Lazy Daisy's Café: Breakfast Sandwiches Galore
Lazy Daisy’s Cafe is an adorable cafe tucked away on the corner of Coxwell and Gerrard. It’s ranked one of the top 10 early morning brunch spots as well as one of the best breakfast sandwiches by BlogTO… and there’s nothing I love more than getting up early and eating a breakfast sandwich, so I knew I had to go!
Given these high honours, you might expect it to be a bit full of itself.. but the interior was precious rather than pretentious. There was a variety of two-person tables as well as slightly larger ones, and even some cozy armchairs near the front for those who just want to grab a coffee (Pilot roaster, in case you were wondering!).
I’ve never been this far east, and after going to Lazy Daisy’s, I realized how much of a shame that was (and also funny considering Maha’s is another favourite spot of mine). It felt like a very family-oriented neighborhood, an impression furthered by the adorable train set between the tables.
But moving on to the most important part: the food! The majority of their ingredients are locally sourced within Ontario, and everything we tried was traced back to its origins on the map near their entrance. This lent a feeling of authenticity to their space — it truly felt welcoming, something that I can’t say about many places in Toronto (much as I love this city, I wouldn’t describe it as “warm”).
As I mentioned before, Lazy Daisy’s is well-known for their breakfast sandwiches… and they did not disappoint. First up: the Veggie Rise. This photo doesn’t do this delicious sandwich justice — I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s what merited their inclusion on the best breakfast sandwiches list. It featured a fried egg, white cheddar, avocado and tomato, and although I typically like having some kind of sauce in my sandwiches, I didn’t even notice this one didn’t have any! The real standout was the homemade biscuit, though: it was light and fluffy, with just the right amount of crisp around the edges.
Next up: the Bonjour Bagel. Just look at that lettuce! I’m a sucker for portobello mushrooms, so this sandwich definitely satisfied. It also included Swiss cheese, a fried egg and lots of chipotle mayo — mmm. Continuing the local food trend, their bagels are made by Bagels on Fire, a Montréal-style bagel shop down the street — and you can definitely taste the difference between these bakery-fresh bagels and the ones you’d get at the Superstore!
Finally, for dessert, we tried the newest addition to their menu: cinnamon bun pancakes!
They really did taste just like cinnamon buns! I was amazed. They were light and fluffy, with the perfect amount of sweetness. The cream cheese glaze really complimented the cinnamon-y, soft pancakes - they really melted in my mouth.
Overall review of Lazy Daisy’s Kitchen brunch: 5/5
Honestly, I loved this place! The ingredients all tasted very fresh, it was spacious and bright, and service was quick. I also liked that it felt like a community-oriented space, rather than somewhere more hipster along the main brunch circuit. Even though it’s a little out of the way, it was a worthwhile journey.
Lazy Daisy’s Kitchen brunch at a glance:
Good for: family groups or a cute breakfast date!
Good mix of vegetarian and meat options
Brunch hours: weekends from 8:30-2:30
Their weekday menu includes a lot of breakfast sandwiches as well
Have you been to Lazy Daisy’s, or are there other breakfast sandwiches you recommend I try? Let me know in the comments!