Le Petit Dejeuner

This King East brunch specialist does five variations of flawlessly poached eggs on English muffins with lemon hollandaise that start at $15. In addition to the standard peameal, smoked salmon and spinach varieties, there's alternative options like steak or bell pepper and caramelized onion variations. More »

Bonjour Brioche

Bonjour Brioche

A regular special, the Benedict at this Leslieville bakery/cafe is a menu standout whenever available. Served on flaky, fresh baked croissants or a slab of crusty baguette, the pair of just-set eggs are drizzled with a pitch-perfect hollandaise. Fresh salad comes on the side. More »

Le Select Bistro

Le Select Bistro

This Parisian bistro on Wellington does a luxurious and tasty riff on the classic ($16). Here, poached eggs sit over layers of sliced ham on an open-faced croissant. Accompanying sides of asparagus offer a fresh pairing to gloriously buttery hollandaise. More »

Barque Smokehouse

Barque Smokehouse

The indulgent Benedict ($14) at this Roncesvalles smokehouse comes stacked with a choice of smoked brisket or trout on cornbread with smoky BBQ hollandaise. Pair it with the bacon garnished caesar cocktail ,and it's pretty much heaven. More »

Uncle Betty's Diner

Uncle Betty's Diner

Betty's Bennies ($12) are extra decedent, made with a base of freshly fried Dressen's donuts and topped with peameal, poached eggs and creamy lemon-hinted hollandaise. The midtown diner only does them at brunch, served on weekends 'til 2pm. More »

Fanny Chadwick's

Fanny Chadwick's

This cozy Dupont brunch spot offers Build Your Own Benny ($9.50) options that start with farm fresh eggs, hollandaise and a choice of house-made English muffins or toast. Add-ons include choices like wilted greens, baked beans, house smoked bacon, brisket, sausage or peameal. More »

Easy Restaurant

Easy Restaurant

Two downtown locations serve traditional Eggs Benedict two ($11.95) or three ($14.95) yolks at a time on toasty English muffins covered in a classic hollandaise sauce. The veggie friendly alternate Eggs Florentine ($10.50) is excellent too. More »

Discussion

31 Comments

Anne / December 6, 2013 at 03:44 pm
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No contest, Farmhouse Tavern! I don't even think this was on the list when people were voting for this list :(
BC / December 6, 2013 at 04:14 pm
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Guys, the Benny at Fabbrica is the most delicious thing I have ever had.
@linewinder / December 6, 2013 at 04:36 pm
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The Saint!
what?? / December 6, 2013 at 05:04 pm
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FIGS !!!
Mike / December 6, 2013 at 08:25 pm
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Um, Starving Artist?
John / December 6, 2013 at 10:44 pm
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Quit Showing off with your eggs BENNY!
jake replying to a comment from BC / December 6, 2013 at 10:44 pm
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Yup, benny at fabbrica if you're willing to make the jaunt is spectacular.

i live 27 seconds away so i roll home.
Kim / December 7, 2013 at 09:31 am
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Insomnia Cafe get my vote! Their Memphis Eggs Benedict is phenomenal and the home fries they serve with it are fantastic! Best brunch in the city :)
Food Tourist / December 7, 2013 at 09:35 am
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Dr. Generosity, hands down, is the Benny capital of the west side!
chris james / December 7, 2013 at 01:51 pm
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Starving Artist? I really love their potato salad
sara l. / December 7, 2013 at 02:02 pm
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wait, what?! I actually agree with a list?!

when Lady Marmalade is having a good day (which is most)the benny/brunch there is about as near to perfect as I could imagine.
spiritual levels of joy are achieved in my mouth.
Dallas / December 7, 2013 at 03:09 pm
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Anyone know if the owners of Hope St Cafe and Southside ever reopened a new restaurant? Forest Hill Village lost a couple of gems with their closures. The lobster eggs benny was out of this world!
Laura / December 7, 2013 at 03:24 pm
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In benny land, the important elements are as follows:
- egg poached properly, soft yoke, but cooked on the outside
- english muffin (or suitable alternative) is properly toasted and fresh
- the ham/back bacon is mildly salty, not burned and tender
- the hollandaise is saucy (not thin) and flavourful

It is rare that these elements are consistently done properly. So many places under or overpoach the eggs, which is really disgusting. Same with the muffin, often it is stale, undertoasted or substituted with some awful item. In my view, the only suitable substitute is a croissant, you MIGHT be able to persuade me a bagel is ok, in some cases. Back bacon can often be tough, chewy, fatty or burned. Sauce I find is often "thinned out" and watery esp. at fancy joints. Other places do not offer a proper classic benny. None of these are acceptable outcomes.

I have never had any of these elements be a problem at Leslieville diner, they get it 100% right every single time. I can't say the same for any of the places on this list. People that line up for the trendy and overcrowded Marmalade or who pay through the nose for the (admittedly excellent) bonjour brioche are missing out.
hoc / December 8, 2013 at 11:58 am
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Also great is Chococrepe's pork belly benny!
Daniel / December 9, 2013 at 01:08 am
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Any peameal bacon on any of these? If I got out for breakfast or brunch I'm getting whatever comes with peameal. Usually its the 2-3 egg standard breakfast with fried potato slices, home fries or hash browns and ketchup.
Tarin / December 11, 2013 at 06:31 pm
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Why is Fanny's on this list if the review was HORRIBLE????
Jenni / December 12, 2013 at 09:20 pm
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I also agree that Fabbrica's benny is outstanding & missing from this list. Insomnia has some pretty delish bennys, also.

@ hoc - Chococrepe doesn't do it's brunch menu anymore :(

Debrah / December 13, 2013 at 10:28 pm
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Starving Artist. Eggs Benedict on WAFFLES!!!!!!!! You can't use syrup on their Benedict.
Erica replying to a comment from Anne / December 17, 2013 at 07:25 pm
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I agree SO much. It's unreal.
Zach replying to a comment from Erica / December 17, 2013 at 07:26 pm
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Farmhouse Tavern. #1. Not even a competition.
Greg / December 26, 2013 at 12:39 am
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Another vote for Insomnia Cafe. Best Eggs Benedict I've had in recent memory (and their mac and cheese is fabulous too).
Lorita / January 9, 2014 at 04:43 pm
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I'm upset that Insomnia and Starving Artist are not on this list. Just thinking about their benedicts makes me hungry already.
mark / February 2, 2014 at 11:50 am
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The Eggs Parliament (a version of Eggs Benny) at House on Parliament is fantastic.
tammy terrific / February 2, 2014 at 02:03 pm
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The eggs benny at Gayley's are homemade and delicious. The home fries are the best in the city and I think they eggs benny are only $8.95 or something.
This restaurant is at the corner of dundas and gladstone. Yum!
anon / February 2, 2014 at 06:10 pm
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the bristol yard has good eggs benny :)
hoc replying to a comment from Jenni / April 16, 2014 at 03:10 pm
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I passed by Chococrepe and saw that it's not the same owner anymore. The new owners changed everything that I liked about that place, including the food :( SAD, very sad
anon / April 19, 2014 at 12:37 pm
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The Steady -- Vegan Eggs Benny with runny yolks and all! Hello.
jackson / April 19, 2014 at 05:58 pm
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Union's is like no other.
Judy / April 30, 2014 at 07:50 am
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Fabrica is awesome, but I'm willing to explore.
Owen Williams / May 24, 2014 at 11:33 am
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Rosedale Diner. There was a time when the Rosedale Diner would've made this sort of list. Now, I think people associate it with the city's uncool gentry. But that place serves the classics and never misses during brunch. I would choose their Benny every time.
The Egg Man / June 3, 2014 at 11:42 pm
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The benny at WISH missed the list? Hello McFly!!!????

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