White Lily Diner
Toronto, ON M4M 1G8
Combining a respect for local provenance with greasy spoon ambitions, the White Lily Diner has been breakfast, lunch, and classic diner fare from its humble Riverside abode since 2016. Back in the summer of 2021, owners Ben Denham and Ashley Lloyd purchased a 40-acre working farm in Uxbridge, Ont. and, ever since, a great deal of the produce found on the menu at the diner comes from the newly christened White Lily Farms. The diner’s all-day menu features a great range of shareables, including the buttermilk biscuits (served with jam or gravies) or the pimento cheese and cracker spread, as well as a selection of refreshing salads and sandwiches. The all-day menu also includes all-day breakfast with favourites like triple-stack buttermilk griddle cakes or the Southern breakfast (eggs, bacon, grits and gravy, fermented greens and a buttermilk biscuit) available any day of the week. Along with plenty of beers, ciders, and wines, the White Lily Diner also has a signature drink called the Breakfast Beer which mixes beer, grapefruit, lemon, and simple syrup.