Top Ottawa Boozy Brunch Restaurants to Visit

After a long week, what better way to treat yourself than to a delicious brunch and boozy drink (or two) in Ottawa? Our city knows how to cook up mouth-watering meals, and how to make the perfect mid-morning mimosa. From traditional crêpes to unique donut burgers, Ottawa has a brunch special for everyone. Here are the top boozy brunch restaurants that are perfect for a delicious meal and adult beverage:

Wilf & Adas ($$)

What’s a brunch list without Wilf & Adas? Open 7am-3pm during the week, and 8am-3pm on weekends, you know this place means brunch business. Enjoy mouthwatering buttermilk french toast, frittata, and even smoked trout roesti. For a refreshing brunch combination, try the Avocado eggs with a Greyhound Station – gin, fresh grapefruit, marmalade, and aperol. 

Fraser Cafe ($$$)

Just across the Rideau River in Lindenlea is the globally inspired yet unassuming Fraser cafe. Brunch is offered 10am-2pm on the weekends. The menu is seasonal, but you can always expect tasty surprises here. Think huevos rancheros for southern comfort, or okonomiyaki for some asian adventure. Start your weekend off right and order a mixed fruit smoothie or a signature Salt Lick, comprised of fresh grapefruit, vodka, campari, and salt rum.

Luxe Cafe ($$$)

Located in the bustling Byward Market neighbourhood, Luxe Cafe brings its A-game for brunch from 9am-2:30pm on Saturdays and until 3pm on Sundays. Classics like breakfast poutine are available, along with refreshing new finds like Bagel and lox, or LUXE stroganoff. Pair your brunch with a perfect Pom-Mimosa with pomegranate liqueur, or a bacon-infused vodka Bacon Caesar.

Pressed ($$)

Rustic weekend brunch spot, Pressed, offers a breathtaking array of waffles. Honestly, there are so many waffles. Pressed opens its doors at 9am, and during the week offers breakfast until 11am. With names like The Hangover and The Big Apple, there’s a waffle for every craving. After 11am, order a mimosa or sangria in either a glass or pitcher. 

Backdrop ($$)

Located in a house-turned-bar, Backdrop is the eclectic brunch spot you’ve been searching for. From 10am-3pm on the weekends, you can drool over unique dishes like wild boar chili french toast, or a bruncher donut burger. A simple bloody mary is the perfect pairing for these dynamic meals.

Benny’s Bistro ($$$)

You’ll have to sneak behind The French Baker of Byward Market in order to find this hidden gem. Experience delicious french-inspired brunch treats at Benny’s Bistro from 10:30am to 2:30pm on the weekends. Whether it’s their savory buckwheat crêpes, french toast or yukon gold potato gratin, you really can’t go wrong. Elevate your meal with a classic mimosa or a kir royal for a true french-style brunch.

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