The Best Breakfasts and Brunches in Toronto

Opt for a breakfast pastry, a beautiful egg dish, or a croque monsieur, but fuel up and get the day started right. Brunch is popular up here so most of these places will likely have a line, so get ready to queue up with the locals!

74 Lippincott St, Toronto, ON M5S 2P1, Canada
You’ll always find a lineup outside of Aunties and Uncles tucked away on charming Lippincott Street, a block east of Bathurst and College. The reason? It’s one of the best value brunches in town. From the hearty challah with housemade jam, to its breakfast pockets or stuffed to the toast sandwich creations (Grilled Brie with pear, anyone?), you will leave here satisfied. There’s tons of Canadiana and retro kitsch to look at while you’re waiting. (Do expect a 40 minute wait, especially during prime time weekend hours). Definitely worth the wait and a great start to the day before you explore Kensington Market or Little Italy.
432 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1E3, Canada
A hidden gem in Toronto, Le Sélect Bistro serves a diverse selection of French dishes from brunch to dinner. Try out their moules au porc fume et à la maudite, which features Atlantic Mussels steamed in strong Québec Ale with smoked pulled pork. Make sure to come back for a filling breakfast, too, to taste their French toast stuffed with apples and cranberries, drizzled with Canadian Maple syrup.
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