Wake Up to Toronto’s Best Brunch Spots

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Many of the finest things in life are combinations of other great things. And combining breakfast with lunch gave us brunch!

Torontonians love to brunch. Restaurants and cafes across the city serve up favourites like omelettes, pancakes and eggs benedict all weekend long and especially on Sundays.

Here are some of the best brunch spots in the city have a delicious midday meal.

Brunch and Caesars at Hothouse Toronto
The HotHouse Restaurant & Bar

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 area HotHouse has become a Toronto landmark. Their award-winning brunch buffet with live jazz every Sunday, is the place to be. Reserve a table to secure your brunch plans!

Location: 35 Church Street

Contact:416-366-7800

Must-Try Items: Custom Omelette Bar, Caramelized Pecan French Toast and Thai Beef Salad

Patria

Authentically Spanish, offers savoury Spanish tapas in an upscale environment in Toronto’s King West area. This is not your average brunch menu. Traditional Spanish ingredients like serrano ham, goat cheese, chorizo and manchego cheese start your day with an olé!

Location: 478 King Street West

Contact: 416-367-0505

Must-Try Items: Patatas Bravas, Tocino a la Plancha and Empanadas

Gourmet pancakes topped with whipped cream and berries.
Mildred's Temple Kitchen

Mildred’s Temple Kitchen

provides warmth, great service and a unique culinary experience. Located in the heart of Liberty Village, this stylish restaurant has plenty of delicious dishes to choose from for all ages Quench your thirst with one of their delectable tea blends or freshly squeezed juices.

Location: 85 Hanna Avenue (in Liberty Village)

Contact: 416-588-5695

Must-Try Items Scones & Biscuits, Mildred’s Famous Crunchy Granola and Mrs. Biderhof’s Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

The Lakeview Restaurant Menu
The Lakeview

The Lakeview

A west end staple, The Lakeview The Lakeview offers a 24-hour brunch in a charming vintage diner setting. The Captain Canuck kids menu means the little ones can have fun too. Arrive early to avoid lineups.

Location: 1132 Dundas Street West

Contact: 416-850-8886

Must-Try Items: Freedom Toast, The Turbo stacked egg sandwich, strawberry milkshake

Rose & Sons

You may have to wait in line for a bit to have brunch at this hot spot opened by former chefs at the Drake Hotel, Anthony Rose and Chris Sanderson, but it’s well worth it. Aside from delicious deli-style food-with house-cured pastrami as a centrepiece- Rose and Sons boasts hipster diner-style décor.

Location: 176 Dupont Street (near Casa Loma)

Contact: 647-748-3287

Must-Try Items: Brother Juniper’s Cornbread, NY Cheesecake Pancakes and All Day Breakfast

Lady Marmalade Bread Pudding
Lady Marmalade
Photo credit Jodi Pudge

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: 265 Broadview Avenue

Contact: 647-351-7645

Must-Try Items: Huevos Rancheritos, Lady Marmalade Bennies and Crepe Croque Monsieur

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 everyone. Aim to show up 15 to 20 minutes before the restaurant opens at 10 a.m. to score a seat.

Location: 907 Dundas Street West

Contact: 416-703-7368

Must-Try Items: French Toast with Caramelized Bananas and Maple Syrup, Rajasthani Eggs, Angela Sandwich

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

Contact: 416-598-2672

Must-Try Items: Eggs Ben et Dictine, Banana Blast and Cora’s Special