Favourite breakfast spots around Yonge and Eglinton

Bagels and lox or eggs Benedict with peameal? Freshly-squeezed orange juice or bottomless coffee? If it’s 10 am and you’re craving Belgian waffles, Yonge and Eglinton is a good place to be. Check out some of our favourite breakfast spots around midtown.

Uncle Betty's Restaurant

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2590 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4P 2J3

It’s easy to satisfy your comfort food cravings at this brightly coloured diner on Yonge Street. Breakfast is served on weekdays until 11:30 am while weekend brunch is on offer Saturdays and Sundays until 2 pm. House specialties like the breakwich (a Dreesen’s doughnut stuffed with egg and cheese) and the egg-wrapped breakfast hot dog are definitely on the gluttonous side but are worth the extra calories. If you’re not too stuffed after your meal, grab a dozen of the diner’s famous old-fashioned powdered sugar doughnuts to take home.

Mars Uptown Diner

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2363 Yonge St Main, Toronto, ON M4P 2C8

Mars attacks with massive portions at fair prices. The Spring Benedict with avocado and Swiss cheese and the Corned Beef Benedict are unique takes on the classic brunch dish. Hollandaise goes on anything you like, including the pancakes. Visit on a weekday to avoid the weekend rush.

Aroma Espresso Bar

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2300 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4P 1E4

A fig and goat cheese-stuffed croissant is calling to you from Aroma. Muesli in a cup, classic breakfast options and filling sandwiches are on the menu. If you’re ready for something different, try the Shakshuka: two sunny-side-up eggs atop a warm tomato and pepper sauce served with tahini and your choice of fresh bread.

Boom Breakfast

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174 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ON M4R 1A7

Touted as the best hangover breakfast place in the area, Boom dishes intriguing takes on common breakfast options. Find out what the California Spa-mellete is all about while enjoying the bottomless cup of coffee or freshly-squeezed orange juice. The lox eggs Benedict is beloved and the classic favourites of bacon, pancakes and waffles are also available (with cute mini-pancakes and apple juice for the kids).

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