Who doesn’t love breakfast food? Eggs benny, omelettes, fresh fruit, bacon and eggs… the list can go on and on. And with endless options too delicious to resist — it can often wind up costing you a few bills.
So stop digging in those pockets and get ready to save — here are 10 of the cheapest breakfast spots in Toronto!
Avenue Open Kitchen
The old school diner and deli is best known in the city for their peameal bacon sandwiches that go for just $6.75, along with the typical greasy spoon options like eggs with a choice of bacon, sausage or ham for $8.85.
When: Monday to Friday, 7 am to 4 pm; Saturday, 8 am to 3 pm; Sunday closed
Where: 7 Camden Street, Toronto
Average Joe’s Cafe
Located in between Kensington Market and Chinatown, Average Joe’s Cafe specializes in good coffee and even better breakfasts such as the signature Hungry Joe and banana French toast with chicken bacon.
Prices have increased slightly in recent years–however, there are still breakfast options starting at $8.75 and up.
When: Monday, 9 am to 4 pm; Tuesday closed; Wednesday to Saturday, 9 am to 4 pm; Sunday, 10 am to 3 pm
Where: 161 Baldwin Street #1, Toronto
If you love comic books, this breakfast and lunch spot in the Beaches neighbourhood will be your hero. On the budget-friendly menu, options like $6.95 eggs any style, and waffles or pancakes starting at just $7.95–Bam! just saved the day.
When: Monday closed; Tuesday to Friday, 8 am to 3 pm; Saturday to Sunday, 8 am to 4 pm
Where: 1970 Queen Street East, Toronto
Gayley’s Cafe is a great place to try out in Toronto if you are short on cash. This spot has an all-day breakfast menu featuring options like a 4 egg breakfast for only $5.95, or if you want to go real cheap — order their porridge for $4.95 or a bagel with cream cheese for just $3.45.
When: Monday to Friday, 8 am to 4 pm; Saturday to Sunday, 7 am to 4 pm
Where: 1424 Dundas Street West, Toronto
Locations in both downtown Toronto and Vaughan are known for their delicious morning meals without the hefty price tag. Early birds can get eggs, tomatoes and avocados for just $5 between 7 am and 8:30 am ($7.95 after) or try a classic plate of bacon and eggs for only $9.95.
When: Monday to Friday, 7 am to 4 pm; Saturday to Sunday, 7 am to 5 pm
Where: 25 Lower Simcoe Street, Toronto
Hastings Snack Bar
Adored for their vintage style floors and retro decor, this charming luncheonette serves up hearty Polish breakfasts and lunch dishes at a great price, along with coffee and an assortment of fresh pastries. A fried egg and bacon sandwich on rye will set you back just $6.
When: Monday to Friday, 8 am to 4 pm; Saturday to Sunday, 8:30 am to 3 pm
Where: 5 Hastings Avenue, Toronto
Nestled in the heart of the Annex, Future Bistro specializes in Eastern European diner fare at a decent price. This spot has many options for breakfast starting at just $8 — like three eggs any style, potato pancakes, and BLTs.
When: Monday to Thursday, 8 am to 12 am; Friday to Saturday, 8 am to 1 am; Sunday 8 am to 4 pm
Where: 483 Bloor Street West, Toronto
Breakfast at Karine’s starts at just $5 with many options and add-ons to completely customize your meal. With options spanning the gamut of vegan and gluten-free options too, this Village on the Grange vendor is responsible for keeping all of OCAD fed.
When: Monday to Thursday, 8 am to 4 pm; Friday, 8 am to 3 pm; Saturday to Sunday, 10 am to 3 pm
Where: 109 McCaul Street, Toronto
Located in the Kensington Market neighbourhood, KOS is a go-to spot in Toronto for cheap breakfast and even boasts a patio! Sweeten the appeal even more, all-day breakfast options includes a free cup of coffee.
When: Everyday 8 am to 10 pm
Where: 61 Bellevue Avenue, Toronto
Located just outside of Toronto in Scarborough, Markham Station is a 24-hour diner featuring an all-day breakfast menu and tons of cheap options. Come between 6 am and 11 am for an early bird special which includes 3 eggs with a choice of bacon, sausage or ham along with toast and home fries — all for just $6.99.
When: Open 24 hours
Where: 5117 Sheppard Avenue East, Scarborough
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