One of the best meals of the day and probably the most popular, brunch is something of a ritual for Torontonians. Whether it be fluffy pancakes, a peameal sandwich, or bottomless prosecco you seek, you can find it all here in this handy guide. Without further ado, here are 7 of the best brunch spots in Toronto.
1. Marked Restaurant
A fashionable venue that sells American food, Marked is a popular spot for lovers of prosecco with their eggs benedict. An unlimited menu of small plates and prosecco are the stars in their All Inclusive Bubbles Brunch. Every weekend from 11am-3pm, head over for this special that serves signature dishes like Manchego Biscuit Benny and Patatas Bravas. You can make reservations here.
Toronto has no shortage of amazing brunch spots and School is among them with an award winning brunch menu. Their menu is split into 2 different categories: Sweet Stuff plus Salty + Savoury, ensuring that you’ll spend a few minutes going back and forth between the two because all of the menu items sound so good.
3. Mildred’s Temple Kitchen
For 30 years, Mildred’s has been serving brunch and doing a great job at it, making it quite the staple. We’d highly recommend ordering their fluffy pancakes topped with syrup or blueberry compote or their biscuits and scones, both of which are highly coveted.
4. Carousel Bakery
Looking for one of the city’s best peameal sandwich? Look no further than Carousel Bakery at St. Lawrence Market. A bacon sandwich where the bacon is extra crispy due to a coating of peameal or cornmeal. This spot serves great pastries, baked goods, and more, and best of all, it’s a great bargain spot for brunch on the go. P.S. This was one of Anthony Bourdain’s favorite spots.
5. Insomnia Restaurant and Lounge
A neighborhood favorite in Annex, Insomnia has quite the selection for fans of brunch. Insomnia is the perfect place at any time of day mostly because their full menu is available until 2am, with a live DJ playing at 10pm. Steak and Eggs, Fried Chicken and Waffles, and 6 different benedicts are available from morning to night, making it the perfect on stop shop for your friends.
An Italian restaurant that also does one of the best brunches in the city, Toca will be your next weekend stop. From flaky butter or chocolate croissants to Tuscan eggs with basil, pomodoro, and sausage to a very hearty steak and egg dish, there’s plenty to choose from. Don’t forget to wash it down with an Italian espresso macchiato. Brunch runs from 12pm-2pm on Saturday and Sunday.
7. The Morning After
Had a long night out? Then The Morning After is the perfect brunch spot to hit up to remind yourself that you’re hungover with menu items being named things like Stay Toasted and Still Fried. They’re known for their colorful Unicorn Lattes which come in alcoholic if you want to keep the party going or non-alcoholic.