Top 5 brunching places in Toronto

School Bakery and Café, ©jbcurio/Flickr

School Bakery and Café, ©jbcurio/Flickr

The word ’brunch’ is a clever and brilliant definiton of a meal that takes place between breakfast and lunch. There is nothing more relaxing than sleeping in the weekend then starting the day with a lovely brunch in the open air. In Toronto there are several dining places where you can have delicious and fabulous after breakfast meal. Choose from the many restaurants, cafés and taverns on a patio and enjoy your brunch in the morning sun. Below you will find the top five branching spots of Toronto where you can sit in together with your friends or family and chat the time away while consuming some local delicacies.

Fine sweetness – Madeleine’s Cherry Pie and Ice Cream

For a more antique feeling we recommend you to visit Madeleine’s Cherry Pie and Ice Cream café, which reminds of a Parisian café of the 20th century. This place offers a wide variety of imported and locally made desserts and confectionery such as pies and cakes, bonbons, ice creams, cookies and many others. Enjoy a lovely brunch surrounded by flower pots and furniture made of iron in a summer garden patio isolated from the crowded, loud and modernized city of Toronto.

Madeleines, ©London Chow/Flickr

Madeleines, ©London Chow/Flickr

O&B Canteen – leisure and pleasure

Sit in for some freshly baked goods and a hot or cold beverage at O&B Canteen or order some take away. When the weather is nice you can have a seat on the patio and enjoy a late breakfast. O&B with its white chairs and tables is a fine canteen with a modern touch. Have some baked eggs with basil and tomato for brunch or choose a summer salad which can include feta, mint, watermelon, Thai coleslaw or tomato for a light meal. If you like a laid back atmosphere O&B is the place you are looking for.

Earth Bloor West

Earth Bloor West was established by restaurateur Ed Ho, who transformed a Canadian pub into a cosy nook which suits all moods. Dine on the rooftop and enjoy the edible herb garden, get refreshed with a mint mojito and dishes seasoned with rosemary, basil and thyme. If you are very hungry you can book in advance for a roasted pig.

Tasting At Earth Hour, ©Sweet Flour Bake Shop/Flickr

Tasting At Earth Hour, ©Sweet Flour Bake Shop/Flickr

Against the Grain – an urban tavern

The tavern of Against the Grain is located in a larger building that houses many other eateries. The view from this place is absolutely fantastic, for it faces Lake Ontario, Toronto Island and the harbor. The tavern can receive up to 180 guests so you don’t have to worry about not finding a free table at Against the Grain. Eat you brunch here on a sunny summer morning while you listen to the melodious songs of the Jazz Lovers Society. In the weekends don’t forget to have a Bloody Caesar special for only $4 (the offer is valid only between 11AM and 3PM).

School Bakery and Café

Canadian cuisine is excellent but if you are longing for something foreign, like American classics we recommend you Brad Moore’s Liberty Village. It is not hard to recognize the place for its black walls and red patio. Try a signature cocktail, the margarita punch, sangria rose or a freshly squeezed fruit juice.

School Bakery and Café, ©jbcurio/Flickr

School Bakery and Café, ©jbcurio/Flickr

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