• By: OLM Staff

Best of Ottawa 2021: 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 series, we share our picks with you — our top spots for takeout, live music venues, local brews, bands and more. Check, share and discuss #OLMBest every week!

Wilf and Ada’s

510 Bank St, Ottawa

A local breakfast favourite, Wilf and Ada’s offers a variety of breakfast and brunch fare alongside sweet treats. Get there early and this quaint spot fills up quickly.

Zak’s Diner

220 Elgin St and ByWard Market, Ottawa

Known for their all-day breakfast, Zak’s Diner is located in Ottawa’s downtown core. This brunch spot has many affordable options, perfect for students and young families alike.


337 Richmond Rd, Ottawa

A fine dining restaurant located in Westboro, Gezellig offers a modern menu taking inspiration from cuisines around the world. Their brunch includes mimosas, avocado toast, eggs benedict and more.

The Savoy

334 Richmond Rd, Ottawa

A casual French pub located in the heart of Westboro, The Savoy offers an expansive brunch menu. Inspired by traditional French cuisine, this is one of Ottawa’s best brunch spots.

Cacao 70

Unit 109 – 225 Marché Way, Ottawa

A chocoholic’s dream, Cacao 70 was originally established as a chocolate drinking bar but they soon discovered that their customers wanted for more. The menu has been expanded to brunch, savoury meals, and sweet treats.

Allô Mon Coco

2277 Riverside Dr, Ottawa

Dedicated to breakfasts of all kinds, Allo Mon Coco is a French Canadian brunch restaurant. With mouthwatering meals, there is something for everyone. Be sure to try their home fries, you won’t regret it.

Head Quarters

115 Clarence St., Ottawa

Located in the ByWard Market, HeadQuarters is the perfect place to stop by for a delicious brunch. With a detailed menu and promising reviews, HeadQuarters will fill your cravings.


479 Bronson Ave, Ottawa

A cozy restaurant nestled in Centretown, Jax has been serving delicious breakfasts to the residents of Ottawa and visitors alike. Known for their artfully crafted meals, Jax offers a wide variety of brunch options that’ll make your day.

Flapjack's Canadian Diner

354a Preston St, Ottawa

Once a wood-clad food truck, now a tiny wood clad restaurant Flapjack’s serves all-day breakfast, waffles, and milkshakes. Stop for their October special menu item: Pumpkin Pie Pancakes!

Mazarine Restaurant

282 Kent St, Ottawa

Mediterranean inspired, Mazarine is a local restaurant specialising in breakfast and lunch. Their menu takes inspiration from countries like Greece, Lebanon and Turkey.

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