The best cheap breakfast in Toronto is sought out by the hungry, the hungover, and the just plain tight-fisted. No matter which category you fall into, these diners and cafes across the city are there to provide you with as close to a Ron Swanson special as they can manage while still charging the lowest prices possible.
Here are the best places to get a cheap breakfast in Toronto.3 - The Amazing Ted's Diner
This Scarborough place feels like walking straight into 1954, when it first opened. There’s a shrine to bacon and super cheap breakfast combos like the 222: two pancakes, three eggs any style and your choice of meat. Save a buck on breakfasts by ordering before 11.
4 - Grenadier Cafe
$4.99 breakfasts of three eggs and meat, omelettes, pancakes or French toast are served before 11 at this unique cafe situated within scenic High Park.
5 - Billy's Souvlaki Place
At Bloor and Dovercourt, eat a low cost breakfast, drink a bottle of beer, and hang on the patio like a true Bloorcourt resident. All breakfasts, even steak and eggs, run under $8.
11 - Gingerman Restaurant
Breakfasts of chock-full western sandwiches, classic bacon and egg combos, and more don’t break the bank at this old school Scarborough hangout.
6 - UFO Restaurant
This eccentric little convenience store near Trinity Bellwoods has full breakfasts of peameal bacon, steak and eggs, and French toast all for under $10. Montreal bagels with cream cheese only cost a couple bucks.
7 - New York Cafe
Traditional breakfasts of eggs, homefries, toast and fruit are only $5.50 at this reliable spot near Broadview and Danforth, and coffee, tea or juice is included before 11.
8 - Our Spot
This narrow Kensington breakfast nook serves a standard $5.50 breakfast but here you can also include gyro meat for $2.50 with your eggs, toast and homefries. Most breakfast sandwiches like BLTs and peameal go for under $5.
9 - Ming's Noodle Cafe
An incredibly inexpensive Hong Kong tea house in Scarborough, omelettes here are $3.99 and sandwiches are under $5. Of course, you can also follow up with noodles, rice, wings or spring rolls, and accompany it all with some milk tea, Coke with ice cream, or red bean punch.
10 - Route 401 Diner
All day breakfasts of three eggs and toast for $4.75 can be found at this Etobicoke diner, and not much else runs over $10 breakfast-wise, including Italian sausage, chopped beef, three-egg omelettes and pancakes.
by Amy Carlberg via blogTO