No one wants to spend big money on breakfast — that’s what brunch is for!
Next time you’re visiting Hamilton, be sure to start your day with these “egg-cellent” breakfast deals that will fuel your morning and only cost you $5!
Open Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays in the Hamilton Farmers’ Market, this healthy stall offers a petit breakfast from 8:30 am to 11 am. For $5 including tax, choose between a yogurt parfait or a bowl of oatmeal and select your toppings from mason jars: fresh fruits, nuts, seeds, coconut, flax, and more. It comes with a side too: a piece of baguette, water bottle, or mandarin orange.
Address: Lower level of the Hamilton Farmers’ Market, 35 York Blvd, Hamilton
Serving the Hamilton community since 2003, this classic Hamilton spot is a breakfast staple. Their all-day breakfast served 7 am to 4 pm includes two eggs, a choice of meat, homefries and toast for $4.99. The BLT is cheaper still at just $3.99.
Address: 184 King Street East, Hamilton
John Street Diner
All-day breakfast is served from 8 am to 4 pm at the corner of John and King William, brought to you from the same owners of Jet Cafe. Their $4.99 breakfast special includes two eggs, toast, homefries, and a choice of bacon, ham, or sausage (without meat is $3.95). Even more budget friendly is the grilled cheese, available for just $3.99.
Address: 29 John Street North, Hamilton
YWCA At The Table
YWCA At The Table offers prepared food at the cafe and catering services. Order the breakfast sandwich for $3.95 and dig into a fried egg on an English muffin topped with cheddar cheese and black forest ham, served weekdays from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. Best of all, all profits are used to feed women in transitional living.
Address: 75 McNab Street South, Hamilton
Ward lV Coffee Bar
Not your usual breakfast sandwiches, Ward IV coffee bar offers a rotating selection of gourmet sandwiches for under $5 served from 8 am to 11 am, seven days a week. The $4.95 Mainstreet Eastern comprises scrambled egg on warm naan bread topped with kimchi, cheddar cheese, and spinach with a sesame soy aioli. At $3.95, ’Round Here comes with a poached egg, cheddar cheese and spinach on an English muffin.
Address: 1441 Main Street East, Hamilton
Focused on making everyone feel welcome, this Barton Street eatery offers affordable (just $4) all-day options, from 7 am to 7 pm on weekdays, including a breakfast sandwich with egg, cheddar, tomato jam, and spinach on a buttermilk biscuit (add bacon and make it $5); a double egg with toast; three buttermilk pancakes; a grilled baguette and custard french toast; a Morning Glory Bowl with vegan porridge, spiced oats, dried fruits, and seeds; and yogurt and granola drizzled with honey.
Address: 541 Barton Street East, Hamilton
Cannon Coffee Co.
This lovely Ottawa Street cafe is known for its sweet and savoury waffles. They’re so good, you may have to wait for a seat if you visit on a weekend. While you can order them with all sorts of toppings, you can’t go wrong with a fluffy, round, classic waffle with pure maple syrup for $4.50.
Feeling like a baller? Scrounge up $5.55 and opt for the breakfast sandwich with egg and tomato on a cheddar cheese waffle.
Address: 179 Ottawa Street North, Hamilton
Located inside Jackson Square, the $5 breakfast sandwich at Toby’s Goodeats is an English muffin with egg patty, Kraft cheese and a choice of ham, bacon, peameal bacon, or sausage, served alongside home fries—perfect for a quick breakfast before you start your workday.
Address: 110 King Street West, Hamilton
The Oak Cafe Restaurant
This unassuming deli counter with a small seating area serves all-day breakfast weekdays from 6:30 am to 5 pm (prices increase after 11 am). Their $3.95 breakfast sandwich with bacon and cheese is a hit among those working in the Jackson Square area.
They also offer three varieties of budget-friendly breakfast wraps for $3.99: bacon, egg and cheese; Western and cheese; or mushroom and cheese.
Address: 2 King Street West, Hamilton
Located on Main Street at McNab, this is the place to grab a quick bite before catching the bus. Known for their Mediterranean delights, roast chicken, pizza, and shawarma, you can also get breakfast on the cheap. Order a breakfast panini, English muffin, or bagel for under $4. For $4.25, you can get your choice of bagel with melted cheese and salmon.
Address: 25 Main Street West, Hamilton
Double smoked ham, spiced gouda, and a fried egg are hot pressed on multi-grain rye for $4.50 at this Dutch-inspired cafe. Besides their breakfast tosti, they also offer a yogurt parfait and protein-filled granola bites for a lighter option.
Address: 312 King Street East, Hamilton
A staple for over 40 years, The Village is a popular place to go for breakfast in Stoney Creek. For $5.25, you can get two eggs, homefries and toast—but put in a little extra cash and the options are endless. While not $5, their famous “Real Hungry” includes a taste of everything.
Address: 35 King Street East, Stoney Creek
Mulberry Coffee House
This James Street North pillar offers vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free foods made using organic, local ingredients. In addition to their delicious cafe menu and selection of specialty bagels, look forward to the $5.50 Westender Breakfast Sandwich on a housemade whole wheat bun filled with a fried egg, havarti, caramelized onions, arugula, and fresh tomato slice.
Address: 193 James Street North, Hamilton
Saint James is one of those places with a $13 (darn good) avocado toast with roast pepper, feta, a fried egg, salsa verde and lentil. Those on a budget can still partake though, $6 buys a delicious breakfast sandwich called The Drive Thru that beats anything you can get through a window: hash brown, sausage patty, fried egg, American cheese, and chili mayo sandwiched between an English muffin.
Address: 170 James Street North, Hamilton
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