Rise and shine at these Little Italy brunch spots

As locals know, Little Italy offers much more than Italian food. Breakfast is one of the most popular meals of the day in this busy 'hood, and the following restaurants attract hungry crowds every single weekend.

Kalendar Restaurant & Bistro

546 College St, Toronto, ON M6G 1B1

If you are looking for a great weekend breakfast with a touch of French culinary appeal, settle down at this Little Italy bistro. Take your pick of eggs Napoleon with honey dill cream sauce or one of five gourmet-style omelettes. On the sweet side, there’s French toast with berry compote, croissants and jam and baguettes served with a selection of spreads. Herb-roasted potatoes are on the menu as a side, making a tasty twist on breakfast carbs.

Cafe Diplomatico Catering

594 College St, Toronto, ON M6G 1B3

This Little Italy institution is a place where ex-pat Italians used to meet to discuss politics while welcoming everyone else with open arms. You can be a part of it all at breakfast time when there's a choice of simple and satisfying egg, bacon, French toast and omelette dishes. For those who like a sweeter breakfast, there are a couple of rich and creamy options. Breakfast goes up in price a little after 11 a. m. so get there early.

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