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ELLE Editors' favourite Canadian brunch spots

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ELLE Editors' favourite Canadian brunch spots

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ELLE Editors' Favourite Canadian brunch spots

Best brunch restaurants in Canada: Starving Artist in Toronto

Address: 584 Lansdowne Avenue, 1078 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto Here at ELLE Canada we’re all for quinoa and kale dominating our lunchtime salads, but what’s a girl to do when carb cravings strike? Short answer: waffles. Luckily, Toronto’s Starving Artist serves nothing but. Our assistant fashion editor Ava gushes, “They do amazing Instagram-worthy things with waffles.” READ MORE: The unexpected zen of a staycation

Image by: ELLE Canada By: Rebecca Shapiro Source: Starving Artist

ELLE Editors' Favourite Canadian brunch spots

Best brunch restaurants in Canada: Fika Cafe in Toronto

Address: 28 Kensington Avenue, Toronto ELLE Canada’s web guru Liz loves the “IKEA meets Pinterest” minimalist décor at Fika (which is a Swedish verb meaning “to go out for coffee”) in Kensington Market. Liz recommends the avocado eggs benny with crispy potatoes. Or try the “Fika Smorgasbord” (a daily selection of cheese, meats, pickles and bread). Wash it all down with an iced coffee (two shots of espresso shaken over cardamom bitters, milk and fresh sprigs of mint). READ MORE: Top 8 juice bars in Toronto

Image by: ELLE Canada By: Rebecca Shapiro Source: Fika Cafe

ELLE Editors' Favourite Canadian brunch spots

Best brunch restaurants in Canada: Smith in Toronto

Address: Smith: 553 Church Street, Toronto Our beauty director Vanessa calls Smith's parmesan-leek eggs benedict “the stuff of legend.” Decide if this is hyperbole or not by visiting the antique-filled, three floor restaurant (with patio!). Or try the crepes with pistachio and grapefruit, or the doughnuts with lemon curd and espresso caramel. READ MORE: Take a trip to cool Copenhagen

Image by: ELLE Canada By: Rebecca Shapiro Source: Smith

ELLE Editors' Favourite Canadian brunch spots

Best brunch restaurants in Canada: Maison Publique in Montreal

Address: 4720 Rue Marquette, Montreal Maison Publique, a rustic British-style tavern in the city’s hip Le Plateau-Mont-Royal neighbourhood, is the go-to brunch spot for our features director Kat when she is home in Montreal. The constantly changing menu is full of simple but exquisite British and French dishes. READ MORE: Going behind the Mayan ruins in Guatemala

Image by: ELLE Canada By: Alison Slattery Source: Maison Publique

ELLE Editors' Favourite Canadian brunch spots

Best brunch restaurants in Canada: Olive & Gourmando in Montreal

Address: 351 Saint-Paul West, Montreal Olive & Gourmando in Old Montreal is a celeb fave. Beauty director Vanessa describes the atmosphere as “bustling and busy, like you’re in a movie.” Order "The Reubenesque" or any of the other popular sandwiches with fillings like Schwartz's smoked meat, housemade apple sauerkraut, mustard and cheddar cheese. READ MORE: A-to-Z Canadian travel guide

Image by: ELLE Canada By: Rebecca Shapiro Source: Olive & Gourmando

ELLE Editors' Favourite Canadian brunch spots

Best brunch restaurants in Canada: Panache (at Auberge Saint-Antoine) in Quebec City

Address: 8 Rue Saint-Antoine, Quebec City Features Editor Aliyah recommends the French drip coffee and French toast at Panache in the historic Auberge Saint-Antoine hotel. The menu features ingredients sourced from the hotel’s very own farm on Iles d'Orleans and herbs grown in the restaurant’s rooftop garden. READ MORE: A food tour of Quebec City

Image by: ELLE Canada By: Rebecca Shapiro Source: Panache

ELLE Editors' Favourite Canadian brunch spots

Best brunch restaurants in Canada: Zak's in Ottawa

Address: 14 Byward Market Square, Ottawa For a good, old-fashioned diner breakfast in downtown Ottawa, head to Zak’s. Editorial intern Anita swears by the restaurant's breakfast smoothies and bacon-and-swiss crepes. READ MORE: What to pack: summer city getaway

Image by: ELLE Canada By: Rebecca Shapiro Source: Zak's

ELLE Editors' Favourite Canadian brunch spots

Best brunch restaurants in Canada: River Café in Calgary

Address: 25 Prince's Island Park, Calgary "You'll have a hard time finding a more picturesque brunch spot than this," says managing edtior Christina. You have to walk across a bridge to reach the rustic-cool River Café in Prince’s Island Park in downtown Calgary. Try the brioche French toast or butternut squash quiche. Or pre-order a gourmet "takeout" picnic basket brunch – you can take into the park for a private picnic and get celebrating summer in style. READ MORE: 8 new things to do in Canada

Image by: ELLE Canada By: Rebecca Shapiro Source: River Café

ELLE Editors' Favourite Canadian brunch spots

Best brunch restaurants in Canada: Diner Deluxe in Calgary

Address: 104 - 350 Aspen Glen Landing, 804 Edmonton Trail, Calgary French toast served with mascarpone mousse, mixed berries and preserved lemon is not your typical "diner" fare. That's why there's often a lineup at Calgary's Diner Deluxe, where you are likely to spot web intern Monika when she's back in Calgary. READ MORE: Expert summer packing tips

Image by: ELLE Canada By: Rebecca Shapiro Source: Diner Deluxe

ELLE Editors' Favourite Canadian brunch spots

Best brunch restaurants in Canada: Café Medina in Vancouver

Address: 780 Richards Street, Vancouver If you have a sweet tooth, take our web intern Monika’s advice and order a lavender latte and a Belgian waffle (with toppings like salted caramel and white chocolate pistachio rosewater) at Café Medina, in Vancouver’s Library District. The 1920s-inspired décor is pretty sweet, too. READ MORE: A winter weekend in Whistler

Image by: ELLE Canada By: Rebecca Shapiro Source: Café Medina
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