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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 #301 of 2,155 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
Ontario
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150 reviews 150 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We have been to various Coras locations before so knew exactly what to expect from the menu. Everything on the plate was delicious, well prepared and hot. IT was the wait staff that made this trip pleasant. We went two days in a row and the waitress remembered us and was especially attentive. We will visit again.

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Calgary, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We went to Cora's on Alta Vista Drive for breakfast twice while we were in Ottawa. Food was very good with huge portions. Service was excellent.

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49 reviews 49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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193 reviews 193 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 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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