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. “They do amazing Instagram-worthy things with waffles.”
Best brunch restaurants in Canada: Fika Cafe in Toronto
Address: 28 Kensington Avenue, Toronto
ELLE Canada’s associate fashion editor 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).
Best brunch restaurants in Canada: Smith in Toronto
Address: Smith: 553 Church Street, Toronto
Our EIC 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.