Get Your Brekkie on with These Best Toronto Breakfast Restaurants

Breakfast certainly does get the shaft when it comes to meals. Toronto food bloggers take extreme closeups of decadent desserts and long simmering meats - the kind of foods that warrant a Sunday afternoon at home. Oatmeal, cereal and eggs just aren't as pretty or as impressive. We all know how to boil an egg. Yet how often do we do such things now that life is more geared towards the pace of our upgraded Smartphones?

Lest you surrender to a lifetime of cold milk and cereal, we do have an alternative (and it doesn't have a Golden Arch in sight). Grab yourself a breakfast that gives your soul more than a reheated egg burrito. These restaurants are geared towards providing you with hot and tasty ways to start your day on the right foot. The next time someone chirps at you, "Good morning!" you may be tempted to reply, "It certainly is, isn't it?"

These Toronto restaurants set you up with the kind of breakfast you would make for yourself if your morning wasn't so hectic. From Mitzi's Cafe in Roncesvalles, where the coffee is always flowing and the pancakes are substantial, to Bonjour Brioche which will have you dreaming of croissants, there are so many opportunities to do the morning right.

Brunch is great and all, but there are so many more chances to do breakfast. Go on. Become a morning person.

East Toronto


For those who didn't excel in high school French, Le Petit Dejeuner means, quite simply, breakfast. This Belgian-Canadian style eatery has been busy cracking eggs since 2003 with hefty portions of everything that you are craving or ever will...  Read More



Vegan pancakes dusted with cinnamon? Eggs smothered in hollandaise? Gluten free waffles drizzled in chocolate? Karine's has it all. A hodgepodge of flavours, menu items borrow from Mediterranean and Lebanese cuisine, while providing the...  Read More



Grapefruit Moon is certainly a prime University of Toronto spot, which means that the tables get as cluttered by textbooks as they do by food. This restaurant supplies its customers with ample laid-back comfort food. Their all-day breakfast that...  Read More

Little Italy


Open 9am to 3pm every day, Aunties & Uncles takes the guesswork out of breakfast. It also takes out the boredom. People stand in blizzards on weekends in the hopes of this French toast. Banana oatmeal pancakes rouse similar cries of...  Read More



If school were always this fun, there would never be dropouts. School has giant clocks to remind you of the time, but by the throngs of businessmen and women ignoring it, you know that it is more for decor than function. Weekdays never looked so...  Read More

East Toronto


Even after Toronto breakfast favourite Lady Marmalade closed, the restaurant did not lose its popularity. Reopening in Broadview in September 2018, patrons can expect more of what they coveted, with daily breakfast as conscious as can be, with...  Read More

High Park/Roncesvalles
Mitzi's Cafe
Photo courtesy of Courtney Sunday


Mitzi's Cafe is the type of place you go when you have time to linger. If you are pretty sure you are lost in the middle of a residential area, you are in the right spot, as Mitzi's is tucked onto an offshoot of Roncesvalles. On weekends, you...  Read More

West Toronto


The Good Fork has a splendid breakfast every morning of the week (because why should you save all the good stuff for the weekends?). Tucked into a nook in Bloor West village, there are no reservations, so it is best to secure a table on a...  Read More



In Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austin wrote, "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife." We believe that it is a truth universally acknowledged that a good person in...  Read More



On a small corner in Leslieville, the little Bonjour Brioche Bakery Cafe brings the taste of a true French patisserie to life. Known mostly for its brunch menu options, Bonjour Brioche is a great choice whether you crave a piece of quiche or the...  Read More


Meet Courtney Sunday

Courtney Sunday has lived in England, Switzerland, Canada and the US, finding her way into the professions of freelance writing and yoga teaching in between travel opportunities. She learned...  More About Courtney