There is no shortage of awesome breakfast spots throughout the city, but if you’re having trouble choosing, here are a few to help you get started.
Lady Marmalade is one of our all time favourites! This Leslieville gem opened in 2009 and has quickly made a name for itself as a premiere brunch spot in Toronto. The menu includes dishes that are cooked with a mexican twist all while using locally sourced fresh ingredients. A must try is their custom eggs benedict, but a word of warning, get there early as there is usually a line up.
The Senator has a rich and long history dating back to the mid 19th century when the city of Toronto was still known as the Town of York. Originally a family home, the building was transformed into a restaurant which to this day still has some of the original fixtures and style. They take great pride in supporting locals as they source all of their ingredients from local farms, right down to the 100% pure maple syrup.
The Starving Artist combines a contemporary art feel with with the best meal of the day- brunch. Their waffles are in such high demand that they have now added them to every dish. For example, they offer a BLT sandwich that is served on a waffle bun, eggs benedict smeared over waffles and one of their signature dishes, waffle bacon. With three locations in the Toronto area be sure to add Starving Artist to your list of brunch spots.
This diner style restaurant has become a hotspot for U of T students in the downtown core. This is the perfect place to grab a home cooked meal at very affordable prices. When you do stop in make sure you try their sweet potato hash browns and homemade ketchup, you won’t be disappointed.
This Belgian-Canadian restaurant opened in 2003 and has already cracked over a quarter of a million eggs. One facebook reviewer described their experience as, “ABSOLUTELY EXCELLENT. HANDS DOWN, A MUST VISIT.” while another added, “Best Benny of my life.” With reviews like that, how can you not add this King street cafe to your brunch map.
An Annex favourite, Insomnia has quickly become the neighbourhood hangout on weekend mornings. The relaxing atmosphere and friendly staff is only outdone by the menu which include old classics like steak and eggs to exotic eggs-benny creations. If you are still feeling a little drowsy from the night before try one of their ‘Wake Up Calls’ it will surely set you straight.