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The Best Late Night Breakfast in Toronto

Posted by Robyn Urback / February 19, 2013

Late Night Breakfast TorontoThe best late night breakfast in Toronto offers the furthest thing from fine dining. It seems the later it gets, the greasier these plates become — which is just what you're looking for after 1 a.m. And though your recollection of said breakfasts may be groggy at best, your full (probably too-full) stomach will usually tell you you had a good time.

Here is the list of the best late night breakfast in Toronto.

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See also:

The best 24 hour restaurants in Toronto
The best cheap breakfast in Toronto
The best all day breakfast in Toronto

Photo of the Thompson Diner by PJMixer in the blogTO Flickr pool. Top photo of The Grille by Brian Chambers.

The Thompson Diner

The Thompson Diner

While not as delightfully cheap as some of the other spots on this list, the anytime-breakfast at Thomspon Diner does come with turkey sausage and bacon-stuffed pancakes. So yeah, there's that. This is one downtown spot that seems to beckon the after-club/show crowd, offering up a menu of fried egg-topped burgers, build-your-own omelettes, and classic breakfast plates. Options become much more numerous after 5 a.m. More »

Lakeview Restaurant

Lakeview Restaurant

Late night on Dundas West pretty much means midnight Turbo at The Lakeview. With a fried egg, melted cheddar, smoked salmon, bacon, an English muffin and more, the Turbo is the real breakfast of champions. Sorry, Bruce Jenner. The Lakeview also has a few other breakfast options, but whatever you choose, a side of organic maple syrup is always the way to go. More »

Fran’s Diner

Fran’s Diner

Though few can actually recall their late night breakfast experience at Fran's, you'll probably have the vague sense that it was delicious based on your full stomach and the ketchup stains on your shirt the next morning. This is your classic butter-drenched diner-style breakfast, complete with bottomless cups of coffee and a final bill easily tackled with pocket change. Open all night long. More »

Sneaky Dee’s

Sneaky Dee’s

Some say Sneaky Dee's Huevos Rancheros are among the city's best hangover cures. Little do they know, it can also be part of setting the hangover precedent. The all-day breakfast at Sneaky Dee's is reason enough to stick around after last call, with a pretty well-priced menu that includes steak and eggs, French toast, and various takes on the tortilla bowl. More »

Zet’s

Zet’s

For when you're by the airport and hungry enough to eat a plate for two. Zet's, of course, is known for its souvlaki, but it also wields an all-day breakfast menu that's powerfully seductive in the way only a 10oz steak and eggs can be. Open 24 hours, breakfast options here also include a good variety of sandwiches (most with some form of bacon), plus eggs, pancakes, and burgers. Cash only. More »

The Grille

The Grille

This is the meat-lover’s late night breakfast. If you opt out of a midnight rack of baby back ribs, The Grille’s breakfast menu will surely satisfy late night carnivorous cravings with its “Hungry Mofo” plate of four eggs, pancakes, bacon, ham, sausage, double homefries, and Texas toast. Plus, there’s always steak and eggs, and plenty of Virginia ham. More »

The Markham Station

The Markham Station

Where the north end club crawlers choose to end their nights. Markham Station is Scarborough's answer to the 4 a.m. breakfast, with a menu that includes eggs, omelettes, pancakes, and French toast. Plus the option to order half a grapefruit, for those unlikely patrons who frequent the diner and also happen to be watching their figures. Open every day, all day. More »

Golden Griddle

Golden Griddle

Call it an old faithful, or a last resort, or some sort of combination of the two. Whatever the reason (or excuse), many of us have staggered here for a late night plate of bacon and eggs with little remorse. Golden Griddle is arguably best experienced during omelette Mondays or all-you-can-eat pancake Tuesdays (unless you're like me, and max out at three). More »

Mars Food

Mars Food

With several locations around the city, Mars Food in Little Italy is one of those unapologetic places that hasn't changed in years. Open 24 hours on weekends, Mars' bennies rule the late-night breakfast menu, though omelettes, pancakes and French toast, too, share the page. Which is probably sticky with syrup. And maybe dried ketchup. But if you're in the mood for midnight eggs, who really cares, right? More »

Vesta Lunch

Vesta Lunch

The venerable Vesta Lunch (or should I say, "reputable?") epitomizes all that is the late night breakfast. Here you'll devour a plate of eggs and sweet paprika-spiked potatoes while flipping through a thrice-read copy of the Toronto Sun, and remember none of it the next morning. It's greasy, quick, and usually hits the spot. More »

7 West

7 West

While some say a fried egg is just a fried egg, I think 7 West makes some of the best. That goes double after 9 p.m. And although the late night breakfast options at 7 West aren't as numerous as what you'll find during the day, if you're keen on reliable plate of eggs, bacon, toast, and potatoes, you really can't go wrong here. Especially if you end with a slice of that chocolate banana cake. More »

Discussion

18 Comments

Xavier / February 19, 2013 at 12:34 pm
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I feel like this is a reprint of the 24 hour list
burgs replying to a comment from Xavier / February 19, 2013 at 01:03 pm
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surriously
Collin Ng / February 19, 2013 at 01:27 pm
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this list (except for maybe Shanghai Cowgirl) should be called "Top 12 Reasons why you should just go to bed drunk and hungry"
Iain replying to a comment from Xavier / February 19, 2013 at 03:03 pm
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It really is...what the heck.
nardl blarn replying to a comment from Collin Ng / February 19, 2013 at 04:44 pm
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@colin ng +1
nardl blarn replying to a comment from Collin Ng / February 19, 2013 at 04:44 pm
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Also, what's with 25% of these being outside toronto?
wowzer / February 19, 2013 at 04:47 pm
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The Lakeview has roaches everywhere. Have seen them out in the restaurant and a buddy worked in the kitchen and said rat shit, rats and roaches everywhere. I know most kitchens are grosser than we'd hope but Lakeview is disgusting and a health violation. Apparently being hipster is better than cleanliness and quality. The food at Vesta is way better and it's cleaner.
nardl blarn / February 19, 2013 at 04:56 pm
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I have heard that about the lakeview- I've seen cockroaches in there as well but honestly so many places in toronto have cockroaches that's never been too much of a dealbreaker for me. The problem with these 24-hour establishments is that with no distinct open or closing routines the cleaning can be pushed off or only lightly attempted. But that's the price you pay for going to a place that is open all the time. On the plus side they don't appear to have had any major infractions on dinesafe.
Tiffany / February 19, 2013 at 07:32 pm
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I'm sick of Lakeview ending up on these lists. They suck, it's just that they were the only 24-hour option on Dundas for a long time.
Gareth / February 19, 2013 at 10:33 pm
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Honestly, the Lakeview is one of the most overrated places to eat at any point of the day. Lackluster service, cold meals, overall disregard for cleanliness. Wish the food was good because I love the design of the place.
Robert replying to a comment from nardl blarn / February 20, 2013 at 08:36 am
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Only one of them is outside the City of Toronto. Admittedly, I'd rather have my late night breakfast downtown before I trek out to the burbs, but that's just me.
nardl blarn / February 20, 2013 at 10:52 am
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Three of them are outside what any sane person would call the city of toronto. Crazy how much blogTO is being overrun by suburban kids these days.
Donnie / February 20, 2013 at 10:31 pm
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ALSO What's with..... WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAA whats with all the complaining

Whatever - content can be the same, content cab be leveraged, reprinted, re-posted...So just chill to the next episode.
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