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Best of the Brunch

Hamilton has seriously upped its brunch game in recent years with tons of options for late-morning feasting. From a delicious brunch at a Hamilton hotspot – Saint James Espresso Bar & Eatery to shared dishes like the Hungry Human Hangover at Nique, both conveniently located in downtown – Hamilton’s got your brunch fix. Here’s a full run-down from famous #HamOnt foodie @TasteHamOnt.  (Max Kerman of the Arkells highly recommends the sweet potato and avocado toast with at his neighbourhood coffee shop Salty Espresso).


Hamilton’s once modest brewery scene has seen a big surge in recent years. Check out this impressive list of unique-to-Hamilton taprooms ready to pour you delicious brew – all in beautiful spaces.  In the heart of Downtown you will find Merit Brewing and to the north is Collective Arts – both well worth the trips!

Need caffeine?

Hamilton coffee scene has also come a long way since opening the first-ever Tim Hortons shop (still around today on Ottawa Street).  From slow pour-overs at Relay Coffee Roasters at Hamilton Farmers Market to New York Times-endorsed Smalls Coffee (both downtown), there’s always a great cup of coffee to be had.   Want more coffee tips? Check out this Hamilton coffee roundup in Portland-based Sprudge Magazine.

Hamilton Farmers’ Market

One of Canada’s oldest markets is still a hub for both locals and visitors. In addition to great products and produce, the market boasts a delicious ‘food hall’ – great for a hungry lunch crowd. Highlights include fresh and creative fresh bowls from poke bar and delicious hand crafted ice cream. See To Market, to Market – Not to Miss Stops at Hamilton Farmers’ Market

Still feeling peckish?

And for all the meals in between – from classic cheap eats to new hotspots – check out our full restaurant listings and food blogs for more culinary inspiration.

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