Ah breakfast, the most important meal of the day. Not only does it kick start your metabolism and give your body the energy it needs to get going – it can also taste oh so delicious!
But who says you have to get up early to indulge?
Whether you slept in on the weekend or are just craving bacon and eggs at 2 pm, here are 12 of the best all-day breakfast spots in Toronto.
Head to The Good Fork for breakfast food any day of the week. This restaurant serves up up all things yummy — including mouth-watering eggs benny, red velvet pancakes with cream cheese frosting and as their menu says ‘not yo mama’s eggs’!
The best part – all of their eggs are from free-range farms and their meat is supplied from Woodward Meats, a local Ontario meat supplier that uses no hormones or antibiotics.
When: Everyday, 9 am to 4 pm
Where: 2432 Bloor Street West, Toronto
Located in Liberty Village and voted one of Toronto’s best brunch restaurants, School serves breakfast food on their “all-day classroom favourites” menu, along with a weekend brunch menu till 3 pm.
In addition to morning standards, look forward to seasonal specials like festive favourites around the holidays that includes gingerbread french toast, Mrs. Claus’s apple crumble cake, and reindeer grub — which is basically a grand slam breakie including scrambled eggs, bacon and their signature holiday hash.
When: Monday, 10 am to 3 pm; Tuesday to Friday, 10 am to 10 pm; Saturday, 9:30 am to 10 pm; Sunday, 9:30 am to 3 pm
Where: 70 Fraser Avenue, Toronto
Located in the Thompson Hotel, this place takes classic diner fare up a notch. Open almost 24 hours, Thompson diner offers an all-day menu with savoury options like buttermilk fried chicken and waffles, omelettes, and eggs any way.
Stop by in the morning from 6 am and 11 am, or weekends till 2 pm and enjoy delicious choices off their breakfast menu — like the brunch burger served on a powdered donut, or a prosciutto Benedict croissant.
When: Everyday, 6 am to 3 am
Where: 550 Wellington Street West, Toronto
Named after the head chef Maha Barsoom, Maha’s gives breakfast a whole new take. The menu features the traditional tastes of Egyptian food, and almost all dishes are served with their signature charred balady bread.
Choose from options like the Cario Classic, a breakfast dish with fava beans, or their Basturma scramble which combines eggs with cured beef, fenugreek, garlic and Egyptian spices.
When: Monday to Tuesday, 8 am to 7 pm; Wednesday, closed; Thursday to Friday, 8 am to 7 pm; Saturday to Sunday, 8 am to 5 pm
Where: 226 Greenwood Avenue, Toronto
Located in the Leslieville neighbourhood, Lady Marmalade is best described by its customers as worth the long line up trailing out the front door. They are best known for the many delicious versions of eggs benny — including a brie, avocado and bacon Benedict, and a house cured salmon and herb cream cheese Benedict. Can you say YUM?
When: Monday to Friday, 8 am to 4 pm; Saturday to Sunday, 8 am to 3 pm
Where: 898 Queen Street East, Toronto
Aunties & Uncles has been around since 1998, and is known as a no thrills breakfast joint in Toronto that accepts cash only. Come for the retro-style decor, and stay for the enormous stacks of fluffy pancakes! Line-ups during peak brunch hours are common.
When: Everyday, 9 am to 3 pm
Where: 74 Lippincott Street, Toronto
This small and simple all day breakfast spot in Toronto seats no more than 20 people at a time. With vegetarian and gluten-free options, you never know what the chef is up to with a chalk board of specials that change daily.
When: Monday to Friday, 9 am to 2:30 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 2:30 pm
Where: 907 Dundas Street West, Toronto
If you’re looking for a great traditional breakfast, you have to try Emma’s Country Kitchen. With all baked goods made fresh daily in house, local meats from Sanagan’s Meat Locker, and family recipes that have been passed down through generations, it doesn’t get much tastier than this!
When: Monday 8 am to 4 pm; Tuesday, closed; Wednesday to Friday, 8 am to 4 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 8 am to 3 pm
Where: 810 St Clair Avenue West, Toronto
Known for their specialty “don’t even go there” french toast and Blueberry Hill pancakes that are stacked sky high, Old School is a contemporary take on a classic diner with the retro decor and comforting menu to match.
When: Monday to Wednesday, 9 am to 3 pm; Thursday to Sunday, 9 am to 11 pm
Where: 800 Dundas Street West, Toronto
Located in the St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood, La Petit Dejeuner specializes in Belgian-Canadian comfort food and is your go-to place if you want authentic Belgian waffles anytime of the day.
When: Monday to Tuesday, 8 am to 3 pm; Wednesday to Friday, 8 am to 9 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 9 am to 3 pm
Where: 191 King St E, Toronto
With two locations in Toronto, Cafe Neon is a great choice for all your breakfast cravings. They serve up fresh Mediterranean-inspired dishes including breakfast sandwiches, eggs benny and lots of fresh greens.
When: Monday to Friday, 7:30 am to 5 pm, Saturday and Sunday, 8 am to 4 pm
Where: 241 Wallace Avenue, Toronto and 1024 Queen Street West, Toronto
If you’re in for some nostalgia and yummy breakfast food, look no further than Easy Restaurant. Decorated with old-fashioned movie posters and a total retro vibe, this place has been around since 1999 serving all-day breakfast and all-day lunch in Toronto.
When: Everyday 9 am to 4 pm
Where: 1645 Queen Street West, Toronto