• By: Kat Walcott

BEST OF OTTAWA 2019: Breakfast & 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!

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Stoneface Dolly’s – 416 Preston St. & 4456 Limebank Rd.

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? With two restaurants, conveniently located in Little Italy and the Gloucester neighbourhood respectively, this breakfast and brunch spot is an Ottawa staple.

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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 home fries or house salad with a mouth-watering red wine vinaigrette.

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Alice’s Village Cafe – 3773 Carp Rd.

Located in the rural community of Carp, Alice’s Village Cafe is a food oasis away from the busy city. They are known for their delicious coffee and out-of-this-world breakfast menu which contains classic bacon and eggs dishes, breakfast sandwiches, and their famous cinnamon buns.

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Wilf & 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.

Baker Street Cafe – 385 Richmond Rd.

Baker Street Cafe really emphasizes personal touch with the amount of care they put into the food. Their staff is friendly and the serving sizes are generous. The cafe’s specialties include their homemade pastries, signature sandwiches and sourdough bread.

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The SconeWitch – 150 Elgin St., 35 Beechwood Ave. & 1638 Cyrville Rd.

If a good scone is what you seek for brunch then The SconeWitch 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.

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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 huevos rancheros is to die for. The brunch menu at Fraser Cafe will always leave you wanting more!

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Allô! Mon Coco – 2277 Riverside Dr. (Billings Bridge Shopping Centre)

A breakfast lover’s dream, Allô! Mon Coco serves breakfast from early morning to late afternoon, so you can get your breakfast fix whenever you want. Some of their standout selections include their eggs benedict dishes, beautiful fruit parfaits, and their endless variety of omelettes.

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Benny’s Bistro – 119 Murray St.

Benny’s is a complete hidden gem. It is actually part of The French Baker, tucked away behind the main bakery section. The restaurant is small, but packs a punch. Their breads are all fresh, coming straight from the bakery of course, and they offer all your fave breakfast fare like eggs, french toast, crepes and more. Don’t miss their special brunch offerings on weekends!

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 sweettooths and coffee addicts from all around the city!