The Best Brunch Spots in York Region
Whether you’re looking for a special place to enjoy some family time over a comforting, hearty mid-morning meal on a sunny Sunday afternoon, or a place to refuel after a night out with your friends, these brunch spots are the place to be after a well-spent weekend. From traditional dishes such as fluffy pancakes and eggs benedict to creative and unique spins on the classics, these hot brunch spots will be sure to satisfy your cravings and warm your heart! Head on over to one of these welcoming well-loved brunch spots and treat yourself to a loaded breakfast poutine in Richmond Hill or indulge in a pile of crispy bacon in East Gwillimbury. It’s all here!
1. Sunny Morning Breakfast & Lunch
Location: 15975 Bayview Avenue, Unit B1, Aurora
This cozy eatery serves up traditional breakfast and lunch dishes, along with their own unique takes on classic staples such as pancakes, waffles, omelettes, and bacon and eggs. Indulge in generous portions of delicious, fresh food prepared from scratch using only fresh ingredients and locally sourced produce whenever possible. Sunny Morning Breakfast & Lunch will be sure to brighten up your morning and fill your stomach with food made with care, pride and love.
2. CHEFIES Eatery
Location: 19415 Yonge Street, Unit 5, East Gwillimbury
Tucked away in a plaza in Holland Landing is one of East Gwillimbury’s best secrets and the #1 restaurant in the town according to Trip Advisor—CHEFIES Eatery. This hidden gem is a well-loved, upbeat family eatery operated with love by husband-and-wife duo Michael and Meagan McIsaac. This unbeatable duo keeps customers salivating with their brunches filled with fresh foods and beloved classics, such as eggs benedict and loaded omelettes. Vegans, meet your new go-to brunch spot in East Gwillimbury, because CHEFIES also offers loads of vegan options!
3. Anchor Family Restaurant
Location: 26092 ON-48, Sutton
The Anchor Family Restaurant is a Canadian style diner that specializes in home cooked breakfast and lunch meals. This family-friendly, home-styled eatery provides a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere and offers delectable, old-fashioned comfort food that will be sure to keep your stomach satisfied and your heart full.
4. The Maids’ Cottage
Location: 223 Main Street South, Newmarket
The Maids’ Cottage is a Canadian-style tea house on Newmarket’s historic Main Street, that specializes in homemade breakfast and lunch fare and is completely family-owned—which without a doubt contributes to the eatery’s cozy, relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Famous for their secret butter tart recipe and home cooking, The Maids’ Cottage is the perfect brunch spot to go to if you’re looking to sit back, relax and satisfy your sweet tooth. Indulge in homemade foods, baked goods and preserves while cozying up on the patio and enjoying the quaint and relaxing view. Vegans and vegetarians will also enjoy this old-fashioned eatery as they serve up many vegetarian and vegan friendly options.
5. The Roost Café
Location: 12974 Keele Street, King City
Pastry lovers will fall in love with this quaint and cozy café located in the heart of King City. The Roost Café is a charming eatery set in an elegant century home that overlooks the beautiful views of King—making it the perfect location to gather and socialize with friends, or enjoy some alone time by sitting back and relaxing with a book and fresh cup of coffee. Enjoy a delectable selection of fresh made muffins, croissants, scones, or hot grilled breakfast sandwiches or wraps. At the heart of The Roost Café is their upstanding mission to be environmentally responsible, socially responsible, and provide quality and healthy homemade dishes by using natural, preservative free, non-GMO ingredients in their recipes.
6. Sunnyside Grill Richmond Hill
Location: Oxford Square, Yonge Street, south of Elgin Mills, Richmond Hill
Sunnyside Grill is an award winning, crowd pleasing eatery that has been serving delicious, fresh, mouth-watering breakfast and lunch fare—with a side of smiles—for years. The restaurant is home to cheery staff and a bright, whimsical interior that definitely lives up to its name and creates a friendly and welcoming atmosphere that will make you feel right at home. Your taste buds will be delighted as you indulge in delicious home cooked food prepared with only the highest quality ingredients. Sunnyside Grill offers a menu full of traditional dishes, including bennies and omelettes, home-style sandwiches, pancakes, waffles, and French toast.
7. Kotsy’s Seven Restaurant
Location: 2104 Highway 7, Concord
Kotsy’s Seven Restaurant is family-owned and will be sure to treat you like you are part of the family! This friendly and welcoming eatery serves up delicious traditional breakfast and lunch comfort food in an old-school diner setting. From the restaurants’ black and white checkered floor, the retro table designs and the vintage signs and pictures hanging on the walls, you will surely feel like you have been transported back to a diner straight from the 50’s.
8. Vi Pei Bistro
Location: 5812 Main Street, Whitchurch-Stouffville
For all you sophisticated brunch lovers, make your way to this Main Street eatery to fill up on all their delicious brunch offerings! Providing a friendly and welcoming ambience and serving up high-quality, delicious food, this restaurant is the go-to place for breakfast and lunch fare in Whitchurch-Stouffville. Chow down on Grand Marnier infused French toast and wild blueberry pancakes, indulge in a shrimp and smoked bacon omelet, or a steak and eggs breakfast. Vi Pei Bistro has an overwhelming menu of egg dishes, salads, mouth-watering sandwiches, pasta dishes and more, that will be sure to satisfy your taste buds.
9. Inspire Restaurant
Location: 144 Main Street N #1, Markham
This low-key, unique eatery may be small, but it sure does have a big heart and a whole lot of flare! Located on Main Street Markham, Inspire Restaurant is a hidden gem that serves a fusion of traditional Western comfort foods and Eastern cuisine. At the heart of this chic restaurant is the disciplined art of Ikebana—the Japanese art form of flower arrangement in which nature and humanity are united.