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15 restaurants for New Year's Day brunch in Toronto

New Year's Day brunch in Toronto is the prize for getting out of bed and facing 2016 head-on. Crush that first hangover of the year with mimosas and eggs at these mercifully open establishments.

Here are my picks where to eat your first brunch of the New Year in Toronto.

Thoroughbred
The restaurant across from the Scotiabank Theatre is open and serving brunch - cheap champagne edition - from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m..

Lisa Marie
Double pancake pork burgers (among many other hangover-nursing dishes) are available 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at this restaurant on West Queen West. Mimosas will be on for $4.

Farmhouse Tavern
The hangover brunch served at this Junction hot spot is bound to be busy. Text: 416.561.9114 before you head out to see if tables are available before you even put your boots on.

Beast
New Year's Day brunch is first come, first served between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at this restaurant on Tecumseth. The menu opens with fresh doughnuts and continues on with gluttonous a la carte options like the beastwich featuring a fried chicken thigh, cheese, pork sausage gravy and a fried egg on a buttermilk biscuit.

Colette
Kick off the new year with an indulgent brunch buffet priced at $55 per person at this grand cafe.

La Palette
Start the new year off right with brunch at this French bistro featuring a la carte selections like pan seared foie gras, croissant niรงoise, and the omelette du jour.

The Steady
You're welcome to attend this brunch in your pyjamas on Bloor West served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Prohibition
Start 2016 off with a Balkan-style goat yogurt parfait at this Riverside public house. Or just say f*ck it and get the breakfast poutine. Brunch starts at 10 a.m..

Boulud
New Year's Day brunch at this posh Yorkville restaurant runs 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Choose two courses for $45 or indulge in three courses for $53. Selections include lemon ricotta hotcakes, duck confit hash and oeufs meurette.

School
Advance tickets allow diners to bypass the lineups at this Liberty Village brunch haunt. Tickets for tables of two are $150 and include bakery items, entrees, side dishes, fresh mimosas, coffee and tea.

The Drake Hotel
Cure your countdown hangover at this West Queen West hotel serving an array of classic brunch dishes including blueberry scones, chicken and waffles, mushroom and kale bennies, and more.

Ashdale Brunch and Espresso
The brunch spot in Leslieville will be open for lattes, French toast and more from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on New Year's Day.

Me & Mine
An eclectic assortment of brunch dishes will be served all day at this Brockton Village restaurant.

Bannock
Brunch is served at this O&B establishment at Queen and Bay from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on New Year's Day. Look forward to a menu of fried bologna and eggs, brunch poutine, and more.

Poutini's House of Poutine
The poutine shop on West Queen West will be open New Year's Eve until 3 a.m. and then will open at noon on New Year's Day to serve brunch featuring Poutini Florentini, Breakfast Poutine and Maple Bacon Poutine until 4 p.m.

Add New Year's brunch options to the comments if you can see well enough to type through your hangover. Photo of Ashdale Brunch and Espresso.


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