If you don't think brunch is the best meal of the day, you're wrong. There is nothing like eggs benedict with a mimosa on the side, and brunching with the people you love. While brunch can get expensive, it's so worth it. I don't think I've ever been disappointed leaving brunch, and you shouldn't either.
While Ottawa has great brunch spots in every part of town, there are a few that are fan favourites. If you haven't made it to one of these, call up your friends now and make it a date! You won't be disappointed, just super full and happy. Happy brunching!
15. The Vanitea Room
Where: 551 Somerset St W // Centretown
The Vanitea Room is every girls dream. They have the most amazing brunch, the most amazing decor, and, wait for it, bottomless mimosas. You'll never get sick of brunching here, and it's perfect for any occasion!
14. Art Is In Bakery
Where: 250 City Centre Ave // Hintonburg
Art Is In Bakery is a contemporary bakery that sells amazing brunch. If you're looking for food to indulge in, this is it! They have a ton of brunch options, but if you're looking for a lighter option, they also have pastries, delicious bread, and cronuts.
13. Sutherland Restaurant, Bar, And Coffee House
Where: 224 Beechwood Avenue // Vanier
Sutherland Restaurant, Bar, And Coffee House is a hidden gem in Ottawa. Their decor is stunning, their open all day, and they're way more than just a restaurant. Want a delicious latte with your waffles? No problem!
12. The Savoy Brasserie
Where: 334 Richmond Rd // Westboro
The Savoy Brasserie is a French themed restaurant that is so delicious. With options such as dutch waffles and red velvet pancakes, you'll want to go back every single weekend.
11. Feast & Revel
Where: 325 Dalhousie Street // ByWard Market
Feast & Revel is located in the Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market, but just because it's hidden does not mean it's not amazing. There are so many things on their menu from breakfast poutine, to the most amazing blueberry pancakes you'll ever try.
10. Grow Your Roots Cafe
Where: 220 Terence Matthews Crescent // Kanata
For all of the vegans out there, this is for you! This vegan cafe serves the most amazing food. So amazing that you would have no idea it's vegan! From eggs benedict to tofu scrambles, Sunday brunch has never looked so good.
9. Stoneface Dolly's
Where: Multiple Locations (Little Italy, Riverside South)
Stoneface Dolly's is an original brunch spot that has all your favourite options. No matter if you want classic pancakes, an egg dish or a breakfast sandwich, they have it all for you!
Where: 479 Bronson Ave // The Glebe
At JAX, all of their food is fresh, local, and seasonal. They have so many options on the menu, but no matter what you try you'll fall in love. Their eggs benedict and french toast is amazing.
7. EVOO Greek Kitchen
Where: 438 Preston St // Little Italy
EVOO Greek Kitchen is an unreal Greek restaurant that has the most unique brunch. If you go for brunch, make sure to get their cocktails that they serve, you don't regret it. They put a Greek twist on every dish they make, so you know it's delicious.
6. Wilf & Ada's
Where: 510 Bank St // Centretown
Wilf & Ada's is an adorable scratch diner that sells food you've definitely never tried. Their menu isn't huge, but what is on their menu will be sure to blow your mind. You'll want to come back all the time!
5. LUNA Crepes & Cafe
Where: 329 March Rd #110 // Kanata
LUNA Crepes & Cafe is a unique spot in Ottawa, as they only sell waffles, crepes and gelato for brunch. While they have a ton of savoury and sweet options, it will be hard to choose because everything looks delicious. But you must try the gelato!
4. The Wellington Diner
Where: 1385 Wellington St W // Wellington West
If you're looking for a classic, go-to diner spot that you know will serve all of your favs plus more, this is it! The Wellington Diner serves all day breakfast, so brunch can be at whatever time you want! From crazy poutine dishes to healthier options, they have it all.
Where: 60 Rue Bégin // Gatineau
Nothing compares to Edgar. They're a super small spot in Gatineau that serves delicious, homemade food that cannot be beat. They're known for their dish called Dutch Baby, and you need to try it the next time you go. It's basically like a breakfast pastry!
2. Das Lokal
Where: 190 Dalhousie St // ByWard Market
Das Lokal is a German-inspired European menu that is like nothing you've ever tried before. They don't have a ton of options for brunch, but what they do have is unique. If you can't choose between a few options, you can get a sweet or a savoury board that will cure all your brunch cravings.
1. Chesterfield's Gastro Diner
Where: 1433 Wellington St W // Wellington West
Chesterfield's Gastro Diner is an upscale diner that serves modern diner food. Good news is, they have an all day brunch menu! From their chicken and waffles to their apple fritter french toast, your mouth will be watering just looking at the menu.