5 Places for the Best Brunch in Ottawa, ON

Places for the Best Brunch in Ottawa, ON – Ottawa is Canada’s capital, and is located at the Quebec border, near the city of Montréal. In 1857 Queen Victoria chose Ottawa to be the capital of Canada, a decision that shocked and surprised many people from the bigger Canadian cities. However, Queen Victoria’s decision wasn’t a random one, as some assumed, she was actually highly educated in Canadian geography and history. She chose Ottawa as it was a relativity large distance from the US border – a good strategic move given the unrest between the US and GB at the time. Plus Ottawa was renowned to be hard to find as it was hidden by miles of thick forest that even the boldest of soldiers would struggle to navigate, and so it remained in peace and isolation to develop into the cosmopolitan city that it is today.

Ottawa is also well known for the BeaverTail! This is a fried dough pastry that is sold in a variety of flavours. They come topped with all sorts of sweet treats including whipped cream, cinnamon sugar, and chocolate sprinkles.  Have a look at our list of spots for the best brunch in Ottawa.


Benny’s Bistro

119 Murray St Ottawa,  K1N 5M6

At Benny’s Bistro their philosophy is providing delicious, honest food, using locally sourced ingredients. There is also a bakery on site, which was actually established some years before the bistro was added. It is now one of the most popular brunch places in Ottawa for locals and visitors alike. Some of the delicious brunch options are shown below.


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Benny’s Bistro



282 Kent Street Ottawa Ontario K2P 2A4

Mazarine strive to provide Mediterranean inspired cuisine from Canadian products. The resulting dishes are delicious , fresh and healthy. The vibe is modern and comfortable, where many people join with friends and family to enjoy brunch.

Avo’ Salmon Benny
~two poached eggs, smashed avocado, smoked salmon on toasted sesame bagel. Served with fruits and home fries~
~Two baked eggs, homemade shakshuka sauce, sourdough bread~
Labneh with Pita Bread
~House strained yogurt with mint, sumac, za’atar and olive oil~
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Erlings Variety for Brunch in Ottawa

225 Strathcona Ave. Ottawa, ON, K1S 1X7

Erling’s Variety is a casual, family-run local dining spot which serves home-cooked comforts using the best quality seasonal ingredients. They also serve always changing boutique wines and traditional cocktails. Erling’s is particularly popular with the locals for brunch and some of the items available on the menu are shown below.

~ pulled Pork Sandwich ~

~scallops with linguine and salad~

~sautéed mushrooms on toast with Blue d’Elizabeth~

~hand-rolled gnocchi with golden beet cream sauce and toasted garlic~

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Erling’s Variety


The Belmont – Brunch in Ottawa

1169 Bank Street Ottawa, Ontario, k1s3x7

The Belmont is a trendy hang out with a modern, buzzy vibe. The customers are appreciated and treated as friends and the food served is created using the freshest and most delicious produce. The setting is casual and relaxing ensuring brunch with friends and family is as enjoyable as possible.  Some of the dishes available on the brunch menu are shown below.

Good Morning Burger

~1/4lb beef patty, scambled eggs, cheddar, pickles, fried onions, lettuce, served in a bun~

Croque Monsieur 

~smoked ham, gruyere, mustard bechamel, thick cut French loaf~

Breakfast Board

~pork cretons, maple baked beans, devilled eggs, pickles, hot mustard, mini loaf~

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The Belmont


Perkins Restaurants

1130 St Laurent Blvd., Ottawa, ON K1K3B6

Founded in 1958 as a single pancake house in Ohio, Perkins has become one of Canada’s leading family restaurant to enjoy brunch.  “At Perkins, we take great pride in our service, experience, and feeding folks what they like. It’s the cornerstone of our company, and the thing that keeps us going after all these years….”

Some of the delicious brunch items available are shown below.

Hearty Man’s Combo

~Two eggs, smoked sausage, two applewood smoked bacon strips, and two sausage links. Served with choice of potato and your choice of three pancakes, fresh baked Mammoth muffin, or toast.~

The Classic Benedict

~The tried-and-true favourite. Two basted eggs, grilled back bacon, and creamy hollandaise atop an English muffin. Served with choice of potato and choice of side~

Southern Fried Chicken Biscuit Breakfast

~A fried chicken filet and American cheese inside two fresh-baked biscuits topped with warm, country-style cream gravy. Served with two eggs, choice of potato and choice of meat~
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Perkins Restaurants