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The top 11 restaurants for brunch in Yorkville

Brunching in Yorkville doesn't need to be a lavish affair, although if you've got the dough why not drop it on a lobster Benny? The neighbourhood does indeed boasts its fare share of high-end destinations, but then you'll also find casual and relatively cheap alternatives at diners and cafes that are popular with the locals.

Here are my picks for where to brunch in Yorkville.

La Societe
Overlooking the Mink Mile, this French bistro embraces every opportunity to celebrate the joie de vivre. On the menu, lobster Benedicts, quiche, charcuterie and Croque Madame sandwiches.

Kasa Moto
Japanese restaurants in Toronto don't typically do brunch which makes the menu featuring salmon tataki on toast, breakfast bento boxes and morning kamameshi all the more unique.

Cafe Boulud
Sunday brunch is a prix-fixe affair at Daniel Boulud's Four Seasons restaurant. Two courses for $45, or three courses from $53 open with freshly squeezed juice, coffee or tea and then move on to indulgent options including house-baked viennoiserie, salad nicoise, duck confit hash and rotisserie chicken with waffles.

Buca Osteria & Bar
Chef Rob Gentile's Italian restaurant in Yorkville also occupies a plum spot in the Four Seasons. The morning menu features pasticceria, a sharable assortment of daily pastries as well as strapazzate, scrambled eggs with stracciatella cheese and black truffles.

Flo's Diner
Climb the stairs to this '50s-style diner hidden away on the second floor at the corner of Yorkville and Bellair. The menu bills all the greasy spoon favourites one could ask for plus some light options like turkey sausages and eggs, steelcut oatmeal and three egg omelettes packed with veggies.

MoRoCo Chocolat
You'd expect a boutique chocolatier to offer one hell of an indulgent brunch, and MoRoCo doesn't disappoint. With the exception of s'mores pancakes, the menu surprisingly sticks to savoury selections such as shakshuka, buttermilk fried chicken tenders with waffles and potato latkes topped with smoked salmon.

The Oxley
Full English breakfasts, BLTs topped with maple braised pork belly and kippers on toast with a poached egg are just some of the standouts on the brunch menu at this Brit-style public house.

Avenue Diner
Since 1944, this stalwart on Davenport has been dishing classic diner staples. Grab a table or a swiveling stool at the counter to tuck into peameal bacon on a bun, fluffy omelettes and fried egg breakfasts

Crepes A GoGo
The creperie is home to a menu of sweet and savoury fare that is very suitable for brunch. The menu offers delicate French pancakes stuffed with eggs, cheese and bacon, slathered with Nutella or filled with brie and raspberry jam.

Bloor Street Diner
The Sunday brunch buffet at this upscale diner in the Manulife Centre is priced at $26.50 for adults and features an AYCE assortment of pastries and breads, cruditĂŠs, cheeses, smoked and poached salmon, salads and more.

Holts Cafe
Brunch is served weekends from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the cafe inside the high-end department store. Like the luxury goods sold in store, nothing is cheap, but a $20 mimosa or $18 stack of buttermilk pancakes might just be the most affordable price tag you'll see inside.

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