Revel in the company of the fiercest drag queens as you dig into some of the city’s most satisfying brunch fare.
In Toronto, drag has become almost as synonymous with brunch as the quintessential mimosa. The delightful combination of sickening death drops, hearty brunch foods and bubbly cocktails can transform any weekend morning or afternoon into a mesmerizing, Drag Race–worthy spectacle.
We’ve compiled a tried-and-true list of the city’s ten most iconic drag brunches that are sure to satisfy your appetite and leave you feeling ready for the runway.
Sippin’ T with Erin B at Glad Day Bookshop
This drag brunch at the world’s oldest surviving 2SLGBTQ+ bookstore is a queer cultural institution and a local favourite in Church Wellesley Village.
As the longest-running drag brunch in Canada, Sippin’ T with Erin B serves up high-energy performances by Toronto’s very own drag goddess Erin Brokobić and a roster of glamourous queens.
Brunch fare: a reliable menu of brunch classics with vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.
Queens of Dim Sum
Watching the Queens of Dim Sum perform to house music classics by DJ Sumation in Chinatown is a spellbinding experience that blurs the lines between Toronto’s queer scene and Asian diaspora.
Part drag brunch and part contemporary art project, Queens of Dim Sum is an unforgettable monthly affair by the city’s most inspired Asian 2SLGBTQ+ drag performers. Follow online for upcoming dates and locations.
Brunch fare: expect an array of dim sum classics like har gow (shrimp dumplings), chives and shrimp pancakes, rice noodle rolls and more.
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Drag Brunch with Miss Moço at The Drake Hotel
Liven up your Saturday with Miss Moço, Toronto’s reigning brunch queen and a former contestant of Canada’s Drag Race, in what has become one of the city’s most cosmopolitan drag brunches. Pairing high-fashion glamour with her vivacious brand of camp, Miss Moço gives a vibrant performance that’ll make your mimosas zing!
Brunch fare: The Drake’s famous wild blueberry scones, perfectly poached eggs Benedict or comforting challah French toast.
Drag Brunch at O’Grady’s
You can always count on the drag brunches at O’Grady’s to cure your Sunday hangover with their healthy servings of gastro-pub fare and over-the-top drag performances that prove that no one can do drag better than this Church-Wellesley Village cornerstone.
Expect the crowds at O’Grady’s to be as boisterous as the drag queens themselves, uplifting your spirits in a way that no other Sunday brunch service can.
Brunch fare: brunchy comfort food with vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options.
Champagna’s Drag Brunch at Lula Lounge
Taking Sunday brunch to new and unimaginable heights, Champagna’s Drag Brunch is a full-blown theatrical production that brings some of Toronto’s most sensational drag performances to Lula Lounge in the west end’s Little Portugal neighbourhood.
You wouldn’t expect any less from Canadian TV personality and drag superstar Champagna, who leads an ensemble cast of queens that high kick, duck walk, and sashay their way into our hearts.
Brunch fare: eclectic options ranging from Latin-inspired chilaquiles to comfort food like chicken-and-waffles brunch poutine.
Drag Brunch at Brickworks Ciderhouse
Back for another summer season of larger-than-life performances at the Brickworks Ciderhouse in Toronto’s Riverside neighbourhood, this east-end urban cidery has concocted the perfect recipe for an incomparable drag brunch.
It brings together laugh-out-loud performances by some of Toronto’s most lovable drag queens, a seriously delectable menu and mouth-watering cider mimosas crafted from Brickworks’ very own in-house cider. Better yet, all ticket proceeds are donated to Queer Collective, a non-profit that supports Toronto’s 2SLGBTQ+ creative community.
Brunch fare: elevated options, including whipped ricotta toast.
Bacon & Leggs at The Smith House Bar
Hosted by the outlandish and avant-garde Toronto drag queen Selena Vyle every last Saturday of the month, Bacon & Leggs at the Smith House brings a necessary dose of queer hijinks to the heart of downtown Toronto.
This new monthly brunch series features both drag queens and kings, bringing in fresh local talent and much-loved drag favourites from Canada’s Drag Race for an exciting take on weekend brunch.
Brunch fare: brunch classics and pub grub.
Drag Me to Brunch at Victory Café
Get ready to sissy that walk for an interactive drag brunch that features a roster of fabulous Toronto queens, lively Drag Race trivia, hilarious lip sync battles and an amateur voguing contest that is sure to awaken your diva within.
Taking place every Sunday, Drag Me to Brunch is a must-visit for anyone visiting the city’s Annex neighbourhood.
Brunch fare: brunch faves like stuffed French toast and eggs Benny, with espresso martinis if mimosas aren’t your style.
Great Lakes Brew Pub Brunch & Beer
Much-loved Toronto drag queen Tiffany Boxx brings the high-octane energy from her drag brunch series, PlayDate, to the Great Lakes Brew Pub’s monthly Drag Brunch & Beer. She serves up animated performances that theatrically accompany delicious servings of comforting brunch food and mimosas in an outdoor patio setting.
Brunch fare: elevated mid-day classics like house-made sausage with grits and red-eye gravy or pork belly French toast (a delicious pairing of sous vide pork belly with challah French toast).
Drag Brunch at Hunters Landing
The monthly themed drag brunches by Noella Rose at Hunters Landing are bold and outrageous, bringing together some of Toronto’s up-and-coming drag queens for an afternoon of fierce and spirited performances.
Drag brunches at this sports bar (that’s a short walk from Liberty Village) feature bottomless mimosas and a chance for you to live out your own drag fantasy by competing in a lip sync battle or catwalk competition.
Brunch fare: eclectic choices ranging from huevos rancheros to cheesecake-stuffed French toast.