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15 restaurants for Family Day brunch in Toronto

Restaurants for brunch on Family Day will bring you and your folks together over a hearty meal. There’s no better way to spend the holiday than devouring an eggs benny with coffee in the company of your loved ones.

Here are my picks for the top places for brunch on Family Day in Toronto.

Hollandaise Diner

Bottomless coffee—enough said. From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., this small restaurant on the Danforth has build-your-own-benny meals and classic breakfasts. Be wary of limited spacing if you're coming with a family of six or more.

Lady Marmalade 

This fun restaurant that's now located on Broadview Ave. will be open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. They'll be dishing out a menu of egg dishes like huevos rancheritos and benedicts that come with sides like pulled pork or salmon, with options for vegetarians too.

Saving Grace

One of Toronto’s most popular spots for all-day breakfastbrunch, and some of the best French toast in the city will be open for you and your crew, come Monday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sophie's Kitchen

The cheery spot for affordable, delicious brunches will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Family Day. Dig into stuffed french toast and pancakes stacked high at this restaurant on Bayview Ave.

Lisa Marie

Located on West Queen West, this restaurant serves decadent brunch creations. The double pancake pork burgers are majestic but will definitely have you and the fam in need of nap time afterwards. Brunch hours are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dirty Food

This Junction restaurant will dish out all your favourite guilty pleasures from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on holiday Monday.


Wind down the long weekend with some next level breakfast sandwiches served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at this Tecumseth St. restaurant on holiday Mondays.


Treat your ma (and yourself) to an upscale brunch at this spacious no-reservation restaurant in Liberty Village. Serving their weekend menu from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., it gets busy here, but their famous pancakes are worth the wait.

Barque Smokehouse

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this popular Roncesvalles BBQ joint will have a whole whack of hearty brunch offerings. Load up on chicken fried steak and buttermilk biscuits and gravy.

Starving Artist

Make your way to one of their many locations between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. an unconventional twist on brunch. Their signature waffle-centric meals will be a treat for the whole family.

The Green Wood

This pretty restaurant in Leslieville will be serving up tasty dishes like bennies, shakshuka and salmon rosti from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


If you're looking for a casual brunch spot for you and your family, look no further. The cafe in Bloordale Village will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to satisfy all your avo-toast cravings.

Emma’s Country Kitchen

Your folks will be sneaking bites from your delicious plate of biscuits and gravy at this St. Clair West spot. They don’t take reservations and it’s sure to get busy, so come before everyone gets hangry. Brunch will be served from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Good Fork

The Bloor West Village restaurant will be dishing out epic specials like 20 layer crepe cakes and chicken and cheddar pancakes on February 18 between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

The Ace

Fried chicken and johnnycakes, croque madame and eggs benny are just a few of the tasty menu items you'll be able to dig into from 10 a.m. at 3 p.m. at this Roncesvalles mainstay.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez at Lady Marmalade. With files from Tanya Mok.

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