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  • Writer's pictureAlison Golding

Barrie's Best Breakfast and Brunch Spots

Updated: Jul 7


When it comes to breakfast and brunch, Barrie is a treasure trove of delightful spots offering everything from classic comfort food to innovative, health-conscious dishes. Whether you're a local or just passing through, here are some of the best places in Barrie to kickstart your day.


Common Good Café & Social House


Located in the heart of Barrie, Common Good Café & Social House is more than just a café. With a stylish, welcoming atmosphere, this spot is perfect for those who appreciate quality food and a sense of community. Their avocado toast and breakfast sammy are must-tries, and the coffee is always brewed to perfection.



147 


For a special Sunday treat, head over to 147 on Dunlop. This charming eatery transforms its regular menu to offer a brunch selection that's both sophisticated and comforting. Their Eggs Benedict and cream filled croissants are crowd favorites, and the fresh, seasonal ingredients make every dish a delight. Be sure to make a reservation, as this spot tends to fill up quickly on Sundays.



Bloom Bistro


Bloom Bistro is a haven for those seeking a delicious breakfast or brunch. This restaurant serves up creative and delicious dishes from traditional favourites to unique offerings like lobster shakshuka. The lobster benedict is a personal favourite of mine. 



Linda's Eating Place & Coffee Shop 


For those who need or prefer gluten-free options, Linda's Eating Place is the place to be. Along with non gluten-free options, Linda's also offers a variety of breakfast and brunch items that are safe for those with gluten sensitivities. From fluffy gluten-free pancakes to homemade waffles, there's something for everyone to enjoy at this traditional diner.



Evviva Breakfast & Lunch


Evviva is a popular spot for those who love a classic breakfast with a twist. Featuring an all day breakfast menu, there are also extensive plant-based options, all beautifully presented. The modern, bright ambiance makes it a great place to relax and enjoy a leisurely meal. 



Salty Blonde 


Salty Blonde is known for its delicious bagels and community vibe. With a focus on fresh, baked bagels, their breakfast menu offers several breakfast sandwiches and benedicts on weekends that will leave you feeling satisfied. Pair your meal with one of their signature coffee beverages for the perfect breakfast experience.



Dunlop Street Diner


For a nostalgic diner experience with a contemporary twist, Dunlop Street Diner is the go-to spot. Their extensive breakfast and brunch menu includes classics like pancakes and omelets, as well as a large menu of benedicts (try the “Little Italy”). The food and friendly service make it a favorite among locals and visitors alike.



Cottage Canoe 


Cottage Canoe brings a touch of cottage country charm to Barrie. Their hearty breakfast and brunch menu is perfect for those looking for comfort food. The breakfast skillet is particularly popular. The rustic decor and warm hospitality make it a great place to gather with friends and family.



Lazy Tulip


Located in the MacLaren Art Centre, the Lazy Tulip cafe is a bit of a hidden gem in downtown Barrie. Serving brunch daily, they offer a menu of delicious and unique homemade items. Be sure to check out the art while you’re there!



The Farmhouse Restaurant 


The Farmhouse Restaurant offers a delightful weekend brunch that combines rustic charm with gourmet flavors. Located by the waterfront, this spot offers stunning views to accompany your meal. The brunch menu features fresh, delicious ingredients, with dishes like fried chicken benedict and French toast. It's an ideal spot for a leisurely weekend brunch.



Barrie’s breakfast and brunch scene is vibrant and diverse, offering something for every palate and preference. Whether you're in the mood for a classic diner experience, a health-conscious meal, or something in between, these spots are sure to leave you satisfied and ready to tackle the day. So, the next time you're in Barrie, be sure to check out these fantastic breakfast and brunch destinations. Happy dining!


Feel free to share your own favourite spots in the comments!

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