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7 Best Brunch Spots in Markham

7 Best Brunch Spots in Markham

Hunting for the best brunch spots in Markham?

Whether you’re into classic breakfast dishes or more unique and contemporary takes on brunch, you’ll definitely adore these Markham restaurants.

Here are some of the best brunch and breakfast restaurants to hit up in Markham, Ontario!

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Best brunch in Markham


Alchemy Coffee in Markham, Ontario

Alchemy Coffee

Alchemy serves up amazing and unique takes on classic brunch dishes, 7 days a week.

Whether you’re in the mood for the Beef Benny with slow braised beef shank Duck & Waffles with duck confit, they’ve got something delicious for everyone.

If you’re a lover of eggs benedicts, you’ll definitely love their selection.

They’ve also got all of the classic coffee fixings, so you can enjoy a good Cappuccino with your brunch.

The restaurant is teeny-tiny and you have to order and pay at the counter before sitting down, so come early for a seat!

It’s definitely worth waiting in line for, though – the food is absolutely incredible.

LOCATION: 4361 Hwy 7, Unionville, ON


Smash Kitchen and Bar

Smash is another great restaurant in Markham that puts unique spins on classic comfort food dishes, and they’ve got a brunch menu available on weekends.

Try their Smash French Toast made with Challah bread or their Seafood Cakes Benedict if you’re a seafood lover.

They’re actually pretty much located right next to Alchemy in the plaza next door!

If you’re visiting during the summer, they’ve also got a great patio for you to enjoy your hearty brunch.

They’ve also got a second location in Whitby!

LOCATION: 4261 Hwy 7, Unionville, ON

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NextDoor Restaurant

NextDoor is actually a sister restaurant to Smash, and they serve up modern and seasonal Canadian dishes with a twist.

They have brunch everyday of the week, with plenty of innovative dishes like their Duck Confit Pancakes or Okonomiyaki Cheeseburger.

They even have an epic brunch tower ($50 for 2 or $95 for 4) if you’re looking to go all out with brunch!

They’re located in the adorable Main Street Unionville neighbourhood, and they even have their own parking lot.

If you’re also looking for a fun activity to do in the area, you can do a walking food tour in Main Street Unionville where you get to learn the history behind the neighbourhood while eating bites from different restaurants!

LOCATION: 139 Main St Unionville, Unionville, ON


Starving Artist Waffles & Espresso

Starving Artist started out in downtown Toronto over a decade ago, and now they’ve got locations all over the GTA.

Everything on their menu is served on or with waffles: Waffle Grilled Cheese, Breakfast Benedict Waffle (on potato waffles), Spicy Chicken Sandwich Waffle, you name it.

They’ve even got dessert waffles for the sweet tooth, like their Caramel Pecan Waffles or Waffle S’more.

You can find their Markham location near Highway 7 & Markham Road!

LOCATION: 5762 Hwy 7 Unit 3, Markham, ON


Tanuki Restaurant

Tanuki serves up modern Japanese comfort food with a rotating brunch menu every weekend.

You can peep out their brunch menus on their Instagram page, featuring things like Unagi Eggs Benedict, Torched Salmon Avocado Toast, or Mochi Mango Pancakes.

Their menu items are named after anime sayings, and they’ve got plenty of delicious Japanese-inspired cocktails if you’re feeling a drank.

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You’ll find them at the J-Town Shopping Centre by Woodbine & Steeles!

LOCATION: 3160 Steeles Ave. East Unit 1, Markham, ON


SCENIC coffee + brunch

SCENIC is a newer spot in Markham, and they serve up coffee and brunch every single day of the week.

They’ve also got Japanese-inspired brunch dishes on their menu, including their Yuzu Eggs Benedict, Strawberry Rose Mochi Pancake, and Tamagoyaki Omelette!

They’ve also got all your typical coffee offerings, alongside more unique options like their Hojicha Latte and Kabocha Soy Latte.

You can find their café right by Woodbine & Highway 7!

LOCATION: 8241 Woodbine Ave #7, Markham, ON


A Corner Cafe

A Corner Cafe is another awesome restaurant in Markham serving up classic and Asian-inspired dishes, including some delicious brunch options.

Go for their Matcha and Red Bean Waffle if you’re into sweet things or their Piggy Benny if you’re into more savoury dishes!

They’ve even got Asian-inspired drinks like their Taro Milk Freeze, Hokkaido Roasted Milk Tea, and Pandan Kumquat Lemonade.

If you’re more into classic coffee drinks, they’ve got that as well, alongside unique ones like their Vietnamese Latte and Matcha Affogato.

LOCATION: 4981 Hwy 7 Unit 11, Unionville, ON


Best brunch in Markham:

  1. Alchemy Coffee
  2. Smash Kitchen and Bar
  3. NextDoor Restaurant
  4. Starving Artist Waffles & Espresso
  5. Tanuki Markham
  6. SCENIC coffee + brunch
  7. A Corner Cafe

These were some of the best and most delicious brunch restaurants to hit up in Markham!

If you’re looking to do a tasting tour in Markham where you get to try a bunch of different restaurants, try this fun 3.5 hour walking food tour in Main Street Unionville!

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