Our Burlington Brunch List 2020 – The Best Breakfast and Brunch In Burlington

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Whether you’re nursing a hangover or needing some fuel for the day, here is our 2020 list of the best local breakfast & brunch spots in Burlington – newly updated with notes on the Covid measures in place at each restaurant.

For indoor dining/patio, take-out or delivery, #SupportLocal and enjoy a sweet or savoury breakfast that is sure to delight your tastebuds and cure your cravings.

Ps. Check out our separate articles for the best brunch spots in Oakville & Bronte!

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Saving Thyme Catering & Patisserie 

Enjoy all-day dine-in brunch at the bistro (Tuesday-Saturday from 8am-5pm or Sunday from 8am-4pm) or click here to view the menu and order online for either take-out or delivery!

savingthyme.ca | 450 Appleby Line, Burlington | 905-929-9955

Pop in any time for a coffee, tea or latte and something from their all day menu. Perhaps a croissant with house preserve, ham and gruyere, a breakfast sandwich with egg, bacon, aged cheddar and cayenne aioli or a healthy bowl of house granola? Everything is made in house using fresh ingredients with a touch of French tradition. (PS. they just launched a dinner menu too!)

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Spencer’s at the Waterfront 

Spencer’s “all-you-can-eat buffet brunch” has been temporarily suspended. However guests can still make reservations for lunch or dinner.

spencers.ca | 905-633-7494 | 1340 Lakeshore Rd, Burlington 

PÜR & SIMPLE

Serving breakfast/brunch every day from 8am-2pm.

Options for dine-in, pick-up (view the menu and call to order) or delivery (via DoorDash, Uber Eats or SkipTheDishes).

purandsimple.com | 1940 Appleby Line, Unit #22 | 289-313-6255

PÜR meets SIMPLE. This breakfast (and lunch) locale warmly welcomes you to try something from their mouth-watering menu that pairs craveable breakfast items with nutritious and gluten-friendly delights! Gourmet yet affordable, you’ll find everything from bright smoothie bowls to sweet waffles and savoury benedicts — all made with love.

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PÜR & SIMPLE: a sweet and syrupy fruit crêpe!

Lettuce Love Café

Weekend Brunch (10am-2pm) available for dine-in, take-out/curbside pickup and contactless delivery.

lettucelovecafe.com | 399 John St.| (905) 637-2700

To view the menu and order for take-out/curbside pickup, click here. Delivery available through SkipTheDishes.

Good healthy food is what’s on the menu every day. Everything served is 100% gluten-free, plant-based and created from organic, local, farm-to-table, sustainable, fair-trade ingredients. After enjoying pancakes, a classic breakfast, or one of the signature Bowls, your tummy will feel super clean (and full).

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Lettuce Love’s Classic Vegan Breakfast.

Russell Williams 

All-day breakfast served everyday day (9am-6pm) with options for dine-in, takeout (click here to view the menu and call to place your order) or delivery (via SkipTheDishes or Uber Eats).

russellwilliamsrestaurant.com | 905-634-2929 | 20 Plains Rd E, Burlington 

One of Burlington’s oldest diners that’s still running strong and serving a strong cuppa joe. A few changes have taken place over the years with renovations here and there but RW continues to serve big portions of tasty breakfasts. It’s pristine without being pretentious, friendly without being fake, and delicious without being expensive.

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A homestyle breakfast from Russell Williams.

The Coop Wicked Chicken

Brunch served every Saturday & Sunday (and holiday Mondays) from 10:30am-3pm. Options for dine-in, pick-up (view the menu online and call to order) and delivery (via SkipTheDishes, Uber Eats and DoorDash).

thecoop.ca | 370 Brant St, Burlington | 289-815-2667 

There’s wicked chicken to be had here – not to mention waffles, eggs and sandwiches. The WTF Waffles If you’re not afraid of a bit of spice in your maple syrup. Sustenance is also offered in liquid form on the Boozy Brunch menu.

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Pair this Nashville Chicken Benny with a bottomless mimosa at The Coop!

Wundeba 

Serving breakfast during these newly updated (Covid-19) hours:

  • Tuesday & Wednesday: 5pm – 7:30pm (takeout only)
  • Thursday: 5pm – 8pm (patio & takeout)
  • Friday: 11am – 8pm (patio & takeout)
  • Saturday: 10am – 8pm (patio & takeout)
  • Sunday: CLOSED
  • Monday: CLOSED

Reservations are recommended (call to book your table or book through the online form). Place an order for pickup by viewing their menu here and filling out the online form.

wundeba.ca | 4448 Guelph Line, Burlington | 905-336-8881 

A plethora of healthy and homemade breakfasts. You’ll find a clean twist on all of your favourites, from Benedicts to the classic brekkie. They know how to blend an amazing smoothie and we love the Sunnyside Baked Avocado. Take your meal outdoors on a nice day and enjoy their back-yard patio/tiered-deck for a friendly and fun dining experience! Afterwards, head out on a hike to enjoy the beauty of Mount Nemo Conservation Area along the Niagara Escarpment, just 1km from Wundeba!

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French omelette with spring salad!

Rust Bistro Bar 

Serving Sunday brunch from 9am – 4pm. Options for dine-in and curbside pickup (click here to view the menu). Reservations available via OpenTable.

rustbistrobar.ca | 1801 Walkers Line #7, Burlington | 905-336-3555 

Free of the usual convention, Rust Bistrobar is an intimate, casual cool dining destination open for dinner six nights a week and for brunch every Sunday. The brunch menu features a Moroccan Scramble, Steak & Eggs, or the “Huevos” Rancheros Tostada among other delights.

Covid measures in place:

  • Masks worn by staff at all times, customers to wear masks when they are walking around
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings & common areas deep cleaned daily
  • 6-feet between all tables and limited number of seated diners
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Regular check-ins with staff to monitor their health (sick staff prohibited from coming into work)

Pepperwood Bistro 

Weekend Brunch Saturday & Sunday (10:30am-2pm) | Options for indoor dining/patio or curbside takeout (click here to view the menu and place an order) | seating is on a first-come basis, no reservations at this time

pepperwood.on.ca | 905-333-6999 | 1455 Lakeshore Rd, Burlington 

Not only does Pepperwood brew its own craft beers, they’re also open for weekend fixes of Eggs Benedict, Rise ‘n Shine Tacos, or a Brunch Patter for Two. Early – or late risers can enjoy their morning meal inside or outside on the patio (with a view of Lake Ontario for free).

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Cora’s 

Serving breakfast seven days a week (7am-3pm), with options for dine-in/patio, take-out (click here to view the take-out menu) or delivery (via SkipTheDishes).

chezcora.com

3455 Fairview St.| 905-333-0100

2455 Appleby Line | 905 335-8300 

This Canadian franchise began serving breakfast in Montreal in 1987. Now with more than 130 locations across Canada, Burlington’s location is open for breakfast seven days a week with all of the options you’d expect from a breakfast chain – including lots of healthy options. Coras is also a Breakfast Club of Canada charitable partner.

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The Judge and Jury 

Brunch service temporarily suspended

All of the classics served in a relaxing pub atmosphere: sausage and eggs, BLTs, Benedicts and the Judge’s French Toast.

Squires Public House 

Brunch service temporarily suspended

If you’re visiting on the weekend, why not order a Full English Breakfast, a Breakfast Burrito, Chef’s Omelette or good ol’ pancakes? Depending on the time of day you’re there (after lunch perhaps) ask for the Up Yer Kilt (coffee with Drambuie and Kahlúa).

Lakeshore Coffee House 

Open seven days a week (8am-9pm), options for dine-in/patio, take-out or delivery (via UberEats or Door Dash)

lakeshorecoffeehouse.com | 905-631-1622 | 2007 Lakeshore Rd, Burlington 

But first…coffee. Freshly ground beans are turned into hot cups of Americano, Espresso, Latte or Cappucino. If it’s tea you require, they make a wide range of blends like the London Fog, Chai Latte, or a White Chocolate Mocha. Try their waffles, a soup and sandwich combo, quiche, grilled cheese or one of the sweet treats.

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Sunset Grill 

All-day breakfast served Monday to Friday (6:30am-3pm) and Saturday & Sunday (7am-3:30pm) at all three Burlington locations.

sunsetgrill.ca

2500 Appleby Line | 905-319-1419

728 Burloak | 289-337-3999

1235 Fairview St. | 905-633-6868

Open early for people who like to rise with the sun, Sunset knows eggs, Grade A, served Scrambled, Sunny Side Up or Over Easy. Lots of other options and protein fare like chicken, AAA steak, corned beef or salmon. You’ll find lots of simple and lighter fare too, including organic yogurt and fruit or smoked salmon plate. Pancakes too!

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Bacon, egg and cheddar breakfast sandwich, to-go!

JC Hot Bagels 

NEW HOURS: closed Monday and Sunday, but open for pickup/delivery Tuesday-Friday (8am-3pm).

Click here to view the menu and place an online order.

(905) 631-6258 | 3011 New Street

Simply put, this place does bagels and they do them well. From handcrafted breakfast sandwiches to their in-house cream cheese, you can’t go wrong at JCs. A large selection of bagels makes it hard to choose but if you have your eye on more than one, you can always bring some home.

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Skyway Diner 

Open seven days a week (7am-9pm), with options for indoor dining/patio, takeout/curbside pickup or delivery (via SkipTheDishes or Uber Eats)

theskywaydiner.ca | (905) 592-1077 | 645 Plains Road East, Burlington 

Eggs, sandwiches, bennies – oh my! This family-owned diner is one of Burlington’s breakfast hot spots. It’s become a popular choice for home-style meals that really hit the spot, plus service that is fast and friendly.

Covid measures in place:

  • Dining/patio area open but with limited seating (and 6-feet or more between all tables) as well as a reservation-only system to ensure social distancing and cleanliness can he held at the highest standards at all times: call to reserve your table
  • Daily cleaning/sanitization of the restaurant, in-line with provincial regulations (surfaces cleaned between every seating )
  • Masks worn by staff and required by customers upon entry and when walking around
  • Regular check-ins with staff to monitor their health (sick staff prohibited from coming into work)
Wildberry pancakes at Skyway Diner

Rose Garden Family Restaurant 

Open seven days a week with breakfast served from 7am-3pm. Options for dine-in, take-out and delivery (DoorDash, Uber Eats, SkipTheDishes).

Click here to view the menu and call to place an order for pickup.

rosegardenfamily.weebly.com | 905-777-1880 | 1124 Plains Rd W,

A few minutes away from Burlington’s Botanical Gardens, the Rose Garden Family Restaurant is another Burlington gem. They offer a great selection of classic breakfasts, including french toast and pancakes – and also have a menu for kids under 12. Get there early (weekdays before 11am) for early bird specials!

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Eggs Benny and home fries from Rose Garden

Harvest Table Family Restaurant 

Breakfast served: Monday 7am-3pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday 7am-8pm, Sunday 7am-5pm, closed on Friday.

Options for indoor dining/patio and takeout. Call to reserve your table.

(905) 632-5911 | 3350 Fairview Street

For large portions, classic options, and a bottomless cup of coffee, visit Harvest Table. With classic favourites and a kids menu, the Harvest Table is a great choice for breakfast with your family!

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Windmill Restaurant 

Breakfast served: Monday to Friday 6am-3pm, Saturday 6am-2pm, closed on Sunday.

Options for indoor dining/patio and takeout. Call to reserve a table.

(905) 336-3954 | 2238 Mountainside Drive

This diner-style mom and pop shop makes you feel at home. Homestyle fried potatoes, eggs and bacon the way you like it. There’s just nothing that can beat a good ole fashioned traditional breakfast. 

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Don’t see your favourite Brunch spot? Contact us and we’ll add it to our list!

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