How do you like your eggs?
From Shakshuka to Benedict, the choices for brunch in Toronto can be egghausting. There are literally hundreds of spots where you can nurse your hangover with dishes from around the world.
Here’s where to find the best international brunch in Toronto.
Argentinian at Leña Restaurante
At the new cornerstone of Saks, breakfast empanadas, potato-egg tortillas and garbanzo toasts are served alongside Propeller coffee and latin-inspired cocktails like Maracuya with passion fruit, sugar cane, lime and candied pineapple.
Address: 176 Yonge Street, Toronto
Chinese at Kwan
This Yonge and St. Clair spot has all the expected (and appreciated) dim sum staples like dumplings, buns and congee. Plus, who doesn’t love little custard bunnies?
Address: 1496 Yonge Street, Toronto
Cuban at La Cubana
This long-time Toronto favourite serves up their traditional medianoche sandwiches with a fried egg and Cuban breakfasts featuring slow roasted pork with rice and beans and tostones.
Address: 392 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto
Egyptian at Maha’s
From Shakshuka to the Cairo Classic, a platter filled with fava beans, eggs, falafel, feta and balady bread, this brunch mainstay is anything but the normal bacon and eggs. In fact, there’s no bacon at all: try Beleela, slow cooked barley with cream, vanilla, sugar, raisins, walnuts, and coconuts.
Address: 226 Greenwood Avenue, Toronto
English at Janie Jones
A hop across the pond isn’t necessary with this Little India spot serving up UK breakfasts from Scottish sausages atop a mountain of grilled mushrooms, baked beans and potatoes to traditional savoury pies.
Address: 1030 Gerrard Street, Toronto
Filipino at Platito
Hit up this Filipino spot in Baldwin Village for dishes like Bok Bok chicken with purple yam waffles and tons of fried rice dishes to #putaneggonit.
Address: 35 Baldwin Street, Toronto
French at Colette Grand Café
Located in the Thompson Hotel, the gorgeously decorated cafe serves Saturday brunch featuring French classics like tartines, omelets, and benedicts. On Sundays, there’s a brunch buffet with a smorgasbord any Francophile will gobble up.
Address: 550 Wellington Street, Toronto
Italian at Bar Buca
Buca’s King West-area offshoot is open for breakfast every day of the week, but brunch on weekends has stuffed focaccia with eggs, Tuscan pork and mascarpone along with a large selection of Italian pastries. Espresso amaretto cocktail anyone?
Address: 75 Portland Street, Toronto
Iranian at Kadbanu
Persian flavours are at the forefront at this DuWest restaurant. Look forward to Khorma Gerdoo, eggs over sautéed walnuts and dates with barbari bread, and Haleem, a stew of oats, barley and meat topped with melted butter sugar and cinnamon.
Address: 771 Dundas Street West, Toronto
Irish at The George Street Diner
From the top of the morning to the bottom, this classic diner serves Irish breakfast with thick slices of homemade soda bread, maple baked beans and homemade jams that change daily.
Address: 129 George Street East, Toronto
Mexican at Fonda Lola
This Queen West cantina has eggs benedict with chipotle hollandaise sauce and slow roasted pork, chilaquiles with fried eggs and boatloads of avocado on everything.
Address: 942 Queen Street West, Toronto
Polish at Hastings Snack Bar
A tiny snack counter in Leslieville is home to big flavour with pierogi breakfasts, potato pancakes, cabbage rolls and tons of kielbasa.
Address: 5 Hastings Avenue, Toronto
Taiwanese at Kanpai Snack Bar
For brunch this Cabbagetown staple puts their famous fried chicken on top of waffles, the B(ao). L.T. is a bao-BLT hybrid piled high with maple infused bacon, egg, lettuce and tomato.
Address: 252 Carlton Street, Toronto