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The Best Cheap Breakfast in Toronto

The best cheap breakfast in Toronto is sought out by the hungry, the hungover, and the just plain tight-fisted. No matter which category you fall into, these diners and cafes across the city are there to provide you with as close to a Ron Swanson special as they can manage while still charging the lowest prices possible.

Here are the best places to get a cheap breakfast in Toronto.


The Amazing Ted's Diner
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The Amazing Ted's Diner

This Scarborough place feels like walking straight into 1954, when it first opened. There’s a shrine to bacon and super cheap breakfast combos like the 222: two pancakes, three eggs any style and your choice of meat. Save a buck on breakfasts by ordering before 11.

Grenadier Cafe
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Grenadier Cafe

$4.99 breakfasts of three eggs and meat, omelettes, pancakes or French toast are served before 11 at this unique cafe situated within scenic High Park.


Billy's Souvlaki Place
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Billy's Souvlaki Place

At Bloor and Dovercourt, eat a low cost breakfast, drink a bottle of beer, and hang on the patio like a true Bloorcourt resident. All breakfasts, even steak and eggs, run under $8.

UFO Restaurant
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UFO Restaurant

This eccentric little convenience store near Trinity Bellwoods has full breakfasts of peameal bacon, steak and eggs, and French toast all for under $10. Montreal bagels with cream cheese only cost a couple bucks.


New York Cafe
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New York Cafe

Traditional breakfasts of eggs, homefries, toast and fruit are only $5.50 at this reliable spot near Broadview and Danforth, and coffee, tea or juice is included before 11.


Our Spot
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Our Spot

This narrow Kensington breakfast nook serves a standard $5.50 breakfast but here you can also include gyro meat for $2.50 with your eggs, toast and homefries. Most breakfast sandwiches like BLTs and peameal go for under $5.

Ming's Noodle Cafe
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Ming's Noodle Cafe

An incredibly inexpensive Hong Kong tea house in Scarborough, omelettes here are $3.99 and sandwiches are under $5. Of course, you can also follow up with noodles, rice, wings or spring rolls, and accompany it all with some milk tea, Coke with ice cream, or red bean punch.


Route 401 Diner
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Route 401 Diner

All day breakfasts of three eggs and toast for $4.75 can be found at this Etobicoke diner, and not much else runs over $10 breakfast-wise, including Italian sausage, chopped beef, three-egg omelettes and pancakes.

Gingerman Restaurant
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Gingerman Restaurant

Breakfasts of chock-full western sandwiches, classic bacon and egg combos, and more don’t break the bank at this old school Scarborough hangout.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez at Gingerman

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