Cafes are the perfect place to spend the rest of your summer. If you are meaning to meet up with some of your friends before school takes over our lives then a cafe is the most ideal place to go.

Sip on some yummy tea or coffee while chatting away to your BFF or reading a book while you're solo. When summer ends your free time will quickly end too, meaning your time to leisurely spend the day at a cafe is coming to an end. Whether you're in need of some alone de-compression or some fun socializing these are the cafes in Ottawa you can hit up before summer comes to an end. 

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Aroma Espresso Bar //  200 Marché Way

With so many seats you're sure to find a spot in Aroma Espresso Bar. In the heart of Lansdowne Park you can stop by after walking by the river and enjoying the final days of summer weather *cries*.

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The Vanitea Room // 551 Somerset West

Feel like a boss at The Vanitea Room. You can eat breakfast or lunch at this lovely cafe while sipping on your favourite tea blends.

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Union Street Kitchen Cafe // 42 Crichton St

This adorable cafe serves amazing coffee and delicious food. The minimal modern design will definitely treat your eyes and the yummy food will treat your tummy.

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Quitters Coffee // 1523 Main Street South

Cafe by day, bar by night. This adorable cafe will make you feel at home as soon as you walk in. This cafe also has a perfect patio that you need to check out before it's covered in snow.

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The Morning Owl // Multiple Locations 

If you need a cafe that will fuel you with creativity this place if for you. With stunning wall art and organic direct trade coffee, The Morning Owl is sure to fulfill your coffee needs.

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Fleur Tea House // 287 Somerset Street

This tea cafe is downtown Ottawa and it is cute AF. They serve over 100 different teas from all around the world giving you so many options to try something new. It's a cozy cafe perfect for a get together with some friends.

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Uji Café // 215 Rideau St

This cafe is literally made for all the matcha lovers out there. From matcha cake to matcha tea this cafe is sure to fulfill your matcha needs. There are over 30 seats in the cafe so you're sure to find a spot.

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Arlington Five // 5 Arlington Avenue

This cafe is Instagram worthy inside and out. It's the perfect place to chill with some friends and catch up before the craziness of school begins.

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The Tea Party Cafe // 119 York Street

This adorable Alice in Wonderland themed cafe will totally make you feel like you fell into the rabbit hole. The inside of this cafe is so adorable and the patio is amazing for soaking up these last rays of sun.


Cafe Cristal // 240 Kennevale Dr

If you're looking for a place to spill the tea, throw shade, and sip away this is 100% the place for you. Be treated like the royal you are at this beautiful cafe.

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Little Jo Berry's // 1303 Wellington St W

Everything in this cafe is completely vegan. This amazing cafe serves a variety of yummy vegan desserts and delicious vegan ice cream.

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Origin Trade // 111 York Street

This Ottawa gem is a spot locals don't want you to know about. This is a cozy cafe that reflects their love for Ottawa through their food and drink choices. Did I mention they have an adorable patio that's perfect for summer?

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Red Door Provisions // 117 Beechwood Ave

If you're looking for a cafe perfect for all lovers, whether tea, coffee, or matcha then this place is for you. They serve matcha lattes as well as their very own homemade pop tarts. Red Door Provisions is worth a visit for sure.

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Quelque Chose Pâtisserie // Multiple Locations

This adorable AF cafe has a roof patio... what more can you ask for in summer?! They sell the most unreal milkshakes and macaron ice cream sandwiches that everyone has to try before summer ends.

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Café Qui Pense // 204 Main St

The atmoshpere of this bright cafe is very calm and warm. If you're looking for a quiet place to read this cafe has got your back.

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Café Morala // 734 Bank St

This cafe is very quaint, old-fashioned, and welcoming. As soon as you walk in you'll have home-y vibes making your visit comfortable and relaxed. If you've ever been to Greece or Turkey, apparently this coffee shop resembles cafe's there!

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Planet Coffee // 24 York St

Outdoor patio cafe? Yes, please. This cafe is in the heart of the ByWard market and it's definitely worth a visit. Head here before the patio is packed away for the snow.

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Aquatopia Conservatory // 2710 March Rd

Enter the largest indoor water garden in Eastern Ontario, and yes, this is a cafe. You'll feel completely secluded from the real world in this stunning glass conservatory.

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The Ministry of Coffee // Multiple Locations

Cute, small, and aesthetically appealing. This cafe rotates their coffee's weekly from Canada's best roasters.

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Blumenstudio // 465 Parkdale Avenue

This hidden gem is an awesome cafe to sneak away to. Enjoy a coffee inside a floral shop! You'll be completely enclosed in fresh floral scents and surrounded by cute AF succulents.