When we say that we can’t wait for the weekend, what we really mean is that we can’t wait for our weekend brunch. There’s nothing better than celebrating the survival of another week with mimosas and eggs florentine; or mimosas and a breakfast bowl; or just mimosas, if that’s how you roll. That’s why we made a list of the restaurants where you can get the absolute best brunch in Ottawa, below. We also did some intense culinary research to find the best brunch spots in every major city in Canada. Click here to check it out (you can thank us later).
Find it: 15 Elgin St., sconewitch.ca
Open since: 2004
The rundown: This scone-only brunch pairs the tasty bread with fruit, scrambled egg and ham, mushroom ragout, smoked salmon, or Mediterranean veggies.
What to order: Bacon cheese melt, served on a scone and smothered in extra old St-Albert cheddar
Find it: 1169 Bank St., belmontottawa.com
Open since: 2014
The rundown: This eclectic spot serves up generous portions at affordable prices—perfect if you’re treating mom on a student budget.
What to order: Breakfast bowl, a Korean-style mix of poached eggs, pork belly, kimchi, bok choy and sweet soy jasmine rice
Find it: 750 Gladstone Ave., pressed-ottawa.com
The rundown: On top of their regular breakfast and lunch menus, this homey bar serves a weekend waffle brunch, where classic faves like eggs benny and huevos rancheros are paired with a buttery waffle.
What to order: The New South, smoked chicken fritters served, of course, on a waffle and topped with berry-ginger compote
The Soca Kitchen
Find it: 93 Holland Ave., thesocakitchen.com
Open since: 2014
The rundown: Spanish and Latin fusion grub takes centre stage, with plenty of vegetarian options and a brunch tapas perfect for sharing.
What to order: Pabelon Criollo, a traditional Venezuelan breakfast with roasted citrus pulled pork, black beans, quest blanco and scrambled eggs