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The top 10 restaurants for a brunch date in Toronto

Brunch in Toronto can be the perfect meal for a date. Whether it's the setting for a casual weekend rendezvous or a continuation from last evening, brunch at these restaurants meet the criteria for good food, date-worthy environs and hopefully no lineups. Some even take reservations.

Here are my picks for the top restaurants for a brunch date in Toronto.

Me & Mine
This lovely eatery on College Street is an ideal destination for a romantic daytime interlude. Spice things up with the huevos rancheros or let yourself be seduced by the croque madame bread pudding.

Campo
Dutch-style pancakes and pear mimosas are just some of the attractive qualities at this rustic dining room in Bloor West Village.

Smith
This sun-soaked spot on Church Street will satisfy cravings for pancakes and eggs Benedicts. If you're feeling particularly ravenous, start with an order of fresh sugar dusted doughnuts.

The Saint
Take that special someone to this tavern on Ossington and get cozy in a deep booth while dining on devilled eggs, doughnuts and duck confit scramble.

The Commodore
Luscious plates of shrimp and grits, truffled scrambled eggs with prosciutto and tiramisu-flavoured pancakes will win hearts at this seafood-centric brunch spot in Parkdale.

Antler
This Dundas West restaurant caters to your carnal instincts with a menu featuring wild and foraged foods. Enticing options include eggs Benedicts with smoked pork belly and French toast smothered with wild blueberry compote and maple syrup.

Figo
Have yourself a little afternoon delight at this softly lit and downright dreamlike Italian restaurant in the Club District. The brunch cocktail is a perfect precursor to pastries, eggs and pancakes.

Lola's Kitchen
This charming eatery in Church Wellesley Village offers an accommodating menu that's perfect when you're trying to woo someone new. Shakshuka and curried tofu scramble are among the veg-friendly options while meat eaters can get down with a brunch burger.

Saturday Dinette
At this modern diner in Leslieville you'll find boozy milkshakes and dishes like shakshuka, 'shrooms on toast and herb poached eggs that are so good you might have a hard time keeping your hands to yourself.

Rasa
Fawn over pastrami toast, Mexican hash and sticky bun-like sweets sprinkled with candied bacon at this laid back brunch spot on Harbord.

Photo by Donna Fung at Saturday Dinette via Instagram.


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