5 Places for Brunch in Toronto's East End

With so many great options within walking distance, Oben Flats in Leslieville is truly in a great part of the city. Toronto’s east end offers everything from classic eggs and bacon to Egyptian street food fare and Parisian standards. Get out and explore the neighbourhood!

Here are our picks for best brunch places:

Lady Marmalade

With gluten free and vegetarian options, there’s something for everyone at Lady Marmalade. This restaurant features an eclectic range of brunch standards from around the world from a savoury Crepe Croque Monsieur and Moroccan Scramble to Crunch Thai Slaw and Mexican Meatball Soup. Lady Marmalade is sure to offer a vibrant dining experience.

Mad Dog Cafe

A quick walk up to Gerrard Street and you’ll find all your favourite weekend brunch standards available at Mad Dog Cafe. Expect the usual line up of bacon, omelettes, pancakes and eggs benedict to help kick start your weekend. This independent cafe specializes in craft coffee and tea and offers free wi-fi to patrons.

Maha’s

Also nearby on Gerrard Street, you’ll find Maha’s Brunch. This always busy Egyptian establishment, offers a truly original experience. Be prepared to wait in line but grab one of their signature honey cardamom lattes while you do. From Turkish coffee, date grilled cheese sandwiches and the Pharaoh’s Po’ Boy, to the fresh mint tea, cumin home fries and fresh hummus, Maha’s is an experience worth the wait.

Bonjour Brioche

If Paris isn’t in your upcoming travel plans, be sure to visit Bonjour Brioche for your French pastry fix close to home. Enjoy the all day sandwich and patisserie menu and bask in the scent of fresh baked good. Want something other than a sandwich? Don’t worry all entrees are served with fresh baguette! All your Parisian cafe usuals are available and service is quick and courteous.

Rasher’s
This local takeaway counter is a meat lover’s dream. Offering the prototypical British Bacon Butty, you’ll also be able to order Toronto’s favourite – peameal on a bun. Rasher’s namesake refers to the cut of pork that includes both back bacon and the belly. American style strip bacon