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10 breakfast spots to celebrate National Eggs Benedict Day

Wednesday , April 1st , 2015

Celebrate National Eggs Benedict Day April 16th! 

Legend has it retired Wall Street stockbroker, Lemuel Benedict, invented the dish in 1894 after stumbling into New York City’s Waldorf Hotel to find a cure for his hangover. He ordered buttered toast, poached eggs, bacon, and a “hooker” of Hollandaise, a historic word for “a shot,” founding Eggs Benedict instead. 

The maître d'hôtel decided the dish was delicious, and tweaked the recipe by replacing ham for bacon, and toast with English muffins. Since then, Eggs Benedict has evolved to include all sorts of twists on the classic dish, including swapping out ham for smoked salmon or steamed spinach. 

Regardless of how you like your benny, the dish is always a spectacular start to any day – especially National Eggs Benedict Day! For the best bennys in the city, check out the below listing: 


This Spadina Avenue bakery offers traditional English muffin bennys or freshly-baked bagels for a heartier take on the dish.


Located in the landmark Fairmont Royal York Hotel, this restaurant elevates Eggs Benedict to fine-dining fare, thanks to perfectly poached eggs and silky…


Seafood lovers can’t get enough of this Aurora-based bistro’s Lobster Eggs Benedict, which is served with a tarragon béarnaise sauce and a side of…


With multiple GTA locations, and a choice of Eggs Benedict, Eggs Florentine and Eggs Benjamin, this café offers something for every taste!


Located in Rosedale, this upscale French-Moroccan Bistro refines the benny by serving it on a house-made crepe.


Local ingredients, including farm-fresh eggs, make this Queen Street East eatery a first-choice for food you can feel good about feeding to your family.…


Steps away from the St. Lawrence Market, this Belgian cafe serves up all kinds of bennys with bright, lemon-infused hollandaise, potato rosti and apple…


This Queen Street East bakery/cafe offers simple, yet refined, breakfast dishes and daily specials to start your day right.


A near institution in Toronto, this Wellington Street West French bistro opens for brunch on weekends, and uses only farm-fresh eggs from pastured hens…


This Roncesvalles hotspot puts a southern spin on a traditional benny. Enjoy the Barque Benedict with your choice of smoked brisket or salmon on cornbread,…

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