Where to Go in Kingston If You’re a Brunch Addict

By Visit Kingston

There are those who go for the casual eggs and toast once in a blue moon, and then there are the people who brunch for real. The dining scene in Kingston, Ontario was made for brunch enthusiasts. Whether you’re a low-key bruncher or someone who absolutely MUST find that good light for their eggs benny, brunch in Kingston, Ontario caters to all preferences. 

Kingston is conveniently located off of Highway 401 where you can explore some of the most delicious, hangover-curing, wake-me-up meals that you could have ever imagined. For the best experience, visit Kingston Ontario for brunch between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm. If brunch isn’t your jam, Kingston has plenty of alternative dining options with the most restaurants per capita. 

As a team of fellow brunch enthusiasts, we understand the importance of great food and amazing atmospheres. We’ve picked some of the best brunch spots in Kingston for you to try out — ones that you may never have heard of, but won’t soon forget. Come for brunch and stay for the experience by adding a tour of the city to your afternoon itinerary. From boat cruises to trolley tours, Kingston, Ontario has you covered.

1. Aquaterra  

1 Johnson Street 

Brunch will never be the same once you’ve tried AquaTerra’s Brunch Menu. Soon you’ll be looking for new people to drag with you on a sunny Sunday at 10. Girlfriends? Mom? Spin class instructor? They’re all coming with you. Try their Belgian Waffle for something sweet, the Aqua Benedict for a twist on a classic, or the mouth-watering, game-changing Breakfast Burger. You heard that right. We’re talking Enright Cattle Co. prime cuts, Beking’s Farms eggs, bacon jam, and house-cut fries. Get in line. 

Hours of operation: Monday – Friday, 6:30 am – 11 pm, Saturday – Sunday, 7 am – 11 pm 


2. Toast & Jam  

1530 Bath Road 

There’s nothing better than a brunch spot that was born out of one of the best bakeries in town, Bread and Butter. Located in a modern, spacious restaurant attached to the bakery, Toast and Jam has quickly become a city favourite for their lovely staff, amazing food, and delicious coffee. Don’t leave here without getting the ricotta toast (even if it’s just for the Instagram.) And remember, this place is the product of a delicious bakery so say hello to fantastic croissants. 

Hours of operation: Wednesday – Sunday, 8 am – 3 pm 


3. Pan Chancho  

44 Princess Street 

Ah, our brunch love with Pan Chancho…it’s the addiction that we just don’t want to quit. This locally owned, European-style cafe is checking off all the boxes for an amazing brunch; a charming aesthetic, food made from scratch, and a key location in the heart of downtown Kingston. We love the Weekender (two eggs over easy on a croissant with bacon, chives and 2-year-old cheddar), the French toast (apple cider bread and apple butter crème fraîche), and the southwestern breakfast wrap (ranchero scrambled eggs, Monterey Jack and refried black beans in a flour tortilla with roasted corn salad, sour cream and chili machismo). And to be honest? Every other unique item on the menu! 

Hours of operation: Monday – Saturday, 8 am – 4 pm, Sunday, 8 am – 3 pm 


4. Chez Piggy 

68 Princess St.   

If anyone understood the brunch assignment, it’s Chez Piggy. They offer an amazing brunch every Sunday from 10 am – 2 pm. Immersed in Kingston’s History, the Pig has always been a top contender for one of the best restaurants in Kingston. Their brunch game is also strong! Offering the usual suspects but there are also more inventive options like their Chilaquiles Con Corne, Vegan western scramble, fresh smoothies, and mouth-watering home fries. Stop by to enjoy a mimosa, some oysters, and the view. This is the spot to be for brunch! 

Hours of operation: lunch (Monday – Saturday, 11:30 am – 5 pm), dinner (daily 5 – 9 pm), brunch (Sunday, 10 am – 2 pm) and lunch (Sunday, 2 – 5 pm)


5. Black Dog Tavern  

69 Brock St.  

Black Dog Tavern is another top contender for brunch addicts. Serving up brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 11 am – 3 pm, it’s a must-stop by and try. The Tavern has a lot of fun cocktails that are perfect for all your brunch needs, plus a mix of its lunch menu and seven brunch items. It’s the perfect place to go when not everyone is as keen on brunch as you are! You can’t go wrong with a ton of meat on the Canadian Fry-up or the middle eastern flare of the avocado toast. Black Dog Tavern also uses local organic eggs from ‘Beking’s Poultry Farm’. If you haven’t gone yet make a reservation for this weekend! 

Hours of operation: Monday – Thursday, 11:30 pm – 9 pm, Friday, 11:30 am – 10 pm, Saturday, 11 am – 10 pm, Sunday, 11 am – 8 pm 


6. Northside Espresso + Kitchen  

281 Princess Street 

With a menu that is seasonal, fresh, and as locally sourced as possible – you can’t go wrong with brunch at Northside. Nestled in downtown Kingston, you can try classics like their Avo Smash (a whole smashed avocado with feta, mint, lemon + Thai chili on grilled sourdough) or branch out and try something new like the Rubenesque bagel. As you sip on your afternoon coffee, take a pause from the busyness of everyday life and soak up the atmosphere – you’ll love this cafe inspired by the culture of Melbourne, Australia. 

 Hours of operation: Tuesday – Sunday, 8 am – 3 pm  



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7. Eggsquis  

2774 Princess Street 

If you have a tough time making decisions, coming to Eggsquis isn’t going to be easy what with the sheer number of delicious options they have. Luckily, it’s a struggle we are willing to get over. Known for its casual, friendly atmosphere, this breakfast spot has huge portions and a variety of options for even the pickiest eater. There are six different types of eggs benny (thank you!), famous breakfast casseroles to try, classic pancakes, and 11 kinds of French toast, and that’s just a taste of their huge menu. 

Hours of operation: Monday – Friday, 6 am – 3pm, Saturday – Sunday, 7 am – 3 pm  



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8. Tommy’s   

377 Princess St. 

Tommy’s classic ’50s style diner has all your favourites, but with a twist. Locally owned and operated in Kingston since 2011, Tommy’s serves all-day breakfast, old-fashioned milkshakes, and many more options. Try their Canadian cakes (pancakes with bacon and smarties baked into it), the captains panwich (sausage, bacon, ham, fried egg and aged Canadian cheddar stacked between two bread-sized pancakes), or funky G’s tacos (Soft shell tacos loaded with scrambled egg, sausage, tomato, green onion, blended cheese, and chipotle mayo). 

Hours of operation: daily, 8 am – 2 am


9. Cavalier Room  

2360 Princess St. 

The Cavelier Room is a popular breakfast spot for French toast, pancakes, omelettes and more. They also offer smaller breakfasts for kids 12 and under. Doors open at 7 am, and breakfast is available until 2 pm. 

Hours of operations: Sunday – Thursday, 7 am – 3 pm, Friday – Saturday, 7 am – 8 pm  


10. Wharf & Feather  

2 Princess St. 

Wharf and Feather offers delicious breakfast options. Try the country skillet or the classic eggs benedict with poached egg, peameal bacon or smoked salmon, English muffin, and hollandaise. Breakfast options for kids include griddle cakes and scrambled eggs. Enjoy breakfast with a lakeside view!

Hours of operation: Brunch (Tuesday – Thursday, 7 – 10 am, Friday – Monday, 7 – 11 am), Lunch (Friday – Saturday, noon – 3 pm), Dinner (Monday – Friday, 3 – 9 pm) 


11. Union Kitchen + Cocktails  

184 Princess St. 

Enjoy brunch at Union Kitchen and Cocktails from 10 am – 3 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Their array of brunch options includes three eggs benedict options: classic benedict, spinach benedict, and salmon benedict. Pair your breakfast with the French connection made with amaretto, cognac, marley one love coffee, steamed milk, and shaved almonds. 

Hours of operation: Monday – Wednesday, 11 am – 10 pm, Thursday, 11 am – 11 pm, Friday, 11 am – 1 am, Saturday, 10 am – 1 pm, Sunday, 10 am – 10 pm 


12. Peter’s Place   

34 Princess St. 

This family-owned restaurant is one of the best places to get an omelette breakfast and they’re serving it up all day long. Get your fix of omelettes in whatever way you like it: plain, western, veggie, Greek, and more. Peter’s Place opens at 8 am daily. 

Hours of operation: Monday – Sunday, 7:30 am – 2 pm  


13. The Caesar Company  

177 Princess St. 

Stop at The Caesar Company from 10 am – 2 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Try the lox bagel made with a toasted bagel, cream cheese, smoked salmon, capers, dill, and a side of hash browns or the BLT brunch burger made with two smash burgers, bacon, lettuce, tomato, cheese, a fried egg, and a side of hash browns. Pair your meal with any Caesar item on the menu, including the mermaid Caesar, morning-after Caesar, and charcuterie Caesar. Drinks are available during brunch hours. 

Hours of operation: Monday –Thursday, 11 am – 11 pm, Friday, 11 am – 1 am, Saturday, 9 am – 1 am, Sunday, 9 am – 10 pm