Diner culture is a big part of Cornwall’s culinary scene. Sunday morning breakfast outings have been a tradition for generations in these parts, and there are dozens of establishments – from old-fashion counter diners to modern buffet venues – ready and waiting to serve up an amazing meal to kick-start your day. They all have one thing in common – the food is exceptional.

Check out one of the many traditional breakfast hubs or try something new! Whatever you choose, you won’t be disappointed – and you won’t leave hungry.

  • 109 Pitt Street
    613-938-0101
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    This trendy Downtown cafe is the perfect place for those in search of a great cup of coffee and a fast, delicious breakfast.

    The Birchwood Cafe offers a daily cabinet style menu featuring home-style food with a New Zealand twist.

    From biscuits, slices, meatpies, house-made jams and much more, there’s always something fresh and new to try at The Birchwood.

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  • 537 Pitt Street
    613-935-6397
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    Brunch on Pitt offers a fast and affordable breakfast and lunch with a bit of a twist. The focus is on high-quality yet simple ingredients, elevating tastes and textures, resulting in a quality menu.

    Breakfast and lunch menus are available throughout the day and visitors can also enjoy seasonal local products in the form of regular specials.

    Java lovers can also look forward to fresh, locally-roasted beans.

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  • 17369 Cornwall Centre Road
    613-937-4141
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    Breakfast never disappoints at City Limits Bar and Grill, a beautiful family restaurant with a wide-ranging menu.

    Their breakfast covers all the bases and the spacious venue makes it a perfect choice for large events or family gatherings.

    Enjoy traditional breakfast specials along with specialties like the Hungry Man’s Breakfast or the Steak and Eggs.

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  • 712 Fourteenth Street West
    613-936-9696
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    Cora serves breakfasts and lunches in a warm and inviting atmosphere.

    Choose from a wide selection of eggs, crêpes, pancakes, waffles or French toast dishes with mountains of fresh fruit.

    The Cora franchise features over 130 restaurants across Canada, with devoted fans from coast to coast to coast.

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  • 35 Second Street East
    613-710-0325
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    Edward’s Bistro is a scratch open kitchen with a focus on using fresh, local ingredients wherever possible.

    Fresh-roasted coffee, great meals and sweet treats are consistently delivered in this trendy Downtown establishment.

    Enjoy daily specials along with traditional breakfast fare and innovative dishes.

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  • 900 Pitt Street (Unit 4)
    613-937-0002
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    Family Corner Restaurant is a local favourite featuring cuisine from around the world – and an epic breakfast menu.

    This comfy spot features every type of breakfast you could image, from traditional breakfast specials to pancakes, crepes and more.

    The Breakfast Poutine – grilled onion, bacon and sausage on homefries with curds and gravy – is definitely worth a try!

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  • 841 Sydney Street (Unit 10)
    613-933-6426
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    All day breakfast is one of the many offerings you’ll find at Glengarrian Pub & Restaurant.

    This popular establishment offers daily specials to go along with a breakfast that doesn’t disappoint.

    Healthy portions and good service make it a great choice for that late-morning feast.

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  • 619 Pitt Street
    613-938-8250
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    Friendly staff, comfy surroundings and quality food await you at Harv’s Diner.

    One of Cornwall’s many traditional diner spots, Harv’s is a can’t-miss spot for those in search of a great breakfast or lunch.

    Their daily lunch specials and long list of breakfast offerings make it a popular stop for families and friends looking to catch up over a nice meal.

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  • 17331 Cornwall Centre Road
    613-938-2112
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    A visit to Harvest promises more than just a top-notch breakfast!

    The restaurant is surrounded by a gift shop and garden centre for some convenient shopping after your meal.

    As for the food, Harvest’s menu speaks for itself, with a group of loyal customers returning time and time again.

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  • 1515 Vincent Massey Drive
    613-932-0451
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    Nestled in the Best Western Parkway Inn & Conference Centre, Hops & Barley Restaurant and Lounge is a great place to savour a good meal.

    Hops & Barley offers a gigantic breakfast served daily from 6:30 am to 11 am. With so many options, it’s sure to satisfy.

    The cozy confines makes for a perfect place gather with family and friends on holidays and special occasions.

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  • 401 Montreal Road
    613-933-2442
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    This long-standing family restaurant on Montreal Road is a perfect stop for Sunday breakfast.

    The cozy dining room is a great place to mingle with friends and family over a hot meal and cup of coffee.

    Breakfast specials abound and the Eggs Benedict are to die for!

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  • 850 Boundary Road
    613-933-9055
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    Timely service and delicious food are two trademarks of Mama Sue’s Diner.

    Home-cooked breakfasts are served up with a smile and a fresh pot of hot coffee.

    The menu features wraps, crepes, sandwiches, omelettes, Eggs Benedict and so much more.

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  • 1 Montreal Road
    613-932-4604
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    If you’re looking for a comfortable place to enjoy a quality breakfast, Napoleon’s is it.

    The old-fashion diner features home-style cooking and one of the best breakfasts in town.

    Grab a seat at the counter or in one of the many booths and enjoy a classic meal in one of Cornwall’s longest-standing restaurants.

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  • 1950 Montreal Road
    613-936-5085
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    If you’re heading to Propeller for breakfast, make sure to bring your appetite.

    Located inside the NAV Centre, Propeller is a buffet-style restaurant offering a variety of whole foods and freshly-cooked meals.

    Sunday brunch runs from 10 am to 2 pm and the menu choices are too many to name. You have to experience it for yourself!

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  • 18299 County Road 2
    613-935-8855
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    Weekends are made better with a scenic ride to Sheep’s Head Bistro for their amazing brunch.

    Sip on mimosas and devour one of the many tasty meals in this trendy and authentic establishment.

    The brunch menu features everything from the classic breakfast to brunch tacos, quiche, eggs benny and more.

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  • 110 Pitt Street
    613-935-9536
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    Enjoy an amazing meal at Simply Jennifer, Cornwall’s first plant-based, vegan cafe!

    Simply Jennifer will nourish your soul one ingredient at a time with a daily menu that is always changing – and always exciting.

    The trendy cafe offers gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and non-GMO products with a focus on organic, local ingredients. The cinnamon buns are to die for!

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  • 720 Fourteenth Street West
    613-938-7007
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    Enjoy a one-of-a-kind waffle creation at Sip & Scoop Canada.

    This trendy business offers bubble waffles, Belgian waffles and crepes served up with a variety of fresh fruits and toppings.

    With power shakes, coffees, bubble tea and so much more, you’ll be craving another visit to Sip & Scoop in no time.

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  • 118 Pitt Street
    613-938-7311
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    Proudly touted as Cornwall’s original Downtown diner, Spinners Diner offers great food with a homey, old-fashioned diner feel.

    Spinners offers a variety of tasty breakfast and lunch options and combos that will satisfy the largest of appetites.

    There’s also a number of unique creations – like the Bacon Breakfast Poutine – that you won’t regret trying!

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  • 110-705 Cotton Mill Street
    613-938-2844
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    Located in Cornwall’s historic cotton mill district, The Stomping Grounds features exposed brick walls, wood beams and a restored wood floor that still bears the marks of the old steel carts that used to transport bales of raw cotton throughout the mill.

    As for the food, it’s equally impressive. And the coffee is out of this world, with owner Phil Gilmour using a filter brewing system to deliver a cup of java that is hard to beat.

    Sunday brunch runs from 10 am to 2 pm with an ever-changing list of savoury breakfast plates to enjoy.

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  • 1274 Pitt Street
    613-937-0869
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    Sunnyside Up is one of the staples of Cornwall’s breakfast and diner scene.

    The centretown business offers traditional breakfast diner fare with great food and friendly service.

    The menu has everything a breakfast lover can imagine. The breakfast club sandwich is a good place to start!

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  • 101 Pitt Street
    613-577-7646
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    Busy mornings are made better with a visit to Tilly’s in Downtown Cornwall.

    The cozy establishment features great locally-sourced coffee and daily creations from owner and chef Carol Ann Breedyk.

    The quiche is a popular item on the menu and the homemade sausages and potato pancakes are definitely worth trying.

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  • 229 Pitt Street
    613-933-4663
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    Grab a seat at the counter and enjoy some home-style cooking at Val and Paulie’s Diner.

    The popular diner serves up a variety of great breakfast and lunch meals with a smile – and generous portions to boot.

    Make sure to save a few minutes to check out the cool collection of Coca-Cola memorabilia near the front entrance on your way out!

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  • 120 Tollgate Road West
    613-938-7000
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    Awesome food and quality service is part of what makes The Village Diner a favourite breakfast stop for so many.

    The cozy diner offers all-day breakfast with daily specials and homemade soups that are sure to warm up your day.

    The portions are good and meals are always made to order!

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  • 2851 Marleau Avenue
    613-936-1273
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    In true Cornwall diner fashion, Zorba’s Restaurant offers great food and quality service in equal doses.

    The healthy portions and home-style cooking makes this a must-visit for breakfast aficionados.

    The Greek omelette is a favourite of many while the giant sausages and heaping side of homefries will ensure you leave with a full belly.

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