Last week, we brought you part 1 of this suburban coffee shop roundup, covering great independent spots in the western suburbs of Ottawa. This week, we’ve got a selection of awesome cafés in the southern and eastern suburbs. Enjoy!
I don’t know if Ottawa residents are aware of how many wonderful independent coffee shops exist in the suburbs. Some feel like hidden gems or special secrets I’ve been keeping to myself. So, I’m sharing several of my favourite suburban discoveries here, focusing on non-chain independent coffee shops and cafés without multiple locations, to celebrate their unique qualities.
When a longstanding regular at Centretown coffeehouse Arlington 5 pitched an idea to founder/owner Jessie Duffy, a unique collaboration with the School of Industrial Design at Carleton University followed. Those conversations led to Urban Imaginaries, a bold new project whose purpose “is to see people engage in everyday spaces in ways that are beyond transactional, and to open up a conversation around imagining multiple possibilities for the spaces we inhabit.”
Here’s a list of great summer drinks available at local coffee houses we think coffee and non-coffee drinkers alike will enjoy!
This week in the Future of Ottawa series, we’re taking a deep dive into Ottawa’s food production community—what it’s like now and where it’s headed. Read on for a guest post from Francis Bueckert on local coffee roasting.
Old Ottawa South’s oatmeal cafe is moving into the former location of Pressed.
How have local businesses been impacted by the lockdown, and by the movement to a phase that allows reopening? We spoke with the owners of three 613 businesses, each with their own unique situations. Today: The Art House Cafe.
“Although the risk remains low in Ottawa, we believe that this is in the best interest of everyone involved… in order to prevent any potential risk of transmission,” said the co-organizers in a written statement.
A surprising Facebook post says Bar Robo’s flagship location is closing on January 1st.
Ottawa’s morning commute is about to get a whole lot brighter.
The Neat Coffee Shop is located about 80km west of Ottawa. It might not be on the radar of the ordinary music-lover in Ottawa-Gatineau, but it probably should be.
Beginning with simple coffee and snacks, the café has now expanded with coffee expert Stevie Pan at the helm. Black Squirrel now holds a liquor licence and their menu is expanding with a new kitchen in place.
Many Ottawa staples will be on site but the complete list of vendors includes range of must-try local roasters.
With rustic charm and a comforting menu, this couple’s restaurant in The Glebe feels like a natural fit for the neighbourhood.
Oat Couture’s attention to detail, welcoming atmosphere, and ambitious run as Canada’s first oatmeal café might just make it a staple of your morning routine.