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Redesigned in the mid 1940s, this restaurant has been serving generation after generation of dedicated customers. While pouring maple syrup on a pile of pancakes hot off the griddle or sipping a thick-beyond-belief chocolate milkshake, you will realize that this classic spot, close to the Eaton Centre, Ed Mirvish Theater and City Hall, has become a Toronto landmark. They have separate timings for their lunch & dinner services; take-away services are also offered.
Aunties and Uncles is the place to head to if you wish for a hearty breakfast early in the morning. The food here is simple, but cooked to perfection, with dishes such as breakfast pocket and grilled brie sandwiches, soups, Belgian waffles, banana oatmeal pancakes, omelettes and cinnamon French toast on the menu, along with sides such as cottage cheese, hash browns, salads and fruits available. This diner style place is your best bet for an early breakfast, brunch or lunch.
Le Petit Déjeuner is the perfect place to head to, to cure those hunger pangs. Everything here is generous in quantity, without compromising on the taste. Whether for an on-the-go lunch, or an elaborate dinner, this place has something for everyone. Their breakfast special fried eggs and Belgian waffles are a hit with hungry diners, while their lunch offerings of Belgian fries, soup, sandwiches and crepes are excellent too. They have a few beer and wine offerings as well to complement your food. All of these at affordable rates makes this place well worth a visit.
A breakfast at Lady Marmalade will be one of the highlights of your day. Originally opened in Victoria, this restaurant has since expanded to serve the Toronto crowds with a healthy, wholesome and delicious breakfast, that consists of one of the best eggs Benedict that you might have had, in addition to other accompaniments such as porridge, fresh fruit parfait and poached egg BLTs. Their menu certainly has Mexican influences, as it includes huevos rancheritos, Madre Tierra sandwich, Mexican meatballs soup and a lot more.
The Federal or The Fed, as it is popularly known, is a great brunch spot. Located on the Dundas Street, this joint is not only known for its legendary brunch preparations, but also it's prolific drinks menu. Popular, fruity and colorful cocktails dominate the beverage menu here; you can go for the tried and tested ones like the good ol' old fashioned or try something innovative that the bar here churns out with great pzazz. For munchy brunches, there are plenty of meat, chicken and egg dishes, as well as some vegan/veggie options. They also serve classic dishes with creative twists, like French toast topped with foie gras and Caesar salad with Doritos and gherkins, that are totally drool-worthy! The delicious comfort food that they serve deserves to be eaten appreciatively and unhurriedly; so here's a little tip - come with a lot of time on your hand, and some cash to spare since they do not accept cards.
Brainchild of the same culinary geniuses whose minds conceived the famous Mildred Pierce Restaurant, Mildred's Temple Kitchen is no less exciting. Set within a relaxed and refined industrial space, this restaurant offers diners a distinctive dining experience that is sure to linger as a fond memory for years to come. Every dish is created using seasonal, locally sourced produce, combining flavors and ingredients to form dishes that are simple, yet magnificent. The restaurant is best known for its delectable brunch menu. Created with reverence akin to that shown by devotees at a temple, a meal at Mildred's Temple Kitchen is sure to have you coming back for more.
If you are craving delicious breakfast and brunch, then School is the place for you. The trendy, urban restaurant serves creative food options. Their menu features innovative versions of crepes, crunchy toasts, pancakes, souffle, salads, burgers and more. Try dishes like Caramelized Banana-Nutella Crepe, Cheese Omelette Souffle, Double Smoked Bacon. Their Cheddar Chive Biscuits are are a huge hit among their regular patrons, so don't forget to munch on those. The restaurant also has a full bar, so the venue is perfect even if you want to have a couple of drinks with friends. The School also has various offers and regular specials, and if you're lucky you might just get a free treat!
Mitzi's greets its patrons with a cheerful, breezy brunch vibe, paired with a distinct homespun ambiance that rings true of any great breakfast spot. Offering all-day breakfasts and brunches at its cozy spot in the leafy Parkdale neighborhood, this cafe invites you to sample its deliciously put together Wright Avenue Melt with a hint of garlic butter flavor, and its pillowy-soft buttermilk oatmeal pancakes. You can choose to pair this delicious spread with fresh juices, or their signature coffee blends. Keep your eyes peeled for their weekly menu that appears on their chalkboard.