SuzyQ is a doughnut shop which is known for its traditional Finnish-style doughnuts. The recipe followed here resembles that of the Sugar Munkki of Finland, which is considered to be the first variety of doughnut to have been made. However, the chef uses several innovative and unique toppings on the doughnuts along with the usual chocolate, caramel and cookies and cream. The bacon and maple topped doughnut as well as seasonal varieties like Mango Lassi and Blue Vanilla Fruit Loop doughnuts are some of the more unusual varieties found here. All in all, these handcrafted treats are perfect to indulge your sweet tooth with.
Bread & Sons Bakery has an earthy look to it that is appealing as well as welcoming. This popular breakfast spot has an unusually long and narrow shape to it. It is also known for their delectable sandwiches, pizzas and other baked goodies. Everything is freshly prepared on-site and chances are that their food might run out if you drop in late. They also have a lot of options for vegans and vegetarians. Using only organic ingredients, their dishes are not only delicious but also cheap. Dig into their famous breakfast sandwich, croissants, vegan pastries, pizzas and sticky buns. Their espresso drinks are also noteworthy. Take a sip of their caffe latte, mochachino or cappuccino to awaken your morning drowsiness.
If you wish to enjoy a laid back brunch on a weekend then Fraser Café is where your search ends. Yoghurt Pancakes, Poached Eggs and the Panzanella give a refreshing start to your day and Mimosas and smoothies add the extra zest needed. Albeit more popular from brunch, many also explore Fraser Café for lunch and the place does not disappoint. For lunch, try the Chicken Barley Risotto, Braised Pork Pie and do not leave out the Smoked Trout if you like seafood. The Striploin and Pork Belly make great mains if you are having your dinner here. Fraser Café also has a list of impressive wines to complete your fare.
A true reflection of the Mexican spirit, Corazón de Maíz brings intensive flavors of the cuisine to the streets of Ottawa. Downtown's hub for affordable dining, this charming eatery has only the best to offer. Try anything from delicious staples such as nachos, tacos, tortillas, burritos, quesadillas to eclectic hand-made sauces that pack a punch. Uncompromising flavors created by the use of fresh ingredients of the highest standards promise to pamper your taste buds. With warm and friendly service on offer, visit the restaurant to experience Mexican hospitality at its finest.
What this stark, cafeteria-style vegetarian restaurant lacks in ambiance it more than makes up for with wonderful vegetarian and vegan food. At The Green Door Vegetarian Restaurant, the diverse menu of multicultural entrees, homemade breads and both rich and light desserts is popular among vegetarians and includes a number of dishes, such as many wheat-free desserts, suitable for specialized diets. Be warned that pricing is by weight, so heavier selections, like the delicious vegetarian lasagna, tend to quickly run up your bill.
True to its name, The Ministry of Coffee serves only the best coffees and the most regal blends in Ottawa. A fine selection of premium roasts adorn the shelves of this cafe which can also be picked up on the go. Combine specialty brews with delicious hand-held sandwiches and pastries, perfect for a quick lunch as you rush back to office. Armed with freshly-made breakfast and lunch specials, The Ministry of Coffee also extends its flawless services in the field of catering, perfect for sprucing up your next business event or social gathering.
Come home to Mamma Grazzi's Kitchen for a real Italian meal, and wait while Mamma's helpers cook it. Sauces including tomato, cream, extra virgin olive oil or roasted garlic are freshly prepared to order, as are the pizzas. Although the extra care takes time, the results are well worth the wait. Mamma's was awarded the Xpress newspaper's Reader's Choice Award for best Italian food. The home-style feel is created by warm wooden furnishings, set in a stone building.
Previously famous only among Italian immigrants of Ottawa, La Bottega Nicastro has quickly carved a niche for itself as one of the premium delis and dinners in the neighborhood. This charming gourmet shop wafting with aromas of fresh homemade delicacies lures customers as they shop for specialty goods imported from Italy. Choose from a range of staples of the cuisine such as salads, pastas, soups, pizzas and custom-made sandwiches. Take it up a notch by combining good food with excellent Illy premium espresso or fine Italian wines and beers for an authentic experience. Open all days of week, stop by for an unforgettable treat sure to keep you coming back for more.
This authentic '50s style diner is located in the heart of the Byward Market area and is open around the clock on weekends. Featuring 'comfort food like mom used to make,' the menu is extensive and varied and includes traditional burgers and sandwiches as well as various Blue Plate Specials: Meatloaf with Gravy and Liver and Onions with bacon and mushrooms. The breakfast menu is also quite impressive and can be ordered any time. There is a kid's menu and a discount for seniors.