Local Restaurants, Cafés and Caterers

Last Updated May 11, 2016
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Fresh, local, delicious — our local food scene has exploded in recent years with chefs, farmers and producers putting the best of each season on our plates. 

Absinthe

Why We Love It: A Hintonburg tradition since 2003, serves Farm-to-Table Contemporary Canadian Cuisine. Patrick Garland, Chief Stove Monkey, grew up in the neighbourhood and is proud to make it home to his restaurant...
|1208 Wellington St. W, Ottawa, ON, ca
|613.761.1138

Balzac's Coffee Roasters

Why We Love It: Balzac's Coffee Roasters is an artisanal coffee roasting company with 12 café locations across Southern Ontario. Visit Balzac's newest café in historic downtown Kingston at 251 Princess Street.
|251 Princess St., Kingston, ON, ca

Bar Laurel

Why We Love It: Bar Laurel is named after Calle del Laurel in Logroño, Rioja, a street that is famous for pinchos, tapas and wine. The menu for Bar Laurel is inspired by recent trips to the Basque country and the...
|1087 Wellington St. W, Ottawa, ON, ca
|613.695.5559

Bistro Wright

Why We Love It: Chefs Claire Schultz and Lauren McCarron welcome you to their brand new bistro in Gatineau featuring a sustainable and ethically sourced menu. Catering and private events available plus a dining room...
|48 rue Wright, Gatineau, QC, ca
|819.282.1530

Black Tartan Kitchen

Why We Love It: Located on the idyllic Bridge Street of Carleton Place, Black Tartan Kitchen is the newest family business to open its doors. Their menu reflects the current season and showcases products...
|132 Bridge St., Carleton Place, ON, ca
|613.864.3629

Bridgehead

Why We Love It: Bridgehead's story isn't just their story. It's the story of hundreds of small-scale farmers supplying them with fairly traded and organic coffees and teas; of local farmers who supply a bounty of...
|130 Anderson St, ottawa, ON, ca

Café Postino

Why We Love It: Located in a vintage Post Office in the heart of downtown Almonte, Café Postino is the realization of owners Steve and Claire Falsetto's vision of having a restaurant in the community they now call...
|73 Mill St., Almonte, ca
|613.256.6098

C'est Bon Cooking

Why We Love It: Taste your way through Ottawa’s most intriguing culinary neighbourhoods with a C’est Bon walking food tour. Five neighbourhoods to choose from. Their cooking classes, team-building events, and...
|208 Dalhousie Street, Ottawa, ON, ca
|613.722.8687

C'est Tout Bakery

Why We Love It: A small locally owned bakery where everything is made from scratch onsite or sourced from other local professionals in the food industry. They are proud to support as many local growers, producers...
|14 Beckwith St. South, Smiths Falls, ON, ca
|613.284.0774

das Lokal

Why We Love It: Come and enjoy the unique charm of Das Lokal where you will find delicious food that nods smartly to its German and European roots. They take pride in our locally-sourced seasonal menu and their...
|190 Dalhousie St., Ottawa, ON, ca
|613.695.1688

Equator Coffee

Why We Love It: LOCAL - HONEST - COFFEE Equator is a local roastery based in the heart of the Ottawa Valley. Since 1998, they've been roasting and delivering fresh coffee each and every week. They have a passion...
|451 A Ottawa St., Almonte, ON, ca
|412 Churchill Ave. , Ottawa , ON, ca
|1 Elgin St., Ottawa , ON, ca

fauna

Why We Love It: fauna is about the things we love: eating and drinking with friends and family in a fun space. Their menu is seasonally driven and they support local farmers and producers wherever possible.
|425 Bank St., Ottawa, ON, ca
|613.563.2862

Flora Hall Brewing

Why We Love It: Flora Hall Brewing is a craft brewery, kitchen, tap room and beer shop in a heritage building in Centretown. And best of all, it's now open!
|37 Flora Street, Ottawa, ON, ca
|613.769.8650

Gongfu Bao

Why We Love It: What used to be Ottawa’s kickass little bao cart is now a kickass shop, where they serve handcrafted steamed buns (bao) & a whole lot more. Chinese & Taiwanese culinary traditions are at the heart...
|365 Bank St., Ottawa, ca
|613.700.9219

Grow Your Roots Cafe

Why We Love It: Tucked away in Kanata South, Grow Your Roots Cafe is Kanata's only Vegan restaurant. We're creating your favourite foods on a kinder level that's also better for us & the environment. Whether you're...
|220 Terrence Matthews Cres., Ottawa, ON, ca
|613.271.3777

Hummingbird Chocolate

Why We Love It: Hummingbird is one of a handful of Canadian artisans that makes chocolate directly from cocoa beans. It takes a week of effort and a month of aging to make a single bar. Come see and taste the...
|9 Houston Dr., Almonte, ON, ca
|613.801.0357

Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts Institute

Why We Love It: Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa Culinary Arts Institute is Canada's only campus for Le Cordon Bleu. Located in the heart of Canada's picturesque capital, Ottawa's rich history in gastronomy and flair for...
|453 Laurier Ave. E, Ottawa, ON, ca
|1.888.289.6302

Les Fougères

Why We Love It: The new Fougères offers a more relaxed vibe, huge windows overlooking garden and woods, inviting rammed earth bar, small or large plates, screened verandah, pizza hearth oven, gourmet store and...
|783 Route 105, Chelsea, QC, ca
|819.827.8942

Moo Shu Ice Cream & Kitchen

Why We Love It: Moo Shu is proud to introduce a unique collection of ice cream flavours not found anywhere else in Ottawa, ON, sometimes anywhere else in the world. Moo Shu Ice Cream is an independent shop that uses...
|477 Bank St. , Ottawa, ON, ca
|613.565.1524

Nikosi

Why We Love It: Nestled in the charming village of Wakefield, just 20 minutes north of Ottawa, the Nikosi Bistro-Pub fuses modern flavours with Indigenous ingredients in a casual, gastro-pub environment. Whether it...
|721 Chemin Riverside, Wakefield, QC, ca
|819.459.3773

Signatures Restaurant

Why We Love It: Known as an iconic foodie destination, Signatures Restaurant's menu is local, handcrafted and made fresh by Executive Chef Yannick Anton, alongside his team of professional chefs. 
Enjoy friendly...
|453 Laurier Ave. E., Ottawa, ON, ca

SOIF Bar à Vin

Why We Love It: Véronique Rivest: #2 sommelier in the world, zero attitude. Natural wines, small producers, seriously neat stuff in your glass. New wines every week. Small plates and sharing boards with finesse not...
|88 rue Montcalm , Gatineau, QC, ca
|819.600.7643

Stofa Restaurant

Why We Love It: Creative and inventive food in a warm and comfortable atmosphere. Stofa proudly supports local and sustainable products and participates in the farm and food community.
|1356 Wellington St. W, Ottawa, ON, ca
|613.722.6555

Tennessy Willems

Why We Love It: Tennessy Willems pizza dough is made in house on a daily basis. They support local farmers such as Mariposa Farms for their duck and cheeses, Par Toutatis for their wild boar, Bush Gardens for their...
|1082 Wellington St. W, Ottawa, ON, ca
|613.722.0000

The Good Food Company

Why We Love It: Located in the old Mac Williams’ Pharmacy building in historic downtown Carleton Place, this cozy 28-seat fully licensed cafe has been serving up delectable, seasonally-inspired, from-scratch fare...
|31 Bridge St., Carleton Place, ON, ca
|613.257.7284

The Owl Cafe and Meeting Place

Why We Love It: The Owl Cafe and Meeting Place is located on beautiful Bridge Street, downtown Carleton Place. They pride themselves in serving freshly brewed Equator Coffee and baked goods.
|135 Bridge St., Carleton Place, ON, ca
|613.492.9000

The Wellington Gastropub

Why We Love It: The idea behind a gastropub is simple: fine dining in a casual atmosphere. Carefully selected wine list and locally crafted beers with a daily menu that best highlights the availability of the season.
|1325 Wellington St. W, Ottawa, ON, ca
|613.729.1315

Thyme & Again Creative Catering and Take Home Food Shop

Why We Love It: An award winning leader in event catering, food trends and exceptional customer service. Thyme and Again collaborates with many farmers, suppliers & artisans from the region and is a founding member...
|1255 Wellington St. W, Ottawa, ON, ca
|613.722.0093

Social

Why We Love It: Located in the historic ByWard Market, Social focuses on progressive, Canadian cuisine, local and sustainable ingredients, craft cocktails, and a diverse wine list. Open for lunch, brunch, dinner and...
|537 Sussex Drive, Ottawa , ON, ca
|613-789-7355

Equator Coffee

Why We Love It: LOCAL - HONEST - COFFEE Equator is a local roastery based in the heart of the Ottawa Valley. Since 1998, they've been roasting and delivering fresh coffee each and every week. They have a passion...
|451 A Ottawa St., Almonte, ON, ca
|412 Churchill Ave. , Ottawa , ON, ca
|1 Elgin St., Ottawa , ON, ca
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