Is there anything more satisfying after a crazy Friday or Saturday night out than enjoying a late brunch the morning after? After a night of mostly just booze in your system, your body will be craving a filling and delicious meal from one of these brunch spots in Toronto.
And hey, even if you're not into the nightlife scene you'll still probably want to make brunch plans with your crew this weekend at Soho House or Origin after taking a look at our recommendations below. So, bottomless mimosas, anyone? Yes? Yes. So much yes.
1. TOCA // 181 Wellington St W
Brunch at TOCA is definitely a splurge at $85 per person, but that price tag includes unlimited baked brie, oysters, lobster tails, a chocolate fountain and anything else you could ever desire for the most important meal of the day. And, most importantly, there's an all-inclusive mimosa and Bellini bar!
2. Origin // 107 King St E
French toast and frittata and smoked salmon eggs benny, oh my. Your food will not only taste good here but look incredible too. You can add double smoked bacon to any order for $4, although we also won't judge you if you want to go for the avocado toast, now practically a necessity to include in any Instagram brunch post.
3. Patria // 478 King St W
Considering how stylish the dining experience seems at Patria, the menu is surprisingly affordable. Try brunch with a Spanish twist by indulging in chorizo, paellas and tapas. For the cheese lovers, there's a section of the menu dedicated solely to various types of cheese accompanied by quince jam and fresh sourdough bread.
4. The Omni King Edward Hotel // 37 King St E
Brunch at the King Edward hotel is only from 11-1pm, so you better make those two hours count at $53 per person. Load up on pastries, fresh fruit and juices, eggs benny, smoked salmon, bacon, and crab at this high end hotel's classy dining room.
5. Mildred's Temple Kitchen // 85 Hanna Ave
At Mildred's, you'll have your choice of biscuits, scones, eggs, cheese tarts, and granola. However, we would recommend the fluffy blueberry buttermilk pancakes or the "big brunch" dish served in a skillet - after having either option, your mouth will water just thinking about it and you'll inevitably have to go back for your next fix.
6. Cluny // 35 Tank House Lane
Head to the Distillery District for your pick of items on the menu like fruit parfaits, tuna tartar and braised beef poutine. Your stomach will surely thank you, and you can always order items to go as well for brunch 2.0 back at home in the afternoon (what?! Brunch is amazing and we can't get enough, okay?).
7. Le Sélect Bistro // 432 Wellington St W
If anyone knows how to do brunch, it's the French. The menu consists of all the classics like eggs benedict, croissants, steak tartare, and plenty of brioche. Just don't forget to accompany your meal with a glass (or two) of champagne.
8. Farmhouse Tavern // 1627 Dupont St
Eggs benny, homemade biscuits, foie gras, a stellar selection of red meats, and possibly one of the tastiest Ceasars in the city. The menu at Farmhouse Tavern changes often, but count on the food always being freshly prepared and of excellent quality.
9. Portland Variety // 587 King St W
Get your brunch fix at Portland Variety with assorted pastries, homemade ricotta, huevos or lemon ricotta pancakes. You can add a mimosa or Ceasar to your meal, or choose to go big with their Harvest Punch pitcher for $40 with flavours of apples, pears, cranberries, cinnamon and bourbon.
10. The Chase Fish & Oyster // 10 Temperance St
If seafood is your thing, then we've got you covered. This spot in the Financial District offers goodies on its menu like the King Crab Cake Benedict, warm cheddar biscuits, and dark rum banana pancakes with candied pecans. If you're with a larger group, you can also order platters of oysters, clams, shrimp, crab and salmon deviled eggs for $50 (small) or $105 (large).
11. La Société // 131 Bloor St W
We had to include another French brunch spot on this list because, well, who can say no to more danishes, croissants, and beignets? Besides the baked goods, this bistro offers a Lobster BLT, quiche with champagne truffle vinaigrette, waffles with maple syrup and berries, and the fluffiest strawberry buttermilk pancakes. Everything will taste as delicious as it looks!
13. Bar Buca // 75 Portland St
One of Buca's notable qualities is that the selection is relatively unique. You can order duck eggs as well as the regular ones from the hen, pancakes with flavors of cannoli and maple, and a whole bunch of other items on the menu that you can probably just barely pronounce, but taste just as fancy as they sound.
14. Soho House // 192 Adelaide St W
Okay, so technically Soho House is members-only, but if you can manage to find a way in then definitely spend a morning treating your taste buds to smoked fish, oysters, crepes, breakfast bowls and an omelette station where you can have your eggs specially made, all in a beautiful, upper-class atmosphere.
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