The Best Toronto Brunch Returns!

March 23, 2023 • News
Black table with many white plates on it holding different brunch dishes. Two cocktails are also on the table.


With spring weather on the horizon, we’re bringing back a beloved classic: Weekend Brunch. Following a multi-year hiatus due to the pandemic, brunch is back just in time for patio season. Brimming with staples like Steak & Eggs and French Toast, a generous amount of health-conscious bowls and salads, and delicious drinks to match, this Toronto brunch menu — available from 11:30am–3pm — is poised to keep the dining room (and soon, the patio) buzzing all weekend long.

Side angle shot of O&B Breakfast on a white plate. Eggs, sausages, home fries, bacon, and toast, garnished with chives and sprouts.

Classics Come First

You can’t beat a classic done right, and that’s why faithful favourites make up the biggest presence on the menu. For ravenous brunchers, the O&B Breakfast comes with crispy home fries, marinated tomatoes, sausages, three eggs, and bacon; or opt for the Steak & Eggs, which offers a 7oz flat iron, two fried eggs, chimichurri, and home fries.

Eggs Florentine on a white plate. Two English muffins with poached eggs and spinach on time, along with crispy home fries.

If you prefer lighter fare, the Cheese & Chive Omelette with smoked cheddar is a great pick. Chef de Cuisine and certified world traveler Binit Pandey is confident that eggs bennies will “hands down” be the most popular dishes on the menu. Try the Eggs Florentine version, which includes spinach, to get your greens in alongside perfectly poached eggs and English muffins.

Buttermilk Pancakes topped with berries, dollops of whipped cream and mint on a white plate

Those with a sweet tooth won’t be disappointed either. The heavenly French Toast is made with pillowy brioche slices, Chantilly cream, and dulce de leche, rounded off with cinnamon apple compote; the fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes are served with good old whipped cream and maple syrup for a forkful of delectable nostalgia.

Toast on a wooden cutting board, topped with cheese, tomato, and sprouts.

New Inventions

Although Chef Binit didn’t want to mess with the classics, he still sprinkled in a few innovative surprises to keep guests intrigued. The Smoked Turkey BLT, for example, uses red pepper relish and truffled chipotle aïoli to stand out from the sandwich pack, all while complementing tender house-smoked turkey.

Chef’s personal favourite dish? The Stracciatella Toast, a unique creation made with sourdough, marinated figs, spicy maple honey, and housemade salad. He loves how well-balanced it is, offering sourness from the bread, sweetness from the figs, a slight spicy kick from the honey, and creaminess from the cheese, with pumpkin seeds adding a satisfying crunch.

Poke Bowl with greens, soy beans, avocados, topped with two sunny-side-up eggs on a white plate. Top-down shot.

Health is Wealth

If you’re not in an indulgent mood, rest assured you’ll be well taken care of. Plant-focused options abound, and Chef Binit — like all O&B chefs — strives to use as many locally sourced ingredients as possible. The popular gluten-free Egg-ceptional Poke Bowl features eggs, avocado, cucumber, sweet rice, and all the veggies your heart desires. Two salads from the lunch menu have also made their way over to brunch: the Kale & Romaine Caesar blends curly kale, romaine, crispy bacon, and sharp Pecorino cheese, while the Beets & Figs is root-based with pickled beets, poached figs, whipped ricotta, arugula, and walnuts.

And of course, no brunch menu is complete without avocado toast. O&B Café Grill’s Smashed Avocado Toast uses sourdough bread and is topped with feta, pickled onions, dukkah spice, and house salad ― it’s an unmissable variation on a healthy brunch go-to.

Bloody Caesar on a black table with ambient lighting in the background.

A Toast to the Weekend

A delicious brunch calls for drinks to match, and our menu is not skimping on liquid thrills. Chef Binit recommends the Mimosa, which pairs well with sweeter dishes like pancakes, and the Bloody Caesar, which complements savoury dishes best. Go for a French 75 if you’re feeling chic, or maybe the Pear Lychee Spritzer for fruit flavour without the tang. These specialty brunch drinks will be available alongside the regular drink menu, which includes an abundance of alcohol-free refreshers like the mango and lime Tajín Tango.

Given our unbeatable Yonge and Front location, the new brunch service is shaping up to be a weekend haven for dates, catch-ups, quick bites before a show, and beyond. You can catch this delectable Toronto brunch feature on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30am–3pm. Get ready to feast and, in due time, soak up the sun!

“The place to see and be seen, the stylish O&B Yonge & Front definitely falls in Toronto’s best restaurant and patio category.”


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