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The Best Pancakes in Toronto

The best pancakes in Toronto are the city's favourite versions of fluffy, buttery flapjacks. Whether they're buttermilk or Japanese-style mochi, brunch isn't the same without plates of these syrupy, sauce-doused stacks. 

Here are the best pancakes in Toronto.


Mildred's Temple Kitchen
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Mildred's Temple Kitchen

The perfectly spongy pancakes at Mildred's have had brunch enthusiasts flocking to Liberty Village for over a decade. The Mrs. B's Pancakes is an essential order with wild blueberry compote, whipped cream, and organic maple syrup.

Old School
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Old School

Buttermilk pancakes come stacked high at this Dundas West restaurant. Their Blueberry Hill plate brings the best of both worlds: blueberry compote, bacon, and brown sugar are the perfect sweet and savoury mix.


School
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School

Yet another Liberty Village brunch staple delivers with two different types of pancakes. Apple crumble cakes come with crushed pecans and brown sugar butter. The Black n' Blue Flapjacks are the berry version with real whipped cream.

White Lily Diner
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White Lily Diner

All-day breakfasts at this Riverside mainstay look like griddle cakes in all varieties. There's blueberry, ricotta, maple syrup, and options to order sides of bacon on top. 


The Good Fork
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The Good Fork

Middle Eastern brunch brings a glorious, floral touch to regular blueberry pancakes with fluffy halva cakes. Find orange blossom ricotta, wild blueberries and crumbly cinnamon amaranth cradled on top. This Dundas West spot also does red velvet and buttermilk stacks.


Sophie's Kitchen
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Sophie's Kitchen

Layers of lemon ricotta sauce, pancakes, and blueberry compote are a key part of the brunch experience at this Bayview and Leaside spot. You get a whole dispenser of syrup on the side when dining in, meaning no limit to the maple goodness.

Isabella's Boutique Restaurant
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Isabella's Boutique Restaurant

The Beaches' homey diner for Japanese and Western classics is one of the only places in the city to find mochi pancakes made with sticky rice flour and all purpose flour. These spongy, slightly dense pancakes come in flavours like mixed berry or nutella banana.


Almond Butterfly
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Almond Butterfly

This gluten-free bakery has two locations, but their Dundas West restaurant is where you can get a taste of the triple pancake stake. This blueberry affair is dairy-free, too, with blueberry compote and coconut whipped cream.

Madame Levant
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Madame Levant

Leslieville's revelatory spot for Levantine eats offers weekend brunch kits, including their gluten-free halawa pancake. It's a ready-to-make process, with orange blossom maple syrup jar, ghee, pistachios, and dried flower petals to go on top.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez at Mildred's Temple Kitchen. Additional photos by @aloeeats of White Lily Diner and Madame Levant.


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