Stökkva beint að efni

Guidebook for Ottawa

Ashley

Guidebook for Ottawa

Food Scene
Delicious gourmet plant-based food!
11
íbúar mæla með
Café My House
11
íbúar mæla með
Delicious gourmet plant-based food!
Ottawa's local coffee chain - they roast their own coffee in Little Italy, and make all their food and snacks from scratch. There are many Bridgehead locations all around town, but this is the closest one to home :)
24
íbúar mæla með
Bridgehead
1024 Wellington Street West
24
íbúar mæla með
Ottawa's local coffee chain - they roast their own coffee in Little Italy, and make all their food and snacks from scratch. There are many Bridgehead locations all around town, but this is the closest one to home :)
Breakfast everyday until 2pm :)
9
íbúar mæla með
Chesterfield's Gastro Diner
1433 Wellington St W
9
íbúar mæla með
Breakfast everyday until 2pm :)
Closest Starbucks - less than 10 mins away!
Starbucks
1620 Scott St
Closest Starbucks - less than 10 mins away!
A cheerful and bright cafe with coffee, snacks, and beer and wine later in the day!
6
íbúar mæla með
Equator Coffee Westboro
412 Churchill Ave N
6
íbúar mæla með
A cheerful and bright cafe with coffee, snacks, and beer and wine later in the day!
Great restaurant with tasty breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and a huge selection of local beers!
12
íbúar mæla með
The Savoy Brasserie
334 Richmond Rd
12
íbúar mæla með
Great restaurant with tasty breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and a huge selection of local beers!
Vegetarian bakery, cafe, and pizza place all in one. Always playing great music. Probably our favourite place in town!
19
íbúar mæla með
Bread & Sons
195 Bank St
19
íbúar mæla með
Vegetarian bakery, cafe, and pizza place all in one. Always playing great music. Probably our favourite place in town!
An Ottawa institution - almost too busy to go for weekend brunch. Baked goods are so amazing, and they make great coffee, too!
83
íbúar mæla með
Art-Is-In Bakery
250 City Centre Avenue
83
íbúar mæla með
An Ottawa institution - almost too busy to go for weekend brunch. Baked goods are so amazing, and they make great coffee, too!
Our favourite brunch spot with all-day breakfast!
17
íbúar mæla með
Jax
17
íbúar mæla með
Our favourite brunch spot with all-day breakfast!
Best bread in town!
9
íbúar mæla með
True Loaf Bread Company
573 Gladstone Avenue
9
íbúar mæla með
Best bread in town!
Amazing vegetarian restaurant! Great breakfast and lunch options, and there's also a hot bar where you can fill a bowl with food for $5-10 :)
23
íbúar mæla með
Wild Oat Bakery, Cafe & Farm
817 Bank Street
23
íbúar mæla með
Amazing vegetarian restaurant! Great breakfast and lunch options, and there's also a hot bar where you can fill a bowl with food for $5-10 :)
Tasty pay-by-weight vegetarian spot just down the street - great place to stop into if you're looking for a warm soup on a cold day.
27
íbúar mæla með
The Table Vegetarian Restaurant
1230 Wellington Street West
27
íbúar mæla með
Tasty pay-by-weight vegetarian spot just down the street - great place to stop into if you're looking for a warm soup on a cold day.
Cute little tea shop with the best and biggest selection of teas! Amazing in-shop baked treats, as well!
teastore
53 York St
Cute little tea shop with the best and biggest selection of teas! Amazing in-shop baked treats, as well!
AMAZING restaurant run by a Quebec celebrity chef, Marysol Foucault. Ever-changing menu, fresh and local ingredients. It's a tiny space, so expect to wait a bit for a table, but know that it's all worth it.
33
íbúar mæla með
Edgar
60 Rue Bégin
33
íbúar mæla með
AMAZING restaurant run by a Quebec celebrity chef, Marysol Foucault. Ever-changing menu, fresh and local ingredients. It's a tiny space, so expect to wait a bit for a table, but know that it's all worth it.
Tacos! You can sit inside, but we recommend ordering from the take-out window. Eggplant and the crispy fish tacos are personal faves. Open late!
89
íbúar mæla með
El Camino
380 Elgin St
89
íbúar mæla með
Tacos! You can sit inside, but we recommend ordering from the take-out window. Eggplant and the crispy fish tacos are personal faves. Open late!
Get the laksa!
24
íbúar mæla með
Datsun
380 Elgin St
24
íbúar mæla með
Get the laksa!
Award-winning gelato just down the street, and it's 40% off on Sundays from 9-10pm ;)
7
íbúar mæla með
Stella Luna Gelato Cafe Hintonburg
1130 Wellington St W
7
íbúar mæla með
Award-winning gelato just down the street, and it's 40% off on Sundays from 9-10pm ;)
Tiny cafe located in a ritzy neighbourhood. Great coffees and teas, and rich desserts!
Union Street Kitchen Café
42 Crichton St
Tiny cafe located in a ritzy neighbourhood. Great coffees and teas, and rich desserts!
Homemade ice cream!
The Merry Dairy
102 Fairmont Ave
Homemade ice cream!
Italian grocery store with a restaurant, sandwich counter, and espresso bar in the back! Great for groceries, but even better for sandwiches which they're famous for :)
42
íbúar mæla með
La Bottega
64 George St
42
íbúar mæla með
Italian grocery store with a restaurant, sandwich counter, and espresso bar in the back! Great for groceries, but even better for sandwiches which they're famous for :)
Tucked away in a courtyard of the Byward Market, this cafe is an Ottawa classic. They have a nice patio in the summer time - perfect for people watching :)
21
íbúar mæla með
Planet Coffee, ByWard Market, Ottawa
24a York St
21
íbúar mæla með
Tucked away in a courtyard of the Byward Market, this cafe is an Ottawa classic. They have a nice patio in the summer time - perfect for people watching :)
Best burritos in town! Friendliest staff!
13
íbúar mæla með
Corazon De Maiz
55 Byward Market Square
13
íbúar mæla með
Best burritos in town! Friendliest staff!
Cafe and used bookstore all in one! Run by two young guys we know - very hip, can be busy, and fun to hang out at. They have events at night, too!
6
íbúar mæla með
Black Squirrel Books & Espresso Bar
1073 Bank St
6
íbúar mæla með
Cafe and used bookstore all in one! Run by two young guys we know - very hip, can be busy, and fun to hang out at. They have events at night, too!
Hip coffee shop. Also open late for drinks!
23
íbúar mæla með
The Ministry of Coffee and Social Affairs
1013 Wellington St W
23
íbúar mæla með
Hip coffee shop. Also open late for drinks!
The best doughnuts! They're all good, but try: Sugar Munkki, Raspberry Cassis, and London Fog.
50
íbúar mæla með
SuzyQ Doughnuts
969 Wellington St W
50
íbúar mæla með
The best doughnuts! They're all good, but try: Sugar Munkki, Raspberry Cassis, and London Fog.
Open 24/7 and their poutine is vegetarian!
30
íbúar mæla með
Elgin Street Diner
374 Elgin Street
30
íbúar mæla með
Open 24/7 and their poutine is vegetarian!
Tiny little Korean place - great for lunch! Also has a food cart on Bank St in the summer, and can be found at some farmer's markets in the summer, too!
Bap by Raon Kitchen, Laurier
141 Laurier Ave W
Tiny little Korean place - great for lunch! Also has a food cart on Bank St in the summer, and can be found at some farmer's markets in the summer, too!
Really tasty breakfast place if you're downtown and want a big plate of food :)
10
íbúar mæla með
Eggspectation
171 Bank St
10
íbúar mæla með
Really tasty breakfast place if you're downtown and want a big plate of food :)
Vegetarian comfort food, but not your typical hippie vegetarian restaurant! Try their mushroom-walnut burger, you won't regret it. They have fancy drinks, smoothies, juices, and local beers. Breakfast is super well priced (avocado toast for $5!) and we recommend the breakfast burrito! There is also a location in Westboro.
30
íbúar mæla með
Pure Kitchen Elgin
340 Elgin St
30
íbúar mæla með
Vegetarian comfort food, but not your typical hippie vegetarian restaurant! Try their mushroom-walnut burger, you won't regret it. They have fancy drinks, smoothies, juices, and local beers. Breakfast is super well priced (avocado toast for $5!) and we recommend the breakfast burrito! There is also a location in Westboro.
Vegetarian comfort food, but not your typical hippie vegetarian restaurant! Try their mushroom-walnut burger, you won't regret it. They have fancy drinks, smoothies, juices, and local beers. Breakfast is super well priced (avocado toast for $5!) and we recommend the breakfast burrito! There is also a location on Elgin.
28
íbúar mæla með
Pure Kitchen Westboro
357 Richmond Rd
28
íbúar mæla með
Vegetarian comfort food, but not your typical hippie vegetarian restaurant! Try their mushroom-walnut burger, you won't regret it. They have fancy drinks, smoothies, juices, and local beers. Breakfast is super well priced (avocado toast for $5!) and we recommend the breakfast burrito! There is also a location on Elgin.
There are hundreds of these Vietnamese places on Somerset Street West, but this purple one is our go-to! We like the vermicelli dishes. Open super late!
Pho Bo Ga 2 Snack Bar
857 Somerset St W
There are hundreds of these Vietnamese places on Somerset Street West, but this purple one is our go-to! We like the vermicelli dishes. Open super late!
Local coffee roaster
19
íbúar mæla með
Happy Goat Coffee Co. (Laurel)
35 Rue Laurel St
19
íbúar mæla með
Local coffee roaster
Our neighbourhood's local cat cafe! Meow!
Feline Café
1076 Wellington St W
Our neighbourhood's local cat cafe! Meow!
Busy breakfast place with an English rock & roll kind of theme!
27
íbúar mæla með
Baker Street Cafe
385 Richmond Rd
27
íbúar mæla með
Busy breakfast place with an English rock & roll kind of theme!
Classic Canadian fried dough treat! We like the simple version, with cinnamon, sugar, and a wedge of lemon :)
33
íbúar mæla með
BeaverTails
69 George St
33
íbúar mæla með
Classic Canadian fried dough treat! We like the simple version, with cinnamon, sugar, and a wedge of lemon :)
Ottawa's local coffee chain - this is where the magic happens: Bridgehead's roastery and bakery in Little Italy! They host a free tour of their whole operation the first Saturday morning of every month - it's fun, informative, and you get loads of free samples!
18
íbúar mæla með
Bridgehead Roastery and Coffeehouse
130 Anderson St
18
íbúar mæla með
Ottawa's local coffee chain - this is where the magic happens: Bridgehead's roastery and bakery in Little Italy! They host a free tour of their whole operation the first Saturday morning of every month - it's fun, informative, and you get loads of free samples!
Open 24/7, and in the heart of the Byward Market!
19
íbúar mæla með
Zak's Diner
14 Byward Market Square
19
íbúar mæla með
Open 24/7, and in the heart of the Byward Market!
Artisan cured meats made into delicious sandwiches, and right around the corner.
9
íbúar mæla með
Meat Press
45 Armstrong St
9
íbúar mæla með
Artisan cured meats made into delicious sandwiches, and right around the corner.
Interesting concept restaurant. They only make one thing, but they do it really, really well! Very busy at lunch time because of the office workers, but otherwise a great little spot.
The Bowl
83 Holland Ave
Interesting concept restaurant. They only make one thing, but they do it really, really well! Very busy at lunch time because of the office workers, but otherwise a great little spot.
Fancy Starbucks in the Byward Market. Serving up the regular Starbucks fare, but also has interesting alcoholic-cofffee beverages.
Starbucks
62 York St
Fancy Starbucks in the Byward Market. Serving up the regular Starbucks fare, but also has interesting alcoholic-cofffee beverages.
Hand crafted Hong-Kong style ice creams, and other treats made with local ingredients
11
íbúar mæla með
Moo Shu Ice Cream & Kitchen
477 Bank St
11
íbúar mæla með
Hand crafted Hong-Kong style ice creams, and other treats made with local ingredients
Very popular breakfast spot!
38
íbúar mæla með
Wilf & Ada's
510 Bank St
38
íbúar mæla með
Very popular breakfast spot!
The best fish & chips in town, along with other seafood dishes. Classic East Coast feel. They have 2 other locations, too!
14
íbúar mæla með
The Whalesbone Elgin Street
231 Elgin St
14
íbúar mæla með
The best fish & chips in town, along with other seafood dishes. Classic East Coast feel. They have 2 other locations, too!
Classy and incredibly delicious. We've seen famous hockey players here! Dinner is on the expensive side, but they have really unique menu items and a great wine list. We like going for lunch - it's slightly less expensive and totally worth it.
32
íbúar mæla með
Fauna
425 Bank Street
32
íbúar mæla með
Classy and incredibly delicious. We've seen famous hockey players here! Dinner is on the expensive side, but they have really unique menu items and a great wine list. We like going for lunch - it's slightly less expensive and totally worth it.
Pretty and new cafe in the Glebe! Get the "magic" coffee ;)
6
íbúar mæla með
Little Victories Coffee
1111A Wellington St W
6
íbúar mæla með
Pretty and new cafe in the Glebe! Get the "magic" coffee ;)
Bakery/cafe/restaurant all in one! They make their own food, baked goods are delicious, and if you get drip coffee you get free refills! Check out the art gallery upstairs!
17
íbúar mæla með
Thyme & Again
1255 Wellington St W
17
íbúar mæla með
Bakery/cafe/restaurant all in one! They make their own food, baked goods are delicious, and if you get drip coffee you get free refills! Check out the art gallery upstairs!
Sightseeing
You can see this from your bedroom! There are free tours of the Parliament buildings available year round - you can get tickets by going to the info centre at 90 Wellington St (across from Parliament). But go early to be able to select the time that works for you!
299
íbúar mæla með
Parliament Hill
299
íbúar mæla með
You can see this from your bedroom! There are free tours of the Parliament buildings available year round - you can get tickets by going to the info centre at 90 Wellington St (across from Parliament). But go early to be able to select the time that works for you!
Visit the residence of Canada's Governor General! Beautiful grounds to picnic on and play frisbee; nice gardens to walk through. You can also check out the changing of the guards here - a classic Canadian sight! There are also usually free tours available :)
38
íbúar mæla með
Rideau Hall
1 Sussex Dr
38
íbúar mæla með
Visit the residence of Canada's Governor General! Beautiful grounds to picnic on and play frisbee; nice gardens to walk through. You can also check out the changing of the guards here - a classic Canadian sight! There are also usually free tours available :)
Byward Market has something happening every time of day - lots of shops, cafes, and restaurants in the day, and it's got all sorts of bars to check out at night!
235
íbúar mæla með
ByWard Market
235
íbúar mæla með
Byward Market has something happening every time of day - lots of shops, cafes, and restaurants in the day, and it's got all sorts of bars to check out at night!
Walk or skate along our famous Canal!
129
íbúar mæla með
Rideau Canal National Historic Site
129
íbúar mæla með
Walk or skate along our famous Canal!
13
íbúar mæla með
The National War Memorial
13
íbúar mæla með
17
íbúar mæla með
Fairmont Château Laurier
1 Rideau Street
17
íbúar mæla með
Arts & Culture
Amazing collections and exhibitions. We've been to art galleries all around the world, and this is top notch! Free on Thursday nights from 5-8pm.
195
íbúar mæla með
National Gallery of Canada
380 Sussex Dr
195
íbúar mæla með
Amazing collections and exhibitions. We've been to art galleries all around the world, and this is top notch! Free on Thursday nights from 5-8pm.
Our National Arts Centre was recently renovated, and it is stunning! Catch any kind of show: orchestra, jazz, contemporary, Broadway shows! Lots of selection :)
70
íbúar mæla með
National Arts Centre
53 Elgin St
70
íbúar mæla með
Our National Arts Centre was recently renovated, and it is stunning! Catch any kind of show: orchestra, jazz, contemporary, Broadway shows! Lots of selection :)
105
íbúar mæla með
Canadian War Museum
1 Vimy Pl
105
íbúar mæla með
12
íbúar mæla með
Ottawa Art Gallery
50 Mackenzie King Bridge
12
íbúar mæla með
City Hall Art Gallery
110 Laurier Ave W
One of Canada's most visited museums! Has a spectacular view of Ottawa.
185
íbúar mæla með
Canadian Museum of History
100 Rue Laurier
185
íbúar mæla með
One of Canada's most visited museums! Has a spectacular view of Ottawa.
Essentials
Only open from spring to November from 6am to 6pm, but just down the street and great for grabbing some fresh, local fruits and veggies.
23
íbúar mæla með
Parkdale Market
365 Parkdale Ave
23
íbúar mæla með
Only open from spring to November from 6am to 6pm, but just down the street and great for grabbing some fresh, local fruits and veggies.
Our favourite grocery store!
8
íbúar mæla með
Farm Boy
317 McRae Ave
8
íbúar mæla með
Our favourite grocery store!
Zero-waste grocery store just down the street, so bring a shopping bag with you! Surprisingly well priced, and you can pick up just as much as you need of anything for your stay :)
NU Grocery
1130 Wellington St W
Zero-waste grocery store just down the street, so bring a shopping bag with you! Surprisingly well priced, and you can pick up just as much as you need of anything for your stay :)
18
íbúar mæla með
Whole Foods Market
951 Bank St
18
íbúar mæla með
Ottawa's hippie grocery store! You can get hard-to-find specialty items here. There's a juice bar in the back, and they also have a hot soup bar that we like grabbing a snack at.
13
íbúar mæla með
Herb & Spice Food Shop
375 Bank St
13
íbúar mæla með
Ottawa's hippie grocery store! You can get hard-to-find specialty items here. There's a juice bar in the back, and they also have a hot soup bar that we like grabbing a snack at.
Parks & Nature
Although marked differently on the map, there is access to the Ottawa River Pathway just outside our home - you can walk all the way along the river to get downtown :) Great for a peaceful walk or bike ride, and you can cross-country ski or snowshoe on it in the winter!
9
íbúar mæla með
Ottawa River Pathway
9
íbúar mæla með
Although marked differently on the map, there is access to the Ottawa River Pathway just outside our home - you can walk all the way along the river to get downtown :) Great for a peaceful walk or bike ride, and you can cross-country ski or snowshoe on it in the winter!
Beautiful greenspace, great for picnics
16
íbúar mæla með
Arboretum
16
íbúar mæla með
Beautiful greenspace, great for picnics
Interesting little area along the Ottawa River Pathway with rock sculptures in the water!
9
íbúar mæla með
Remic Rapids PARKING LOT
9
íbúar mæla með
Interesting little area along the Ottawa River Pathway with rock sculptures in the water!
Beautiful swimming hole in a wildlife sanctuary. Closes at 2pm. Great for cooling off on hot summer days!
8
íbúar mæla með
The Pond
8
íbúar mæla með
Beautiful swimming hole in a wildlife sanctuary. Closes at 2pm. Great for cooling off on hot summer days!
A nice park across the bridge into Quebec! Great views of Ottawa, and there are often events held at this park :)
23
íbúar mæla með
Jacques Cartier Park
285 Rue Laurier
23
íbúar mæla með
A nice park across the bridge into Quebec! Great views of Ottawa, and there are often events held at this park :)
Pretty park in Centretown. In the summertime, they play movies in the park at night!
9
íbúar mæla með
Dundonald Park
9
íbúar mæla með
Pretty park in Centretown. In the summertime, they play movies in the park at night!
Our neighbourhood beach - great for cooling off in the summertime!
Westboro Beach
Our neighbourhood beach - great for cooling off in the summertime!
Drinks & Nightlife
Great beer, pub-like atmosphere, and you can buy some to bring home!
22
íbúar mæla með
Tooth and Nail Brewing Company
3 Irving Ave
22
íbúar mæla með
Great beer, pub-like atmosphere, and you can buy some to bring home!
Sample Ottawa's best beers, and purchase some to bring home! Must try: Pink Fuzz and Aromatherapy. Our favourite brewery :) It's actually located at 250 City Centre Ave, Ottawa, ON next to Art-Is-In Bakery
25
íbúar mæla með
Beyond the Pale Brewing Company
250 City Centre Ave
25
íbúar mæla með
Sample Ottawa's best beers, and purchase some to bring home! Must try: Pink Fuzz and Aromatherapy. Our favourite brewery :) It's actually located at 250 City Centre Ave, Ottawa, ON next to Art-Is-In Bakery
Great place for beers and fun music, they have games to play, tasty food, and a good place to catch sporting events.
21
íbúar mæla með
Local Lansdowne
825 Exhibition Way
21
íbúar mæla með
Great place for beers and fun music, they have games to play, tasty food, and a good place to catch sporting events.
Great cafe during the day that turns into a music venue at night. We love checking out their Jazz Nite, a free-cover live jazz show the last Wednesday of every month starting around 7pm. Small but great beer selection!
15
íbúar mæla með
Bar Robo
692 Somerset St W
15
íbúar mæla með
Great cafe during the day that turns into a music venue at night. We love checking out their Jazz Nite, a free-cover live jazz show the last Wednesday of every month starting around 7pm. Small but great beer selection!
Ottawa's classic "going out" spot. Great place to dance and listen to live music.
15
íbúar mæla með
Heart & Crown - Byward
73 Clarence St
15
íbúar mæla með
Ottawa's classic "going out" spot. Great place to dance and listen to live music.
Small and stylish neighbourhood bar
9
íbúar mæla með
10Fourteen
1014 Wellington St W
9
íbúar mæla með
Small and stylish neighbourhood bar
Popular bar for food and drinks
49
íbúar mæla með
The Hintonburg Public House
1020 Wellington St W
49
íbúar mæla með
Popular bar for food and drinks
One of Ottawa's newest breweries!
9
íbúar mæla með
Flora Hall Brewing
37 Flora St
9
íbúar mæla með
One of Ottawa's newest breweries!
Located in an old historic mill right on the Ottawa River, this place is a good spot to grab a pint of beer (try the Portage - it's made of water from the Ottawa River!) and some food.
23
íbúar mæla með
Mill St. Brew Pub
555 Wellington St
23
íbúar mæla með
Located in an old historic mill right on the Ottawa River, this place is a good spot to grab a pint of beer (try the Portage - it's made of water from the Ottawa River!) and some food.
Shopping
Local, vegan soap shop!
SAABOON
595 Gladstone Ave
Local, vegan soap shop!
Local soap shop
Purple Urchin
Local soap shop
Downtown Ottawa's big shopping centre - also connected to the transit system, so it's easy to get to and from places from there.
197
íbúar mæla með
CF Rideau Centre
50 Rideau St
197
íbúar mæla með
Downtown Ottawa's big shopping centre - also connected to the transit system, so it's easy to get to and from places from there.
Very well-curated clothing shop focussed on Canadian and women designers!
14
íbúar mæla með
Victoire
246 Dalhousie Street
14
íbúar mæla með
Very well-curated clothing shop focussed on Canadian and women designers!