• By: OLM Staff

Best of Ottawa 2020: Brunch and breakfast 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 series, we share our picks with you — our top hotels, live music venues, local brews, bands and more. Check, share and discuss #OLMBest every week!

The Scone Witch —150 Elgin Street, 35 Beechwood Ave, and 4-1638 Cyrville Road

Specializing in baked goods such as their famous scones, this eatery offers a variety of breakfast and brunch options. Perfect for a coffee date with a friend, The Scone Witch is a great place to enjoy a relaxing morning.

Photo: Jane Y, Yelp

Raw Pulp and Grind  440 Preston Street

RAW Pulp and Grind boasts a healthy menu consisting of green juices, tropical smoothies, acai bowls and breakfast parfaits. The restaurant is a great choice on a busy morning before work or on a hot summer midday.

Photo: Angela A. via Yelp

Stoneface Dollys 4456 Limebank Road and 416 Preston Street

Known for their wide selection of breakfast and brunch options, the family-run Stoneface Dollys' offers various egg centered meals. From omelettes to egg sandwiches, this is a great place to satisfy your cravings!

Photo: Amelia J. via Yelp

Roku Bar + Bites  610 Somerset Street West

Roku Bar + Bites is an Asian fusion restaurant that offers a traditional brunch with a unique twist. Fulfill your sweet tooth with their Coconut Pandan Pancakes or try their savoury Roku Hash Potatoes.

Photo: Klam C. via Yelp

Oat Couture Oatmeal Cafe  1154 Bank Street

Known for their healthy oat breakfasts, Oat Couture Oatmeal Cafe boasts various oat dishes. From decadent oatmeal bowls to flavourful smoothies, their oat offerings will keep you feeling full all morning!

Photo: Oat Couture Oatmeal Cafe via Yelp

Allô! Mon Coco Ottawa  2277 Riverside Drive

Allô! mon Coco is a family favourite, catering to many different tastes. The large menu consists of healthy options, sweet treats and savoury dishes, giving even picky eaters a chance to find something they will love!

Photo: Christina T. via Yelp

Wilf and Ada’s  510 Bank Street

A welcoming restaurant featuring locally sourced ingredients, Wilf and Ada’s serves a selection of comforting breakfast foods. Wilf and Ada’s is an optimal spot to enjoy Sunday brunch!

Photo: LI W. via Yelp

Zak’s Diner  14 Byward Market Square, 499 Terry Fox Drive, and 220 Elgin Street

Offering all-day breakfast, Zak’s Diner serves delicious and comforting meals perfect for people of all ages. Great for meat lovers and vegetarians alike, this restaurant caters to many preferences.

Photo: Carlos S. via Yelp

Benny’s Bistro  119 Murray Street

Located behind the iconic The French Baker in the ByWard Market, this cozy restaurant is one of Ottawa’s best kept secrets. Canadian-French fusion and fresh local produce are a winning combination in Benny's Bistro's mouthwatering dishes. 

Photo: Clarita H. via Yelp

Eggspectation  171 Bank Street

Offering a diverse and innovative menu, Eggspectation’s dishes vary from their high rise pancakes topped with a sunny side egg to their Chicken n’ waffles. The menu caters to multiple palettes and is great for families.

Photo: Amanda B via Yelp