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Top cafe recommendations from locals

Bakery
“I recommend this place for a delicious and filling breakfast! You can sit and enjoy, or take it with. As an added bonus, Wild Oat can hook you up with coffee, lattes, and teas, AND baked goods for an extra snack. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“Coffee shop catering to locals. Good food and snacks in a very cozy atmosphere. Great vibe and always busy. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“The best Gelato in Ottawa, a must try. Has coffee and is a historic location.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“In my humble opinion this is the coffee in town with the friendiest baristas. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Café
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“Great coffee, snacks, cocktails, beer and live music. Check out the line-up on their Facebook page. One of our favorite regulars is Django Libre, a gypsy jazz band. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Good premade meals, pastries, cakes, cheeses, etc. Great for a night in if you don't want to cook. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Café
“My favorite Ottawa coffee chain. Great salads, sandwiches, pastries, bread, juices. You'll see this chain all over the city.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
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  • 1 local recommends
Café
“Charming and whimsical local cafe. Local coffee, homemade eats and warm fuzzy feelings by day, local bands, artists and out of town talent by night.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Café
“This entire street is lined with boutique stores, coffee shops, art galleries, and restaurants. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bookshop
“Historical bookstore. Delicious coffee and lattes. Comic book store. One of the most popular places in Ottawa.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
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  • 4 locals recommend
Café
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  • 3 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Good coffee! You can stumble there in the morning - it's just a stone's throw away. There is a food truck behind the building called Dumpling Park that's I've been meaning to try... if you go let me know what it's like!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Simply the best coffee in Ottawa. The drip coffee comes from a monstrous machine from Italy. The food is healthy and yummy. We love this place. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“This Taiwanese bubble tea shop is in the heart of Chinatown of Ottawa. If you want original and REAL bubble tea, this is the place. 25~30 minutes driving without traffic by Highway 417.”
  • 2 locals recommend