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 the best Toronto patios where you can double down on your fleeting indulgences only while the weather lasts.
The schoolyard 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 from 10 am to 3 pm every weekend.
Address: 101 Portland 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
Pistachio waffles, quiche, Huevos Rancheros, Benedicts, and more! The gangs all here at this back patio situated in the heart of Toronto’s Gay Village.
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
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
DIY hot waffles, carved meats, a poutine station, fruit, and dessert… Between the weekend brunch buffet and the glorious patio, there’s no reason not to check out this King East bar on Saturdays and Sundays between 11 am and 4 pm.
Address: 240 King Street East, Toronto
The weekday breakfast menu features choices including breakfast burritos and cheesy scrambles. Meanwhile, brunch on the weekends are the time to shine with and an ever-changing line-up of special features in rotation.
Address: 100 Sorauren Avenue, 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
Start the day right at this backyard patio in Parkdale where the brunch menu features platters of smoked fish with pumpernickel toast, yogurt and granola, French toast, and more.
Address: 1554 Queen Street West, 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
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, duck confit Belgian waffles, and breakfast sandwiches.
Address: 119 Harbord Street, 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
Umbrellas keep this sprawling front patio on Bathurst Street shaded so you can enjoy a beer-fueled brunch featuring smoothie bowls, steak and eggs, vegan banana pancakes, and more.
Address: 115 Bathurst Street, Toronto