Brunching in Kingston

Popular spots for breakfast

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Eggs Benedict from Toast and Jam.

Do you love brunch? Trust me, I do too.

With midterms just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to grab your friends for a much needed study break while you explore the best brunch places in the city. 

To fill your fix, The Journal has compiled a list of five popular brunch spots in Kingston.

Toast and Jam

Toast and Jam will always have a special place in my heart. The food is great, they accommodate all dietary restrictions and diets, the staff is really friendly and their menu is seasonal, showing their commitment to providing fresh, local food. After enjoying a sit-down meal, you can end your visit bystopping by their bakery Bread and Butter on your way out and head home with freshly made study snacks.

What to get: Eggs benedict, T&J poutine, scram bowl.

Pan Chancho 

The chefs at Pan Chancho are known by Kingston residents for their reputable culinary talents and their weekend brunch menu is just as sure to hit your craving spot. The food options are unique and delicious; made with high-quality ingredients sourced locally. 

The staff are friendly and attentive and will go out of their way to make your visit worthwhile. You can end your visit by stopping by their bakery for their famous loaves of bread, macaroons and other baked goods.

What to get: Curry and eggs, Eggs benedict with salmon.


Looking for a big meal for a good price? Tommy’s has your back with their all-day breakfast menu. And what could be better than enjoying a mimosa with brunch at a classic 50s style diner with a modern twist? Tommy’s also has a foosball table and a selection of board games available for customers to play while you wait for your food. If you’re lucky, you’ll even get to see the eponymous Tommy hanging around the joint to say hi. 

What to get: Steak and eggs, pancakes, ultimate French toast

Geneva Crepe Bistro

Whether you’re craving sweet or savory crepes, Geneva is the go-to crepe place for brunch in Kingston. The menu offers lots of options to choose from — sweet crepes, savoury crepes, waffles, salads and more. 

The restaurant itself is cute and cozy, perfect for first dates or catching up with friends. It’s locally owned and sourced and the kitchen is operated by one cook, which will make your visit a unique experience.   

What to get: Parisian, Bombay, Deep Dutch sundae brownie crepe.

Cacao 70

Do you have a big sweet tooth? Cacao 70 is sure to be your new favourite brunch place, offering all things chocolaty. The chocolate is so rich, the fruit is always fresh and the combinations of the two are endless. Adding to the charm of the place, the menu changes seasonally, currently featuring their famed hot chocolates perfe

ct for a cold winter night. And if your brunch partner doesn’t have a sweet tooth like you do, worry not: Cacao offers a selection of savoury foods to satisfy any craving.

What to get: After-party waffle, Choco-nut waffle, American-style hot chocolate.

Reward your studying efforts this midterm season by enjoying a much-needed brunch break out with your friends — you won’t want to miss out on the options Kingston has to offer.


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