Toronto Brunch Guide: Where to find pancakes you'll flip for

Jan 24 2017, 5:35 pm

Do you flip over a hot cake? You’ll love conquering these stacks.

Here’s where to get the best pancakes in Toronto.

Aunties & Uncles

These banana oatmeal pancakes are so big, they fold them in half to get them on the plate.

Address: 74 Lippincott Street, Toronto
Instagram: @auntiesanduncles


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Vanilla bean ‘the hotcake’ at Baddies is doused in London fog leche, milo butter, and tons of Instagrammable garnishes.

Address: 679 Lansdowne Avenue, Toronto
Instagram: @baddies.caf

Barque Smokehouse

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It just makes sense that the pancakes at this Roncesvalles spot take the savoury route with smoked duck, blueberry compote and whipped chèvre.

Address: 299 Roncesvalles Avenue
Instagram: @barquebbq


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Buca’s Yorkville location serves up crespelle for brunch – semolina pancakes that are pan fried in oil and topped with maple grappa.

Address: 53 Scollard Street, Toronto
Instagram: @bucatoronto


This St.Clair West cafe has got all the Nutella you need with chocolate and banana pancakes (they have three kinds of waffles too).

Address: 671 St.Clair Avenue West, Toronto
Instagram: @cocoalatteonstclair

Emma’s Country Kitchen

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Wild blueberry and lemon ricotta pancakes are always on the menu at Emma’s but seasonal specials pop up throughout the year like pumpkin-spiced pancakes in the fall and gingerbread pancakes for Christmas.

Address: 810 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto
Instagram: @emmacountrykitc

Gusto 101

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Weekend brunch at Gusto 101 features lemon ricotta pancakes with lemon curd and blueberries.

Address: 101 Portland Street, Toronto
Instagram: @gusto101to


In addition to their classic oven baked pancakes with mixed berries or candy apple, Insomnia serves up a gluten-free and vegan buckwheat short stacks with peanut butter banana sauce and strawberry coulis.

Address: 663 Bloor Street West, Toronto
Instagram: @insomniatoronto

Mildred’s Temple Kitchen

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Classic buttermilk pancakes get an upgrade with blueberries, Lanark County maple syrup and tons of whipped cream.

Address: 85 Hanna Avenue, Toronto
Instagram: @mildredstemplekitchen

Mitzi’s Cafe

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These oatmeal buttermilk pancakes change their toppings on the regular, but they always come with a side of potatoes (brunch should always come with a side of potatoes).

Address: 100 Sorauren Avenue, Toronto
Instagram: @mitzis_cafe

Old School

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They don’t call this dish “blueberry hill” for nothing; it’s stacked tall with candied bacon, blueberries, brown sugar butter and cream.

Address: 800 Dundas Street West, Toronto
Instagram: @oldschoolyyz

Portland Variety

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Served only on weekends at Portland Variety, these lemon ricotta pancakes are topped with blueberry compote and a cream cheese mouse.

Address: 587 King Street West, Toronto
Instagram: @portlandvariety@portlandvariety

Saving Grace

Lemon poppyseed pancakes with rhubarb compote and fresh strawberries #savinggrace #toronto #brunch #pancakes

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There are always pancakes on the menu at Saving Grace but the flavours, like lemon poppyseed with rhubarb compote and strawberries, change seasonally.

Address: 907 Dundas Street West, Toronto
Instagram: @savinggraceto

SCHOOL Restaurant

The lessons never have to end: School has several courses in pancakes including pecan and basil mascarpone pancakes, or black and blueberry pancakes with brown sugar butter.

Address: 70 Fraser Avenue, Toronto
Instagram: @schoolresto

Sugar Loaf

Thick, puffy Dutch Babies served up in cast iron skillets are a favourite on the brunch menu at this Riverside spot. Get them hot from the oven and drizzled with salted caramel and topped with cinnamon apples.

Address: 729 Queen Street East, Toronto

The Good Fork

For a good fork, head to this Bloor West spot for red velvet pancakes with vanilla cream cheese frosting (honourable mention to the giant challah french toast with labneh, cherries and cotton candy).

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

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