Glazed danishes, buttery croissants, puff pastries sprinkled with icing sugar, chocolate-anything… is your mouth watering yet? Fresh baked goods are a highlight on brunch tables across Toronto and these are the places that do them best.
Whether looking for a quick bite and a coffee or that chance to sit down and linger a little longer–here are 10 bakeries that do brunch in Toronto!
Stop by for brunch on the weekends (available till 4 pm) at this beautiful French bistro in the Distillery District and enjoy dishes like the baked vanilla and chocolate french toast or the farmhouse breaky. During the week, order off their lunch or dessert menu and indulge with a bittersweet chocolate soufflé or a grilled vanilla crêpe flambé.
Address: 35 Tank House Lane, Toronto
At Pâtisserie La Cigogne pastry chef Thierry Schmitt is the star of the show with over 30 years of experience in the industry. From traditional French fare to desserts, pastries and homemade bread — this place serves up all-day breakfast and brunch including tart flambée, quiches, and baguette sandwiches.
Address: 1419 Danforth Avenue, Toronto
Address: 626 Bayview Avenue, Toronto
Sugar Loaf Bakery takes traditional style baked goods to the next level. Baked in small batches multiple times a day, this place is all about fresh and uses the best ingredients – including lots of real butter. In addition to a selection of scones, muffins, and croissants, find standouts on the brunch menu including poufy Dutch Baby pancakes.
Address: 729 Queen Street East, Toronto
Address: 1062 Gerrard Street East, Toronto
Serving breakfast, lunch and weekend brunch, Bonjour Brioche is a cash-only cafe that is known to have quite the line up on weekends. A morning meal here is best had with a selection of sweet and savoury tarts or traditional viennoiserie to start followed by selections like the Croque-Madame, quiche, or Pissaladière.
Where: 812 Queen Street East, Toronto
Buttermilk biscuits, doughnuts, and the quiche of the day are all baked fresh daily in-house at this St. Clair spot. Here, family recipes have been passed down through generations, and include brunch-time favourites like biscuits and gravy, Benny’s, and more.
Address: 810 St Clair Avenue West, Toronto
Known for their Toronto-style bagels, Kiva’s has a few locations around the city. Regardless of which one you visit, they all have one thing in common — fresh bagels that are hand-rolled daily and best enjoyed topped with spreads, schmears, and smoked fish.
Address: 1027 Steeles Ave West, Toronto
Address: 15 St Clair Avenue West, Toronto
Address: 2496 Yonge Street, Toronto
Hannah’s Cafe and Bakery is a bright modern space located directly across from High Park. With a good selection of coffee and hot beverages, Hannah’s also has from-scratch treats, breakfast wraps and sandwiches. A must-try is their handmade donuts.
Address: 1822 Bloor Street, Toronto
Nestled in the heart of the Annex, Future Bistro is known for having some of the most delicious slices of cake in the city not to mention, cheap and cheerful all day breakfasts. Fill up on omelettes, crepes, or BLTs before digging into by-the-slice caramel brownie cheesecake, or black and white chocolate torte.
Address: 483 Bloor Street West, Toronto
With eleven different locations throughout the GTA and downtown Toronto, What A Bagel has been in the bagel-making biz for three generations. While fresh bagels are their specialty and the main reason to visit, they also retail strudels, turnovers, danishes and more, not to mention a full mention of brunch-time standards.
Address: 130 Spadina Avenue, Toronto
Address: 421 Spadina Road, Toronto
Address: 973 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto
Address: 3515 Bathurst Street, North York
This authentic French bakery is the place to find brunch-worthy pastries, mini-sandwiches, salads, and excellent espresso-based bevies. Post-brunch, try the signature macarons, offered in classic flavours like chocolate, salted caramel, and pistachio and more.
Where: 780 King Street West, Toronto