Shopping & Food

Ottawa’s Must-Try Breakfasts

In August, we asked: where are some of the best breakfasts in town? Here are 3 of the most popular mentions.

Main Street Cafe

Main Street Cafe has been a mainstay of Stittsville for over 30 years. The family-owned stalwart has long been considered Stittsville’s go-to establishment as the “best breakfast in town”, bringing their blend of home-cooked food and creativity — from fresh, in-house peeled potatoes for their home fries and french fries to the authentic turkey breast they use in the often-enjoyed Turkey Club Sandwich. MSC even crafts their own signature chipotle mayo and homemade jam.



Must Try: The Big Ben Burrito
A 12” tortilla stuffed with ground beef, sausage patty, egg scramble, cheddar cheese, tomato, lettuce,  guacamole and their own chipotle mayo.


Wilf & Ada’s

This quaint scratch diner is an homage to the couple who served breakfast and lunch at the Bank Street institution for 21 years before retiring and selling the business in 2013. Today, you’ll see tables adorned with jars of homemade marmalade and vinegar bottles of house dressing. The menu is chalk full of refined takes on the classics, and everything is made from scratch using fresh, locally-sourced, quality ingredients whenever possible.



Must Try: Mariposa Duck Eggs & Benny

Two poached eggs, duck confit (from Mariposa Farms) with roasted squash, leeks, crispy sage, hollandaise, home fries (and/or greens).


The Village Cafe

The Village Cafe is a family-run breakfast and lunch spot that serves large portions of fresh, homemade and authentic feel-good food. With an atmosphere that exudes edge and rock ‘n roll, this hometown hidden gem takes pride in delivering excellent service, beverages, and Instagram-worthy plates.



Must Try: Chicken & Waffles

3 chicken fingers & 2 slices of bacon on top of a cinnamon waffle topped with our homemade Village Sauce & chipotle mayo.   

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