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The Best Brunch Spots In Toronto

By Toronto Bucket List

The best choice of munch when it comes to brunch.


Published February 20, 2020

Toronto is a city that is fortunate to have diversity and variety, with its brunch scene being much alike. People take their brunch quite seriously, and in this metropolis, your expectations will never fall short. From the classics, to global and inventive fusions, we invite you and your appetite to the spots that you cannot miss on your foodie bucket list.  

Mildred’s Temple Kitchen

 
 
 
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Nestled in the heart of Liberty Village, is one of Toronto’s true brunch staples. Providing locally sourced ingredients within an intimate culinary setting, Mildred’s is home to all of your favourite brunch items – from fun omelettes to the most mouth-watering pancakes you’ve ever had. Ensure you call ahead to avoid lengthy queues during peak brunch hours! 

Brunch Special: From 9pm to 3 pm, Mrs. Biederhof’s Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes ($17)
Where: 85 Hanna Ave #104, Toronto, ON M6K 3S3

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Evviva

 
 
 
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In a city with an abundance of landmarks and scenery, Toronto offers you several opportunities to dine with a view. Situated right below the iconic CN Tower is the hearty Evviva, offering an all day brunch that includes a sweet and savoury chicken and waffle, create-your-own omelettes, and Florentine eggs benedict among other delicious brunch classics. 

Brunch Special: All day, everyday, Smart Heart Breakfast ($16.99)
Where: 25 Lower Simcoe St, Toronto, ON M5J 3A1

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Restoration Hardware Courtyard Cafe

 
 
 
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If there were a prize for ‘Best Brunch With Aesthetic’, this would certainly be the victor. Beautifully integrated within Restoration Hardware, a lush home decor retailer–is the RH Courtyard Cafe below gorgeous greenery, fountains, and chandeliers. Among its extensive brunch menu is a truffled grilled cheese, and shareables for the table that include prosciutto with triple creme cheese and toasty burrata bread.

Brunch Special: RH Scramble ($15) (Available all day everyday while quantities last!)
Where: 3401 Dufferin St, Toronto, ON M6A 2T9

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Chotto Matte

 
 
 
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Step into the colourful Chotto Matte, a Japanese-Peruvian fusion centred around Nikkei cuisine. Brunch is done wild and in style here, with an immersive jungle brunch that features jungled eggs, and even purple potato pancakes. Pair your savoury choices with sweet yuzu and white chocolate macarons, and meringue skewers that are sure to top off the Amazonian experience.

Brunch Special: Jungle Brunch; three courses for $49. Bottomless cocktails for $40 (Available Saturdays)
Where: 161 Bay St, Toronto, ON M5J 2S1

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Baddies

 
 
 
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Coming to you from the passionate brunch scene in Australia is Baddies, priding themselves with reputable coffee and a healthy, visually stunning food selection. From the vegan Chia Pudding, to the ‘Orange You Glad? French Toast’ Baddies aims to provide you with all of your early day necessities through creative presentation. 

Brunch Special: All day, everyday! Try out ‘The Brash’!
Where: 679 Lansdowne Ave, Toronto, ON M6H 3Y9

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Drake Hotel

 
 
 
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From within this urban retreat comes a brunch experience decorated with art and culture. Whether you’re a foodie or creative, this is the place for you, with a menu crafted entirely from scratch and art pieces to enjoy. The brunch selection consists of a variety of healthy choices, and savoury favorites like the Drake brisket hash.

Brunch Special: Weekends 8-4 pm. Try the Drake Benny ($18)
Where: 1150 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1J3

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Lady Marmalade

 
 
 
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Created by a born and raised Toronto chef duo, is an international take on brunch. With mexican dishes like the Huevos Rancheros, and cultural fusions like the Moroccan Scramble, Lady Marmalade is your destination for an inventive brunch experience in an aesthetically pleasing setting. Plus, you can enjoy bottomless coffee for only $3!

Brunch Special: All day, everyday! The LM Signature Eggs Benedict ($16-18)
Where: 265 Broadview Ave, Toronto, ON M4M 2G8

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Lena Restaurante

 
 
 
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This posh Argentinian eatery right in the heart of the city is a premier brunch experience. Fusing South American staples with the classics, the Breakfast Beef Empanadas and the Butler’s Steak and Frites are must tries. A brunch drink to cleanse the palette is always a good idea – the Valencia (Smirnoff vodka, pacharán pamplonica vermouth, orange juice, topped with trapiche sparkling wine) or Maracuya (passion fruit, sugar cane, lime) make for refreshing pairings with your meal.

Brunch Special: The Full Gaucho ($19) (Weekends from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm)
Where: 176 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5C 2L7

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Maha’s Egyptian

 
 
 
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Maha’s brings a taste of the Middle East to brunch, featuring Egyptian cuisine that stays true to its roots. From the Egyptian Falafel, to the Pharaoh’s Po Boy, guests will have the privilege of feasting on cultural delights. Featuring both vegan and vegetarian options as well, this is something anyone can enjoy while trying something new.

Brunch Special: Cairo Classic ($16) (Thursday to Sunday from 8:00 am to 6:30 pm)
Where: 226 Greenwood Ave, Toronto, ON M4L 2R2

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Cluny

 
 
 
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Tucked within the historic Distillery District is a lovely French bistro that brings you the very finest cuisine that France has to offer. With marble decor and impressive interior design, it is definitely brunch with elegance. Its ‘Morning Pastry Experience’ takes you on a French bakers delight, while its Madame Duck and Omelette Du Jour are savoury perfection. Don’t miss out on the desserts; a French expertise, featuring assorted macarons, tart au citron, and a bittersweet truffle bar.

Brunch Special: Cluny’s Morning Pastry Experience ($10.25) (Weekends from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm)
Where: 35 Tank House Lane, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4

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(Cover Photo Courtesy of Restoration Hardware)

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