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The trendy Trinity-Bellwoods area of downtown Toronto is home to many quirky and unusual brunch spots. Read on for our pick of the 10 best, from trendy outdoor patios to the best hotel breakfast in town.
If you’re in need of a strong cup of coffee to go with your weekend brunch, Niche Coffee & Tea Co. is the place to go. Serving freshly-ground espresso made from gourmet beans, this is a cozy hangout with a patio at the back, perfect for soaking up the morning rays. Their food options are centered around the typical brunch classics, such as poached eggs or gronola with yoghurt, and are generously portioned and served with a smile by their welcoming waiting staff.
Niche Coffee & Tea Company, 626 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 416 203 0458
One of the city’s most lively, cultural hotels, The Drake also has a great dining room that serves brunch to both guests and walk-ins every day. In keeping with the rest of the hotel, the décor is cool and creative and there is also a popular roof deck with outside tables. Their warm scones are famous in the neighborhood but other great choices are the smoked salmon benny and the ‘Nonny’s frittata’ with optional Nova Scotia lobster.
The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 416 531 5042
Specializing in hand crafted burgers, Frankie’s Diner also includes a breakfast portion to its menu with nine delicious choices. Primarily centered around egg dishes, there are classics like eggs Benedict and Florentine as well as the playfully named ‘what came first breakfast’ that combines three any-style eggs with a flame grilled chicken breast and homefries. The interior is a cool, modern version of the classic diner feel with a big counter space that’s perfect for a casual brunch.