Toronto breakfast sandwiches to sink your teeth into

There’s just something about the savoury combination of egg, meat and cheese that’s worth getting out of bed for. Stop hitting the snooze button and start your morning off right with one of these breakfast sandwiches.

Porchetta & Co

1
825 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1V4

The Dundas West sandwich shop has earned a cult following for its meaty offerings. The Saturday-only breakfast sammy features slow-cooked porchetta, crunchy pork crackling, smoked Gouda and fried egg served atop a fluffy white bun from nearby Caldense bakery. Don’t be a total porker; add some greens to your meal and order up a side of sautéed rapini.

Carousel Bakery Ltd

2
93 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E 1C3

Locals, tourists and even celebrity chefs like Emeril Lagasse and Bobby Flay are all fans of this iconic Toronto bakery inside the St. Lawrence Market. Put an early morning spin on the world-famous peameal sandwich with the addition of a fried egg and a slice of cheese. Grab a sandwich to go at the counter, elbow your way through the weekend crowds and dine at an outdoor picnic bench overlooking the hustle and bustle of the historic market.

The Stockyards

3
699 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, ON M6C 1B2

Gluttony is definitely on the menu at this St. Clair West smokehouse. The Stockyard sandwich pairs a deep-fried poached egg with bacon or county sage sausage with aged cheddar cheese. Looking for something a little lighter? Order up a house-smoked trout bagel topped with scrambled eggs, red onion and chive crème fraîche.

Brock Sandwich

4
1260 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6H 1N5

This Bloordale sandwich joint serves up its breakfast sandwich BLT style with strip bacon, fried egg, lettuce, charred tomato and a grainy mustard-seed mayo. The friendly crew behind the counter is always happy to chat while prepping your savoury morning snack. Sleepyheads can call ahead to place an order and get their morning fix delivered right to their door.

Beast Restaurant Inc

5
96 Tecumseth St, Toronto, ON M6J 2H1

You’d better bring your appetite to this King West brunch spot. Beast lives up to its name with two hearty breakfast sandwich offerings. The classic breakfast sandwich is served with grilled pork belly, pickled onions, Kozlik’s sweet and smoky mustard, lettuce and a fried egg on an apple fritter. The Beastwich features fried chicken thigh, pimento cheese and fried egg served on buttermilk biscuit and drenched in pork sausage gravy.

Aunties And Uncles

6
72 Lippincott St, Toronto, ON M5S 2P1

Torontonians rise and shine and stand in line at this retro west end diner. Once you nab a table inside the cozy interior, the classic home-style cooking is sure to satiate your growling tummy. The hearty breakfast pocket — served with scrambled eggs, peameal bacon, cheddar, tomato, and caramelized onions — is definitely worth the wait.

Emma's Country Kitchen

7
810 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, ON M6C 1B6

There’s a distinct farmhouse feel at this St. Clair West café. The “I know what you did last night burger” is a hearty hangover helper; the sage and onion sausage patty is topped with house-cured bacon and cheddar cheese. If you’ve still got room for dessert, follow up with one of Emma’s famous fresh-baked doughnuts.

Rose And Sons

8
176 Dupont St, Toronto, ON M5R 2E6

The classic breakfast sandwich is reimagined at this Dupont Street diner where chef Anthony Rose has earned numerous accolades for his elevated comfort food. Forget about counting calories for a few hours and savour every bite of the fried egg and brisket sandwich that’s topped with maple syrup and chilli sauce and served on griddled Brie cornbread. Don’t worry, you’ve got the rest of the afternoon to sleep off your food coma.

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