A local Ottawa business committed to fair trade practices, Happy Goat sources from small-crop farmers in Africa, Asia, Central and South America.
Video games are a solitary pursuit for some people, but gaming cafes appeal to our social sides. Ottawa’s newest one, Caffeine 1UP, is doing a few things differently.
Now at the downtown Sobey’s Urban Fresh on Metcalfe Street: a Nutella Café, devoted solely to the popular chocolate-hazelnut spread.
When I was a student, I loved starting my day by walking to Morning Owl Coffeehouse on Rochester Street for a scone and an Americano. The baristas always made my coffee just right, the baked goods were fresh and – if I managed to get out of bed early enough – still warm from the […]
Let’s be honest, it was the bright and shiny “coffee” sign that could be seen while standing at the corner of Richmond Road and Churchill Avenue that initially drew me in. Equator Coffee is located right in the heart of Westboro, just slightly off the beaten path on Churchill. Once you step inside, be prepared to […]
Katie is a lover of all things local and likes to play with her food. You can find her blogging about her explorations near and far at Kate’s Plate. Though I was initially saddened to hear that one of my favourite Ottawa-based musicians would be taking a break from the music scene, I perked up […]
The West End Well is many things. From the outside it looks like a normal grocery store, its stoop adorned with all manner of fruits and vegetables to entice the hungry passerby. But it is so much more than a simple grocery. A step inside reveals a space that is devoted half to produce and […]
Take an Italian café with a contemporary touch serving up ethically-sourced beans and locally-made treats. Add a dairy case filled with milk, butter and eggs from nearby Cochrane’s Dairy and Stirling Creamery for those early-morning milk runs. Layer on a carefully-edited wall of magazines and newspapers. Combine it all in a Bauhaus-inspired floral shop and the result […]