Egg-ssentials

The swine & dine

For a protein-packed power brunch, this Rosedale dish features three eggs, topped with piles of roasted mushrooms and tomatoes. Plus, you get six pork-based sides, prepared in-house, in six different styles: bacon, sausage, pork belly, creton (a.k.a. pork pâté), maple crackling and peameal ($14).
Globe Earth, 1055 Yonge St.

 

Huevos rancheros

Viva el brunch! Frida’s, midtown’s fine Mexican restaurant, spices up the sunny-side standard with its take on huevos rancheros. The bright egg yolks — the stars of the dish — sit atop corn tortillas generously drizzled with ranchero salsa and sprinkled with cotija cheese, garnished with a dollop of refrito beans ($12).
Frida Restaurant, 999 Eglint​on Ave. W.

 

Poached eggs and BBQ short rib hash

A pair of perfectly poached eggs caps this unexpected marriage of brunch meets BBQ. Slow-braised short ribs are pulled and turned into a hash with the addition of red-skinned potatoes, onions, sweet corn and red peppers. Adding some kick to this already egg-citing dish is the house-made chipotle tomato jam ($13.95).
Oliver & Bonacini Café Grill, Bayv​iew Village

 

Benny burger

In a town gone wild for gourmet burgers, it was only a matter of time before someone combined them with the best in eggs. A sunny-side-up egg crowns a sirloin patty, placed on a homemade bun, complete with peameal bacon and drenched in the house hollandaise sauce. Yukon gold fries shine as a sidekick ($16).
Simple Bistro, 619 Mount Pleasant Rd.