You’re going to want to poké around this place. If you’re a fan of traditional poké, then this charming Hawaiian café near Ottawa is the perfect date night spot. For less than $10, you can build your own bowl and the toppings will make your mouth water.

Located just across the bridge in Gatineau, Queb., Ke Ola Café Poké Bar offers a variety of Hawaiian salads, Hawaiian coffees, bubble teas, and smoothie bowls at delicious price points. 

The build-your-own option starts with a $4 base of white or brown rice or salad. Or, if you like, you can upgrade to quinoa for $5. 

Next, you can add some protein for only $1.

Your options are classic salmon, spicy peanut salmon, Ahi tuna, lime and shallots tuna, or spicy vegan chicken. Yum!

There are also tons of veggies starting at $0.75 that you can add as well. 

And don’t forget the free sauce. They even have vegan spicy mayo!

Of course, there are plenty of pre-assembled bowls to choose from as well that range from $12 to $15.50.

So, if you’re looking for affordable things to do near Ottawa, then a tropical Hawaiian food date might just be exactly what you need.

Not only will the menu make you feel like you’ve travelled to the islands, but the gorgeous interior and outdoor terrace will have you feeling tropical, too.

Between the lush plants and friendly service that’s raved about in reviews, it really does sound like this could be your happy place.

But, if you’d rather eat your bowl from a box, they have takeout and delivery options too.

If you’re stopping in for breakfast, then a smoothie bowl might be a little more appealing.

But don’t worry, they’re all under $10 too. We love a cheap date.

There’s the acai bowl, a charcoal bowl, and a matcha bowl, all of which start with a sweet banana-strawberry base.

So, when it comes to eating out on a budget, you really can’t go wrong with these affordable treats.

Ke Ola Café Poké Bar

Price: 💸

Cuisine: Hawaiian 

Address: 66 Eddy St., Gatineau, QC

Why You Need To Go: You can enjoy cheap eats and feel like you're on a tropical island.