The best patios to hit for brunch in Toronto this summer (MAP)

Jun 8 2019, 1:03 am

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.

These are the best Toronto patios where you can double down on your indulgences while the warm weather is upon us.


school resto patio brunch


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
Phone: 416-588-0005

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chadwicks kitchen bar


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
Phone: 416-944-1606

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Figo patio brunch

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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
Phone: 647-503-4074

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Fort York Tavern

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This spot offers a chill, relaxing atmosphere in the heart of CitiPlace, overlooking Canoe Landing. Choose any brunch item and a mimosa for $23.00 plus tax!

Address: 92 Fort York Boulevard, Toronto
Phone: 416-623-2323

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La Cubana

la cubana patio

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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. We’re talkin’¬†chorizo empanadas with runny eggs and French toast dressed with dulce de leche.

Address: 392 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto
Phone: 416-538-7500

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Bar Reyna

Bar Reyna


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
Phone: 647-748-4464

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Maple Leaf Tavern

Maple Leaf Tavern

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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
Phone: 416-415-0955

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Queen & Beaver

Queen & beaver brunch eggs benedict


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
Phone: 647-347-2712

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mahas brunch


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 falafel wrapped around soft eggs.

Address: 226 Greenwood Avenue, Toronto
Phone: 416-462-2703

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Aunties & Uncles

aunties and uncles brunch


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 and the portions are generous. Plus, nothing on the menu exceeds $10 and the patio outfitted with picnic tables is pretty much the perfect place to spend your weekend afternoon.

Address: 74 Lippincott Avenue, Toronto
Phone: 416-324-1375

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Gusto 101

gusto 101 patio

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Wake up with savoury standards like frittatas and omelettes or get your sweet fix with Nutella brioche and ricotta pancakes on this rooftop patio. If heights aren’t your thing, there’s street-level outdoor seating, too. Brunch is served from 10 am to 3 pm every weekend.

Address: 101 Portland Street, Toronto
Phone: 416-504-9669

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Cafe Belong

cafe belong brunch patio


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
Phone: 416-901-8234

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Mildred’s Temple Kitchen

Mildred's Temple Kitchen

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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
Phone: 416-588-5695

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Pistachio waffles, quiche,¬†Huevos Rancheros,¬†Benedicts, and more! The gang’s all here at this highly-Instagrammable back patio situated in the heart of Toronto‚Äôs Gay Village.

Where: 553 Church Street
Contact: 416-926-2501

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White Brick Kitchen

white bruck kitchen brunch


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
Phone: 647-347-9188

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Petty Cash

Petty Cash

Petty Cash just dropped a killer brunch menu, perfect for tucking into on the Portland Street patio. Opt for fresh fare like the Petty Parfait, made with cantaloup puree, greek yogurt, dragon fruit, chocolate and pistachio, made for enjoying under the sun. Or, go heartier with Hot Cakes and Cream or an indulgent Breakfast Sandwich, featuring a honey garlic sausage patty.

Address: 487 Adelaide Street West, Toronto
Phone:  647-748-2274

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Portland Variety

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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
Phone: 416-368-5151

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DIY hot waffles, carved meats, a poutine station, fruit, and dessert‚Ķ 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
Phone: 416-368-1300

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Mitzi’s Cafe

Mitzis cafe patio brunch




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
Phone: 416-588-1234

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Tennesse Tavern

tennessee tavern


Start the day right at this backyard patio in Parkdale where the brunch menu features platters of smoked fish with house-made rye, French toast, and more.

Address: 1554 Queen Street West, Toronto
Phone: 416-535-7777

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La Société

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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
Phone: 416-551-9929

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Her Father’s Cider

her fathers cider bar patio


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
Phone: 647-347-7747

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Liberty Commons

liberty commons


The Liberty Village brewpub offers massive Brewmaster breakfasts on offer al fresco, AND in full view of the brewing operations.

Address: 42 Liberty Street, Toronto
Phone: 416-304-9403

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Northern Maverick Brewing Co.

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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
Phone:  416-540-4030

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