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The top 10 brunch on King East and Corktown

Brunch options abound on King St. East and throughout Corktown. You'll find everything from splurge worthy French toast with duck confit to seafood-topped Benedicts, to ultra satisfying and wallet-friendly standards at retro diners and cafes.

Here are my top picks for brunch on King East and in Corktown.

The Nordic-Canadian cafe in Corktown serves up brunch favourites on weekends. Settle in for a latte and a sizzling skillet of shakshuka or tall stack of chai flavoured pancakes.

This quirky King East pub offers a brunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every weekend. Highlights include food stations featuring carved meats, poutine, DIY waffles, fruit and dessert dishes.

Corktown Kitchen
Brunch is served Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at this eclectic kitchen on the east side and features an array of breakfast standards and four different types of eggs Benedict including a deluxe lobster and crab version.

Morning Glory
Brunch any day of the week at this cozy breakfast spot in Corktown. Highlights on the menu include fried eggs with rosti potatoes, smoked salmon plates, and breakfast burritos packed with scrambled eggs, cheese, veggies and guac'.

Le Petit Dejeuner
Early birds flock to this breakfast nook on King East for brunch on weekends served 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Here you'll find an array of omelettes, Bennies, crepes and waffles.

George Street Diner
This red retro diner is open 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on weekends for brunch consisting of blueberry pancakes, pulled pork Benedicts and fried egg breakfasts with beans, bangers and toast.

Short rib hash, French toast with duck confit, and egg white frittatas are on the menu at Claudio Aprile's upscale restaurant on King East.

Impact Kitchen
If "cheat day" has already come and gone but you still feel like brunching, head to this lofty Corktown eatery where breakfast is served from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Options like BLT bowls featuring oven-baked bacon with spinach, tomato, scrambled eggs, pesto and pea sprouts feel suitably indulgent and are still nutrient-dense and light on carbs.

The brunch menu at this daytime restaurant has something for everyone. Whether craving the sweet or savoury, you can choose from a long list of French toast, pancakes, waffles, bacon and eggs, Benedicts and omelettes.

Patrician Grill
This old school diner on King East is open for brunch on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Look forward to a menu of breakfast standards including steak and eggs, western omelettes, and pancakes slathered with butter and smothered in syrup.

What did I miss? Add your favourite King East and Corktown brunch spots in the comments.

Lead photo of Odin by Hector Vasquez.

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