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The east end of the Toronto has no shortage of breakfast and brunch spots, but Riverdale takes the cake (or the pancake anyway) for the most deliciousness per kilometer with an abundance of options. We list some of the best places to start the day here.
This family run Southern comfort spot on the Danforth offers up an assortment of weekend brunch delights. From egg and chorizo quesadillas to their New England benny, switching up the traditional for a crab cake and roasted red peppers served atop a croissant, topped with poblano hollandaise and pickled red onions, The Combine Eatery is a casual spot that offers a new twist on old classics.
The Combine Eatery, 162 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 416 792 8088
Nestled cozily on the corner of Logan and Withrow Avenue, Riverdale Perk is a local favorite serving delicious coffee, pastries and a comprehensive brunch menu with delights for both savory and sweet lovers. With a variety of eggs benny options, the PERK Benedict is an absolute winner with avocado, double cream brie, sun-dried tomatoes and hollandaise served up on cheesy jalapeño cornbread with organic greens.
Riverdale Perk, 633 Logan Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 416 462 3538
The chalkboard brunch menu at this Danforth spot changes frequently, though it’s guaranteed to offer a mixture of classic breakfast delights. With egg options a plenty, from quiches to bennies and omelettes, there’s also regular inclusion of French classics like the croque monsieur or madame and brioche French toast at Café Fiorentina.
Café Fiorentina, 236 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 416 855 4240
Down-home seasonal cooking means a regularly changing menu, so check in often to sample all of the goodness on offer at The County General. Offering brunch staples in the form of the greasy spoon, eggs benny as well as pancakes and French toast delights, you’re sure to find something to satisfy your craving.
The County General, 798 Queen Street East, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 416 781 4743
Known for their patio and legendary burgers, Allen’s brunch presents another delicious reason to visit this Danforth delight. Favorite classics include eggs Florentine, served with sweet potato hash browns, and wild salmon hash with poached eggs. Diners enjoy bottomless cups of coffee with quaint checkered tablecloths and always stellar service.
Allen’s, 143 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 416 463 3086
A larger venue than most on the list, line-ups and wait times are no issue for the Prohibition Gastrohouse. With all the classic brunch staples available, the specialities menu takes it one better with the decadent breakfast poutine. With three poached eggs, smoked pork belly lardons, truffled hollandaise, marinated PQ curds and tater tots done in duck fat, this dish doesn’t mess around.