Wake Up to Toronto’s Best Brunch Spots
Many of the finest things in life are combinations of other great things. Combining music with drama gave us opera. Combining the Internet with mobile phones gave us smartphones. And combining breakfast with lunch gave us brunch!
Torontonians love brunch. After a long week of work, there’s nothing like looking forward to a delicious weekend brunch. Being able to choose between breakfast favourites like omelettes, pancakes, waffles, and eggs benedict – and lunch favourites like sandwiches, salads, and roast beef – is nothing short of bliss.
Here are some picks of great places in Toronto to satisfy any brunch craving.
The HotHouse Restaurant & Bar: The HotHouse Restaurant & Bar is one of the busiest restaurants in Toronto. The reason? Great food. Located in the historic St. Lawrence Market, the HotHouse Restaurant & Bar has become a Toronto landmark. Winner of numerous culinary awards, it was also voted Toronto’s best Sunday Brunch five years in a row. With delicious sweet and savoury buffet fare for all tastes, it’s no wonder the place is always packed on Sundays.
Location: 35 Church Street
Must-Try Items: Gourmet Omelette, Hip of Roast Beef, Potato and Chive Salad
Patria: Authentically Spanish, Patria offers savoury Spanish tapas in an upscale environment in Toronto’s King West area. This is not your average brunch menu, featuring traditional Spanish ingredients like serrano ham, goat cheese, chorizo, and manchego. Try something different for brunch. Olé!
Location: 478 King Street West
Must-Try Items: Cocas, Torrijas con Miel, Tortilla De Patatas
Cora: In the heart of the Entertainment District, Cora features a delicious range of freshly prepared breakfast and lunch dishes that will satisfy any craving. Famous for their crêpes and waffles (with or without chocolate and fruit), Cora also boasts a variety of omelettes and fruit platters, as well as salads, sandwiches, paninis, and more.
Location: 227 Wellington Street West
Must-Try Items: Crêpomelette, Yogurt Harvest Crunch, Cora’s Special
Mildred’s Temple Kitchen: Dedicated to providing warmth, great service and a unique culinary experience, Mildred’s is known for their freshly baked homestyle scones and biscuits. A diverse menu of exquisitely prepared brunch options guarantees that you will leave Mildred’s with a full and satisfied belly. Quench your thirst with one of their delectable tea blends or freshly squeezed juices.
Location: 85 Hanna Avenue
Must-Try Items: Scones, Mildred’s Famous Crunchy Granola, Huevos Monty
Bb33 Bistro and Brasserie: Bb33 serves the finest Canadian cuisine created with the freshest ingredients from across the country. Feast at their spectacular all-you-can-eat buffet, or choose a light option from the creative à la carte menu. Delicious food in a relaxed, elegant atmosphere – what more can you ask for?
Location: 33 Gerrard Street West
Must-Try Items: Buffet (Sunrise or Continental), Chelsea Folded Omelette, Brioche French Toast
Rose and Sons: You may have to wait in line for a while to have brunch at this fairly new restaurant opened by former chefs at the Drake Hotel, Anthony Rose and Chris Sanderson, but it’s well worth the wait. Aside from delicious food – with unique options such as bread pudding with wild blueberries – Rose and Sons also boasts a stylish décor and excellent customer service.
Location: 176 Dupont Street
Must-Try Items: Bread Pudding with Wild Blueberries, All Day Breakfast, Griddled Brie Cornbread
Saving Grace: One of the hippest brunch spots in Little Portugal, Saving Grace is always lined up on weekends – and for good reason. With fresh salads, crispy French toast, and savoury options like poached eggs and sandwiches, Saving Grace has something to offer for everyone. Aim to show up 15-20 minutes before the restaurant opens at 10am to secure a seat.
Location: 907 Dundas Street West
Must-Try Items: French Toast with Caramelized Bananas, Rajasthani Eggs, Angela Sandwich
Lady Marmalade: Toronto’s Leslieville neighbourhood is known for its abundance of brunch spots, and Lady Marmalade is among the best it has to offer. Dig in to dishes prepared from freshly sourced local ingredients while admiring the art on the walls. Be sure to ask about the daily special!
Location: 898 Queen Street East
Must-Try Items: Huevos Rancheritos, Lady Marmalade Bennies, Organic Buckwheat Crepe
Start your day off right with a delicious and nutritious brunch. You’ll need the energy to see all the other events and attractions Toronto has to offer!