Ten Of The Most Fabulous Places To Have Brunch In Toronto.
Ten Of The Most Fabulous Places To Have Brunch In Toronto.

Ten Of The Most Fabulous Places To Have Brunch In Toronto.

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If you're ever out searching for your morning maple syrup or hollandaise fix, then these awesome restaurants will definitely meet your (eggs)pectations. These restaurants are all located in downtown Toronto, and are accessible by public transportation.

While there are many exceptional restaurants not included on this list, the ones mentioned below will help you narrow down your search for the perfect meal to satisfy your sweet and savoury cravings.

1. The Good Fork

The Good Fork is my all-time favorite place to brunch. The seasonal menu always offers mouthwatering and delicious choices to those wandering the streets of Bloor West Village.

I've had post-brunch dreams of the brûléed challah French toast with sweetened labneh, cherries and pishmaniye (Turkish cotton candy). For those looking for something healthy, I'd go with the pro-bowler, which has dressed baby kale, falafel, shaved veggies, grilled corn, avocado, marinated peppers and Thai basil.

Other fantastic dishes include the Spanish hash, and the Anatolian delight with lentil soup, marinated olives and feta, tomato cucumber mint salad, and fresh bread.


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2. Mildred's Temple Kitchen

Mildred's lies right in the heart of Liberty Village. If you want blueberry pancakes, this is the place to find them. Mrs. Biederhof’s legendary light & fluffy blueberry buttermilk pancakes served with Lanark County maple syrup whipped cream will leave you with sweet thoughts for days.

Luscious currant scones and flaky buttermilk biscuits are baked fresh and served with homemade preserves. Also incredibly popular is the Huevos Monty with black bean refritos, sharp cheddar cheese baked in flour tortillas with eggs sunny, fresh salsa, avocado crème fraîche.


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3. Saving Grace

Got the feels for French toast? Saving Grace has some of the best French Toast in the city. Situated by Trinity Bellwoods, the restaurant will surprise you with daily specials, and their unique takes on classic brunch dishes. Everything on the menu looks delicious, though I wouldn't know because I get their delectable French toast every time.


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4. Origin

Located in the historic downtown neighborhood of St. Lawrence, Origin Restaurant has something that will bring joy to everyone's taste buds. Their dishes are served with unique flavors from all over the globe. Try French toast with duck confit, blueberries, hoisin, sesame seed brittle and sour cream. Or go with the eggs - Tostada Rancheros style. You can't go wrong.


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5. Maha's

Maha's is a homey Egyptian brunch spot where everything comes fresh to order. Located on Greenwood, the entire menu is full of mouthwatering, traditional Egyptian breakfast options.

The ful is an Egyptian staple, made with mashed fava beans, tomatoes and onions, and topped with a pair of sunny-side-up eggs, accompanied by flatbread.

My go-to is the date grilled cheese, a sandwich made with dates sautéed in butter, and a blend of Gouda, Havarti and Swiss melted between egg bread drizzled with honey.


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6. Maman

Maman is a bakery-cafe in the First Canadian Place, the core financial district. The bakery carries the feel of Southern France, with its bouquets of lavender and rustic furniture. Brunch is only served on Saturdays, so be ready for a once a week treat. You can find light, healthy options, like the de-constructed avocado toast with tomatoes, cilantro and lime served alongside homemade country bread with pumpkin seeds & chili peppers. There're heartier options too, such as the classic croque ‘maman,’ and the seasonal homemade quiche with mixed greens.

If you want to switch things up, try the matcha green tea pancakes with blueberries, ricotta & shredded coconut, or one of the flavorful daily cake slices.


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7. Le Petit Dejeuner

This cozy, family-run business serves up affordable and delicious Belgian-Canadian comfort food. If you're in the mood for light, airy waffles that will melt in your mouth, this is where to go. Pair a plate of waffles with some eggs benny on an English muffin with lemony hollandaise, potato rosti and apple coleslaw.


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8. Starving Artist

Speaking of waffles, if you want a delicious menu dedicated to these doughy treats, you'll want to check out the Starving Artist. Brunch classics like eggs bennies or scrambled eggs can be upgraded and served on potato waffles. Dessert waffles come in several flavors, topped with fruits, chocolate or caramel sauces, marshmallow fluff, ice cream and more.


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9. Lola's Kitchen

When you're in Church-Wellesely Village and need to re-charge with scrumptious food served in big portions, go to Lola's. I've tried almost everything there and I always leave happy. They also have many vegetarian and vegan options. On the veggie-friendly side, you'll find the kale bowl to be light and tasty. The vegan crepes have a hint of cumin and come with coconut cream. If you like meat, go with the brunch bowl. Also worth trying (if you want something heavier) is the eggs rancheros.


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10. Harvest Kitchen

Sitting snug in the Annex is another veggie-forward restaurant, Harvest Kitchen. The brunch menu covers everything from sandwiches to pancakes and burritos. If you're trying to be healthy and still want the satisfaction of rich, hearty food, try the black & green bennie. The dish includes two poached eggs with hollandaise on a bed of kale lightly sauteed in butter, with grilled butternut squash, Borgonzola, fried onions, toasted walnuts, raisins, and pomegranate dressing.


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