What' you're getting: Huevos rancheros
Not even factoring in the food found at Bagel Etc., two features make this restaurant worthy of being on this "best breakfast" list. For one, it has an entire kitchen counter filled to the brim with different hot sauces (from Sriracha to chipotle Tabasco) that you can grab anytime you like. Second, it's one of Leonard Cohen's favourite spots. If hot sauce and star power don't convince you, the vast assortment of amazing breakfast dishes at Bagel Etc. will. Featuring everything from classic breakfast platters to eggs Benedict (which are amazing) to blintzes, the Bagel Etc. menu is incredibly diverse. A fan favourite is the Montreal-ized huevos rancheros, made with Montreal bagels at the base instead of tortillas.
What' you're getting: The Mish Mash
If only one greasy spoon could make it on this list, Cosmos would need to be the place to feature. A literal institution in the borough of NDG, Cosmos has been serving up the best kind of hangover breakfast food (the greasy, no-frills, delicious kind) for well over 35 years. To try a Cosmos classic, go for the Mish Mash; a scrambled egg mixture of bacon, salami, sausages, onions, and peppers served alongside home fries and toast.