The Best French Toast in Toronto
The best French toast in Toronto is sought after by a special subculture of the typical bruncher. If you think about it, at its most basic, the typical brunch menu is mostly just a recombination of eggs, fat, meat and bread. Throw in some caffeine for good measure. French toast is that eggy bready syrupy combination that appeals to the sweeter of brunch tooths - brunchers, who like me, start their days off with a sugar lust.
Light and fluffy, thick and dense, challah, brioche, whipped cream or syrup - no matter what the preference, Toronto is not shy on tasty French toast.
Here is the best French toast in Toronto as voted by readers of this site.
A Liberty Village brunch staple since the day it opened, School Bakery & Café is the only spot on our list to offer up both sweet and savoury versions. For the sweet tooths try the Nirvana version More »
This nice little French-inspired eatery in Leslieville offers up a nice little French inspired french toast. Their oh-so-yummy version is rich and dense with a chocolate brioche base, but somehow in the divine happenings of soaking egg in bread, there is also a spongey lightness to it. Served straight up with some fruit salad and syrup for dipping. Portion size is just right, leaving one satiated but not stuffed. More »
Another Leslieville eatery making an appearance on the list, Lady Marmalade serves up my kind of french toast. More like bread pudding, this rendition of the classic is not only interesting but rich and satisfying too. Throw in a little fresh fruit to lighten things up a bit, and some berry coulis to sweeten the pot. More »
Right down the street from Sneaky Dee’s, Maggie’s is well-loved by locals as their morning after all day breakfast spot. They offer up a basic and traditional French toast, but mix it up by double stacking the bread and offering a variety of stuffings – apple cinnamon being the crowd favourite. Simple, light, satisfying and stacked four slices high. More »
When Lola heard that Maggie and Yasi were stuffing their French toast, she just had to jump on the bandwagon. But Lola’s Commissary on Church took it to the next level by stuffing melty cheesecake between two thick slices of Challah and dumping delicious chunky fruit compote on top More »
Yes. Another stuffed French toast option. Cool Hand of a Girl in The Junction undoubtedly has the sweetest and most decadent on this list. They totally transform the healthy flax & whole grain bread base by sopping the slices in egg, frying them up and spreading what seemed more like a rich ricotta flavoured with ducle de leche and lemon than actual cheesecake (as advertised). They finish it off with a generous mound of Dulce de Leche on top. This one is tough to share, but your tummy will be happy you did. More »