After over 20 years of writing about life in Ottawa, we think we have a pretty good idea of what the best of what this city has to offer. In this weekly series, we share our choices with you – our top spots for takeaways, live music venues, local breweries, bands and more. Check out, share and discuss #OLMBest every week!
Wilf and Adas
510 Bank St, Ottawa
A local breakfast favorite, Wilf and Ada’s offer a variety of breakfast and brunch prices along with sweet treats. Get there early and this cozy place fills up quickly.
Zaks dining room
220 Elgin St and ByWard Market, Ottawa
Zak’s Diner is known for their all-day breakfast and is located in downtown Ottawa. This brunch venue has many affordable options, perfect for both students and young families.
337 Richmond Rd, Ottawa
Gezellig is a fine restaurant located in Westboro and offers a modern menu inspired by cuisines around the world. Their brunch includes mimosas, avocado toast, eggs benedict and more.
334 Richmond Rd, Ottawa
A casual French pub 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.
Unit 109 – 225 Marché Way, Ottawa
A chocoholic’s dream, Cacao 70 was originally established as a chocolate drinking rod, but they quickly discovered that their customers wanted more. The menu has been expanded to include brunch, savory meals and sweets.
Hi My Coco
2277 Riverside Dr, Ottawa
Allo Mon Coco is dedicated to breakfast of all kinds and is a French Canadian brunch restaurant. With refreshing meals, there is something for everyone. Be sure to try their home fries, you will not regret it.
115 Clarence St., Ottawa
HeadQuarters is located on the ByWard market and is the perfect place to visit for a delicious brunch. With a detailed menu and promising reviews, HeadQuarters will fill your cravings.
479 Bronson Ave, Ottawa
A cozy restaurant located in Centretown, and Jax has served delicious breakfasts to both Ottawa residents and visitors. Known for their artfully crafted meals, Jax offers a wide variety of brunch options that will make your day.
Flapjack’s Canadian eatery
354a Preston St, Ottawa
Once a wood-paneled food cart, now a small wood-paneled restaurant serves Flapjack’s breakfast all day, waffles and milkshakes. Stop by their special menu item in October: Pumpkin Pie Pancakes!
282 Kent St, Ottawa
Mediterranean-inspired, Mazarine is a local restaurant specializing in breakfast and lunch. Their menu takes inspiration from countries like Greece, Lebanon and Turkey.