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Toronto Brunch Guide: Where to find the ultimate breakfast burgers

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Gabby Peyton Feb 02, 2017 11:50 pm 162

Whether you’re hungover or you just really need a high dose of protein, there’s never a bad time to eat a burger. So why not have one for breakfast?

From juicy patties squeezed between powered doughnuts to buns topped with cheese curds, turn these egg-topped burgers into the perfect morning combo by adding on a coffee or a mimosa.

Here’s where to get the best breakfast burgers in Toronto.

Thompson Diner

Start your day off right with a burger on a doughnut at the Thompson Hotel. The brunch burger consists of a fried egg, bacon and cheddar served atop a powdered doughnut. Honourable mention to the grilled cheeseburger on the dinner menu, because who doesn’t love their burger slammed between two grilled cheese sandwiches?

Address: 550 Wellington Street West, Toronto
Instagram: @thompsontoronto

Farmhouse Tavern

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The Barnyard Burger at this Junction restaurant comprises all Ontario-made products: a big beef patty, pork bacon, goat cheese, duck egg, and homemade ketchup with a side of fries. Oh, and you can get it for dinner too!

Address: 1627 Dupont Street, Toronto
Instagram: @farmhousetavern

The Rude Boy

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The namesake burger at this Roncesvalles eatery is topped with house cured peameal bacon, more double-smoked bacon, house-smoked cheddar cheese, fried egg, pickled red onion, garlic aioli, and Blanche de Chambly mustard.

Address: 397 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto
Instagram: @therudeboyronce

White Lily Diner

New on the Riverdale food scene, this diner serves up an awesome breakfast patty melt featuring a griddle-cooked beef patty blanketed with American cheese sauce, poblano relish, bacon and a sunny side egg.

Address: 678 Queen Street East, Toronto
Instagram: @whitelilydiner

Fabbrica

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The high-end brunch burger at this Don Mills restaurant has some seriously sophisticated toppings like crispy genoa salami, antipasto, provolone cheese, arugula and a sunny side egg.

Address: 49 Karl Fraser Road, Toronto
Instagram: @themcewangroup

Aunties and Uncles

The Breakfast Burger of the Day changes on the regular at this popular Little Italy spot. A recent example consists of a homemade beef patty with bacon, brie and a fried egg with a challah bun… but chances are you can’t go wrong no matter what’s on the menu.

Address: 74 Lippincott Avenue, Toronto
Instagram: @auntiesanduncles

Lisa Marie

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The Double Pancake Pork Burger on the brunch menu at this Queen West snack bar is a massive tower of morning foods. A pair of pork burger patties on pancake buns comes loaded with lettuce, cheese and tomato and served with maple syrup on the side.

Address: 638 Queen Street West, Toronto
Instagram: @barlisamarie

Lola’s Kitchen


Toppings and condiments are piled high on the brunch burger at this Church Street cafe. Built on challah, this beef burger is dressed up with grilled peameal, caramelized onions, Lola’s cheese blend, sweet pickles, housemade ketchup, garlic aioli and a sunny side egg.

Address: 634 Church Street, Toronto
Instagram: @lolaskitchento

The Good Fork

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After a good night out, this Bloor West Village restaurant has got the ultimate hangover helper. The Cure burger comes loaded with smoked cheddar, bacon jam, a duck egg, red eye BBQ sauce and pickled jalapeños.

Address: 2432 Bloor Street West, Toronto
Instagram: @thegoodforkto

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Gabby Peyton
Toronto-based food & travel writer, history nerd and obsessed with cheese in any form.

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