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The Best Greasy Spoons in Toronto

The best greasy spoons in Toronto serve up classics on a dime, making them reliable community hubs where one can grab a bite to eat or a simple cup of coffee without any kind of pretentious atmosphere or breaking your budget.

Here are the best greasy spoons in Toronto.


Gingerman Restaurant
1

Gingerman Restaurant

This restaurant on the border of East York and Scarborough is helmed by the former owner of Jim's Best Western. It draws a crowd for breakfasts, hot sandwich platters and fish fillet dinners.

Bloor Jane Restaurant
2

Bloor Jane Restaurant

This Bloor West Village institution does super cheap burgers, deli sandwiches and omelettes as well as triple deckers and hot sandwiches.


Vesta Lunch
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Vesta Lunch

One of Toronto's most famous 24 hour destinations at Dupont and Bathurst has been an old school go-to for ages, noticeable for its cramped, narrow interior where customers seated at the long bar munch on Western sandwiches, souvlaki or cheap breakfasts.

Good Bite
4

Good Bite

While the prices here may be indicative of the Yonge and Eglinton neighbourhood, this restaurant remains a dependable spot for omelettes, steaks and chops, sandwiches, and other diner fare.


Mars Food
5

Mars Food

Where else but College and Bathurst would you expect to find one of the greasiest spoons in the city? Near other legendary dives like Sneak’s and Bistro 422, all manner of eggs are served here along with their famous muffins.


Coach House Restaurant
6

Coach House Restaurant

This wood-panelled mainstay near Yonge and Wellesley serves up classic diner fare like all-day breakfasts, triple decker sandwiches, and entrees like ribeye or fish and chips.

UFO Restaurant
7

UFO Restaurant

Located near Trinity Bellwoods Park, this greasy spoon hidden inside a convenience store is known for its super cheap egg breakfasts, steak dinners and sammies that all top out at under ten bucks.


Apollo Eleven Restaurant
8

Apollo Eleven Restaurant

This retro place near Bathurst and Dupont is known for its burgers and souvlaki but make sure to try their Montreal smoked meat with eggs.

Magic Spot
9

Magic Spot

This Etobicoke restaurant near Royal York Road still sells burgers for shocking four-dollar prices, as well as crispy chicken, gyros, and souvlaki, all of which come in combos that ring in at under ten dollars.

Lead photo by

Jesse Milns at Mars Food

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