The Oxley's Eggs Benedict with Cheese Scones

Our Favourite Eggs Benedicts in Toronto

April 16th is National Eggs Benedict Day, which is awesome, because Eggs Benedict rules. To celebrate, we’ve put together a list of our favourite places to eat Eggs Benedict in the city. As this is a highly sensitive and personal debate, we would like to foster more of a discussion than create a definitive list. Please, share your favourites in the comments, and we can all enjoy hollandaise-smothered delight together.

County General’s Eggs Benedict

Location: 936 Queen St. W.
In addition to brown butter hollandaise (mmm), upon request, their meaty benny (usually served with back bacon) usually has a delicious vegetarian option.
Price: $15

2 Eggs…Poached at Edward Levesque’s Kitchen

Location: 1290 Queen St. E.
Delicious poached eggs served on crusty bread, cornbread, or polenta with delightful accents like curried puy lentils, lamb sausage, gorgonzola and more. Not for purists, but so, so good.
Price: $14-$16

Eggs Benny at Farmhouse Tavern

Location: 1627 Dupont St.
A delicious benny on a country biscuit that comes with gravlax or spinach. And you can add foie gras to anything at Farmhouse Tavern for just $8.
Price: $14

Eggs Federal at The Federal

Location: 1438 Dundas St. W.
This is a controversial choice (WE PROMISED YOU CONTROVERSY), because Eggs Fed doesn’t technically involve any hollandaise. Instead, your poached eggs are smothered with mushroom tarragon cream, which you can complement with bacon or spinach.
Price: $12

Veda’s Choice at Mildred’s Temple Kitchen (Above)

Location: 85 Hanna Ave
Another controversial entry, as it comes on a croissant and smothered in bearnaise sauce with your choice of smoked salmon or rosemary bacon (they’ll also do it plain for vegetarians). Oh, so worth it.
Price: $14.50

Over Easy’s Tomato and Avocado Benedict

Locations: 208 Bloor St. W., 56 Yonge St.
A classic hollandaise, fresh chunks of tomato and avocado, and some seriously excellent home fries: Over Easy does this dish just right. And they have six different varieties of benedicts if this one doesn’t already have you drooling.
Price: $10.99-$11.99

The Oxley‘s Eggs Benedict with Cheese Scones

Location: 121 Yorkville Ave.
So good. So British. A benny to please the Queen and her corgies. And what is eating eggs benedict about if not pleasing the Queen and her corgies? SMASHING, GUV!
Price: $12


  1. nicolesiena
    April 16, 2013


  2. dmschwarz
    April 16, 2013

    shedoesthecity I think the best goes to Lakeview restaurant for their smoked salmon eggs benedict. #NationalEggsBenedictday

  3. blondeonabudget
    April 16, 2013

    shedoesthecity The Drake should be added to that list!

  4. mortgagejake
    April 16, 2013

    shedoesthecity have you tried lady marmalade? IMO a top contender. ladymrestaurant on queen east

  5. shedoesthecity
    April 16, 2013

    mortgagejake ladymrestaurant Yes, so so good!

  6. ladymrestaurant
    April 16, 2013

    shedoesthecity mortgagejake

  7. mortgagejake
    April 16, 2013

    ladymrestaurant I will have to make a comeback soon, not easy eating with an unruly 2 year old 😉

  8. ladymrestaurant
    April 16, 2013

    shedoesthecity mortgagejake thanks you two!

  9. She Does The City
    April 16, 2013

    We’ve already received suggestions for places like The Drake and Lady Marmalade—where else?!

  10. Elena
    April 16, 2013

    Emma’s Country Kitchen is pretty up there. Homemade biscuit Benny!

  11. Kirthan Aujlay
    April 16, 2013

    This may just be the best thing ever posted. Ever.

  12. rudyology
    April 16, 2013

    haleycullingham A fool is he who makes National Eggs Benedict Day fall on a Tuesday.

  13. haleycullingham
    April 16, 2013

    rudyology Agreed.

  14. Melisa Cole Harrison
    April 16, 2013

    cafe neon !! so delish!

  15. Meredith Gillies
    April 16, 2013


  16. jenneerasavong
    April 16, 2013

    shedoesthecity Always been a fan of breakfast for dinner. Can’t believe there’s a day dedicated to my fav breakfast!!!

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