Avoid Ottawa Dunn's for weekend breakfast
I used to live in Ottawa, so I'm reasonably familiar with the scene, but I was really mad after taking my kids to the Elgin St. Dunn's location for breakfast on Saturday. (The Mayflower was busy, so we thought we'd give Dunn's a try.) The sign outside proclaimed a cheap breakfast, but did note it was Monday-Friday. When we were seated, I asked the very pleasant server about the special; she said it wasn't available on weekend. No problem, I said, but maybe they shouldn't put the sign out. "It says right there the special isn't available." Gotcha. Then the menus came--limited breakfast selection and your basic breakfast was a ridiculous $7.99. Three pancakes cost $7.49. Which I could have lived with if there was something distinctive about any of it, but there wasn't. Air bread for toast, run-of-the-mill sausages, pancakes from a mix, fake syrup. And the bathrooms were, while not dirty, clearly dingy and uncared-for. At least the server was nice. All I was hoping for was a good, solid diner breakfast, but do yourself a favour and go somewhere else on weekends!