Brunch Is Beautiful At Lady Marmalade On Broadview Avenue

City Living, Leslieville/Riverside, Restaurants, Riverdale / Playter Estates


Is there truly a restaurant more highly-coveted on a Sunday than the perfect brunch spot?! We don’t think so!

One of our absolute faves is Lady Marmalade, known as much for its Eggs Benedict, Cheddar Waffles, and Breaky Poutine as it is for the hip atmosphere and Insta-worthy design that foodies and ‘foodographers’ adore.


*All Photo Rights Belong To Photographer Janet Kimber, With Thanks.


Lady Marmalade has been a fixture in Leslieville for years, but in late 2018 the eatery migrated from its eclectic and cosy location on Queen Street East to an expansive, light-filled multi-storey space on Broadview Avenue north of Dundas East. Whereas its old home was characterized by bright colours, retro furniture, and mismatched tableware, the new iteration of Lady Marmalade is all about clean lines, volumes of articulated space, and an infusion of natural light.


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Designed by acclaimed Omar Gandhi Architect, this project was a two-year gut renovation of a 19th-century brownstone (the Toronto iteration) that had originally been slotted to become luxury apartments. Lady Marmalade now occupies two storeys that are elegantly finished in Baltic Birch, which works in concert with a soft, subtle colour palette (and plants aplenty!) to put the ‘fresh‘ in this lovely resto-refresh! OG’s design uses large windows and skylights to draw in natural light and wash the space in an almost ethereal glow. You get both calm and culinary delight in the same place!


*Designlines Restaurant Of The Year in 2019.


It is a testament to the management of this neighbourhood favourite that, even with more space and a new aesthetic, Lady Marmalade still feels cozy and cool. The extra room just means that you can sit and savour for longer, catching up with friends or enjoying a moment of sweet solitude.

The menu is much the same, including their notable all-day brunch offerings, and patrons will find the signature habanero hot sauce and soy-ginger dressing on the tables as before! Owners David Cherry and Natalia Simachkevitch have built their menu around free-run eggs, quality meats, sustainable fish, and local produce, so this is truly feel-good fare!



Brunch is beautiful at:

Lady Marmalade
265 Broadview Ave,
Toronto, Ontario




Guess what? We’re currently offering a property for sale that would put you just a short walk down Broadview from this trendy brunch spot!

Allow us to introduce this mid-century modern semi-detached swell dwell that we called: A Smash Hit Trophy In The Making On Tennis Crescent In Riverdale – NOW SOLD!

Well-situated, well-proportioned, and welcoming, this family-friendly residence is an ideal opportunity for those seeking customizable space (and a lot of it!) in a superb coveted neighbourhood. Check it out!




And if you’re strolling Queen Street in Leslieville, it’s just a short jaunt north to reach the gastronomic goodness of Batifole!! Here’s a semi-detached family home for lovers of Leslieville!

We called it: Living Well & In Wonder In Leslieville, now SOLD!!

This semi-detached brick and frame dwelling, constructed in 1928, has a classic unassuming Edwardian facade that belies its modern interior reinvention that makes contemporary life more convenient and effortless. With significant capital improvements and upgrades since 2014, one might say this makes it a study in contrasts and comfort!




And here are a few of our other brunch favourites!

Brunch Bliss At Hollandaise Diner On The Danforth

Coveting Comfort Food At Wish Cafe & Bar On Charles Street

Insomnia Cafe At Bathurst And Bloor



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