Brrunch restaurants around the TIFF Bell Lightbox

Hitting the TIFF morning events and in search of a pre- or post-show breakfast? These classy-meets-casual brunch joints are steps away from the Bell Lightbox, on bustling King West. Whether you’re a Bay Street local or a film buff in search of some morning grub and daytime cocktail, these spots will keep you fuelled during the festival. [Image credit:]

Oliver & Bonacini Café Grill

33 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5E 1G4

Since partnering in 1993, Oliver and Bonacini have taken Toronto by storm. One of Canada’s leading fine dining restaurants, the company has also branched into more casual dining with Oliver & Bonacini Café Grill. Located at Yonge and Front, this restaurant has a beautiful patio that's perfect for people-watching while sipping a mimosa. Stop in for Sunday brunch to enjoy delicious meals such as banana bread French toast, Huevos Rancheros and beef short rib hash.

Earls Kitches & Bar

150 King St W, Toronto, ON M5H 1J9

This family business started in British Columbia, but has slowly made its way east to Toronto. Earls is a trendy kitchen and bar that brings people together for happy hour drinks, business dinners, or late breakfasts. Start your TIFF weekends at Earls with a simple brunch menu. The croque-madame and eggs Benny are fan favourites, but often it’s the drinks that keep the conversation flowing right into lunch and later. Start with coffee, switch to a mimosa and end with a Caesar.

Sunset Grill

1 Richmond St W, Toronto, ON M5H 3W4

Opening its doors in 1985, Sunset Grill now boasts countless locations across Ontario. For those looking for a breakfast option in the Financial District, you'll find a Sunset Grill location at Richmond and Yonge. This all-day breakfast restaurant offers greasy-spoon classics made with fresh ingredients every day – including omelettes, scrambled eggs, French toast, waffles and even burgers.

Marche Restaurant

2900-333 Bay St Cncrs, Toronto, ON M5H 2T4

Located on the concourse level of Brookfield Place, Marché is ideal for the Financial District’s 9-to-5 crowd. Inspired by a classic market, there are a variety of vendor options that allow each diner to satisfy early morning appetites. Opening at 7:30 a.m. most days of the week, this spot offers free Wi-Fi and is conveniently located across from the concourse shops. As part of one of the downtown’s well-known office worker environments, Marché often hosts holiday and community events during the year.

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