4 Tasty Brunch Spots in Markham

It’s the most important meal of the day, combined with the second most important. Brunch is the perfect social event to enjoy with family or friends. It blends the best sweet and savory foods, and 9 times out of 10, mimosas are involved.

Markham is known for its unique cuisines from Asian fusion to Japanese, to classic all-American meals. If you’re looking to hit up a chic brunch spot, consider a reservation at one of the following.

Shan Shan Café

The head bakery chef, Vivi Ju, is originally from Taiwan. She won the Live Bakery Silver award at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in 2011 and continued to work with big name chefs. She bakes using all-natural and add additive-free ingredients, creating light but fulfilling meals that are simple and healthy. Just to name a few, there are a variety of toasts, including smoked salmon, BLT, and unique apps like corn ribs and chicken potato balls. Shan Shan also offers a selection of coffee made with high-quality beans and carefully selected teas from Taiwan.

Alchemy Coffee

A family-owned shop run by two brothers who are passionate about food and coffee. They specialize in Eggs Benny, which they offer in a wide range of non-traditional options from duck to beef to shrimp and salmon. Or try their signature duck & waffles, fluffy buttermilk pancakes, or brioche French toast. If you’ve got a hankering for pasta for breakfast (we’ve all been there) try one of their signature pastas topped with a poached egg. And the best part? They’re open 365 days of the year!

SCENIC Coffee + Brunch

Have you ever had yuzu eggs benedict? It’s a homemade biscuit with onsen egg, yuzu hollandaise, and Scenic is the place to order it. Scenic meals are distinctive because it’s a combination of classic brunch staples with Japanese flair. You can view the full menu here.

The head chef incorporates his travel experiences in his dishes while offering classic community favourites. The packaging is environmentally friendly, as the restaurant has opted to serve biodegradable supplies for takeaways.

Starving Artists Waffles & Espresso

With five locations across the GTA, this all-day brunch spot offers just about whatever you want on — or in the case of their sandwiches, between — a waffle. Fruit, sweets, savoury breakfast meats, smoked salmon, benedicts, twists on classics like the BLT, you can get it all here. With a contemporary artistic atmosphere and great food, this friendly upbeat location in Markham has become a crowd favourite.

There are many things that make Markham a great place to call home, but we can add brunch to the list. If you would like to learn more about our communities, register at SunnyCommunities.com.