Toronto restaurants really know how to put a unique twist on Eggs Benedict.
From serving the breakfast classic on top of Yorkshire pudding to drizzling the poached eggs in a maple espresso hollandaise sauce, there are so many creative ways to eat this tasty meal in the city. If you’re on the lookout for some of the top eggs Benny around, we’ve got you covered.
Check out the best places to get a hefty plate of eggs Benny in Toronto below.
This Junction brunch hot spot doesn’t serve up just any ordinary eggs Benny. At Dirty Food you can find elaborate dishes like poached eggs atop shrimp cakes or beet cakes and house-smoked trout. They know how to serve up homemade food on an escalated level, with unique dishes that are sure to make your heart happy.
If you’re looking for a high class plate full of tasty poached eggs topped with some of the fanciest Hollandaise you’ll ever eat, this is the spot for you. Located within the Four Seasons Hotel, this delicious restaurant serves up a classic Florentine eggs Benedict, as well as a smoked salmon edition for the fish lover in your life.
This Queen East all-day brunch spot always has a lineup, as it’s full of a wide variety of local favourites. Eggs Benedict are their specialty, with a BYOB (Build Your Own Benny) option, and five different types of eggs Benedict to choose from, such as the brie, avocado and bacon version or the cochinita pibil pulled pork and citrus onion edition.
Breaking news: if you haven’t gotten a Liberty Commons Eggs Benny, you basically haven’t lived. At this Liberty Village brewpub, they serve up The Yorkie Benny, which is made up of smoked Canadian ham, poached eggs, and ale vinegar Hollandaise served on top of Yorkshire pudding. You honestly couldn’t dream of a better combination.
This East end restaurant is sure to let you go a little wild with their Build Your Own Benedict option. You can choose from unique bases like polenta patties, bitter greens, or Jamaican beef patties and top them with artichoke, turkey bacon, veggie sausage, zucchini, smoked salmon, seared steak strips, and more! On top of that, they offer up five types of Hollandaise sauce: Classic, Cajun, Zesty, Smokey BBQ, or Maple Espresso.
Le Petit Déjeuner
Le Petit Dejeuner is a Belgian-Canadian diner located on King East serving up some of Toronto’s most eccentric all-day breakfast. This local hot spot serves up five different types of Benny including one with peameal bacon, one with spinach, one with sautéed bell red peppers and caramelized onions, one with house-smoked salmon, and one with 6oz AAA marinated rib eye steak.
Starving Artist is one of the most popular brunch spots in Toronto. This waffle-centric cafe serves up three different kinds of Eggs Benedict, all served on top of thick circular waffles. The Sammy Benny is definitely a highlight, which is two mini waffles topped with poached eggs, Atlantic smoked salmon and Hollandaise sauce garnished with capers.
If you’re a meat lover, this one’s for you. This famed Roncesvalles BBQ restaurant does up three types of Benedict with brisket, citrus smoked salmon, or pommery pulled pork served on top of cornbread and smothered in a BBQ Hollandaise sauce. This is definitely a classic Benedict with a twist, so if you’re looking for something unique, head to Barque Smokehouse.
Get ready bacon connoisseurs, this one’s for you. If you haven’t heard of a Bacon Explosion Benedict, it’s basically bacon, bacon, and more bacon. This Eggs Benny comes with two pieces of smoked bacon explosion patties topped with two poached eggs on brioche bread covered in a spicy Hollandaise sauce.
This sweet, countryside-style Junction restaurant has an ever-changing chalkboard menu that features unique Benedict options like kale, bacon, or Gravlax Bennies served on top of homemade cheese biscuits. The restaurant itself is also a major draw, with an endearing farmstead interior full of vintage news articles, mismatched tableware and rusty license plates.
Early Bird Espresso
Queen West indie coffee shop, Early Bird Espresso, has got the most Instagrammable Eggs Benedict you’ll find in the city. Almost too beautiful to eat, this tasty breakfast comes on top of potato latkes with avocado and a vibrant pink beet-infused Hollandaise.