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The top 30 cheap breakfast in Toronto by neighbourhood

Cheap breakfast in Toronto are a go-to on weekdays, and an excellent alternative to extravagant (and expensive) brunches. This collection of cafes, greasy spoons and diners stick to the basics; bagels, eggs, bacon - they may not be fancy, but they're delicious all the same.

Here are my picks for where to get a cheap breakfast in Toronto by neighbourhood.

ANNEX
Bargin breakfasts at Future's Bakery includes three eggs, any style, for $7 with toast, and a choice of potato wedges or salad.

BALDWIN VILLAGE
Karine's in the Village by the Grange serves the most important meal of the day in combos for just $5. Possibly the best deal in town, get an overflowing breakfast plate featuring eggs, garlic fries, toast, fruit, and optional bacon.

BEACHES
Bam! Breakfast & Bistro is home to inexpensive morning meals including three egg breakfasts with home fries and toast for $5.75, or stacks of fluffy buttermilk pancakes from $7.

BLOORCOURT
The Bloor Court Cafe is a cozy little nook where breakfast sandwiches sell for $3.50, and bagels blanketed with cheese cost $2.75.

BLOOR WEST VILLAGE
The breakfast special at the Bloor Jane Restaurant costs only $7 and features a pair of eggs any style, with a choice of bacon, ham or sausages, home fries, toast and coffee. Cheaper still, opt for an omelette priced between $5.50 and $7.

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CABBAGETOWN
Murgatroid on Parliament makes a mean breakfast sandwich ($5.30), on an English muffin with eggs, cheese, bacon or sausage, mayo and sprouts. Hungrier than that? Try a plate of eggs, bacon or sausage, and potatoes or english muffin for $7.50.

CHURCH WELLESLEY VILLAGE
Light on cash in The Village? Try Crepe it Up where savoury breakfast crepes folded around eggs, melted cheese, and veggies costs $6.95.

CORSO ITALIA
The breakfast menu at Dairy Freeze is served from 9 a.m. until noon and features staples like western sandwiches for $4.20, cheese omelettes for $5.20, and two egg breakfasts complete with bacon, ham or sausage for $5.95.

THE DANFORTH
New York Cafe is a greasy spoon on Broadview where plates of eggs, home fries, toast and fruit start at just $5.75.

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DUNDAS WEST
Gayley's Cafe isn't fancy, and that's exactly why it's great. Complete breakfasts cost $7.50, while morning staples like porridge with warm milk and brown sugar sells for $4.50, and a bagel with cream cheese costs only $3.

EAST YORK
All day breakfast combos start at $6 at Donlands Restaurant. Have eggs fried, scrambled or poached with home fries and toast with a choice of coffee or tea included. For 50¢ more, make it a meaty meal with four strips of bacon or three sausage links.

ETOBICOKE
Four egg omelettes at Egglicious Cafe and Grill are served with home fries, toast and jam for $6.25. Customize as you like with extra veggies for 95¢ or salty meats for $1.95 each.

FINANCIAL DISTRICT
Find Heidi's Deli in the PATH serving up grab-and-go breakfasts from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sausage, eggs and home fries will only set you back $4.69, while French toast for $3.20 is a steal.

THE JUNCTION
Two handed breakfasts at Locomotive Coffee entail Montreal style bagels with cheese ($3.25), BLT bagel ($6), and fried egg sandwiches ($6.79) topped with house cured bacon, cheddar, tomato, and house mayo.

KENSINGTON MARKET
On par with the prices at KOS but better quality, Average Joe's serves up hearty breakfasts for $7.50 featuring baked eggs with salad home fries and a knob of baguette. Breakfast sandwiches loaded with a egg and cheese, fresh veg, and optional sausage or bacon range in price between $3.85 and $5.85.

KING EAST
Breakfast specials at Olympos/Crowbar are available until 11 a.m. and include a choice of bacon, ham or sausage with eggs for $6.95. Less expensive still are the fried egg sandwiches priced at $5 and up.

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KING WEST
While the weekend brunch at Portland Variety is a lavish (and pricey) affair, the cafe's weekday breakfasts are much more wallet friendly. Steel cut oats for $6, and, bacon, egg, and cheddar croissants for $6.50 are among the standouts.

LEASIDE
Basic breakfasts start with two eggs, toast and a choice of breakfasty meats, sold for just $5.54 at Rosie's Kitchen on Bayview.

LESLIEVILLE
Peameal bacon and fried eggs stacked high between bread for $4, and omelettes for $5 are an excellent value at Hastings Snack Bar, the old school greasy spoon found near Queen and Leslie..

LIBERTY VILLAGE
The breakfast menu at The Roastery is offered from 6 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. and features $4 breakfast sandwiches topped with baked eggs or bacon, lettuce and tomato.

LITTLE ITALY
Thrifty breakfast options at the Sicilian Sidewalk Cafe include $5 eggs complete with bacon or sausage, toast, home fries, and fruit. You can even get a budget eggs Benny for $6.50.

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NORTH YORK
Available until 1 p.m., breakfast at Pancer's Original Deli includes two eggs with fries, toast and coffee for $6.50. The fried egg sandwich is cheaper still at $5.25.

PARKDALE
Skyline Restaurant is a retro diner where three egg breakfasts start at $6.25.

RONCESVALLES VILLAGE
Pancakes, waffles, or French toast for $6.40, fried eggs for $5.25, and, bacon and egg sandwiches for $4.45 are among the ultra cheap options at Aris Place on Roncy.

QUEEN WEST
Avenue Open Kitchen is a beloved greasy spoon offering a complete three-egg, toast, home fries, and coffee breakfast for $6.50.

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SCARBOROUGH
Chef George does classic two egg breakfast with a choice of meat, home fries, toast and fruit for $5 before 10:30am (+$1 after). For a loonie or two more indulge in Filipino specialties like two eggs with longanisa ($5.99) served with garlic fried rice.

ST. LAWRENCE MARKET
Hogtown's iconic peameal bacon sandwich for $6.45 at Carousel Bakery is an excellent start to any day.

WEST QUEEN WEST
UFO Restaurant is a greasy spoon that serves pancake breakfasts for $5.25, and two egg breakfasts with two eggs, bacon, ham or sausage, home fries, toast and coffee all for $5.75 before 11 a.m.

YONGE & EGLINTON
Two eggs any style for $6.50 at Good Bite includes toast and home fries, plus coffee or tea.

YONGE & LAWRENCE
The early bird gets the worm (er, saves a few bucks) at Hazel's Diner where the all day breakfast (regularly $9) is $6 between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. The dine-in only deal includes two eggs, bacon, home fries and toast.

cheap breakfast torontoYONGE & ST. CLAIR
Start the day off with a basic cream cheese bagel at Kiva's Bagel Bar or opt for three eggs, any style, along with a fresh hand rolled bagel for $5.99.

YONGE & WELLESLEY
Six dollars buys you a three egg breakfast with a pile of home fries at the Coach House Tavern Restaurant. Have it with a choice of bacon, ham or sausage for $7.

What did I miss? Disagree with my selections in the comments.

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