Like many basic Torontonians, hitting up new and cute Toronto brunch places around the city is one of my hobbies.
With so many adorable and Instagrammable brunch places opening up in Toronto all the time, how could you not?!
I’m guilty of looking brunch places up on Instagram beforehand to see if they’re photo-worthy, and I know I’m not the only one.
If people are constantly taking photos there, that probably means the food is actually good anyways. Right? Right. 💁
Okay, maybe not. But sometimes you just gotta do it for the ‘Gram, ya know?
Whether you’re into healthy chia seed pudding or hearty stacks of pancakes, there’s a perfect brunch spot in Toronto for everyone on this list.
These are my picks for some of the cutest and most Instagram-worthy Toronto brunch spots!
1. Café Cancan
Café Cancan is the ultimate brunch spot for all things pastel and pretty (if that’s your aesthetic).
Despite consciously being Instagrammable af, the employees look at you with disdain if you try to take any Instagram photos.
They also now charge $60 an hour if you want to take photos with a camera, so just bring your phone and call it a day.
They’ve also got a pretty pink door outside if you don’t feel like eating at the restaurant.
The brunch is pretty good though!
LOCATION: 89 Harbord St, Toronto, ON | Website
2. Her Father’s Cider Bar + Kitchen
If farmhouse chic and local craft ciders are your thing, Her Father’s Cider Bar + Kitchen is your place.
Who says you can’t have ciders with your brunch?!
They use local ingredients in their farm-to-table dishes, and there’s nothing on their menu that isn’t delicious.
They have a super cute outdoor patio complete with a cool graffiti wall, and they give you cozy blankets if it’s chilly out.
I’ve come to Her Father’s for both brunch and dinner, and I’ve been amazed every single time.
LOCATION: 119 Harbord St, Toronto, ON | Website
3. Wish Restaurant
Just another pretty pastel restaurant for all your aesthetic Instagram needs.
Wish Restaurant is one of the cutest little brunch spots in Toronto, and the food is pretty dang awesome.
The space itself is pretty small, but the cute patio makes up for it.
It turns into an enclosed patio during the winter, so you can enjoy patio season everyday of the year!
I’ve also come for both brunch and dinner here, and the food is always delicious.
LOCATION: 3 Charles St. E, Toronto, ON | Website
Stop by Planta in Yorkville for plant-based brunch to satisfy all your vegan (and non-vegan) friends.
Just remind your non-vegan friends that they don’t offer dairy milk or cream for your coffee (lol).
My fave dishes at Planta are the Avocado Toast and Cauliflower Tots.
Don’t forget to take a photo on the swinging chair in front of the plant wall!
They’ve also got a new Asian-inspired plant-based restaurant called Planta Queen where they serve dim sum brunch on the weekends.
LOCATION: 1221 Bay St, Toronto, ON | Website
5. Light Cafe
Light Cafe is a Taiwanese-inspired cafe serving up all of the cuteness alongside amazing food.
Their gourmet sandwiches are fantastic, and they’ve also got incredible Asian-inspired desserts!
If you’re looking for more Instagrammable food spots serving up Asian-inspired bites, you’ll find plenty of Instagram-worthy spots in North York.
LOCATION: 23 Baldwin Street, Toronto, ON | Website
6. Le Sélect Bistro
Voulez-vous un petit déjeuner français?
Le Sélect Bistro will transport you to the streets of Paris with their gorgeous patio and beautiful European decor.
They also have another patio out back with cool wall art, which is actually popular for weddings!
This is the spot to visit if you’re looking for authentic French cuisine here in Toronto.
LOCATION: 432 Wellington St. West, Toronto, ON | Website
Another pretty Toronto brunch spot for my fellow pink lovers.
Oretta is an Italian restaurant that doesn’t really serve up traditional brunch, so come hungry for their hearty brunch dishes.
While I’m not too crazy about the food at Oretta, they’ve definitely got a gorgeous space worthy of your Instagram feed.
If you’re a fan of the show Workin’ Moms on Netflix Canada, you might recognize this restaurant from one of the episodes!
LOCATION: 633 King St. West, Toronto, ON | Website
8. Early Bird Coffee & Kitchen
Not only is the café interior hella cute, but so is the secret pink patio out back.
With minimal vibes and greenery all around, Early Bird is the perfect brunch spot for your Instagram feed.
The food and drinks are pretty great, and they’ve got some colourful brunch options as well.
Be sure to order the Eggs Benedict, especially if you love the colour pink – you’ll thank me later.
LOCATION: 613 Queen St. West, Toronto, ON | Website
9. Old School
School meets diner vibes at this adorable brunch spot on Dundas West.
I’d say Old School is definitely up there on my list of the best brunch places in Toronto – the food here is absolutely incredible!
Their Blueberry Hill Pancakes are life – definitely some of the best pancakes I’ve ever had in Toronto.
From the brown sugar butter to the savoury slices of bacon, it’s just so damn good.
I did a whole video feature on their pancakes for Lonely Planet!
Oh, and the chalkboard filled with equations makes for a cute Instagram photo backdrop.
If you visit on the weekend, be sure to come early – the restaurant gets pretty packed.
LOCATION: 800 Dundas St. West, Toronto, ON | Website
10. Baddies Toronto
This Aussie-inspired café serves up vegan, vegetarian, and carnivore-friendly options, and it’s more than just the food that’s pretty.
Literally every single corner of Baddies is Instagram-worthy!
If you’re super dedicated, you can probably get a week’s worth of Instagram content in just one visit alone.
Baddies is pretty far out of the downtown core, but it’s definitely worth the visit.
Park for free in the residential neighbourhood along Lansdowne just south of the restaurant!
LOCATION: 679 Lansdowne Ave, Toronto, ON | Website
11. Reyna on King
You heard it here – Reyna on King serves up the best shakshuka in the entire city.
If you’re craving some Mediterranean-inspired eats, definitely stop by Reyna on King for some tasty brunch.
Their colourful DIY mimosa bar is super Instagrammable as well!
Take a cute photo in front of the neon sign or sitting in one of the gorgeous teal bar stools.
LOCATION: 354 King St. East, Toronto, ON | Website
If you’re looking for some gorg skyline views during your brunch, you’ll want to pay a visit to Kōst.
The restaurant is 44 storeys high inside the Bisha Hotel, and it’s got a gorgeous Scandinavian-inspired interior.
The restaurant itself is also very beautiful, with a light and airy interior.
They open up the rooftop patio during the summer months, which makes for v cute Instagram photos!
LOCATION: 44th Floor, 80 Blue Jays Way, Toronto, ON | Website
Cute brunch places in Toronto:
- Café Cancan
- Her Father’s Cider Bar + Kitchen
- Wish Restaurant
- Light Cafe
- Le Sélect Bistro
- Early Bird Coffee + Kitchen
- Old School
- Baddies Toronto
- Reyna on King
There are tons of cute and Instagram-worthy brunch restaurants in Toronto, but these are just a few of my favourite places to visit.
Toronto has cute new brunch places popping up all the time, so there are always new spots to visit!
If you’re looking for even more of the best spots in Toronto, here are some other posts you might enjoy:
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- 19 Most Instagram-Worthy Restaurants in Toronto
- 19 Most Instagram-Worthy Toronto Coffee Shops
- 10 Instagram-Worthy Dessert Spots in Toronto
- 21 Most Instagram-Worthy Toronto Street Art & Walls
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