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The top 10 brunch on King West

Brunch on King West is no ordinary three-egg breakfast. Everything is epic in this glitzy neighbourhood, so why wouldn't brunch be? 

Here are my picks for the top brunch spots in and around King West.

Bootleg Smokehouse

This multi-level upscale BBQ joint on Spadina just off King fittingly smokes both their avocado toast and French toast for brunch.

Portland Variety

This cute spot right at the corner of King and Portland serves some Insta-worthy pancakes topped with fluffy whipped cream for brunch. 

Gusto 101

Shareable Italian brunch has never been better (and as a result, harder to get a reservation for) than at this spot on Portland just off King.

Thompson Diner

Head to this diner in a hotel at Bathurst and Wellington for classic but amped-up versions of favourites like Caesars and eggs benny.

Beast

This Tecumseth restaurant is a destination for epic brunch items like bone marrow French toast, a variety of biscuit sandwiches and breakfast poutine.

Marben

Doughnuts, smoked trout and a vegan "PLT" are on the brunch menu at this Wellington restaurant.

Northern Maverick

Many components of brunch at this Bathurst brewery are made in house, including beer produced on the premises.

Oretta

Incorporate Italian deliciousness like burrata, arancini, gnocchi and fried calamari into your brunch at this beautiful restaurant, right on King West.

Baro

Brunch gets a Latin American twist at this multi-level bar with a rooftop patio on King West.

Bar Buca

Italian brunch is nothing short of sublime at this outpost of the Buca empire on Portland just off of King, complete with exemplary cocktails and espresso.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez at Thompson Diner


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