Looking for the best brunch spots in Toronto? Well, you’ve come to the right place because we’re revealing our picks below!
We created a comprehensive guide to the top dining spots in Toronto with a superb brunch menu for all the food lovers out there. You’ll get to know more about them here, together with what their best sellers are and what diners think about them.
1. Lady Marmalade
|BEST SELLERS||Moroccan scramble, poached egg BLT, huevos migas, mango benny, salmon benny, veggie benny, and bread pudding|
|PRICE||$9 to $15|
|ADDRESS||265 Broadview Ave, Toronto, ON M4M 2G8, Canada|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Sunday: 8:30 AM – 2:30 AM|
Located along Broadway Avenue, Lady Marmalade is a restaurant that serves brunch and lunch meals from morning until midnight. That’s great news for diners who can’t get enough of a single breakfast meal in one day.
Lady Marmalade’s breakfast and lunch menu is heavy on eggs, chicken, and beef, so it might not be the perfect spot for vegetarians. It does have a few vegetable-heavy meals, but consider other brunch spots if you want variety.
Its dessert selection is quite limited as well, but we can forgive that considering that it’s mainly a brunch restaurant serving heavy meals. Those who can’t finish a meal without sweets might want to think twice, though.
If you’re grabbing a quick meal in between work, we suggest dropping by here due to its friendly and quick service. Meals are usually served in no less than 10 minutes, which means you’ll be out of there in no time.
It’s in full capacity on most days as it’s a popular dining spot in the area. On extremely busy days, it’s almost full capacity as early as 9:00 AM, so be sure to come by early if you want to secure a table and seats.
Here’s what past and repeat diners have to say about Lady Marmalade:
“Great as always! I love their breakfasts and their service. Every time I order they make it ready in under 10 minutes and you don’t have to wait at all! super friendly staff, real customer service and for some reason this place makes you feel good although you are there just for pick up! food is amazing! thank you Ry for your great service today!” -Saman Shekarabi
“I’ve ordered from here a few times for work lunches throughout the pandemic. It is SO delicious. And as someone with celiac, I love that I have been able to enjoy their baja rice bowls without having any negative reaction. It was SUPER tasty and I can’t wait to visit this place in real life when the time comes. Cheers!” -Caitlyn Beatty
2. Mildred’s Temple Kitchen
|BEST SELLERS||Huevos monty, Veda’s choice, Mildred’s burger, and Wally’s cheesy savoury tart|
|PRICE||$14 to $20|
|ADDRESS||85 Hanna Ave #104, Toronto, ON M6K 3S3, Canada|
|OPERATING HOURS||Thursday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM |
Friday to Saturday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
For those who don’t mind going a little over the budget, Mildred’s Temple Kitchen might be the perfect brunch spot for you. Its cheapest brunch meal is $14, so definitely not the most budget-friendly restaurant out there.
The thing we like most about Mildred’s Temple Kitchens is that it caters to every lifestyle, whether you’re trying to lose weight or hoping to gain a few more pounds. There’s a meal for everyone here.
When it comes to serving size, Mildred’s Temple Kitchens doesn’t miss. A regular brunch meal is enough for two people, so if you’re eating it on your own, we’re sure that you’re going to be full for the rest of the day.
No worries if you love finishing a meal with either a wine or cocktail because there’s a wide selection of drinks to choose from. If you prefer to eat your brunch with tea or coffee, you can get either of them as well.
It only serves two types of dessert though, so the lack of variety might not be enough to satisfy your sweet tooth.
But really, the only real qualm we have with Mildred’s Temple Kitchen is the short operating days and hours. Right now, it’s only open for four days a week, starting from 9 AM until 9 PM, so we do hope that it will get extended.
Take a look at these comments posted by diners:
“Came here for a brunch date and it was amazing!!! The pancakes are an absolute must-order. Super fluffy and large portions that are good to be shared by two. Hamburger was also fantastic. Service was also incredible – one of the only restaurants where the service has left a lasting impression. Highly recommended as it’s worth the trip out to Liberty Village on its own.” -Chris Gunst
“Grabbed Mother’s day brunch from them. Pre-booked for a timeslot and the food was ready on time. The host was so friendly and apologetic that I had to wait 5 minutes even though I was totally fine with it. The packaging itself was very nice and they included a very cute mother’s day card. I missed going to this place to dine there but their take out is excellent.” -Sanjeev Shantharam
3. Evviva Breakfast and Lunch
|BEST SELLERS||Vegan slam platter, traditional eggs Benedict, sausage and eggs, florentine eggs Benedict, clubhouse sandwich, and hot buttermilk pancakes|
|PRICE||$11 and up|
|ADDRESS||25 Lower Simcoe St, Toronto, ON M5J 3A1, Canada|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Friday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM |
Sunday to Saturday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 AM
If you want a dining spot that puts a modern twist on the classic breakfast meals, Evviva could be the one you’re looking for. It earned a spot here based on three main reasons.
First, Evviva boasts one of the most sizable menus among our picks, which includes different types of omelettes, salads, waffles, burgers, sandwiches, grilled meat, and of course, hot and cold beverages.
There’s even a menu dedicated to children, making it a perfect spot for parents who want to bring their kids along to brunch. More than that, it’s a restaurant for catching up with friends, special occasions, and even quick business meetings.
Second, strict vegetarians have nothing to worry about because there’s also a menu that caters to their diet restriction. We appreciate that it’s not a limited vegan menu, so you will have multiple vegan meals to choose from.
Lastly, Evviva is quite the popular dining spot, so booking a reservation is highly recommended. That’s a good thing as that would save you from having to wait for over an hour for a seat.
As with most restaurants in the GTA, its dining options are restricted due to the pandemic, but if you want to be safe, opt for takeout or delivery.
Anthony Boudreau posted his experience on Google Reviews:
“What a fun and tasty experience! The biggest difference with a brunch is obviously the people you’re with but to top it off, there’s nothing like perfect food, friendly service and the atmosphere. This place checks all the boxes and you can’t really go wrong with it! FYI – We were a group of 4 and we did have to wait 30-40 minutes before getting a table (during covid) but it was definitely worth the wait.”
Another customer named Alisha D’Souza left this raving review:
“Such an amazing place to come for a Brunch!! Their menu has great variety and also vegan options. The food was amazing. We got their Mimosa which was so refreshing for a hot sunny day!! Would recommend everyone to make a reservation, else you would have to wait like me for 2hrs. Trust me when I said I waited to have this amazing meal. I would love to go back when the indoor seating opens. The decor definitely vibes with the food!!”
4. Dirty Food Eatery
|BEST SELLERS||Chicken and waffles, coconut-blueberry sweet cakes, dirty burger, eggs Jenny, and breakfast’wich|
|PRICE||$14 to $18|
|ADDRESS||3070 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6P 1Z7, Canada|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Friday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM|
If you want to treat yourself to a greasy, calorie-loaded brunch, we highly recommend checking out Dirty Food Eatery. As its name suggests, it’s home to some of the best burgers, fries, and grilled cheeses in Toronto.
Dirty Food Eater is a small restaurant along Dundas Street, so it’s understandable that it doesn’t have the most extensive menu among our picks. It works for anyone who wants to indulge in greasy burgers and isn’t looking for anything fancy.
As expected, there’s no brunch meal catering to vegans, so you might want to think twice before bringing a friend with diet restrictions here.
In line with that, its brunch meals are all reasonably priced, which is good for those with a limited budget. There’s even a picnic package that can feed up to four people, something worth considering if you’re dining in with friends.
Due to the pandemic, it’s currently limited to patio dining, so only a handful of customers can dine in at the same time. If you want to dine in, you need to sign up on its waitlist sheet.
However, if you’re not willing to wait for days, just choose online delivery. It’s what most of its repeat customers are doing recently, anyway.
Take a look at why customers consider it one of the best brunch spots in Toronto:
“The waiter explained that the quiche is always good, and he wasn’t wrong. Eggplant quiche was amazing with home fries. My wife had biscuits and gravy and subbed out the greens for potatoes too. Easily one of the best if not the best brunch we have ever eaten. Good service and going on a weekday is definitely the way to go. We like to think of ourselves as brunch enthusiasts and giving this place such high praise takes a lot. We will be back asap.” -Joseph Johnson
“This place has delicious and unique menu items every week. I have tried the Friday Night dinner series when it was ribs and southern themed, food was amazing and cooked to perfection! The sausage and chicken gumbo is also one of my go to’s now, very tasty! Highly recommend trying the different menus each week and going back for more! The staff are also really kind and friendly, keeping well with pandemic protocols and ensuring only one customer is in the store front at a time to pick up their food.” -Pamela Gab
5. Petit Dejeuner
|BEST SELLERS||Belgian waffles, waffle bennies, eggs benny and friends, french toasts, peameal bacon, and omelettes|
|PRICE||$7 and up|
|ADDRESS||191 King St E, Toronto, ON M5A 1J5, Canada|
|OPERATING HOURS||Wednesday to Friday: 4:00 PM – 2:00 AM |
Saturday to Sunday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 AM
Established in 2002, Petit Dejeuner has grown into one of the most popular dining spots in Toronto, serving mainly Belgian-Canadian comfort food. There aren’t lots of restaurants like this in the area, so we couldn’t help but add it here.
Its brunch menu includes the all-time favorite belgian waffles, waffle bennies, and breakfast crêpes. Anyone who likes eating sweets anytime of the day will definitely want to check out both its brunch and lunch meals.
Another thing we love about Petit Dejeune is that most of its brunch meals can be turned either into a vegan and gluten-free meal, whether it’s the crêpes or waffles. That means you can bring your vegan friends here!
For its dinner menu, there are only six options, but each meal is completely different. There are burgers, pastas, salmon and shrimp, biryani, fish and chips, and even beef stew with vegetables.
The only true downside to Petit Dejeuner is the limited selection of drinks. There are only two coffee-based drinks and the rest are alcoholic drinks, so we do hope that more drinks will be added soon.
Here are two reviews from past diners at Petit Dejeuner:
“Delightful for weekend brunch! My favourite is the Melody: Waffles with scrambled egg and bacon, with slivered apple. The scrambled egg is done perfectly (better than what it used to be!). The Hungry Girl is good, too. Attentive service, too. My advice is that if you want to get a seat, get there early! I’m not the only one that thinks this is a great way to start a relaxing weekend!” -Geoff Rayner-Canham
“DELICIOUS eggs benedict, perfectly executed. Hashbrowns are my favourite kind (shredded). Perfect amount of food. The only sweet & savoury combination (waffle benedict) I’ve seen in Toronto when you just want both. Went at 8:30 on a weekday so there was not much of a crowd, plus it was raining. Would be worth the wait though. Fresh grapefruit juice was standard.” -Vivian
6. Victory Cafe
|BEST SELLERS||Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Waffles, Grilled Cheese, The Big Victory, Victory Burger|
|PRICE||$7 and up|
|ADDRESS||440 Bloor St W,|
Toronto, ON M5S 1X5
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday – Thursday 11 A.M – 12 A.M|
Friday & Saturday 11 A.M – 2 A.M
Sunday 11A.M – 1A.M
Next on our list is the Victory Cafe, an establishment most known for their craft beers and selection of scotches and wines from around the world. Their offerings don’t stop there, though.
Those who are new to the area may not be privy to the fact that the Victory Cafe also offers an extensive brunch menu, filled with made to order dishes that are perfect to jumpstart the day with.
Some of the dishes we have to recommend include the Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Waffles, Atlantic Smoked Salmon, Grilled Cheese, Victory Burger, and the Big Victory, which consists of three eggs, choice of toast, three bacon or two sausages, and fresh fruit and home fries.
There are many others to try out, of course. Vegan and vegetarian customers won’t have any difficulty choosing, either, since the cafe offers an array of meat-free dishes.
While we’re talking about the menu, we have to note that there are few seafoods options on the brunch menu. Hopefully, more will be added in the future.
7. Lazy Daisy’s Cafe
|BEST SELLERS||Buttermilk Biscuit Breakfast Sammies, The Breakfast Burrito, Mother Clucker Fried Chicken Sandwich & Farmhouse Beef Chili w/ Jalapeno Cornbread|
|PRICE||$7 and up|
|ADDRESS||1515 Gerrard Street East Toronto, ON, Canada M4L 2A4|
|CONTACT DETAILS||647 – 341 – 4070 | [email protected]|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Sunday: 08:30 – 14:30|
Next on our list is a cafe that serves locally sourced, naturally raised, hand-made and farm fresh food.
Lazy Daisy’s Cafe offers an amazing array of food items, including their handmade buttermilk biscuits in multiple flavours, sandwiches, breakfast burritos, homemade soups, chili, salads and signature jams. We personally recommend the buttermilk biscuit sandwiches for a twist on the traditional meal!
Coffee lovers can even pair up these scrumptious treats with Lazy Daisy’s Cafe’s micro-roasted coffee, which is always done in small batches and sourced via direct or fair trade.
Aside from the mouthwatering food and drinks menu, Lazy Daisy’s Cafe makes an excellent choice for brunch simply because the service is phenomenal. The staff are all friendly and accommodating, and do their best to serve things as quickly as possible.
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