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The top 35 brunch in Toronto by neighbourhood

Brunch in Toronto is all about quality eats and plentiful portions served in spaces that make you want to sit back, relax and contemplate plans for the weekend.

Here are my picks for the top places to eat brunch in Toronto by neighbourhood. 

Annex

Brunch at Chadwick's is served Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Load up on offerings like brisket hash, rancheros and even chia pudding. 

Bayview and Leaside

Sophie's Kitchen is a cheery spot for affordable, delicious brunches. Greek yogurt bowls, lemon ricotta pancakes and chicken club sandwiches are just a few of the items you can indulge in. 

Bloordale Village

French toast and shakshuka are some of the real standouts during brunch at the Middle Eastern restaurant Parallel.

CityPlace

Morning After is a sprawling brunch spot offering hulking portions of hangover cures like chicken and waffles.

Danforth

Fresh baked bread and duck eggs are staples at Cafe Fiorentina, a brunch spot renowned for their quiche, panini and French toast.

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Lady Marmalade wants you to start your day off with poutine. Photo by Hector Vasquez.

Danforth East

Elevated brunch offerings like the Uptown Latke are served exclusively on weekends at City Betty

Distillery District

Cluny is a modern French restaurant brimming with all the hallmarks of a classic Parisian bistro. Brunch is available Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Don Mills

The Good Son does brunch with an Italian twist on weekends at their mall outpost from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Dundas West

The Good Fork is known for their epic brunch offerings of blueberry pancakes and ever-changing omelettes. They also do the classics of two eggs, home fries and grilled thick-cut bacon. 

East Chinatown

When you think of all-day breakfast, you think of Lady Marmalade and their A.M. Poutine with miso gravy or hollandaise and options for toppings like pulled pork or poached eggs.

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Cafe Landwer puts a Middle Eastern spin on brunch. Photo by Hector Vasquez.

East York

Rise and Dine Eatery is a breakfast and brunch spot boasting over a half dozen varieties of eggs benny with ingredients like pulled pork and smoked brisket.

Entertainment District

Dine on upscale brunches of baked eggs, tuna salad, fluffy pancakes or pizza in pretty surroundings at Figo.

Etobicoke

If you love starting your day with waffles a visit to Starving Artist in Rexdale is in order. 

Financial District

Cafe Landwer is an Israeli brunch spot that does shakshuka and tasty rugelach.

Harbord Village

Cafe Cancan has a lock on pretty brunch with dusty pink walls and a menu of champagne, lobster and eclairs.

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Mornings are always better with Egg Bae. Photo by Hector Vasquez.

Junction

A casual but bang-up brunch of beet-infused Caesars and off-the-wall eggs benny can be had at Dirty Food. Don't sleep on the waffles either.

Junction Triangle

Farmhouse Tavern is so inviting, a round of Top Chef was even judged there recently. Mainstays are the eggs benny and Caesars garnished with oysters.

Kensington Market

The humble breakfast sammy is put on a pedestal at Egg Bae. Made with house-baked egg brioche buns, my personal fave is topped with smoked salmon and potato chips.

King East

The city's lightest and most traditional Belgian waffles can be found at Le Petit Déjeuner, partially because they're made using actual Belgian waffle irons. Their Eggs Benedict is also a straight up classic.

King West

Gusto 101 on Portland covers all the brunch bases with frittata, avocado toast, yogurt bowls and ricotta pancakes. 

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Mildred's Temple Kitchen stacks their pancakes high. Photo by Hector Vasquez.

Leslieville

Okay Okay does all the classics. Order up two eggs any style with hash browns and toast, buttermilk pancakes and oatmeal. 

Liberty Village

Thick and fluffy buttermilk pancakes topped with blueberries are a must-order at Mildred's Temple Kitchen

Little India

If a sandwich stuffed with an outrageous amount of chicken is your idea of the perfect brunch, head to Egyptian spot Maha's. More traditional brunch fare is the grilled cheese or shakshuka.

Little Italy

BLT lovers can head to Aunties and Uncles to get their fix from the kitschy joint that's been around for 20 years.

Mount Pleasant

Start your day off with eggs benny and a mimosa at North Toronto staple The Homeway

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It's all about the classics at The Amazing Ted’s Diner. Photo by Hector Vasquez

Ossington

Buckwheat and buttermilk pancakes, crispy polenta and breakfast sandwiches are just a few of brunch items you can devour at Union

Parkdale

Easy Breakfast is one of the best places in town for morning eats all day long and they do surprisingly tasty huevos rancheros, too.

Riverside

You can always rely on Bonjour Brioche for classy brunches of quiche, croissants, tourtiere and of course, brioche.

Scarborough

Time stands still at Amazing Ted's where you can still get iconic meat-and-eggs breakfast specials like the "222" with pancakes, three eggs and choice of meat.

St. James Town

Weekend brunch at Maison Selby runs 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Indulge in smoked salmon crepes, breakfast sandwiches on croissants and quiche.

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You'll be feeling great after brunch at Hello 123. Photo by Hector Vasquez.

Upper Beaches

Eggs Benedict are served on cheddar, chive and stout biscuits and French toast comes with cinnamon pork belly at the lovely Bodega Henriette.

West Queen West

The same people behind tasty vegan chain Kupfert & Kim are behind Hello 123. Here they do all day brunch so prepare to get your fill waffles, pancakes and smoothies bowls at any time of the day.

Yonge & Bloor

It's all about indulgent brunch offerings at Wish on Charles. They serve everything from grilled Nutella sandwiches with raspberry compote to classic eggs benny with peameal bacon. 

Yonge & Dundas

You can get pancakes topped with peanut butter ice cream Queen & Beaver. Enough said.

Yorkville

Brunch at plant-based restaurant Planta runs on weekends from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. On the menu, you'll find items like cinnamon buns, pancakes and brunch burgers. 

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez at Sophie's


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