Toronto loves brunch and patios in seemingly equal proportions.
If there were ever a worthy reason to get out bed on a weekend, sunny eggs with a side of sunshine might just be it.
Here are 10 of the best Toronto patios where you can double down on your fleeting indulgences only while the weather lasts.
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Sunny yellow patio umbrellas serve as a beacon for brunch-goers on King West. Once settled in under the ample shade, get ready to indulge in lemon ricotta pancakes, fried eggs bravas, and beignets filled with vanilla custard.
Address: 587 King Street West, Toronto
The school yard at this popular Liberty Village destination gets an A+ for serving brunch all week long. On the menu, find cheesecake waffles and cheesy bacon French toast that are top of their class.
Address: 70 Fraser Avenue, Toronto
Start with sticky buns and caesars before moving on to build-your-own-bennies on the sunny backyard patio at this craft kitchen on Dupont.
Address: 268 Howland Avenue, Toronto
Brunch it up just downstairs from your King West condo. Paying sky-high rent for just a sliver of space deserves to be rewarded with occasional pancetta-topped breakfast pizza.
Address: 295 Adelaide Street West, Toronto
Everything is bigger in Texas and breakfast isn’t an exception. The sprawling patio in CityPlace boasts Tex-Mex morning foods like Burrito Rancheros and $29 BOTTOMLESS mimosas.
Address: 92 Fort York Boulevard, Toronto
Brunch on El Patio is a sunny Saturday affair. Choices include churro pancakes, huevos rancheros, and bennies doused in chipotle hollandaise.
Address: 220 King Street West, Toronto
Droolworthy examples of egg porn in poutine and benedict form are among the specialties at this charming east side establishment that’s endowed with glorious side patio.
Address: 1560 Queen Street East, Toronto
The restaurant on Roncesvalles that has it all! The backyard patio is brimming with good vibes and the weekend brunch menu boasts hearty Cuban breakfasts including chorizo empanadas with runny eggs and French toast dressed with dulce de leche.
Address: 392 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto
Amazing turn out yesterday for our First Day! Introducing our Brunch Menu for the first time to the public. The demand was so high we decided to do ALL DAY BRUNCH! Join us again today and every weekend as we serve you our Filipino Brunch!
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Soak up the sun along with a calamansi shandy at this newly opened Filipino snack bar in Baldwin Village. The front patio is poised perfectly for prime people watching while the menu offers traditional plates of sweet pork sausage with runny eggs and garlic fried rice as well as inventive twists like the fried chicken with ube waffles.
Address: 35 Baldwin Street, Toronto
Get a head start on day drinking at this posh Yorkville patio. The regal restaurant offers oysters, avocado toast and Spanish breakfast poutines along with strawberry-basil gin cocktails in a lush green setting.
Address: 158 Cumberland Street, Toronto
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Corned beef hash, hash brown BLTs, buttermilk waffle and roasted mushrooms with fried eggs on toast are among the standouts on the brunch menu at this polished restaurant on Gerrard.
Address: 955 Gerrard Street East, Toronto
Getting back to work after the long weekend is painful, especially when you got to spend as long as you wanted lazing around in a white, fluffy bed 🙌 But what always gets me up + going is the prospect of breakfast 🍳, my one of three guaranteed reasons to be happy a day 😸 Full English Breakfast w/ a side of baked beans from The Queen & Beaver. #toronto #torontoeats #torontofood #Brunch #torontobrunch #sausage #eggs #breakfast #the6ix #yyzeats #instagood
The upscale public house on Elm Street is anything but a nightmare. Quite the opposite, the full English breakfast and Bennies built on breakfast scones served in the patio are what dreams are made of.
Address: 35 Elm Street, Toronto
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Egyptian brunch served all day every day is a major draw in Toronto’s east end brunch spot and Maha’s corner patio is not nearly big enough to accommodate the crowds. Should you have to wait for a table, occupy yourself with a cardamom latte then practice some patience as you wait for your chance to indulge on sunny eggs with foole or falafels wrapped around soft eggs.
Address: 226 Greenwood Avenue, Toronto
There’s a good reason why people queue up for breakfast pockets and grilled brie sandwiches at this popular eatery on Lippincott. For starters, the food is tasty, the portions are generous, nothing on the menu exceeds $10 and the patio outfitted with picnic tables is kind of the ultimate place to be seen on a weekend.
Address: 74 Lippincott Avenue, Toronto
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A BBQ joint that does brunch! Fuel up on the patio before spending a day at the beach with Caesar cocktails garnished with a smoked side rib and slow smoked delicacies topped with an egg.
Address: 275 Cherry Street, Toronto
Wake up with savoury standards like frittatas and omelettes or get your sweet fix with Nutella brioche and ricotta pancakes on this rooftop patio. Brunch is served 10 am to 3 pm every weekend.
Address: 101 Portland Street, Toronto
Do you want brunch on a dime AND a patio? That’s a tall order but this spin-off from El Furniture Warehouse totally checks all the boxes. Go for the $4.95 menu and fully decked out patio.
Address: 538 Queen Street West, Toronto
Crisp morning air and crisp cider are a good pair at any time of day. At brunch time, the seasonal menu features savoury grain bowls and duck confit Belgian waffles and breakfast sandwiches.
Address: 119 Harbord Street, Toronto
Brunch on this patio in the middle of the Brickworks offers the chance to fill up on buttermilk biscuits smothered with poached eggs and hollandaise before hitting the hiking trails or stocking up at the farmers’ market.
Address: 550 Bayview Avenue, Toronto
Home to legendary blueberry buttermilk pancakes and a sweet slice of patio, this Liberty Village brunch spot is the place to be on the weekends… or during the week when they serve another beloved meal mash-up known as b’lunch.
Address: 85 Hanna Avenue, Toronto
Seats on this boulevard patio are in high demand on sunny Sundays when this restaurant serves up its signature comfort food brunch. On the menu, bennies built on Scotch bap and fried chicken club sandwiches dressed with brown butter sage mayo.
Address: 641 Bloor Street West, Toronto
Bacon and egg-topped burgers, crepes, and shakshuka are among the eclectic offerings at this popular patio in The Village. Cure your hangover in good company!
Address: 634 Church Street, Toronto
Make like a true Parisian and sip your latte slowly in the sunshine on this bistro patio in Yorkville. This splashy brunch menu here showcases seafood towers and lavish dishes like the Lobster Benedict.
Address: 131 Bloor Street West, Toronto
The Liberty Village brewpub is set to debut its patio this summer, and when it does, it means that massive Brewmaster breakfasts will be on offer al fresco AND in full view of the brewing operations.
Address: 42 Liberty Street, Toronto