Saturday mornings at White Lily Diner

I’m always anxiously waiting for the weekends to come so I can brunch my heart out. As of recent, the east side of town has become THE place to explore with a galore of new restaurants offering irresistible brunch menu items. Given that I’m a crazy a brunch lady, I’ve made it my mission to hit as many brunch spots as I can. Please be aware that it will be very likely to see an overwhelming amount of brunch posts in the upcoming weeks. So without further a due, lets start with one of my favourites – White Lily Diner!


I’ve visited White Lily Diner twice in one month – both visits were during brunch service on a Saturday morning. This fairly cozy & small restaurant located on Queen Street East fills up pretty quickly the minute it opens its doors to the public.  The first time we visited White Lily Diner, we arrived exactly at 10am (when the restaurant opened) and managed to snatch the last table. The second visit to this eatery, we weren’t as lucky and ended up waiting an hour.


Photos below are from both my brunch visits.


Buttermilk Griddle Cakes with strip bacon ($13.00)


English-ish ($12.00)

  • Banger, 2 eggs, hashbrown, toast, marinated mushroom


Southern ($13.00)

  • Bacon, 2 eggs, white corn grits, biscuit, gravy, fermented greens


Breakfast Patty Melt ($14.00)

  • 6oz beef patty, American cheese sauce poblano relish, bacon, sunny egg


Classic Patty Melt ($12.00)

  • 6oz beef patty, American cheese sauce, poblano relish


If you don’t know where to start with their menu, I would suggest their Buttermilk Griddle Cakes with Bacon. Their griddle cakes were super fluffy topped with perfectly cooked strips of bacon. The lightly drizzled syrup tied everything in together – giving you that sweet & savoury component all in one bite. Another one of my favourites that I ordered for both visits was the Patty Melt. The bread supporting the patty melt was toasted nicely. The patty itself was incredibly juicy – layered with a nice kick of American Cheese sauce – finished off with a sweet and subtle poblano relish. I don’t usually opt for patty melts let alone order them for brunch at 10am but man, these patty melts were uber delicious!

White Lily Diner opens Tuesday – Sunday from 10am to 10pm. Be sure to come right when they open or be prepared to wait.

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