Hidden in plain sight – Ottawa’s top five comfort foods

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Island Flava – 409 Dalhousie Street

This casual restaurant with bamboo decor, offers flavourful and genuine Carribean cuisine. Island Flava gives off a familiar atmosphere with an accommodating staff and excellent food.

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DreamLand Cafe – 262 Preston Street

Sisters and co-owners, Coco and Marlo De Leo, serve their homemade Italian dishes at DreamLand Cafe, located on Preston Street. Alongside the freshmade italian inspired pastas, the menu includes, wines, coffee and even brunch!

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Phuket Royal – 713 Somerset Street W

Selling the most reliable and flavourful Thai cuisine, Phuket Royal serves a large variety of cuisine from soups and salads to rice and noodle dishes. With an inviting atmosphere and a knowledgeable staff, discover comforting Thai dishes, with friends and family!

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Flapjack’s Canadian Diner – 354a Preston Street

Outfitted with rustic decor, Flapjack’s offers burgers, poutine and pancakes, all year long. The pancake diner offers comforting Canadian cuisine, and is perfect for a family brunch!

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Bella Vista Restaurant – 2645 Alta Vista Drive

A blend of Canadian and Italian cuisine, Bella Vista Restaurant offers pizzas, lasagna, chicken wings and poutine! Not only, this restaurant offers a sports bar and entertainment! Enjoy a comforting meal with friends and family.