The top 25 breakfast sandwiches in Toronto by neighbourhood
In Toronto a good breakfast sandwich is the next best thing to brunch. Better than a bowl of cereal, these handheld creations pack in eggs, bacon, cheese and carbs for a quick and complete meal that can be eaten on-the-go.
Here are my picks for the top breakfast sandwiches in Toronto by neighbourhood.
Breakfast sandwiches on wood-fired bagels are the specialty at Bagels on Fire. There's about 10 different options all appropriate for the a.m. including the classic egg and cheddar sandwich with a choice of bacon or ham.
The Epicure Shop isn't just a fine foods store, but also the makers of might fine breakfast sandwiches like The Popeye featuring farm fresh eggs, spinach and melted havarti on a bagel, ciabatta bun or English muffin.
The breakfast butty at Morning Glory is just one of several breakfasts on a bun on the menu at this cafe. It's got a classic combination of bacon and scrambled eggs and is finished with sliced tomato, homemade ketchup and aioli.
Thick slabs of peameal bacon with egg and cheese on a fresh house-made bun, or a seasonal veggie version, are available as breakfast sandwiches in the morning at Dough Bakeshop.
Kiva's Bagel Bar is a go-to for a.m. standards of bagels with giant scoops of cream cheese and lox. If that's not your cup of tea there's also a variety of egg-based options.
Dirty Food is where you'll find the mother load of breakfast sandwiches. The big ticket fried chicken ‘n’ waffle ’wich is fried chicken thigh with lettuce and Dirty Food mayo sandwiched between two fluffy buttermilk waffles and sprinkled with sweet hot candied jalapeños.
The Drake Commissary offers four different sandwiches every morning including their Kale & Cheese Breakfast Muffin featuring kale, chili paste, manchego, homestead egg on an English muffin.
Our Spot on Baldwin is where to go for a cheap breakfast in Toronto. Sandwiches come with your classic breakfast toppings of bacon, peameal, egg and cheese.
Egg, aged cheddar, spiced ketchup and microgreens all on a bun is the basic version of the Fruitful Market breakfast sandwich, although optional add-ons include, gluten-free bread, peameal bacon, avocado, tomato or even an extra egg.
Liberty Village Market and Cafe predates all the condos in the neighbourhood. They still do a brisk business in bagel and Western omelette sandwiches.
At Lazy Daisy's Cafe get the egg 'n cheese sandwich on a homestyle biscuit with free-range eggs, cheddar and smoked bacon. Vegetarians can partake too with a version featuring egg, cheese, tomato and avocado.
The popular breakfast sandwiches at Black Cat Espresso Bar come on an English muffin and contain bacon (there’s also a veggie variation), a baked whole egg, cheddar and undisclosed secret ingredients.
Bagel World has been on Wilson Avenue for decades and they are one the city's best destinations for bagel sandwiches. Top yours with options like egg salad, cream cheese and white fish. Pro tip: Opt for the flat bagel.
Goat Coffee Co. is where you'll find a number of tasty breakfast items but the must-try is the French toast sandwich dubbed the Ooh La La.
You’ll find a classic French omelette with gruyere cheese, aged cheddar and mozzarella along with heirloom tomatoes and house-made aioli between the scratch-made English muffins used to make the breakfast sandwiches at The Tempered Room.
Avenue Open Kitchen is a tiny diner serving up all the breakfast staples, including a classic peameal sandwich with lettuce and tomato.
Grab a coffee and a breakfast bagel at The Cannonball. The base of this sandwich is egg, cheese, and tomato, which can be customized with a choice of about a half dozen different types of cheese and additional toppings like onions or sauteed mushrooms.
The Merseyside makes a simple yet effective brekwich, double-buttered on an English muffin with egg, cheese and peameal.
Black Camel isn't just a source for delicious pulled pork and brisket sandwiches. In the morning they serve their eggspresso sandwich until 11 a.m. The eggs are cooked using their espresso machine.
Found at St. Clair and Victoria Park, Gingerman Restaurant is a hidden gem where popular picks include greasy spoon staples like BLTs and Western sandwiches on a choice of toast.
Emma's Country Kitchen is home to The Breakwich built on a buttermilk biscuit and loaded with an over easy egg, a choice of cheddar or Swiss, and selection of breakfast meats like house cured bacon or sage onion sausage patty.
The OG of breakfast sandwiches in Hogtown can be found at Carousel Bakery. The peameal bacon here is thick and comes loaded on a country bun with optional cheese or fried eggs.
Cafe Neon serves up a daily menu of breakfast offerings and that includes sandwiches. Their Neon Breakfast Sandwich comes with a fried egg, bacon, Swiss cheese, tomato, greens, Dijon mayo on a toasted sesame bagel.
Hector Vasquez at Gingerman Restauant. With files from Liora Ipsum.
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