Wake up to the best mimosas in Toronto

When it comes to breakfast cocktails, mimosas are a perfect blend of vitamin-packed orange juice and sparkling champagne. So, if you’re looking to indulge in a boozy brunch, check out these daytime spots that’ll give you an intoxicating wake up call.

Insomnia Restaurant & Lounge

563 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1Y6

This Annex area restaurant and lounge offers a tropical twist on the classic daytime cocktail. The signature sunrise mimosa is made with sparkling white wine, Chambord raspberry liqueur, pineapple and orange juice. And at just $5 a glass everyday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., you can definitely afford to order a second (or third) round. The sweet and savoury brunch offerings at this neighbourhood hotspot attract plenty of bleary-eyed fans, so be prepared to wait in line on busy weekend mornings.

Cluny Bistro and Boulangerie

35 Tank House Lane, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4

Relive la belle époque while indulging in sparkling cocktails and top-notch French cuisine at this expansive bistro in the Distillery District. Renowned Toronto design firm Munge Leung helped create the large-scale dining room, which features colourful patterned floor tiles, sumptuous fabrics, marble details and oversized floral arrangements. At $15 per glass, the mimosas are certainly not cheap, but the unique flavours and elegant ambiance are worth the splurge.

Ritz Bar

181, Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3G7

Celebrating a special occasion? Indulge yourself at the swanky all-inclusive brunch buffet at TOCA inside the Ritz-Carlton hotel. Put on your Sunday best and enjoy an appetizing spread that features omelette stations, seafood displays, international cheese plates, meaty carving stations and decadent desserts. Best of all, the gourmet buffet service includes all-you-can-drink mimosas and bellinis. At $79 per person, you’ll definitely want to take advantage and order multiple glasses. Bottoms up!

The Lakeview

1132 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1X2

You get a bigger buzz for your buck at this 24-hour joint on Dundas West. The classic mimosas are just $3 a glass all day (and night) everyday, which makes it easy to imbibe without breaking the bank. The retro diner isn’t exactly a fancy affair, but the breakfast menu features a surprisingly diverse list of sweet and savoury dishes, including buttermilk pancakes, French toast and nine different varieties of eggs Benedict.

Le Select Bistro

432 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1E3

You’ll feel like you’ve been whisked away to the Champs-Élysées after just a few sips at this established French bistro on Wellington Street. The cafe interior feels decidedly Parisian with its checkered tile floor, intimate leather banquet seating and cozy fireplace. Effervescent mimosas (made with sparkling white and freshly squeezed orange juice) pair perfectly with classic petite déjeuner dishes like croquet-monsieur. Day drinkers can also opt for a bellini — sparkling white and peach nectar — or a selection of French champagnes available straight up by the glass or the bottle.

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