Ottawa is home to quite a few stunning cafes and new ones continue to open up. Sure we may not have the exact same coffee culture that Toronto has, but Ottawa is pretty trendy when it comes to cafes. From unreal all vegan cafes to gorgeous Breakfast At Tiffany's style spots, we are pretty lucky to have so many cafes in our city. The only problem with the cafes in Ottawa is that they always have similar locations. A ton of them are either downtown, in the Glebe, or in Westboro.
Kanata may not seem like a likely place you would head to if you want to try out a new cafe, but trust me, there’s quite a few places you’ll want to try. Sure heading to your staple cafe is fun, but why not try something new and hit up a cafe in Kanata.
The Grounds Cafe
Where: 5703 Hazeldean Rd
The Grounds Cafe has a stunning interior and is bound to make you fall in love. They serve up a selection of espresso, lattes, cappuccinos and other espresso drinks. They use Equator coffee and Numi teas to ensure that each cup served is made with quality organic and fair trade ingredients. The Ground Cafe also serves up a creative clean food eating experience. This is a great cafe to head to for a healthy breakfast and an amazing vibe.
Luna Crepes & Cafe
Where: 329 March Road #110
Luna Crepes and Cafe serves up the most incredible crepes and waffles you will ever eat. Seriously, if you're someone that has a major sweet tooth, you will love everything about this cafe. Not only do they serve decadent homemade crepes and waffles, they also serve delicious gelato. If you're searching for somewhere to completely indulge for your next breakfast, look no further.
Grow Your Roots Cafe
Where: 220 Terence Matthews Crescent
Grow Your Roots Cafe is the only cafe in Ottawa to sell 100% vegan breakfast all week long. This unreal cafe has a large menu that serves salads, tofu eggs benedict, poutine, "chicken" sandwiches, breakfast wraps, coconut yogurt parfait and so much more! This is a great place to head to if you're trying to eat clean or simply want to try something new.
Morning Owl Coffeehouse + Variety
Where: 1047 Canadian Shield Ave
Prepare to be in awe of this gorgeous cafe hidden in Kanata. Morning Owl Coffeehouse + Variety is bound to give you the modern cafe vibe that we all love. From the hanging plants throughout the cafe to the dark barstools you will be in a modern cafe dream. Morning Owl Coffeehouse + Variety sells amazing drinks, breakfast, lunch, and a ton of salads. Whether you head here for a yummy snack or a quick coffee you will love the aesthetic of this cafe.
Where: 1523 Main Street South
Quitters Coffee is a cafe by day, bar by night. This adorable cafe will make you feel at home as soon as you walk in. Not only is the inside of Quitters stunning, but there is an outdoor patio that's perfect for a hot summer day. During the day this cafe serves up a variety of coffee, tea, juice, sandwiches, and light lunches. At night Quitters serves craft beer, Ontario wine, cocktails, and sharing plates.
The Cookery Bistro
Where: 99 Kakulu Dr Unit 109
This spot in Kanata is actually a restaurant but they do serve up coffee and tea. So heading here for a quick lunch is a great idea. Their coffee is organic, direct trade and local, it is ground fresh per pot using the drip method. They also serve up vegan teas that are direct traded loose leaf gourmet tea from Sloane Gourmet Tea in Toronto.
Alice's Village Cafe
Where: 3773 Carp Rd
This cafe is a 15 minute drive out of Kanata, but it's so close that you have to head here. The cafe is located in Carp and it's adorable. The cafe is known for their coffee, homemade soups, sandwiches, breakfast, and sweet treats. Their daily specials are made with locally sourced ingredients so you know you're eating fresh food. From the cute outdoor patio to the mouthwatering food, you will love every second at this cafe.
Café Van Houtte
Where: 8555 Campeau Dr #995
Café Van Houtte is located in the Tanger Outlets and it's a great place to chill at after a long day of shopping. This cafe serves up a wide range of thirst-quenching drinks perfect for a hit summer day. The refreshing drinks combine the scent of citrus and zest with the freshness of mint. They also serve up quick grab and go sandwiches, croissants, and wraps. This cafe is great if you're looking to chill out.