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The top 10 brunch restaurants on St. Clair West

Brunch options abound on St. Clair West, where restaurants, bakeries and cafes scramble for attention. Whether craving something classic like oatmeal or bacon and eggs, or indulging in waffles, breakfast burgers and griddle cakes, there's something for everyone on this stretch spanning from Avenue Road to Corso Italia.

Here are my picks for the top brunch spots on St. Clair West.

Brunch is served Sundays at this smokehouse and features indulgent dishes including brisket tostadas, fried chicken and waffles, griddle cakes, and biscuits with sausage gravy.

Emma's Country Kitchen
Classic two-egg breakfasts, Bennies, quiche and wild blueberry pancakes are all on the menu at this cozy kitchen on St. Clair West. For those recovering from a night of too much drinking, there's also a "hangover help[ing] burger, while those looking for a big bowl of comfort can try the apple pie-inspired baked oatmeal.

Starving Artist
If waffles are your jam, then this place is for you. Find this all-day brunch destination bustling every day of the week as diners fill up on cinnamon raisin waffles and potato waffles loaded with bacon, cheese, and sour cream.

BOOM Breakfast & Co.
For an expansive menu of classic brunch foods, head to this specialist at St. Clair and Glenholme. Whether craving sweet or salty eats, this place can satisfy with a selection of eggy standards, sandwiches, waffles, pancakes and more.

Dave's does brunch on Saturdays from noon until 4 p.m. and on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The menu featuring cheese eggs, breakfast sandwiches and build-your-own omelettes is priced at $10 or $15 including a Caesar.

De Soto's
Brunch at this neighbourhood eatery features selection like spinach frittatas, Bennies and eggs baked in a tomato, bacon and mushroom ragu. If you're not especially starving, opt for an espresso with the pane e Nutella, simply fresh bread slathered with chocolate hazelnut spread. There's also live music.

Baker & Scone
In addition to the fresh fluffy scones at this bakery cafe, find morning foods such as yogurt parfaits, tarts, tartines and cheddar, dill and chive scones with an egg baked inside.

Pain Perdu
Kickstart your weekend with a knob of baguette with butter and jam at this boulangerie. Heartier options include slices of quiche and thick slabs of French toast loaded with fresh fruit and creme anglaise.

This charming gelato bar is also home to a week-round breakfast menu, served until noon on weekdays and until 2 p.m. on weekends. On the menu you'll find omelettes, breakfast sandwiches, waffles and crepes.

Sunnyside Grill
The Corso Italia location from this chain of breakfast grills is home an all-day menu encompassing any and every type of breakfast craving. Look forward to spicy omelettes studded with cheddar and jalapeno, Belgian waffles, egg-topped banquet burgers and more.

What did I miss? Add your favourite brunch spot on St. Clair to the comments.

Photo of Starving Artist by Jesse Milns.

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