The Top Brunch Spots Across Canada —

From Tofino to Toronto and beyond, here are some of our favourite places to have brunch across the country.

  1. Wolf in the Fog, Tofino Nestled atop a surf shop at the northernmost point of Tofino, this dimly lit, beachside–inspired spot is known for its wild seafood and locally sourced ingredients. Expect well–executed brunch classics like avocado toast, shakshuka and eggs Benedict, all served in a decidedly cool, laid–back dining space.

  2. Café Linnea, Edmonton Chef and owner Kelsey Johnson prides herself on a casual, welcoming atmosphere that is especially lively during weekend brunch. The seasonal and locally sourced menu includes smoked–chicken pot pie with a perfectly poached egg, lemon ricotta with a Lyonnaise potato galette and buckwheat crepes with house ham and Gruyère. Café Linnea fills up quickly and reservations are only available for groups of six or more, so plan accordingly.

  3. Louix, Louis, Toronto Located on the 31st floor of the St. Regis Hotel, this Financial District establishment is the place to go to truly indulge. The “royal brunch” menu is a mix of French cuisine and standard American fare, resulting in decadent, locally sourced dishes, like French toast with foie gras and Nova Scotia lobster rolls with lemon aioli and saffron–pickled fennel.

  4. Arthurs Nosh Bar, Montreal Arthurs has been serving up modern takes on Jewish classics since opening its doors in 2016. Tourists and locals alike flock en masse to this Saint–Henri joint for the McArthur sandwich (chicken schnitzel on challah) and the latke smorgasbord (scrambled eggs, latke and salmon gravlax), so expect lineups on the weekend.

  5. Mallard Cottage, St. John’s The brunch at Mallard Cottage offers enticing local fare, like pickled–carrot quiche and Newfoundland cod fishcakes. Packed with mismatched wooden chairs and surrounded by shiplap (and featuring a wall–mounted moose head), the dining room is reminiscent of an old friend’s cottage on the lake – in the very best way.

April 18, 2019