Chow down on breakfast in Ottawa’s Westboro

When you simply can’t bother making breakfast for yourself, and cereal won’t cut it, head out on the town to break your overnight fast. Start your day off right with a delicious breakfast from one of these tasty establishments in Westboro.

Ottawa Bagelshop And Deli Inc

1
1321 Wellington St W, Ottawa, ON K1Y 3B6

Come for its cafeteria-style breakfast and stay to read the paper. I love this relaxing spot, and I’m not alone. Breakfast bagels, any way you want them, keep this place packed - plus you can take a bag of those freshly baked bagels home. They are the cousins of Montréal’s famous Viateur Bagel Shop.

Newport Restaurant

2
322 Churchill Ave N, Ottawa, ON K1Z 5B9

An Ottawa institution, Mo Atallah’s humble eatery still draws in the crowds – and I mean people of all ages. The staff is as loyal as a clientele - no one has worked here less than 10 years. Expect plenty, except do not expect to pay a fortune.

Bakers Street Cafe

3
385 Richmond Rd, Ottawa, ON K2A 0E7

Why is there always, even in the middle of winter, a line-up here? Can it be since everything is made fresh to order? Or is it the ’60s and ’70s rock and roll, English invasion decor? It may even be a combination of both factors.

Kristy's Restaurants Inc

4
809 Richmond Rd, Ottawa, ON K2A 0G7

This is the place to bring your mom or grandparents for breakfast. They serve up their breakfasts with lots of love, the old-fashioned way. Plus, it was popular in Westboro before anyone had ever heard of the neighbourhood.

Fil's Diner

5
1209 Wellington St W, Ottawa, ON K1Y 2Z8

This place has been serving breakfast and bowling for as long as anyone can remember. The recent makeover has not reduced the great service. It’s a great spot for a regular breakfast. Be careful, if you make a wrong turn you’ll be in the connecting pub.

Corner Bar and Grill

6
344 Richmond Rd, Ottawa, ON K2A 0E8

You will get exactly the kind of breakfast you’d expect in a pub/grill. If that’s what you are searching for, then fantastic! This spot is unpretentious in every way, from the menu to the servers to the dark ambiance. This place is still the real McCoy.

Art-Is-In Bakery

7
250 City Centre Ave, Ottawa, ON K1R 6K7

This bakery is easily Ottawa’s best-kept secret. Regardless of its anonymity, this bakery/restaurant serves the most interesting breakfast choices in town. I especially love Le Croque Monsieur and anything with the house made ketchup. The restaurant is cafeteria style, with picnic tables, making it an ideal spot for a casual breakfast.

Poutine is a glorious combination of two things that are already good on their own – cheese and fries – covered in rich gravy. Whether you like your poutine the classic way, or prefer to add pizzazz with various toppings, these poutine spots will fill that empty void in your stomach.
Coffee always tastes better in a great atmosphere. Whether you like your caffeine iced or steaming hot, with milk or without, sweet and creamy or slightly bitter, these Westboro cafés and coffee shops have fantastic ambiance and delicious brews waiting for you.
Whether you abstain from eating meat or simply like to do Meatless Mondays, vegetarian food has a wide range of flavours and textures – it’s about more than just salads. These vegetarian restaurants offer cuisine so delicious, they could convert even a hardcore carnivore – at least for one meal.
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