Top 5 Breakfast in Brampton

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When it comes to breakfast, Brampton has a lot to offer. It has a couple of absolutely iconic greasy spoons that serve heaping plates of crispy bacon, perfect over-easy eggs, fluffy pancakes and rich French toast. It also has a casual, homegrown gem that's perfect for a quite bite and some quaint family restos that make incredible poached eggs.

Basically, if you're hungry in the morning, Brampton is a good city to wake up in.

Here are the top 5 breakfast spots in Brampton.

5) Giggling Tomatoes

Giggling Tomatoes is a semi quick-service chain that combines counter service and traditional table service, making it the ideal casual breakfast stop if you're in a rush but don't want to stop in at Tims or McDicks. The brand has four locations in the city and each offers a generous selection of comforting, traditional breakfast foods. If you're in the mood for something hearty, you can order an omelette or pancakes. If you want something simple, you can get three eggs, toast, home fries and tomatoes for $4.99. The food is competently made, comforting and tasty—it's also incredibly affordable. You can even get New York steak, three eggs, toast and home fries for $11.98. So, if you want something satisfying and don't want to spend too much, this place is ideal.

4) AJ's Family Restaurant

Located in an industrial plaza on Regan Road, this place is easy to miss but more than worth a more careful look. AJ's is a typical casual family resto, boasting understated decor and a menu full of comforting, traditional classic dishes. In terms of breakfast, this place offers everything from bacon and eggs to pancakes to an exceedingly rich and creamy smoked salmon eggs benedict ($10.75). If you're in the mood for meat, AJ's offers a Hungry Man breakfast with three eggs, two strips of bacon, one piece of ham and two sausages for $10.50. The offerings are generous, the portions are large and the service is friendly and attentive. All in all, it's a sweet breakfast spot that offers a lot of options at reasonable prices.

3) Stacy Lee's Family Restaurant

This restaurant is legendary in Brampton and its popularity is apparent the moment you walk through the door. Dramatically understated on the outside and somewhat spartan on the in, Stacy Lee's thrives by serving up hearty breakfast fare and shredded hash browns (although you have to ask for them specifically). Located on McLaughlin Road near Queen, this place is perfect for straight up bacon and eggs, pancakes, waffles, French toast, Benedicts and a cool concoction comprised of a moist croissant, egg and cheese. The service is attentive, the atmosphere is relaxed and the food is great. You'll leave full and happy—just remember to try those amazing shredded hash browns. You'll never want to eat regular home fries again.

2) John's Family Restaurant

If you want to hit this Fisherman's Drive hotspot on a Saturday or Sunday, be prepared to wait a few minutes for a table. John's Family Restaurant, a tasty establishment known for serving breakfast, brunch and Greek and Italian fare, is a casual restaurant run by friendly servers that's augmented by a filling and delicious menu. While a lot of more casual restaurants tend to serve decidedly ordinary Benedicts, John's offers a delicious smoked salmon Benny that's heavy on both fish and flavour. The hollandaise is also subtle, memorable and delicious. As far as staples go, the eggs, bacon, sausages and pancakes are perfectly prepared and wonderfully filling. The breakfast potatoes are also exceptional, as they're comprised of the real deal—no store-bought cubes here!

1) Flips

Flips is an iconic breakfast joint that gets packed to the rafters on weekends and for good reason—it's straight up delicious. Located on Main Street, this greasy spoon serves up all the classics (eggs, bacon, sausages, pancakes, waffles, French toast, omelettes, Benny's, etc) and offers an enticing selection of incredibly generous combo platters that will kill your hangover and satisfy your appetite for days. While it's easy enough to find greasy spoons that boast a solid breakfast game, it's rare to find a place with consistently flavourful offerings that are legitimately tasty. It's no wonder this place attracts everyone from families to couples to college/university students who partied hard the night before. It's a true gem.


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