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Breakfast places downtown Ottawa

hungrynurse Jan 27, 2010 05:57 AM

Hi Chowhounds,

Will be in Ottawa for 4 nights for Winterlude, hoping to get some suggestions of good breakfast spots in downtown Ottawa. Have tried brunch at Empire Grill and Cora previously, any other recommendations greatly appreciated!

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    ceebee1 RE: hungrynurse Jan 27, 2010 10:06 AM

    try Sconewitch at 388 Albert Street just west of Lyon. Lovely, lovely scones! Opens at 7 am. Not cheap but definitely worth it.

    Also, Caffe Zuccero on Queen Street just west of Lyon (due north of Sconewitch). It's in the building with the Glue Pot pub. I haven't been there in a long time but the last time I did, I had a frittata last year that was very good. Like Sconewitch, it serves a business crowd and opens early.

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      Sarah Cat RE: ceebee1 Jan 27, 2010 12:20 PM

      I LOVE the Sconewitch!!! What a wonderful spot.

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      Sarah Cat RE: hungrynurse Jan 27, 2010 12:21 PM

      And what about the Elgin Street Diner?

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        pavlova RE: hungrynurse Jan 27, 2010 04:05 PM

        Definitely Sconewitch--great if you want an early start. They have another location in New Edinburgh too. I love Benny's Bistro at the French Baker. it's on Murray at Dalhousie. Great bread, pastry, and interesting, more upmarket brunch dishes. i think it's pastry and coffee before 10 and full brunch after that.

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          hungrynurse RE: hungrynurse Jan 30, 2010 10:41 AM

          thanks for the suggestions, will definetly try scone witch as we are stayng close by!

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            aliris RE: hungrynurse Mar 3, 2010 06:29 PM

            Just posting a link (or trying to; how come this doesn't work so frequently??). Is there sit-down service please?

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