Toronto breakfast sandwiches to sink your teeth into

There’s just something about the savoury combination of egg, meat and cheese that’s worth getting out of bed for. Stop hitting the snooze button and start your morning off right with one of these breakfast sandwiches.

Carousel Bakery Ltd

93 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E 1C3

Locals, tourists and even celebrity chefs like Emeril Lagasse and Bobby Flay are all fans of this iconic Toronto bakery inside the St. Lawrence Market. Put an early morning spin on the world-famous peameal sandwich with the addition of a fried egg and a slice of cheese. Grab a sandwich to go at the counter, elbow your way through the weekend crowds and dine at an outdoor picnic bench overlooking the hustle and bustle of the historic market.

The Stockyards

699 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, ON M6C 1B2

Gluttony is definitely on the menu at this St. Clair West smokehouse. The Stockyard sandwich pairs a deep-fried poached egg with bacon or county sage sausage with aged cheddar cheese. Looking for something a little lighter? Order up a house-smoked trout bagel topped with scrambled eggs, red onion and chive crème fraîche.

Brock Sandwich

1260 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6H 1N5

This Bloordale sandwich joint serves up its breakfast sandwich BLT style with strip bacon, fried egg, lettuce, charred tomato and a grainy mustard-seed mayo. The friendly crew behind the counter is always happy to chat while prepping your savoury morning snack. Sleepyheads can call ahead to place an order and get their morning fix delivered right to their door.

Beast Restaurant Inc

96 Tecumseth St, Main, Toronto, ON M6J 2H1

You’d better bring your appetite to this King West brunch spot. Beast lives up to its name with two hearty breakfast sandwich offerings. The classic breakfast sandwich is served with grilled pork belly, pickled onions, Kozlik’s sweet and smoky mustard, lettuce and a fried egg on an apple fritter. The Beastwich features fried chicken thigh, pimento cheese and fried egg served on buttermilk biscuit and drenched in pork sausage gravy.

Emma's Country Kitchen

810 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, ON M6C 1B6

There’s a distinct farmhouse feel at this St. Clair West café. The “I know what you did last night burger” is a hearty hangover helper; the sage and onion sausage patty is topped with house-cured bacon and cheddar cheese. If you’ve still got room for dessert, follow up with one of Emma’s famous fresh-baked doughnuts.

Rose And Sons

176 Dupont St, Toronto, ON M5R 2E6

The classic breakfast sandwich is reimagined at this Dupont Street diner where chef Anthony Rose has earned numerous accolades for his elevated comfort food. Forget about counting calories for a few hours and savour every bite of the fried egg and brisket sandwich that’s topped with maple syrup and chilli sauce and served on griddled Brie cornbread. Don’t worry, you’ve got the rest of the afternoon to sleep off your food coma.

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