Brunch is one of the best ways to celebrate the weekend. After a busy week at work, there is no better way to enjoy the weekend than by getting a few extra hours of sleep before you head to enjoy a mouthwatering mountain of pancakes relaxing with friends over mimosas.
In Ottawa, there are plenty of excellent brunch options around the city. Here are all the Ottawa brunch spots you must try at least once in your life:
Where: 325 Dalhousie Street
Once a month Copper Spirits and Sights hosts Beats + Brunch, where they offer bite-sized breakfast favorites from their rooftop restaurant and patio. At the event, the waiters offer delicious breakfast canapes, or you can help yourself to the brunch bar. You'll want to make reservations in advance, as the monthly event sells out quickly.
Where: 6400 Hazeldean Road
Make sure to go hungry when you visit NeXt for Sunday brunch. Their brunch is "The Board" which is for 2 people and includes 17 items plus unlimited hot and cold beverages for $30 a person.
Where: 7 Springfield Road
Known in Ottawa for having an excellent brunch, Fraser Cafe offers locally sourced dishes with a global influence. This is a spot in Ottawa you'll want to keep returning to try everything on the menu. If you are looking to try something more unique, opt for the Japanese Okonomiyaki.
Where: 115 Clarence Street
Part hair salon, cafe, and restaurant HeadQuarters is a unique find in the ByWard Market! Here you can treat yourself to Art-Is-In delicious baked goods, like the cronut or order a heartier meal like avocado toast with flash fried egg or ricotta pancakes.
Where: 337 Richmond Road
This gem in Westboro offers an extraordinary two-course brunch for $25. Owned by Stephen Beckta who also owns Play Food & Wine and Becta Dining & Wine you can expect the same outstanding quality of food.
Where: 224 Beechwood Avenue
This French-themed restaurant in Westboro offers a delicious brunch. With options like red velvet pancakes, country style french toast and duck and waffles you'll have a hard picking what to order.
Where: 225 Marche Way and 53 William Street
Chocoholics you need to go here for brunch! Offering a classic brunch of crepes, waffles, frittatas, and omelets all brunch items are served with a fruit plate and a small chocolate fondue!
Where: 1015 Wellington Street W
Calling all vegans, this is the brunch spot for you! Chef Briana Kim won Ottawa's top culinary competition the Gold Plates Competition last year, and at her unreal restaurant, you can enjoy her all-vegan menu.
Where: 438 Preston Street
Offering a friendly atmosphere, and fantastic Greek food, this is a must-visit brunch location. For brunch, they offer great sharing platters and cocktails that you need to try. The menu also has plenty of breakfast classics with a Greek twist like spicy feta baked eggs or Tsoureki French toast.
Where: 510 Bank Street
This super cute brunch spot offers breakfast all day. One of the popular dishes on the menu is eggs in purgatory which is 2 eggs poached in a spicy tomato sauce and covered in melted cheese. To go with your breakfast you can get a cup of Happy Goat Coffee, or go for something stronger like a Jar O'Sangria or even a cocktail called the Painkiller.
Where: 60 Rue Begin
This tiny 13 seat restaurant is a hidden gem in Gatineau. The menu changes regularly, but one of their signature dishes is a Dutch Baby that you need to try. Essentially the dish is like a large popover or a pancake, and the sweet breakfast pastry is a true delight!
Where: 150 Elgin Street and 35 Beechwood Ave
Offering some of the best scones in Ottawa, the Scone Witch is the perfect spot to go for brunch. Here you can enjoy either one of their sweet or savory scones with jam, fresh fruit, and scrambled eggs.
Where: 325 Dalhousie Street
Located in the Andaz Hotel, Feast & Revel is the perfect spot to go for brunch. Focusing on offering local, organic and hormone free products, for brunch you can either opt for the buffet or one of the plated breakfasts like breakfast poutine, scotch egg or Quebec goat cheese with blackberries and honey toast.
Where: 385 Richmond Road
Known for their generous portions and fair prices, Baker Street Cafe is usually always packed. Baker Street Cafe doesn't take reservations so you can expect to wait in line, but the delicious freshly made food make it worth the wait. While at the cafe make sure try their giant cinnamon buns.
Where: 250 City Centre Ave #112
A local favorite, Art-Is-In Bakery will satisfy your brunch craving. They have tons of brunch options, but they are known for their pastries, cronuts, and bread.
Where: 2020 Tenth Line Road
Located in Orleans, Cafe Latte Cino is a warm and inviting coffee shop that also offers brunch. On the menu, you'll find waffles, crepes and fruit, and omelet sandwiches which you can pair with a large cup of one of the many types of coffees or teas they offer.
Where: 93 Holland Ave
Head here for a $5 brunch mimosa! At brunch, you can enjoy a super affordable mimosa to pair with your brunch. Focusing on Spanish and Latino cuisine, Soca Kitchen's brunch is something you need to try.
Where: 750 Gladstone Ave
On weekends Pressed offers a waffle brunch. On the menu, you can find waffles topped with all sorts of toppings including smoked brisket, chicken, or even vanilla ice cream! Waffles, aren't your thing? Pressed also offers a hearty breakfast poutine too!
Where: 110 Murray Street
An elegant spot for brunch in the ByWard Market, Sur Lie offers modern French cuisine. For a truly luxurious brunch, go for their 3-course brunch tasting menu which comes with a mimosa for $38.
Where: 190 Dalhousie Street
Offering brunch every Saturday and Sunday, Das Local is conveniently located in the ByWard Market. If you're feeling hungry, Das Local offers a massive savory board with bacon, bratwurst, homefries, salad and a frittata that is certain to fill you up! Prefer sweet foods? They also have a sweet board with waffles, fresh fruit, and yogurt.
Where: 551 Somerset St W
The Vanitea Room offers a chic brunch complete with bottomless mimosas! This spot is known for their afternoon tea, but they also offer a brunch option. Just like afternoon tea, it will come with scones and tea but instead of finger sandwiches, you'll get mini bite size french toast, eggs benedict, and other breakfast favorites!
Where: 440 Preston Street and 307 Richmond Road
Start the day off with a healthy brunch at RAW Pulp and Grind. Focusing on offering healthy food to kickstart your day, you can enjoy a delicious acai bowl or breakfast parfait with a glass of freshly squeezed juice.
Where: 589 Bank Street
This charming brunch spot is one you will want to share on Instagram. Indulgence Cafe offers crepes, waffles, omelets and a variety of other brunch favorites.
Where: 334 Richmond Road
Located in Westboro, this French bistro has a charming old-world ambiance. With a brunch menu that has dishes like red velvet pancakes, duck and waffles and country style french toast your only challenge will be deciding what delicious meal to try first!
Where: 416 Preston Street and 4456 Limebank Road
A local favorite for brunch, the menu consists of classic brunch favorites like pancakes, eggs benedicts, and omelets. If you're looking for an exciting twist on the traditional eggs benny, try South African Chicken Bobotie version.
Where: 610 Somerset Street W
Head here for Asian-inspired street food brunch! On Sundays, you can enjoy bottomless mimosas and dishes such as coconut pandan pancakes or a steamed dumpling bowl.
Where: 340 Elgin Steet and 357 Richmond Road
Offering an all-vegetarian menu, come here for a healthy brunch that will make you feel good. While visiting make sure to order one of Pure Kitchen's signature cold-pressed juices.
Where: 220 Terence Matthews Cres.
Drive out to Kanata for a fantastic vegan brunch at Grow Your Roots Cafe. Some must-try dishes include their Best Cinnamon Bun Eva, Grand Avo Toast, and Tofu Eggs Benny
Where: 479 Bronson Avenue
A cozy bistro in Centertown, Jax offers a menu that focuses on seasonal and local ingredients. When visiting you need to try their pancakes, which taste as good as they look.
Where: 1154 Bank Street
When you head to this brunch spot, you are going to want to grab a seat in the swinging chairs. This cafe focuses on offering delicious bowls of oatmeal topped with fresh seasonal produce.
Where: 2277 Riverside Drive
Located in Billings Bridge Shopping Centre, Allo Mon Coco offers a wide selection of dishes for brunch. Make sure to go hungry, as the portions are giant!