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.
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.
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.
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.
More than four decades since it opened in central Ottawa, Di Rienzo is still one of the city's top places to grab a hearty sandwich. The grocery store and deli offers a diverse selection of sandwiches in all manners of meats and cold cuts, made with the freshest ingredients and cheeses. Besides their usual selection, they also offer a choice of custom and daily special sandwiches. For a little variety, you can also try their delectable pasta specials, offering such delights as Jumbo Cheese Stuffed Ravioli, Lasagna as well as Risotto. They offer a very popular catering service as well.
Beavertails are scrumptious, deep-fried, flat pastries in the shape of, you guessed it, beaver tails. Pam and Grant Hooker opened their Byward Market flagship stall in 1980 and haven't looked back ever since. Made with whole-wheat flour and cooked in soya oil, plain beaver-tails are actually a relatively healthy snack. For the more adventurous, toppings include cinnamon and sugar or grated cheese. When you visit this bustling market square, be sure to grab this tasty treat on the go.
Named best Caribbean restaurant by Faces Magazine, Island Flava is a great place to try out some authentic Jamaican dishes. One of the most popular spots in town for Caribbean food among locals and tourists alike, the restaurant offers authentic dishes which follow the chef's own family recipes. Dishes like Rotis, Curry Goat, Jerk Chicken and Curry Vegetable are served here as well as the Canadian inspired Jerk Chicken Poutine. Established in the year 2015, the restaurant is a great place to go to if you need a change from the Canadian cuisine.
Situated in the University of Ottawa campus, Cafe Nostagia features theme nights from Monday to Thursday. From Trivia Night, Marabou, Jazz Night to Open Mic Night, this cafe is extremely popular for the live performances it hosts. A meeting point for students of the Ottawa University, this cafe serves excellent food and beverages in an informal ambiance. With engrossing events taking place every now and then, it's no wonder that this cafe has become a hub of live music events.