Melt into some mouth-watering grilled cheese in Ottawa

Great grilled cheese can go a long way to making your afternoon a success. Luckily, there are plenty of cheese-tastic options for you to choose from in the city. Get your fill of Ottawa’s best grilled cheese.

Mlt Dwn

50 Rideau St, Ottawa, ON K1N 9J7

MLTDWN is a one-of-a-kind gourmet grilled cheese restaurant in the Rideau Centre. Choose from a list of signature sandwiches, including their four-cheese sandwich, with American cheddar, aged cheddar, provolone and Gruyere on Texas white bread. Or, build your own sandwich. Choose your bread and pick from an array of cheeses, along with your choice of toppings and sauce.

Art-Is-In Bakery

250 City Centre Ave, Ottawa, ON K1R 6K7

Known for their quality fresh ingredients, Art Is In Bakery lives up to its name with some of the most delicious bread in Ottawa. The true art of this bakery is their classic grilled cheese, with Gruyere, provolone and caramelized onions on buttermilk bread, served with their house maple ketchup.

Elgin Street Diner

374 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1N1

Elgin Street Diner is open 24 hours a day, which gives you all day to get your hands on some mouthwatering grilled cheese. If the thought of grilled cheese and bacon, on your choice of thick-sliced white, brown, rye or egg bread, doesn’t get your stomach grumbling, you might want to check your pulse.

Grace In The Kitchen

442 Hazeldean Rd, Kanata, ON K2L 1V2

Yes, they’re serious about cheese. This is the place to be for some of the best grilled cheese in the city. Get your cheese on with their Cheese & Cheese, which is cheddar and Gouda, with ham or turkey on multigrain bread. Complement your Cheese & Cheese sandwich with a cup of steamy tomato soup.


750 Gladstone Ave Main, Ottawa, ON K1R 6X5

While it is known as an urban gourmet sandwich bar, Pressed does classic grilled cheese as good as anyone in the city. Their plain ole grilled cheese uses cheddar and is served on ciabatta bread, with house-made sweet potato chips and a spicy pickled bean. Add bacon to your grilled cheese, because, well, why not?

The Red Apron

564 Gladstone Ave, Ottawa, ON K1R 5P3

The Red Apron uses only local produce from farmers in eastern Ontario and western Quebec to ensure the quality of their food. If you are looking for a twist on the classic grilled cheese sandwich, you’re in luck. Give their Hawaiian style grill cheese, with pineapple, Berkshire ham and Ontario cheddar a try – it’s prepared with care.

Coasters Seafood Grill

54 York St, Ottawa, ON K1N 5T1

You would think that an eatery serving cocktails and seafood wouldn’t do grilled cheese, but you’d be wrong. Coaster’s Gourmet Grill serves what they call “grown up grilled cheese,” with their lobster grilled cheese, which consists of fresh lobster meat sliced and tossed in a lemon and garlic aioli on thick cut bread with Monterey Jack.

Bread & Sons Inc

195 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1W7

If you love cheese, you’ll find everything you could ask for at Bread and Sons, where everything is homemade. Though it goes by a different name, the restaurants grilled four-cheese tosto is very much grilled cheese, with Bulgarian sheep feta, ricotta, havarti, fior di latte, dill, red onion and tomatoes. Fortunately, a grilled cheese by any other name still tastes just as delicious.

Thyme And Again Creative Catering And Take Home Food Inc

1255 Wellington St W, Ottawa, ON K1Y 3A6

Thyme & Again likes to keep their menu as fresh as their homemade food, introducing a new sandwich menu with each season. In all of its variations, though, grilled cheese remains a staple on Thyme & Again’s sandwich menu. Try their caprese grilled cheese, made with mozzarella, tomato, basil and bocconcini on a fresh buttermilk loaf.

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