22 brunch patios you must visit in Toronto this summer

Aug 11 2020, 10:46 am

Summer days, drifting away, to uh oh, those summer brunches!

Seriously, Toronto loves brunch and patios in seemingly equal proportions. If there was ever a worthy reason to get out bed on a weekend, the combo of 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:

Marben

 

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From French Toast to a good ol’ English Breakfast, Marben serves up delicious farm-to-table eats in a cozy outdoor patio – and the best part is no reservations are required. Be sure to try the refreshing St. Germain Elderflower Spritz while you’re there.

Address: 488 Wellington Street West, Toronto
Phone: 416-979-1990

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School

 

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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. Reservations can be made online.

Address: 70 Fraser Avenue, Toronto
Phone: 416-588-0005

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Sofia

 

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Open for dinner, lunch, and on Sundays, brunch, Sofia is back to serving in Yorkville. To be sure you’ll get a seat at this secret-garden like patio, book your reso in advance on OpenTable.

Address: 99 Yorkville Avenue
Phone: 416-479-8974

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Chadwick’s

 

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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

 

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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, no? Resos can be made online.

Address: 295 Adelaide Street West, Toronto
Phone: 647-503-4074

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Biff’s Bistro

 

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We know you’ve missed brunch at Biff’s. The patio is back in business at long last, and you can anticipate eggs come the weekend.

Address: 4 Front Street East
Phone: 416-860-0086

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The Rec Room Roundhouse Park

 

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Just steps away from the CN Tower and Rogers Centre, this spacious patio offers unobstructed views of the city and outdoor games like ping pong and corn hole. Brunch is on every weekend from 11 am to 3 pm.

Address: 255 Bremner Boulevard
Phone: 416-815-0086

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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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The Green Wood

 

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The Green Wood West has launched their patio finally, for the first time ever, this past weekend. And in the east end, the Leslieville Green Wood location will be reopening on July 1, with a full new menu to boot!  Capacity will be at 50%, and seats will be spaced out accordingly.

Address: 1402 Queen Street East
Phone: 416-778-4343

Address: 461 King Street West
Phone: 416-365-5314

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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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Maison Selby

 

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This Oliver & Bonacini spot is the ideal replacement for your postponed trip to Paris. Sigh. But seriously, don’t miss the brunch menu featuring avocado toast, Eggs Hemingway, and mimosas.

Address: 592 Sherbourne Street
Phone: 647-943-1676

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Petty Cash

 

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Petty Cash has an unreal brunch menu, perfect for tucking into on the Portland Street patio. Opt for fresh fare like the Petty Parfait, made with cantaloupe 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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Gusto 101

 

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Yes, Gusto is known for their Italian food but you need to try their brunch. Join them for an exquisite patio brunch on Saturday’s and Sunday’s from 11:30 to 3:00. We promise you’ll find all of your favourites on their menu. This includes frittatas, omelettes, brunch burger, bacon, potatoes & pancakes and yes–avocado toast.

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

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Cafe Cancan

 

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Mimosa’s, americano’s and smoothie bowls sound like the perfect items to order at a brunch patio. Well, you’re in luck because Cafe Cancan has it all. Walk-ins are also welcome!

Address: 89 Harbord St, Toronto
Phone: 647-341-3100

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Cafe Landwer

 

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This menu even has plant-based items to accommodate everyone. From the Landwer’s Famous Breakfast to their delicious Halloumi & Za’tar grilled sandwich, their extensive menu is full of the perfect brunch meals.

Address: 5000 Yonge Street, Toronto
Phone: 416-226-5005

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Bonjour Brioche

 

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Brunch is never complete without a buttery treat and this restaurant will give you exactly that. Don’t forget to also grab a glass of their fresh fruit juice or a cocktail du jour. This french bakery is exactly what you need to enjoy a summer brunch on a patio.

Address: 812 Queen St E, Toronto
Phone: 416-406-1250

Cluny Bistro

 

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This is not your parents’ french bistro. Their menu items may sound fancy but this is a “non-pretentious” brunch patio that you seriously need to check out. Oh, and if you’re looking to order off the brunch menu–and you’re looking to try something new–they serve frog legs.

Address: 35 Tank House Lane, Toronto
Phone: 416-203-2632

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Oretta

 

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You can literally order a tray of assorted caffe pastries here. If that doesn’t make your mouth water, try the Uova Burrata e Tartufo with black truffle. They even have a Nutella cappuccino.

Address: 633 King St W, Toronto
Phone: 416-944-1932

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Sophie’s Kitchen

 

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This may just be one of the cutest brunch spots in the city. This restaurant has set out to give the Leaside neighbourhood the brunch destination it deserves. Fancy a charcoal lemonade? How about lemon ricotta pancakes? Stuffed french toast? Sophie’s Kitchen has it all.

Address: 1614 Bayview Ave, Toronto
Phone: 416-485-1614

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Farmhouse Tavern

 

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There’s nothing like a good ol’ Canadian brunch. And this restaurant sources all of their ingredients from Ontario. Walk-ins are welcome here but you can also call or text them to make a reservation.

Address: 1627 Dupont St, Toronto
Phone: 416-936-8547

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Her Father’s Cider

 

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Crisp morning air and crisp cider are a good pair, no? 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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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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With files from Kayla Gladysz

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