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Cora's Breakfast & Lunch

179 Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5X8 , Canada (Byward Market Area)
(613) 241-7642
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Ranked #314 of 2,140 restaurants in Ottawa
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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47 reviews 47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Looks slightly better than a diner. Food is the usual: eggs of all types, sausages, potatoes etc. Portions are large and will get a thumbs-up from those with big appetites, but the food itself is not great quality. The fruit cup consisted of the done-to-death melons and grape combo, and not too flavourful at that! Coffee was terrible. Don't bother,... More

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Thunder Bay, Ontario
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119 reviews 119 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Tired furnishings, poor and slow service. Not things you usually expect at Cora's, but what we found at this location. I would not return for a slow disappointing breakfast, there are far better options in the area like Tutti Fruti just down the road on Rideau, I wished we had opted for it!

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Potsdam, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Fine service and super fresh food makes this a must-stop in Ottawa. Cora's always has the freshest fruit and gives you huge portions with your meal. Service is excellent - well worth checking out.

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Syracuse, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Huge mounds of beautifully-cut fresh fruit, crepes, french toast, brioche, cheerfully served, always high quality, and always making you wish you could gon on eating forever

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Halifax, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Cora is a good place for breakfast. My order was normal egg with bread and Cottage cheese,included lots of fruits, contain strawberry, blueberry, pineapple, banana, kiwi, grape and more...

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Parry Sound, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This restaurant has a great variety of food, good prices and quick service. We also found our waitress to be very nice.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I ordered, received my extremely average meal in record time, and I ate part of it. I got up to go to the washroom and during the less than FIVE minutes that I was away from the table, they had removed all of my possessions, and taken my food away. I was ANGRY. Possessions were my water bottle and jacket... More

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Montreal, Canada
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187 reviews 187 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Cora used to be one of our favorite chain for breakfast. But is the franchise getting tired? Or is it just this location? Overall the staff was not pleasant, the decor is tired, the bathroom property questionable, some of the fruits not that fresh...and the menu has not changed since dont know when...so this concept might need to be refreshed... More

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Detroit, Michigan
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Tons of fresh fruit and freshly made juices/smoothies. Delicious crepes and I had a friendly waiter. I would recommend this as a great brunch place. The serving sizes are very large, so come hungry.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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90 reviews 90 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

This is a decent spot for a wide variety of breakfast items at a reasonable price. Some items, such as the crepe wraps, were rather unique and had a large helping of fruit on the side. The smoothies were also quite good.

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