The top 100 brunch spots as selected by OpenTable and 19 are in Toronto

Brunch is undeniably delicious. It’s early enough in the day to indulge in all your heart desires — hello, chocolate chip pancakes —and still have plenty of hours to work it off. Toronto is already known for its abundance of amazing brunch spots, and now OpenTable has confirmed it with their list of the top 100 brunch spots in Canada.

After reviewing its diner metrics and over 1.3 million reviews, here are the 19 Toronto spots that made the cut.

AGO Bistro

The AGO is the only building in Canada designed by Frank Gehry, and his plans included the set up for this restaurant. Be it for brunch, lunch, dinner or drinks, AGO Bistro will delight museum visitors with its quality fresh ingredients all sourced locally

Allen’s

Since 1987, this East Toronto bar and restaurant, steps from Broadview station, has served up whiskey, beer, wine and food to both locals and those in the neighbourhood for a show at the adjacent Danforth Music Hall. The menu focuses on naturally-raised organic meats and Ontario produce, and is more ambitious than your regular pub fare, and now it’s serving up a delicious brunch too.

Beaumont Kitchen

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The 5,000+ square foot eatery is a feast for the eyes, a mix of modern with a nod to Mad Men. The space seats over 100 in the dining room and over 30 in the bar area. A mix of banquettes and tables face the open kitchen, a feature shared with many O&B restaurants. Punchy oranges invigorate the space, with neutral grays and tans creating a pleasing backdrop.

CLOCKWORK

In Clockwork, stylish jewel-toned furniture rests under warm gold-hued lighting, and each table feels intimate while still being exposed to the hustle and bustle of the grand lobby. Of course, the heart of the hotel has always been the clock at the centre of the grand lobby, and Electric Time Company was brought in again to replace their 2002 timepiece embedded in the spiral staircase with the 90th Anniversary Clock that now towers above the bar.

Cluny

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While the menu may reject pomp, the decor does not. The19th-century tank house was converted into a contemporary bistro, adorned with exposed brick, factory light fixtures, gold-plated mirrors and French Country furnishings. The design creates a luminous and elegant space with an industrial edge.

Holts Cafe Bloor

Holts Café expands on its well-known lunch menu, adding weekend brunch, weekday afternoon tea, and dinner service (which will extend beyond Holt Renfrew’s store hours), in the hopes of attracting shoppers and non-shoppers alike. The Executive chef describes the menu as “contemporary Canadian,” with an emphasis on local, sustainable fare.

HOTHOUSE

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Located in the historic St. Lawrence neighbourhood, HOTHOUSE is situated amongst many of the city’s iconic landmarks and entertainment hotspots with a stunning courtyard that seats more than 150 guests.

Maison Selby

You’ll be able to get a little bit of everything here, as the skillful world of French cuisine meets a devotion to serving the multifaceted desires of Toronto patrons. “It’s a beautiful blend of historic charm and modern elegance,” says O&B’s executive chef, John Horne. “There’s something here for everyone, from weekend brunches with the family to late-night cocktails — we’ve captured it all.”

Marked

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Escape winter and travel south at Marked all-inclusive Bubbles and Brunch. The menu boasts unlimited small plates, like the Manchego Biscuit Benny, Patatas Bravas and Brazilian French Toast paired with bottomless prosecco priced at $95 per person. Must-order dish: Banana caramel churros, drizzled with white chocolate and peanut butter sauce

Mira Mira Diner

Just steps from the beach, guests of Mira Mira can spend summer weekends exactly as they’re meant to be spent — indulging in massive plates of food at brunch before taking a stroll along the beach.

O&B Canteen

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Old Mill Toronto

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Old School

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Parallel

Parallel is a Middle Eastern eatery located on the industrial Geary Avenue, which has emerged as somewhat of a destination restaurant row in what is otherwise an industrial strip. The restaurant comes from the same family behind Ozery Bakery, famed for their Morning Rounds and Lavash products that can be found at your local grocers.

RH Courtyard Restaurant at RH Toronto

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Sassafraz

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Lush walls of living plants, white walls combined with light wood floors, and comfy chairs and sofas make Sassafraz one of the most welcoming and accessible of Yorkville’s high-end restaurants. Not to mention it’s airy, contemporary and truly stunning. Whether you’re dropping in for a cocktail after work, catching a Sunday brunch with the girls, going on an intimate anniversary date, or celebrating your wedding, Sassafraz boasts a high-end menu in an upscale atmosphere.

Taylors Landing

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The Good Son Restaurant

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Local and seasonal organic produce are at the forefront of the menu, and the wood-stove oven is at the forefront of the dining space at The Good Son. And it’s not just for their pizzas as many featured specials find their way into it. A full cocktail bar with an extensive list of house cocktails ensures The Good Son keeps busy all weekend long.

The Toronto Beach Club

Toronto Beach Club is an alluring restaurant from Scale Hospitality, the group behind venues like Shook, Lapinou and Byblos. Set on Woodbine Beach with views of Lake Ontario, the restaurant aims to evoke the vibe of a European coastal getaway with its airy decor and Mediterranean-influenced menu.

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