One of Hamilton’s most loved coffee shops, the Cannon, also serves a mean selection of brunch items too. Both sweet and savory breakfast fans are well catered for by their simple menu, which features plenty of egg-based dishes as well as great waffles, pancakes and scones. Local vegans will also be pleased to hear that they do a delicious line in non-dairy baking.
The Cannon, 179 Ottawa Street North, Hamilton, ON, Canada, +1 289 700 0088
Typically specializing in burgers, Jack & Lois also does a great line in all-day breakfast. With far more choice than your standard brunch menu, the dishes here range from customizable breakfast combos to perfectly oozy and tangy grilled cheese. Portions are generous and tend to be pretty heavy on the carbohydrates, so make sure you arrive with a big appetite.
Jack & Lois, 301 James Street North, Hamilton, ON, Canada, +1 289 389 5647
If great pancakes are what you’re after, Maple Leaf Pancake House is easily the best choice in town. The classic, retro-feel haunt has been serving the Hamilton community for years, winning it a spot in many hearts. There are other options available, but the clear stars here are the pancakes, which are consistently warm, fluffy and delicious.
Steve’s Open Kitchen is a classic greasy spoon café with a casual relaxed vibe. The eggs benedict is a huge hit with diners and their hotcakes are rumoured to be the best you’ll find in Hamilton. If you’re looking for something a little less on the greasy side, they also serve a small range of healthier options, including some surprisingly trendy flaxseed smoothies.
Steve’s Open Kitchen, 149 James Street South, Hamilton, ON, Canada, +1 905 529 9913