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The Best Breakfast Poutine in Toronto

The best breakfast poutine in Toronto is a gloriously greasy, gooey, saucy food fantasy with a backstory that probably involves booze, hormones, minor burns, and at least a few incredulous side glances. Never mind. Like so many other surprising culinary couplings, it's delicious, popular, and — hearty enough to replace two meals — as affordable as eating gets.

Here is the best breakfast poutine in Toronto.


Kitchen on Sixth
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Kitchen on Sixth

This South Etobicoke destination serves jam-packed dishes to ravenous diners, seven days a week. With bangers, peameal, two types of cheese, gravy, a sunny egg and optional beans, the kitchen's UK-style breakfast poutine is neater than other menu options, yet just as naughty.

Toast on Bloor
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Toast on Bloor

For all-day breakfast near Bloor and Islington , it's hard to beat this family-friendly spot. If you crave crisp home fries blanketed with gravy, cheese curds, sausage, bacon, Montreal smoked meat and eggs prepped your favourite way, hone in on the breakfast poutine.


The Broadview Diner
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The Broadview Diner

Relatively new with old-school appeal, this diner near Broadview and Danforth trades in the type of classic comfort food life so often demands. Gussied up with hollandaise sauce, the combo of home fries, cheese curds, cheddar, gravy and sunny-side up egg that makes up the breakfast poutine is more sumptuous than most.

OEB Breakfast Co.
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OEB Breakfast Co.

There's plenty to mull over on the sizeable menu at this cheery chain restaurant in Liberty Village. Among the farm-fresh options, a list of chichi breakfast poutines beckon — from the one topped with black truffles and brown butter hollandaise, to the one with maritime lobster and shrimp scramble.


Skyline Restaurant
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Skyline Restaurant

Allegiance to this Parkdale institution runs deep, thanks to its casual service, longevity and satisfying menu of diner fare. Until 3 p.m., the team crisps up hash browns, then tops them with curds, gravy, bacon and a fried egg for a classic take on breakfast poutine.


Rosemary & Thyme
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Rosemary & Thyme

Doling out omelettes and pancakes, club sandwiches and myriad versions of eggs Benedict, this neighbourhood spot satisfies Scarborough appetites, daily until 2:30 p.m. With a meat trio, sauteed onions, peppers, cheese, poached eggs and — because, why not — a generous splash of hollandaise, the Hearty Breakfast Poutine lives up to its name.

O'somae
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O'somae

A focus on freshness and from-scratch cooking add up to a menu of tempting breakfast and brunch fare at this East Chinatown spot. With a base of hand-cut Yukon fries, mozzarella curds, hollandaise and a smattering of spicy sriracha mayo, the house breakfast poutine is a saucy, meat-less option.


Prohibition Social House
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Prohibition Social House

When golden tater tots act as a warm, crunchy bed for smoked bacon lardons, hollandaise, squeaky cheese curds and soft-poached eggs, the end result is bound to impress. Though there's plenty of options on the menu at this Riverside restaurant, it's the ambitious breakfast poutine that diners can't seem to get enough of. 

MIA Brunch Bar
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MIA Brunch Bar

There's comfort food, and then there's the breakfast poutine served at this homey spot near Yonge and Eglinton. Salty, saucy, deeply potatoey and — gasp — even customizable (with bacon, fried chicken or avocado), this offering meshes breakfast ingredients with Canada's unofficial national dish to fantastic effect.

Lead photo by

Fareen Karim. Additional photos, @chetin.to at Kitchen on Sixth, @angweber30 at OEB, @phyllis.eats at Skyline Restaurant, @megz_ate_here at Prohibition Social House


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