There's something about bakeries that make you feel so at home. They are great places to catch up with friends while indulging in unreal pastries, desserts and Instagram-able lattes. Everyday is a cheat day when you walk into a bakery–it's an unwritten rule, okay?
We all need the help of comfort food to get through the week sometimes, and picturing ourselves in a French bakery in France makes the experience even better. So buy yourself a sleeve of Macarons and catch up with your BFF at one of these (or all) 11 mouthwatering bakeries you need to visit in Ottawa.
1. Art Is In Bakery // 250 City Centre Avenue #112
Art Is In Bakery is committed to giving their customers the right kind of food. Between their pastries, bread, and baguettes, the ingredients list they use is impeccable and everything is made completely fresh. How can you choose between the three? Hint: you don't. You buy them all.
2. Simply Biscotti // Multiple Locations
Simply Biscotti is known for, obviously, their biscotti's. However, they are so much more than that. You can enjoy your decadent desserts and pastries alongside a delicious cappuccino.
3. The Black Walnut Bakery // 979 Cameron Street
The Black Walnut Bakery has every single pastry and dessert you could ever want. They specialize in viennoiseries, and you can tell just by the first bite. If you're looking for an old-fashioned bakery, you've definitely found it.
4. Pasticceria Gelateria Italiana // 200 Preston Street
If you're heartbroken, I recommend searching for this pastry shop in Little Italy. Indulge in the decadent desserts and you'll automatically feel 10x better. I promise. I mean, just looking at that picture above would make anyone feel better.
5. Le Moulin de Provence // 55 ByWard Market Square
Yes, this is the place that Obama visited on his first trip to Ottawa. Since then, their most popular baked item is their 'Obama cookie'. This is an Ottawa landmark for a reason–and their baked items, cakes and desserts show you exactly why. If you're new to Ottawa, put this bakery on your bucket list.
6. Bread & Sons Bakery // 195 Bank Street
Bread & Sons is an old fashioned bakery that is perfect to stop in on a rainy weekend. This bakery also sells the most amazing and unique pizza, so if you're not in the mood for a pastry then you have another delicious option.
7. Strawberry Blonde Bakery // 114 Grange Avenue
Strawberry Blonde Bakery is unique in that it is vegan, gluten-free and-nut free. This allergy-free bakery has so many different options to choose from that even those without allergies would be impressed.
8. Quelque Chose Pâtisserie // 274 Montreal Road
This bakery focuses mostly on macarons, which is every white girls dream. They do have other options as well, but if you genuinely want to feel like you're in a French bakery, then this is the place to go.
9. Take Another Bite // 1135 Mill Street
The awesome thing about Take Another Bite is that they not only have amazing baked items, but they offer classes to teach you how to bake the same way. Their desserts are to die for, and will satisfy your sweet tooth perfectly.
10. Bread By Us // 1065 Wellington Street West
Bread By Us focuses mostly on bread while bringing in small other treats as well. They also sell coffee, which is by a roaster in Burlington, ON. They have a strict schedule for when different bread options are prepared, so be ready for the most fresh bread you'll ever taste.
11. SuzyQ Doughnuts // 969 Wellington Street West
SuzyQ Doughnuts is a staple dessert place if you are new to Ottawa. Being the most popular donut place in the city, it's almost mandatory that you try every single donut there it to find your favourite. The best part is how inexpensive the donuts are, however for the quality of the donuts, they should be price way higher.
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