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Cora's Breakfast & Lunch

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179 Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5X8 , Canada
(613) 241-7642
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Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
always enjoyable

As most Cora's chain, the service is fast and friendly. The food is great and the fruit are really fresh.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Rachel Q
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Guelph, Canada
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to Cora's all over the country and this is the first time that it's been so bad I felt the need to write a review. Before I get into the negative things, I will say that the food was decent and I received my order promptly. However, it wasn't the correct order. The server didn't come back for... More 

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Thank Julie B
Guelph, Canada
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As most Cora's chain, the service is fast and friendly. The food is great and the fruit are really fresh.

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Thank Rachel Q
Potsdam, New York
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64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The is one of a chain of breakfast joints across Canada and if you haven't tried one you should. They offer a wide variety of breakfast treats so there is something for everyone. Our waiter goofed up almost everything but was pleasant and pulled it off in the end.

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Thank edsachs
toronto
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

It felt like we had to walk over homeless people to get to this restaurant. I felt uneasy leaving my very nice car parked near by. There was a homeless guy playing with the sign by the door. Made me feel uneasy. Once we were inside, things took a turn for the better. The regular Cora's food. Well made and... More 

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Thank fuzzuki
Toronto, Canada
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Busy spot, good service, food good for this type of restaurant and for the cost. Good value for a family breakfast with hungry university students!

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Thank J G
Oshawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

It was very busy when we went. There was a hockey tournament in town, but they did there best to get us seated as quickly as possible. My only real issues were two things - I've had better fruit juice at other Cora's and they put real maple syrup on the table with out us asking for any, so we... More 

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Thank M H
Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

This is my go to spot for a relatively healthy breakfast as their is an abundance of fresh fruit (not just pieces of melon, but variety!) their potatoes are roasted instead of deep fried too which is refreshing. The service ranges. It's always friendly, a bit slow when you go on a busy weekend morning but that's understandable. The price... More 

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Thank 669Hannah
Newport Landing, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

During our recent trip to Ottawa we enjoyed 3 breakfasts at Cora's restaurant on Rideau. The staff were excellent at getting us seated and served in a timely manor. I would like to especially single out Luc for his professionalism and courtesy. During our first visit we watched him handle an intoxicated soul who had stumbled into the restaurant. Luc... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Spent a weekend in Ottawa recently stayed at a downtown hotel, and decided to have a "good breakfast" to start the day I chose the combo which turned out to be with bacon+ blueberry pancakes+brown buttered toast+home fries+ Eggs sunny side up+slice of pineapple+ strawberries, all cooked to perfection, the calories were enough to see me through the day. I... More 

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100 Mile House, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

The food was okay - we had the Cora's special bacon, sausage,Ham, eggs, pancake and potato, fruit - unfortunately the bacon was over cooked and dry - no butter offered for pancakes, service no good no refills offered on tea only coffee at 3.50 a cup - reasonable price - would I go back no

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 179 Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5X8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: (613) 241-7642

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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