Brunch on Eggs Benedict in Ottawa

If it's too early for lunch but too late for breakfast, Eggs Benedict is the way to go. Set your expectations high for brunch this weekend at these top spots.

Fraser Cafe

7 Springfield Rd, Ottawa, ON K1M 1C8

Rather than stuff traditional bacon under their poached eggs and hollandaise, Fraser Cafe uses house-made porchetta, an Italian-style pork roast. That small, yet significant change makes all the difference. English muffins, fresh tomatoes and greens make this savoury brunch one of, if not the best, options for eggs Benedict in the city.

Stoneface Dollys

416 Preston St, Ottawa, ON K1S 4M9

Stoneface Dolly’s is well known in the city for the fascinating variety on their menu. Look no further than their weekend brunch menu for proof. Have your Benny-style eggs six different ways, all served with home fries and fresh fruit. Try their Eggs Natasha, which consists of poached eggs on an English muffin or homemade brown molasses bread, topped with lemon Diablo, and served with smoked salmon and spinach.

Wilf and Ada’s

510 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1Z4

Every bite of Wilf and Ada’s Bennies are an invitation for another. They are all served on house-made English muffins, with hollandaise and home fries. Choose their Blackstone Benny, with roasted tomato and mayo, or their Florentine Benny, with olive tapenade, chopped spinach and feta. But, be careful not to eat through the plate once your benny is complete.

Bakers Street Cafe

385 Richmond Rd, Ottawa, ON K2A 0E7

Baker Street Cafe embodies that small town, local cafe feel you associate with brunch on the weekend. Get your eggs Benedict done right, with poached eggs, creamy hollandaise sauce and home fries with onions and peppers. It’s served with a large assortment of freshly sliced fruit, including banana and strawberries.


750 Gladstone Ave Main, Ottawa, ON K1R 6X5

Pressed knows that waffles are a beautiful thing, which is why they have a whole brunch menu devoted to them on the weekend. Pressed also knows that eggs Benedict are a go-to brunch for most. So what do they do? Combine the two, of course. Get yours with poached eggs, house smoked bacon and house made hollandaise on top of a buttery waffle. That’s what you call a brunch.

Jak's Kitchen

479 Bronson Ave, Ottawa, ON K1R 6J7

Jak’s Kitchen in Centretown has everything you might expect from a classic breakfast and brunch menu, offering a great selection of eggs Benedict. Among the choices, is The Classico, which is served with locally sourced ham, fresh basil and lemon Diablo on rosemary focaccia. Another great choice is the Don Fransisco, which comes with corn jalapeno relish and red pepper coulis on black bean cakes.

Black Thorn Cafe

15 Clarence St, Ottawa, ON K1N 5P4

The Black Thorn is the perfect spot for a weekend brunch in the ByWard Market. Their eggs Benedict, with poached eggs, a toasted English muffin, house-made hollandaise and fried baby potatoes, come in a few varieties. Their smoked salmon benny, with maple-glazed salmon (smoked in house) goes great with the healthy four-ounce smoothie that comes with every brunch.

Manx Pub

370 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1N1

As far as basement gastropubs in Ottawa go, The Manx is unmatched. The city’s quintessential arts pub is also a hot spot for brunch. Eggs Benedict at The Manx consists of two eggs poached with your choice of peameal, bacon, tomato or baby spinach, with hollandaise sauce on a homemade buttermilk biscuit.

Wellington Diner

1385 Wellington St W, Ottawa, ON K1Y 2X1

Smothered in their signature hollandaise on an English muffin, eggs Benedict is what this diner does best. Try The Wellington, which comes with two poached eggs, Triple A beef tenderloin and caramelized onion, or The Californian Kid, with two poached eggs, grilled ham, avocado, shredded cheddar and their spicy chipotle hollandaise.

Al's Diner

834 Clyde Ave, Ottawa, ON K1Z 5A1

Weekend brunchers rejoice. Fast service and affordable prices are the hallmark of Al’s Diner and their variety of eggs Benedict. Topped with hollandaise and served with your choice of home fries, baked beans or a tomato slice, the classic bennie is still your best bet, with two poached eggs over an English muffin and ham.

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