If there’s one meal during the week that’s allowed to be a little extra, we think it’s brunch. Beautiful outdoor seating, cozy decor, great food, and awesome cocktails were taken into consideration when making this list. None of our choices skimp out on flavor for beautiful decor, have a variety of global options, and will have you chasing the Sunday scaries away. With that being said, run don’t walk to 7 of the most beautiful brunch spots in Toronto this weekend.
A restaurant that offers Latin American cuisine and an awesome brunch menu. From 11am-3pm on Saturday and Sunday, enjoy cocktails like their Paloma and Mimosas and pair it with awesome Huevos Benedict, their popular Mami Shashuka, and sweet Tres Leches Waffles. They’ve also just opened their rooftop so as the weather continues to warm up into the double digits, keep Baro on your list of places to head to.
The Oretta King West location is gorgeous and has got excellent Italian cuisine to boot. They do bottomless mimosas for a max of 1.5 hours with orange juice and prosecco for $28. To eat, they’ve got things like pastries, pasta, pizzas, and more. If you want something truly unique, we’d recommend giving their caprese cocktail a try with vodka, fresh tomato juice, basil oil, balsamic, fernet, tabasco, worcestershire sauce, and squid ink salt.
If there are 2 things Pasaj is known for, besides the beautiful decor, it’s their pancakes and shakshouka. Pasaj is a Middle Eastern bakery and brunch restaurant that’s become quite the hit here in Toronto. The pancakes, called Grandma’s Pancakes on the menu, are a stack of 3 fluffy pancakes with housemade sour cherry jam, tahini helva, labne, and pistacios. And their shakshouka is a Turkish specialty. If you’re really hungry, you could try their spread that costs $40 and comes with a traditional Turkish spread that feeds 2.
4. Drake Hotel
Drake Hotel offers a contemporary version of High Tea with their High Tops and High Tea brunch offering. For $45 per person on every Sunday, you can get sweet and savoury delights, different teas, jellies and jams, boozy cocktails, and bottomless mimosas.
5. Roses Cocina
Roses Cocina offers modern North American cuisine with a variety of different offerings like Lobster Clubs, Southern Benny, Huevos Rancheros, and Breakfast Sandwiches. Don’t forget, they also offer bottomless mimosas in a gorgeous venue on the second floor of Hotel X that overlooks a lake.
A hip and lounge-y spot with a Southeast Asian flair that’s also plant-based, Hawker is a great meat-free option. They’ve recently introduced their $35 Indian brunch experience where you get a ton of different Indian dishes, all vegan. Think dal with pomegranate, biryani, roti, raita, and plant-based ras malai ice cream.
Another global brunch spot that sells modern Lebanese cuisine. For brunch you can get a choice of a variety of options–cold mezze plates like hummus and fattoush, hot mezze like kibbeh or haloumi, egg dishes like their Lebanese omelette, shakshouka or eggs benedict, pancakes, and more substantial dishes like grilled tiger shrimps or chicken shawarma.