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The Best Breakfast Sandwiches in Toronto

The best breakfast sandwiches in Toronto are destination-worthy entrées for people who like to grab the day's most important meal with two hands. Layered and bold, heaped with a mass of savoury, saucy, messy ingredients, these sandwiches blow sodden cereals clear out of the water.

Here are the best breakfast sandwiches in Toronto.


Lazy Daisy's Cafe
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Lazy Daisy's Cafe

One of Little India's brightest spots, this family-friendly café jump-starts diners' days with a roster of stacked breakfast sandwiches. Built on fresh bread, buns, and dangerously tender buttermilk biscuits, each combines a wealth of breakfast staples into one handheld hit. A blanket of melted cheddar, smoked bacon and egg make the Rise & Shine a must-try.

ALMA + GIL
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ALMA + GIL

If laid out on a plate, the ingredients in the breakfast sando at this Junction Triangle spot would add up to a bountiful meal. Piled atop each other, the pork belly or avocado and rosti, runny egg, cheese, chicharron, caramelized onions and brioche morph into a monumental encounter that easily bests most other breakfast foods.


Gold Standard
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Gold Standard

If the name of this spot, with locations in Roncesvalles and Parkdale, seems immodest, one taste of the Gold Standard Sandwich should set you right. The combination of bacon, cheesy eggs, aioli, pickles and hot sauce all tidily tucked into a toasty English muffin, is actually top of its class — all boasting aside.

Emmer
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Emmer

Among the myriad reasons to join the line-up outside this Harbord Village bakery and café, are the breakfast sandwiches built on house-made breads. Go whole hog, with a pork fest aptly named a bacon butty. Or dial it back, and enjoy egg, frisée, cheese and hot sauce with, or without, sausage. Rotating specials add a frisson of excitement to morning orders.


Sleepy Pete's
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Sleepy Pete's

Fuel Kensington Market jaunts with comfort food from this casual spot. The team here tops just-baked biscuits with sausage, bacon, egg, cheese, and more, tempts diners with hash browns, then sends them off to see the sights. 


Coco's
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Coco's

Beyond ornate pastries that hearken to another time, this cozy Little Italy café makes an angel biscuit breakfast sandwich that could easily find favour with deities of every ilk. Whether you swoon for the savoury bacon and cheesy egg, the streak of hot honey butter or the lofty biscuit itself, you'll see why scads of diners have given this one their blessing.

Primrose Bagel
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Primrose Bagel

Oakwood Village's bragging rights increased dramatically when this bagel-centric pop-up set up a permanent location there. Hand-rolled, malt-boiled bagels, in a number of flavours, transform into hunger saviours when finished with egg, cheese, pastrami, pickles, garlic aioli, and other delicious things.


Masa Deli
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Masa Deli

If there's one thing this city can stand behind, it's a team that errs on the side of overstuffing its sandwiches. Take your pick — between sausage and egg, kale and egg, steak and egg or an everything bagel topped with omelette, turkey bacon, cheddar, aioli, pickles and salsa — grab a stack of napkins, and discover exactly what that means.

Forno Cultura on Queen
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Forno Cultura on Queen

There's no wrong order at this staunchly Italian bakery and café, with locations on West Queen West, King West, in the Junction Triangle and Financial District. Pulling from its significant stock of sourdough loaves and cornetti, the team assembles sandwiches that are heavy on fluffy eggs, greens, and umami-rich Italian salumi.

Lead photo by

Fareen Karim at Lazy Daisy's Café. Additional photos, @primrosebagel, @masadeli.ca


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