Our favourite places for brunch in Toronto

Toronto is never short of great places to indulge in a good brunch on a laid-back weekend. After rolling out of bed, consider some of these worthy spots to fill your craving.

stravingartist

(Eggs-benny with bacon on waffles from Starving Artist).

L’Ouvrier

This charming restaurant serves as the backdrop for a meticulous brunch affair. Stop in for their Norwegian smoked salmon, b.l.t., or in-house scones with fruit preserves that are possibly the best in the city. Coffee is served through a French Press.

791 Dundas St W.

Farmhouse Tavern

Influenced by rural Ontario roots and featuring local fare, Farmhouse Tavern takes brunch up by a few notches. The chalkboard menu features items like a breakfast bread pudding, deep fried duck eggs, and a mushroom frittata with sautéed mushrooms atop.

1627 Dupont St.

Starving Artist

Have your pick of everything on, between, or inside waffles at this all-waffles-everything eatery, including eggs-benny on waffles and strips of bacon baked into waffles. There are so good, they’ve hatched multiple locations.

584 Lansdowne Ave.

1078 St. Clair Ave W. 

810 College St. 

Origin

For a splurge brunch, head over to Origin, the urban chic restaurant empire. With menu items like buffalo mozzarella with pear, rosemary oil, pine nuts and honey and French toast with banana, coconut, peanut brittle, and pineapple. You can’t go wrong.

107 King St E.

2901 Bayview Ave.

Hibiscus Cafe

If there’s any place that knows how to make great gluten-free, organic, vegan offerings, it’s Hibiscus. Here you can enjoy buckwheat crepes, soups, and salad bowls. They also serve fresh batches of ice-cream made from almond or coconut milk.

238 Augusta Ave.

Figs

Located in Corktown, this quiet hideaway offers straightforward brunch done right. Sink a fork into their omelets, or choose their buttermilk pancakes to satisfy your hunger. Best of all, there’s little to no wait time.

344 Queen St E.

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