5. La Cubana
This quaint little Cuban inspired spot is a nice surprise in Roncesvilles with its flavourful dishes and cozy diner style. Must try’s are the Cuban breakfast, Chorizo Empanadas and fresh donuts!
4. Saving Grace
I’ve never not seen this place without a line up. It’s definitely a go to place with a cozy ambience and delicious comforting meals. My food of choice here is the fluffy waffles, where toppings seem to change with what’s in season.
Hands down the best place to shoot your meal and eat it too. It’s encased by large windows that invite onlookers to peek inside. The food also does not disappoint. Made with simple ingredients inspired by Iranian modern and traditional food elements, the meals are fresh and light. A place to try if you’re looking for lighter brunch meals.
A small hole in the wall family owned restaurant, where you can taste the love for Egyptian food in each and every plate. Must try’s include the Honey Cardamom Latte, Cairo Classic and Sunny Eggs and Foole. Tip: Get there early because the wait starts at about 30 minutes, but it’s definitely worth it!
And number one on my list as of right now is this intimate space for Leslieville and Riverdale locals. What’s even more special about this place is that they have introduced an employment programme placing women from the YWCA Toronto – dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls fleeing violence or women and girls who want to establish their voices, enhance skills and develop confidence. Honourable mentions are Shrooms on toast, and Buckwheat Pancakes which are served with salted caramel corn!
Savoury, sweet, spicy, whatever it is you’re looking for, there’s a brunch place in the city that serves it. Just make sure to get there before the rest of the city wakes up or you’ll end up waiting for a while!