Despite its unassuming exterior, Stone Face Dollys has firmly established itself as an Ottawa brunch favorite thanks to its large portions and quick, friendly service. The limited menu is primarily filled with breakfast favorites, including six different takes on the classic eggs benedict, as well as their specialty items, such as the New York strip steak, which is topped with onions, mushrooms and two eggs. The interior is airy and modern, although the outside terrace is also popular during the summer months.
Stone Face Dollys, 416 Preston Street, Ottawa, ON, Canada, +1 613 564 2222
The previous home of Stone Face Dollys, Jak’s Kitchen is situated in an often-overlooked area of Downtown. Most dishes are simple, but there are also a few more inventive items, such as the delicious banana bread French toast. Jak’s has a strong belief in using locally sourced and organic ingredients, used by Chef Ben Breitler to create some truly marvelous creations.
Jak’s Kitchen, 479 Bronson Avenue, Ottawa, ON, Canada, +1 613 230 2088
For still-warm, fresh baked goods, Art Is In Bakery is the place to go. This tiny joint produces great-quality breads, croissants, scones and beautifully delicate pastries, all under the watchful eye of their pastry chef Kevin Mathieson. Mathieson aims to combine the tradition of a Parisian boulangerie with the edgy vibe of a Brooklyn pop-up. The breakfast menu is a more gourmet version of your traditional brunch dishes, including an outstanding breakfast sandwich served on fresh bread with homemade lemon chive mayonnaise.
Art Is In Bakery, 250 City Centre Avenue, Ottawa, ON, Canada, +1 613 695 1226