Ottawa’s best brunch spots: The Glebe edition

Weekends in the Glebe are social events that often include a relaxing brunch with family and friends. Local residents love these brunch spots that serve everything from a lumberjack-style breakfast to gourmet crepes to Southern soul food like chicken and waffles.

Wild Oats Bakery Cafe And Catering

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817 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1S 3V7

Well known for sweet and savory crepes and gourmet sandwiches, this vegetarian hotspot offers a one-of-a-kind breakfast and lunch menu in an inviting low-key atmosphere. Enjoy traditional or more adventurous crepe variations. Sandwich fans will love the East Meets West panini with tofu and a fusion of complimentary flavours. Fresh ingredients from the Wild Oat Farm earn this brunch spot extra points for sustainability.

Flapjack's Pancake Shack

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354 Preston St, Ottawa, ON K1S 4M7

Want to have a cabin-in-the woods-style breakfast while hanging in the heart of the Glebe? You’ll love Flapjack’s shaded outdoor shack decked out with log chairs and wooden tables. The breakfast sandwiches come with a twist: they are served on fluffy buttermilk pancakes and covered in maple syrup. Try the classic breakfast “panwich” with eggs, bacon and cheddar cheese or for a sweeter alternative, the oreo panwich with cookie crumbs and vanilla icing.

Morala Specialty Coffee

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734 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1S 3V4

If you love specialty coffee as much as you love brunch, this Latin American café will hit the spot. Strawberry, banana and hazelnut spreads are slathered unto Belgian waffles, alongside more conventional lunch options. Treat yourself to a soothing café maya (espresso, cocoa, spices and steamed milk) or Baires (espresso, dulce de leche, steamed milk and coconut) with your meal.

Kettleman's Bagel

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912 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1S 3W6

Kettleman’s freshly baked Montreal-style bagels go straight from wood-burning oven to your plate. Ottawa’s favourite bagel shop also serves a variety of sandwiches, including a breakfast sandwich with eggs, bacon and cheddar cheese. Watch the bagel masters work their magic in an open-concept bakery while munching on your sandwich. Kettleman’s also bakes pastries if you need an extra little treat to top off your meal.

Irene Pub Restaurant

5
885 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1S 3W4

Irene’s Pub has long been the place to be for last night’s party-goers, in search of a casual, relaxing brunch after a night on the town. The pub has served as a cultural gathering place for decades and pub founder Irene Corey has been recognized for outstanding service to the community. The restaurant’s eclectic menu includes eggs benedict (including a Cali benny option with garlic and cayenne pepper), omelettes, huevos rancheros, and the quintessential steak and eggs.

Vons Bistro

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19-819 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1S 3V9

Taking a classy yet casual approach to weekend brunch, Von’s Bistro offers modest breakfast fare with a homemade taste and elegant presentation. The walls are covered in portraits that create a familial atmosphere that’s perfect for catching up with family or friends. Try the waffles with wild blueberry sauce and maple syrup, the salmon benedict or the potato latkes with eggs and bacon.

The Arrow & Loon Pub

7
99 Fifth Ave, Ottawa, ON K1S 5K4

Stop by The Arrow & Loon for a home-style breakfast in a cozy pub setting or on a sunny, raised patio. Perhaps even try one of 29 featured craft beers from all over Ontario and Quebec, if it’s that kind of morning. Have a hungry man breakfast or go for a meatless option like the spinach and feta omelette with tomatoes, home fries and toast.

Urban Pear

8
151 Second Ave, Ottawa, ON K1S 2H6

Visit The Urban Pear for a fancier brunch and a fine dining ambiance, where both quality and presentation of ingredients are of the utmost importance to the chefs. Make your first meal of the day a lavish one by sampling the restaurant’s version of bangers and hash (wild game sausages, mirror eggs, potatoes, French toast fingers and dressed greens) or the decadent seafood benny (lobster or crab).

Rosie's Souther Kitchen And Raw Bar

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895 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1S 3W4

When you’re in need of some soul food, come to Rosie’s for traditional southern dishes with a modern twist. Meals are served in a charming, dimly lit rustic interior or on a sunny patio in the summer. You can’t go wrong with classic chicken and waffles served with honey and fruit syrup as well as peaches and cream. If you’re feeling adventurous, try the more extravagant Imperial eggs benedict with blue crab, smoked salmon, white fish caviar and chives.

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