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The top 10 restaurants for a business breakfast in Toronto

Meeting for a business breakfast in Toronto? Your morning rendez-vous need not be relegated to coffee houses. Sometimes a little bacon and eggs can make even the diciest business proposition seem a bit more palatable.

Here are my picks for the top restaurants for a business breakfast in Toronto.

The Gabardine
The menu at this Financial District favourite features foods that are easy to eat while pouring over papers: think oatmeal bowls ($8), house made granola ($8), and sandwiches like the scrambled egg with aged cheddar and onion jam on a toasted English muffin ($9.50). Open from 8am.

Thompson Diner
The upmarket diner in the Thompson Hotel is open 24/7, meaning no matter how early your workday starts, breakfast is served. Dine on fruits ($9-$11), cereals ($4-$6), pancakes ($12) and big egg breakfasts ($12-$12.50).

Terroni Bar Centrale
Open from 8am, this Summerhill spot is an ideal meeting place to conduct business over coffee and biscotti, yogurt granola and fruit parfaits, and brioche toast with butter and jam.

Flo's Diner
Slide into a deep booth and conduct business over bacon and eggs at this Yorkville diner from 7:30am onwards. Breakfast is served all day offering steel cut oats ($4-$6), omelettes ($10-$12) and steak and eggs ($16).

Bar Raval
This fanciful Spanish-style restaurant on College Street opens daily at 8am and is an inspiring spot for quick, stand-up brainstorming sessions fueled by strong coffee and an array of small plates like quail egg over morcilla on baguette ($3.75).

The Beverley Hotel
The breakfast menu offered weekdays from 7am at this Queen West boutique hotel features good ol' breakfasts ($8), buttermilk blueberry pancakes ($13), and omelettes ($11-$12) that are sure to motivate teams and sweeten client negotiations.

Le Gourmand
This cafe at Spadina and Richmond serves casual breakfasts from 7am during the workweek offering a complete lineup of espresso-based beverages and a menu featuring fruit and granola bowls, omelettes, breakfast burritos and croissan'wiches.

School Bakery and Cafe
Open at 9am, this Liberty Village brunch spot is an ideal destination for late-starters brainstorming over breakfast dishes like fluffy pancakes, eggs purgatory and Belgian waffles.

Boom Breakfast & Co.
Get a jump start at the Yonge and Eglinton location of this local breakfast chain. Expect to find a full range of morning fare including power breakfasts ($9), waffles ($7-$11) and hearty omelettes ($9.50-$10.60).

Bar Buca
Concentrate at the task at hand at this this popular Italian restaurant on Portland off of King West. Open at 7am each morning, you'll find espresso and assorted Italian pastries available at the counter and a more complete menu featuring sandwiches and eggs as the morning wears on.

What did I miss? Leave your suggestions in the comments. Photo via Bar Buca on Facebook.


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