With summer in full swing, it’s hard to think about the weather turning cooler, but when living in Toronto, the reality is, we have to take advantage of the summer sun while it hangs around. If you’re heading out for brunch, we recommend opting for a rooftop brunch spot with gorgeous views and mouth-watering menu options. So slather on some SPF and hit up these Toronto rooftop patios for brunch with a view.
Here are 16 super striking spots to indulge in delicious rooftop brunch in Toronto!
If it’s a brand spankin’ new patio you’re after, then head to Yonge & St. Clair to visit Arthur’s Restaurant. The newly opened rooftop terrace boasts fabulous city views and an even better (if you can believe it) menu to boot. You’ll have a hard time choosing your brunch entrees at this classic American-inspired spot with options ranging from french toast and smoothie bowls, to blintzes and pastrami hash.
This gorgeous Baja Peninsula-inspired spot is located on the 44th floor of Toronto’s BISHA Hotel. Check out K?st’s Californian take on traditional brunch options, like coconut pancakes, served with agave syrup, fruit salsa and toasted coconut, or baked eggs, which come with green chorizo, grilled tortilla, and lime crema.
Sitting on the 51st floor of the Manulife Centre, at the corner of Bay and Bloor, is The One Eighty. Enjoy the restaurant’s bottomless brunch, which feature made-to-order waffles, skillet frittatas, and tasty granola, all while admiring the panoramic views of the Toronto skyline.
For classic brunch options and $5 cocktails, head over to Yorkville hotspot Hemingway’s. Check out the resto’s take on mac n’ cheese, which feature a blend of old cheddar, gouda, and swiss cheese, topped with parmesan and panko bread crumbs. The brunch menu is available from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on weekends and holidays.
For a more relaxed vibe, check out Upper Deck by Fran’s, located on the rooftop of the iconic Fran’s at Yonge and College. This all-season patio even misters to cool you down when the Toronto summer become especially muggy. The Upper Deck offers traditional brunch fare, including fluffy buttermilk pancakes and steak and eggs. Brunch is served on weekends, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Named one of the 25 best rooftop patios in the world by Condé Nast Traveler, Sky Yard at The Drake Hotel provides a dreamy backdrop as you tuck in to brunch favourites like a bacon butty, blueberry pancakes, or satisfying Drake Eggs Benny. Brunch is served here on weekends from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Stop by this King St. West staple to sip $5 mimosas or $6 bloody Caesars while deciding between ordering a veggie benny, tasty french toast, or one of Hey Lucy’s specialties, a mouth-watering wood-fired pizza. Brunch is available on weekends from 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Located near the CN Tower, Rogers Centre, and Ripley’s Aquarium, SOCO Kitchen + Bar serves up delicious takes on classic breakfast fare. Expect to fall for favourites like huevos Diana, strawberry shortcake stack, or shakshouka on a comfortable patio with gorgeous views of downtown Toronto.
Located above the Rock ‘N’ Horse Saloon in the Entertainment District is The Porch and it provides a spectacular view of the city while serving up all the cottage party vibes. Dig into a guacamole benny, grown-up fruit bowl, or manchego omelette all while soaking up the sun. Brunch is served every Sunday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
British gastro pub, The Oxley in Yorkville serves up delicious brunch offerings like walnut and cranberry French toast, fresh-baked quiche or go for the full English breakfast. For a healthier option, try the house-baked granola that’s served with yogurt and fresh berries.
Located at Keele and Bloor, the rooftop patio at The Mugshot Tavern has a dreamy feel, thanks to the twinkly lights strung up along the wooden beams. Enjoy the surroundings while digging in to chicken and waffles, a breakfast poutine, or five different varieties of eggs benedict.
If dishes like a wagyu beef burger, avocado toast, and vegan banana pancakes catch your fancy, then you’re going to love the brunch menu at Lavelle. As delicious as it is instagrammable, you can enjoy brunch on the swanky rooftop patio.
What could be better than enjoying traditional English brunch on a gorgeous rooftop? At The Queen and Beaver Public House, you can have it all. Tuck into dishes like the full English, Welsh rarebit, smoked haddock kedgeree, and more! Brunch is served here on weekends from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Offering up healthy brunch options like organic eggs bennies, steel cut coconut oats, and delicious elixirs and smoothies, Harvest Kitchen is one of the best places to get your brunch on. Sit out on the second-floor patio surrounded by lavish tree canopies and enjoy your time in the sun. If it’s a boozy brunch you’re after, pair your meal with a mimosa, caesar, or Florida sunrise.
Gusto 101’s brunch menu is to die for, and it’s even better when enjoyed on the rooftop patio. Think: poached eggs with chick pea purèe (the Uova con Ceci), a field mushroom and truffle omelette, or a spinach sweet potato and goat cheese frittata with artichoke vinaigrette. If you’re more of a sweet tooth bruncher, there are also cocoa bowls, ricotta pancakes, and a Nutella brioche with marshmallows.
A retro spot on Bloor Street West, Pauper’s Pub has a delicious brunch menu that serves up classics like eggs benedict and a peameal sandwich, as well as twists on classics like the after party poutine and sunny side burger. Brunch is served here from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.
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