These are 22 of the absolute best brunch spots in Toronto

Nov 7 2019, 1:23 pm

This city is filled with brilliant Toronto brunch spots, and because of the plethora of options, it can be hard to choose where to go for a weekend morning meal.

Lucky for you, we’ve always got your best interests at heart.

Below, you’ll find 22 of the absolute best spots to tuck into brunch across the city. With the help of this guide, deciding a destination will be easy like Sunday morning.

Lapinou

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On Sundays, this new restaurant hosts brunch with a menu that’s always changing, and a half-price wine and champagne offering. Shared plates range from Brioche and Mulberries to house-made Ham and Truffle Celery Remoulade, and indulgent mains include Smoked Eel, Duck Confit, and Mushroom Chittara. Don’t miss out.

Address: 642 King Street West

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STK

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STK is now serving brunch that includes everything from Tater Tot Hash Browns and Chicken and Waffles to Lobster Eggs Benedict and Caviar and Toast. Alongside eats, you can anticipate a live DJ, bottomless bubbles for $30, and shareable plates for the table… we’re talkin’ a Buttermilk Pancake Tower or a platter of seafood. The brunch menu is available on Sundays from 11 am to 3 pm.

Address: 153 Yorkville Avenue
Phone: 416-613-9660

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Chotto Matte

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This Nikkei-inspired brunch features mouthwatering eats like a purple potato pancake stack with crispy bacon, grilled tomatoes, and pomegranate syrup, alongside perfect cocktails. Stop by for jungle brunch any Saturday from noon to 3 pm, and get lost in the wild world of flavours being served.

Address: Chotto Matte – 161 Bay Street
Phone: 416-988-8097

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Now open inside Yorkdale Mall, by CHLOE. is an excellent spot to hit for brunch if you’re a vegan on the go. In between shopping, you can stop in for a bountiful bowl or a slab of avocado toast, plus a long list of fresh or cozy drinks.

Address: Inside Yorkdale Shopping Centre, beside Restoration Hardware

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El Rey

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The new brunch menu at El Rey includes a breakfasty version of soup riddled with tortillas, plus chilaquiles topped with a fried egg, and a list of bright cocktails that bring coffee and beer into your early-morning mix. If you’d prefer something sweet, the Caballero Pobre — that’s fried brioche with soft serve, strawberries, and cacao — is the perfect way to go. 

Address: 2a Kensington Avenue

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LOV

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There’s no question that King West is a prime spot to hit for brunch, and LOV’s menu caters to that with vegan versions of classic faves like a tofu-take on a morning Benny. And if you want to swing by for lunch or dinner, you can count on a wide array of savoury options on deck, too. Anticipate scrumptious bites like vegan burgers, arancini, and lasagna.

Address: 620 King Street W

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Patria

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You cannot go wrong starting your day with Spanish cuisine. Patria is known for serving up an amazing brunch menu that includes must-have bacon wrapped dates, mushroom croquettes, chorizo bombas, Spanish potato omelettes, and wagyu meatballs.

Address: 478 King Street West
Phone: 416-367-0505

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Maison Selby

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This chic spot from Oliver & Bonacini is serving up a brunch menu featuring avocado toast, Eggs Hemingway, and mimosas. If you prefer to infuse your day with vibes à la France, this is inarguably the place to be.

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

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Aunties & Uncles

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This sandwich speaks for itself. Comfort food and not-through-the-roof prices come together at this cozy brunch spot, tucked into Lippincott Street. Ease your hangover with a fierce, carb-heavy sando, or a plate of breakfast tacos, plus a steamy cup of coffee.

Address: 74 Lippincott Street
Phone: 416-324-1375

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Weslodge

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Sometimes, you just need a stack of pancakes served on a platter. Weslodge caters to the savoury and the sweet of the King West crowd, and all of those not from the neighbourhood who make the trek to spend their weekend mornings eating well.

Address: 480 King Street West
Phone: 647-660-0999

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Figo

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Brunch isn’t just a meal, but a lifestyle at this Adelaide Street spot. Tuck into eggs, pancakes, greens, cups of coffee and glasses of mimosa before you hit the pavement in the concrete jungle.

Address: 295 Adelaide Street West
Phone: 647-748-3448

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Baro

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Baro serves fresh, bright and flavourful eats in a space that feels like an escape from the downtown core. Enjoy an egg over avocado toast alongside dressed greens and a boozy morning drink.

Address: 485 King Street West, Toronto
Phone:  416-363-8388

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Bar Reyna

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Get a head start on day drinking at this posh Yorkville patio, open all year ’round. 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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El Catrin

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Tucked away in Toronto’s historic Distillery District, this restaurant is not only home to a chic cocktail and Mexican brunch menu, but also a sprawling outdoor patio that’s equipped with aesthetically-pleasing heaters and fire pits. Breakfast margaritas and churros on a cozy patio? Count us in.

Address: 18 Tank House Lane
Phone: 416-203-2121

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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.

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

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The Federal

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This spot serves brunch from 9 am to 3 pm daily, which is lucky for those who have the chance to slip away for a proper Thursday morning meal. Eggs federal is made with poached eggs and mushroom tarragon cream served over an English muffin… and odds are, if you show up on Saturday to try it, you’ll be waiting in a line to get in the door. If you don’t want to wait on the weekend, we won’t judge you for booking a vacation day just to visit this spot.

Address: 1438 Dundas Street West
Phone:  647-352-9120

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Easy Restaurant

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A hidden gem in Parkdale, Easy Restaurant specializes in breakfast foods of all sorts, and offers breakfast tacos on weekday mornings too. Hot chocolate, mimosas, coffee, and hash browns are all being tossed onto eager tables all day long.

Address: 1645 Queen Street West
Phone:  416-537-4893

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Score on King

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New-ish to King East, this spot’s menu is vast and diverse. Chicken and Waffles? Got that. Ramen? Sure, why not! And, perhaps most importantly for the brunch crowd… have you tried their Caesars?

Address: 107 King Street East, Toronto
Phone:  416-519-4654

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Old School

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A tried and true favourite for brunch in the city, you’ve got to hit up Old School for a taste of what’s good. Savoury, sweet, light or carb-heavy, this spot is serving the goods to the best of the brunch crowd, and it’s well worth waiting for if there’s a line when you arrive.

Address: 800 Dundas Street West
Phone:  416-815-8790

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True True Diner

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This King East eatery offers brunch on weekends and an all-day breakfast menu throughout the week. Whether you’re a proud east-ender or you’re of the belief that the west end is the best end, there’s no arguing that it’s always sunny on this side of town.

Address: 169 King Street East

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Saving Grace

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Just a stone’s throw away from Trinity Bellwoods, this tiny eatery is slingin’ a brunch that eager eaters have no problem lining up for. Breakfast tacos, french toast and slabs of sourdough await you at this cozy Dundas West getaway.

Address: 907 Dundas Street West
Phone: 416-703-7368

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Bluestone Lane

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New to the Toronto food scene, Bluestone Lane offers the city a taste of New York-ified Australia in the form of flat whites, toasties and vegemite. Perfect for a quick coffee or a longer-lasting sit-down meal, you’ll feel like you treated yourself and treated your bod well with a visit to this eatery.

Address: 37 King Street East
Phone:  718-374-6858

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