Whether you’ve been in Toronto your whole life or you’ve just moved here, you may have noticed that brunch is kind of a big deal. Each weekend, line-ups of hungry brunch-goers eagerly await servings of thick-cut French toast, perfectly runny poached eggs, and sparkling mimosas.
What’s not to love about that combination? Join in on the fun yourself and check out our list of the 5 places for brunch that you need to visit today.
Mitzi’s (100 Sorauren Avenue)
Right by the incredibly charming Sorauren Park, Mitzi’s is quietly tucked off Roncesvalles Avenue and is an incredibly homey café. Make sure you check their Facebook page for weekly updates on their brunch specials – you can find everything from poached eggs to challah French toast here. It’s quiet, peaceful, and incredibly delicious. This is the place you want to go for a quiet start to your morning before taking a tour around Roncesvalles.
Mildred’s Temple Kitchen (85 Hanna Avenue)
If you’ve spent more than ten minutes in Toronto’s West End, chances are you’ve heard about how amazing Mildred’s Temple Kitchen is for brunch. This Liberty Village staple is one of Toronto’s new-school brunch institutions. They’re especially known for their blueberry buttermilk pancakes, but they do have a little something for everybody – if perfectly fluffy cakes of perfection are not your style. Be prepared for a photo shoot before you eat, too, as the food here is picture-perfect!
Bonjour Brioche (812 Queen Street East)
Parisian chic meets Toronto brunch culture in the East End, with Bonjour Brioche being one of the more underrated options for a satisfying, homemade brunch the city. If you’re looking for a bit more European inspiration, this is where you absolutely must go. Need a little bit more convincing? Word on the street is that they have some of the best croissants this side of the Champs-Élysées.
Saving Grace (907 Dundas Street West)
You’re a real Torontonian if you are in-the-know enough to visit this brunch hotspot on Dundas West. Saving Grace features a chalkboard menu that is updated almost every day, which ensures that everything coming out of their kitchen is fresh, seasonal, and totally delicious. Be prepared for a potential wait in line, though, because they don’t accept reservations and the love for this spot amongst locals is very real.
Lady Marmalade (898 Queen Street East)
While the line might stretch out the door on weekends, it totally makes sense when you sit down in front of a steaming plate of eggs benedict at Lady Marmalade. Only steps across the Don River in the heart of Leslieville, this East End spot might soon become a city-wide treasure the more they continue serving their signature brunch dishes. Great service and fun vibes are hallmarks here, which sounds like the perfect way to wake up a sleepy weekend morning.
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