Old Ottawa South’s oatmeal cafe, Oat Couture, is opening a second location in Centretown West, moving into the former location of Pressed, the small café-bar and live music venue that closed in October 2020.
A recent press release says renovations are already underway, during which time Oat Couture will be offering delivery and pickup out of the alley kitchen door.
Owner Brian Montgomery is a scotch aficionado, so by day Oat Couture is an oatmeal café, but by night it goes by Montgomery Scotch Lounge. A social media post says the Montgomery Scotch Lounge will also share the space at 750 Gladstone “to continue this site as a live music venue.”
Oat Couture serves more than a dozen sweet and savoury recipes for oatmeal, most of which are made with gluten-free, organic steel-cut oats. Some are heartier, like the Woodstock, which includes hemp and chia seeds, dates, and maple syrup. Others are more indulgent, like the Campfire, which tosses graham crackers, toasted marshmallow, and raspberry coulis in with caramel and chocolate chips. A few can even be surprising, like the Bubba, which features marinated shrimp curls, avocado, and cilantro.
Apartment613 visited Oat Couture on Bank Street shortly after it opened back in the winter of 2019. Watch our review in Episode 3 of Amuse Bouche on 613TV: