Best Brunch in Toronto’s East End

Brunching has become synonymous with the Toronto way of life and the East End is absolutely brimming with brunch spots of all sorts of delicious descriptions. Whether you’re craving the brunch classics, a bottomless brunch or a brunch that’s a little more internationally inspired, there’s much to explore.

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Bonjour Brioche

For over twenty years Bonjour Brioche, the ever-popular cash-only café has boasted a traditionally French menu. From the buttery croissants to the French toast, the sweet and savoury smells of the onsite bakery alone will transport you to Paris.


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The Greenwood

Inclusive of tasty options for vegetarians and vegans, the Greenwood’s seasonal and sustainably sourced menu has meal for everyone to “eat goods well” as stated in their motto. Though the menu is intercontinental, this casual brunch spot is big on local and ethically sourced food.


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Lady Marmalade

All about quality and sustainably sourced food, the all-day Mexican-inspired brunch menu at Lady Marmalade is easily customizable to accommodate vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free diets. The light and airy two-story restaurant also has a great choice of hot and cold beverages.

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White Lily Diner

A charming interior with an eclectic menu would be one way of describing this relaxed diner. From baking their own bread and smoking their own bacon and salmon, White Lily Diner prides itself on serving quality, well-thought-through comfort food.


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Maha’s Fine Egyptian Cuisine

Famed throughout Toronto for its Egyptian-themed brunch, Maha’s Fine Egyptian Cuisine, a family-run restaurant, is the place to go to experience the authentic flavours of Egypt in an intimate and homey setting.


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Lazy Daisy’s Cafe

This popular family-friendly cafe is perfect for a leisurely weekend brunch, and is sure to be open when young children wake up. Lazy Daisy’s takes pride in using locally sourced ingredients and connecting with local farms to serve delicious breakfast favourites with integrity. 

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