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Beloved brunch spot Chez Edgar is closing

By Apartment613 on August 12, 2022


This is a sad time for local foodies, as we’ve learned Chez Edgar, the beloved brunch spot near Parc Moussette and the Ottawa River, will close forever after this weekend.

The small space serves baked goods, seasonal salads and sandwiches, but gained fame with dishes like the “Dutch Baby” from their weekend brunch menu. The famous pancake, which has been featured on several culinary TV shows, is shaped like a bowl and holds crispy pork belly, apple, and a chunk of aged cheddar, all doused in maple syrup.

The chef and owner, Marysol Foucault, is a self-taught chef who started working in local restaurants as a teenager. She went on to represent Ottawa at the 2014 Canadian Culinary Championships. In an interview with the Ottawa Citizen, Foucault explains her decision to close Edgar: “I still love food… I just need a break. It will be a welcome break.”

As a community of food lovers, we are devastated about losing Edgar, but on the other hand, more power to Marysol for closing on her own terms!

In the coming days, we know many of Edgar’s loyal and nostalgic patrons will want to swing by for one last bite. Expect a lineup, but, as always, know it’s well worth the wait!

The building which houses Edgar is listed for sale at $649,900.


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