We can’t decide whether the best part of Family Day is finally getting to sleep in, hitting up our favourite spots in the city, or spending time with the people we love. Luckily, we don’t have to pick — and neither should you! Just make sure to start off your morning at one of these mouth-watering Family Day brunch restaurants. These hotspots are staying open so that you can enjoy your Monday — for once!
Head to the heart of the Annex for one of Toronto’s most popular brunch spots. Insomnia’s menu offers a spread of classic international comfort foods paired with seasonal cocktails. What better way to start a Monday then with syrupy pancakes and a spiced hot cider?
Located on a charming block of Wellington Street in downtown Toronto, Le Select offers traditional French cuisine in a Parisian bistro setting. In true French form, their brunch is best paired with a champagne coupe off their extensive wine and cocktail list. Be sure to order a glass or two. Bon appetit.
Head over to King and Portland for an Italian-inspired feast. Bar Buca offers a cool vibe, excellent service, and brunch selections that you’re going to dream about for mornings to come. Sip slowly and savour the moment, the cappuccinos are to die for!
The atmosphere is quaint and the food is delicious, just like your mom’s kitchen! Feeling adventurous? Try the buckwheat waffles topped with crispy frog legs. Not your thing? Order an eggs benny or strawberry pancakes. With a variety of uniquely delicious menu items, you will not be disappointed. One thing we can all agree on? The “Signature Farmhouse Caesar” is a must!
If you’re a meat lover living in the west end, this is the place for you. Think high-quality meats that are grilled right in front of you, then put in between two fresh buns or served with a salad. One of our favourite Etobicoke restaurants, Royal Meats has just undergone a major facelift and now offers a full bar menu, huge TV screens for sports lovers, and a second floor overlooking the street. Seriously, this is the perfect spot for take the whole clan for Family Day brunch.
Located in the heart of Leslieville, Lady Marmalade’s tasty Family Day brunch is made with fresh and local ingredients. Offering gluten-free options, this is a restaurant that never disappoints.
Known as one of Toronto’s best brunch spots, Saving Grace’s menu offers a variety of sweet and savoury dishes. Try the French toast with caramelized bananas and you will not be let down. Small and quaint, Saving Grace is a hidden gem located on Dundas Street West and is totally worth getting out of bed early for.
Mildred’s Temple Kitchen
With menu items ranging from freshly-baked scones to crunchy granola to Huevos Monty and their famous “Manhandler” (sliced striploin on garlic sourdough with eggs and arugula), this Liberty Village hotspot is always a crowd-pleaser. If you’ve never been, we highly recommend ordering Mildred’s famous blueberry pancakes. Even if it’s just a side for the table, you’ll be thanking us later.
Located on Queen West, The Bristol offers classic British and Indian pub-style cuisine. Five words: fried tandoori chicken on waffles. The pub-style décor makes this a casual and welcoming place to catch up with friends — and family, of course.
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