Food & WineBEST OF OTTAWA 2018: Breakfast and Brunch spots

BEST OF OTTAWA 2018: Breakfast and Brunch spots

BEST OF OTTAWA 2018: Breakfast and Brunch spots

After over 20-years writing about life in Ottawa, we think we have
a pretty good idea of the best of what this city has to offer.
In this weekly summer series, we’ll share our picks with you - 
our top hotels, live music venues, local brews,
bands and more. Check, share and discuss
#OLMBest every week!


Von's Bistro - 819 Bank St

Von's Bistro is located in the heart of the glebe. Though the location may seem small, brunch-goers can grab a seat in the cozy indoors or on their outdoor patio. Most breakfasts are served with a side of their specially-made homefries or house salad with a mouth-watering red wine vinegarette. 

Photo courtesy of Elgin Street Diner

Elgin Street Diner - 374 Elgin St

Whoever said poutine is only for late-night dining has clearly never tried Elgin Street Diner's breakfast poutine. If you're looking for a breakfast to satisfy all your comfort food cravings Elgin Street diner is just the place. This 22-year old diner is an Ottawa morning must!

Photo courtesy of The Scone Witch

The Scone Witch - 150 Elgin Street

If a good scone is what you seek for brunch then The Scone Witch is the place for you. Choose from eleven different scones and a dozen different meals. Try their brunch special featuring your favourite scone topped with creamy scrambled eggs and your choice of mustard glazed ham, mushroom ragout, smoked salmon or Mediterranean vegetables. 

Photo courtesy of @FraseCafe

Fraser Cafe - 7 Springfield Rd

Fraser Cafe is a culinary mainstay in New Edinburgh. The staff is always accommodating at Fraser Cafe. Their food is delicious, the coffee is strong and the heuvos rancheros is to die for. The brunch menu at Fraser Cafe will always leave you wanting more! 

Ralph & Sons Diner - 3420 Carling Avenue

This family owned and operated business has been welcoming breakfast goers into their humble diner for over 50 years. Ralph & Sons provide great food accompanied by even greater service. This seat yourself style diner offers a whole range of traditional breakfast options that are sure to make you feel at home. 

Baker Street Cafe - 385 Richmond Rd

The Baker Street Cafe really puts a personal touch with the amount of care they put into the food. Their staff and they serving sizes are generous. Baker Street Cafe specializes in homemade pastries, signature sandwiches and sour dough bread. 

Cafe Latte Cino - 2020 Tenth Line Rd

If you're seeking sweet over savory look no further than Orleans' Cafe Latte Cino. From apple crumble crepes to waffles topped with gelato and whipped cream, the possibilities are endless! This family-run, European-style cafe attracts sweet tooths and coffee addicts from all around the city! 

Photo credit: Karen Temple

Wilf and Ada’s - 510 Bank St

There is never a dull moment at Wilf and Ada’s during brunch hours. Wilf and Ada's is a bright and spacious spot serving food that is completely from-scratch and locally sourced. From freshly squeezed grapefruit juice to their strawberry compote to their eggs in purgatory, Wilf and Ada's serves some serious brunch vibes.

Photo credit: Anne Dion

Stoneface Dolly’s - 416 Preston St

From old favourites to new options, Stoneface Dolly’s brunch menu has something for everyone! May we suggest their blueberry ricotta pancakes or their globally inspired Chicken Bobotie? Conveniently located and known for its casual ambiance, this brunch spot is a Preston Street staple. 

Photo courtesy of Chances R Resturaunt

The Chances R Restaurant - 1365 Woodroffe Ave

Families have flocked to The Chances R Restaurant for a traditional brunch since opening its doors in 1976. Their 'R' philosophy is to cook with only the freshest and finest ingredients around. The service is quick and the meals satisfying. 

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