Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So why cook it yourself? Head to one of these Oshawa breakfast hotspots instead:
WIMPY’S Diner: Offers a hearty, traditional breakfast menu including steak and eggs, omelettes, pancakes, and French toast, plus new dishes like the Flashback Combo (3 eggs, 2 pieces peameal, 2 pieces bacon, 2 sausages, home fries and 2 buttermilk pancakes for $12.99), and Southwest Benedict (English muffin, 3 poached eggs, 2 pieces peameal, grilled onions, sauteed mushrooms, cheddar cheese and WIMPY’S hollandaise sauce, drizzled with chipotle sauce and served with home fries for $13.99). 1268 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa.
Rainbow Restaurant: This Downtown Oshawa legend is Durham Region’s oldest restaurant, established in 1958. So they must be doing something right. Large portions, fair prices and an expansive menu mean lots of choice and there’s free parking on weekends, but take cash because they don’t accept credit or debit. 82 Simcoe Street North.
White Apron: Whether you’re an early bird (doors open at 7 am) or a late riser (breakfast is served all day), there’s a place for you at this Downtown Oshawa restaurant. The menu is traditional eggs, meat and toast, plus pancakes, French toast, and breakfast burritos (served on naan, no less), and they’re reputed to pour up the best coffee in town. 10 Bond Street West.
Berry Hill Food Co: This tiny, European-style cafe is a breakfast hotspot on the weekend, serving a wicked eggs Benedict, among other breakfast favourites, and, in summer, has a hidden patio. Avoid the wait and try the a smaller, weekday breakfast menu, but know that many of the speciality dishes aren’t offered Monday to Friday. 82 King Street West.