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10 Best Brunch Spots in Markham

10 Best Brunch Spots in Markham

Hunting for the best brunch spots in Markham?

Brunch is my fave meal of the day, and I’m always on the hunt for new and cute brunch spots to visit around the GTA.

What I love about brunch in Markham is that a lot of it is Asian fusion or Asian-inspired, which is totally up my alley.

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 spots in Markham


Alchemy Coffee in Markham, Ontario

Alchemy Coffee

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

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Whether you’re in the mood for the Beef Benny with slow braised beef shank or 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 cup of 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


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!

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

LOCATION: 139 Main St Unionville, Unionville, ON


Starving Artist Waffles & Espresso

In the mood for all things waffle?

Everything on Starving Artist’s 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.

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

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

LOCATION: 5762 Hwy 7 Unit 3, Markham, ON


Platform Espresso Bar

Platform is a cozy spot on Highway 7 serving up both coffee and brunch, and they’ve also got a gorgeous interior with a cool train mural.

From Belgian waffles to torched salmon toast, they’ve got plenty of classic and Asian-inspired brunch options to choose from.

They have an extensive drink menu featuring all kinds of coffee and tea drinks, like their Hojicha Latte and Blue Rose (butterfly pea flower tea with rose, white chocolate, and milk).

You can even try seasonal drinks like their Peppermint Mocha or Torched Ube!

They serve up coffee and tea from local and international roasters and companies, including coffee from Hatch Coffee nearby and 49th Parallel in Vancouver.

LOCATION: 4450 Hwy 7, Unionville, ON


Tanuki Restaurant

Japanese-inspired brunch? Sign me up.

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

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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.

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

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


Cafe N’ One

Cafe N’ One also serves up Japanese-inspired brunch dishes, and they’re open everyday of the week.

From their Berry Dorayaki Pancake, to their Karaage Moffle (mochi waffle), they’ve got so many delish all-day breakfast options.

They also have a good selection of Japanese-inspired signature pastas and specialty croissant sandwiches.

You can find them near Highway 7 & Woodbine!

LOCATION: 8366 Woodbine Ave, Markham, ON


Okonomiyaki Grilled Cheese from SCENIC coffee + brunch in Markham, Ontario

SCENIC coffee + brunch

SCENIC serves up coffee and brunch every single day of the week.

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

I adore their Okonomiyaki Grilled Cheese, with is topped with nori and comes with an okonomiyaki dipping sauce.

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

You can find their café right by Woodbine & Highway 7 in a small plaza!

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.

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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


Cafe Bon Bon

Cafe Bon Bon serves up unique Asian fusion brunch dishes like their Curry Cheese Karaage, Soft Shell Crab Chili Linguine, and Beef Stroganoff Omurice.

They’ve got classic espresso drinks alongside more unique offerings like their Sea Salt Cream Iced Coffee and Mocha Frappé, made with coffee beans from a local roaster.

They also source their teas from Taiwan, and you can choose from drinks like their Roasted Oolong Latte to their Matcha Latte.

You can find Cafe Bon Bon at the Times Square plaza, located on the border of Markham and Richmond Hill, and they’re open Wednesday through Sunday.

LOCATION: 550 Hwy 7 #90, Richmond Hill, ON


Best brunch in Markham:

  1. Alchemy Coffee
  2. Smash Kitchen and Bar
  3. NextDoor Restaurant
  4. Starving Artist Waffles & Espresso
  5. Platform Espresso Bar
  6. Tanuki Markham
  7. Cafe N’ One
  8. SCENIC coffee + brunch
  9. A Corner Cafe
  10. Cafe Bon Bon

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

Have you been to any of these brunch spots in Markham? What are the best places to grab breakfast and brunch in your opinion? Let me know on Twitter or Instagram!

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