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Cora's Breakfast & Lunch

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

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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
Used to be great

We went at 830am on a Saturday. Busy but it's usually busy when we go. Seated right away, coffee brought quickly. Staff friendly except a grumpy looking elderly man. Waited 37 minutes for our food, during which we got three coffee topups which was nice. When our food came, so did the food for a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Ottawa
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Spain
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188 reviews 188 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Being from Europe I love Canadian Diners, we have nothing like them back home. The server was so jolly and friendly, and the food was great, I had Eggs Benedict, it was very good, but the fruit display on the plate was bemusing.

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Ottawa
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32 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We went at 830am on a Saturday. Busy but it's usually busy when we go. Seated right away, coffee brought quickly. Staff friendly except a grumpy looking elderly man. Waited 37 minutes for our food, during which we got three coffee topups which was nice. When our food came, so did the food for a flood of tables so not... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We enjoy going to Cora's for the ocassional breakfast. They certainly load the fruit on your portion. They have great smoothies as well. do find it a little pricey for breakfast, but a treat once in awhile is OK!

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Eastern Canada
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37 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Cora is an excellent place to have breakfast. It's menu is varied and each dish is always made with top quality, fresh food. We went to the Rideau Street location, just a stone's throw from hotels such as the Chateau Laurier. They also have a location on St-Joseph Boulevard in Orleans (at the round-about) and on St-Laurent Boulevard. Prices are... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I love this place! Whenever I go to Ottawa I always have breakfast/lunch here. the service is great, the atmosphere is great and the price isn't too bad neither! I fully recommend Cora's, so many choices of good food.

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52 reviews 52 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This place is great for breakfast and bunch but come very hungry as the portions are large but very healthy and good.

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Arlington, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The food is only slightly above average, but the coffee was burnt. While the service was friendly, it is not worth the price.

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Dublin, Ireland
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82 reviews 82 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I am not a big fan of diner breakfasts but after a very disappointing first morning hotel breakfast experience I thought I would try Cora's. Compared with the very poor service in the hotel the service in Cora's was very good from the greeting on arrival, through breakfast and on departure. Having studied the comprehensive menu I opted for Cora's... More 

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Canada
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37 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Like that I could find a low calorie option and my kids could go wild. I do not like that their nutritional information is not available on their website.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

too bad they close at 3pm and aren't open for dinner. I think they would do a good trade during the dinner/evening hours. their lunches are great, both in taste and value. I haven't been there for breakfast but I know people who have and they said it is great value as well.

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

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  • 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

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