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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/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
Most recent review
nice place

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
Kathy W
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Ottawa, Canada
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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Ottawa, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Super amazing visit to this establishment. The way the food is prepared is incredibly artistic but the service that we received, left us feeling really good. We were treated well beyond all expectations and it was a pleasure to start off our day there. Nothing that we requested was a problem and it was cheerfully done for us. Hats off... More 

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Ontario
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11 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Ate here for breakfast on Saturday and liked it so much that we returned on Sunday. Although it isn't the cheapest place to eat, the food is delicious and the generous fruit portions included with every meal is worth the price.

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9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I absolutely love this place! The service is good and the food is too. Whenever I'm in Canada (Ottawa) I always use this place three or four times per visit. But be warned, if you want breakfast on a Saturday of Sunday morning you had better get there sharpish, this place is very popular. That speaks volumes.

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Ontario
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79 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Visited on a very cold Saturday morning and the place was already quite busy. Each of us (3) ordered something that I would have assumed would take approximately 15 minutes...I was wrong. Before I was 1/4 done my first cup of coffee, the meal arrived, very hot, very tasty and well presented. Nick, our waiter, was very attentive and made... More 

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Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

Going Cora s was okay! I find the food tasty but very expensive compare to Tutti Fruity off Baseline. They have good food and so decorative good price. I prefer Tutti Frutti than Cora s.

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Ottawa Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Best place in town for a varied breakfast and lunch. Fruit and a good range of breakfast items. We go often for lunch and also meet for coffee and cinnamon buns. Friendly service and comfortable ambience. Can be crowded over lunch some days - but doesn't seem predictable.

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Ottawa
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8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My wife and I decided to drop in to the local Cora's (we'd been there before and while a bit expensive we liked their breakfasts). We had to wait 10 minutes for a table - but there were many openings - I think they were understaffed. We noticed what I assume was a manager speaking to a waitress in an... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Breakfast is by far my favourite meal of the day and Cora's delivers. It definitely is overpriced, but it's very hard to find a good quality restaurant now days that isn't. Love all the fruit choices and the crepes are delicious.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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37 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I was excited trying Cora's here in Ottawa but was a bit disappointed. I tried the Holiday wish plate but did not enjoy my spinach crepe. Tasted bland for me. Coffee is bland and could be better. I looked at the orders of my companions and noticed the fruit servings are really not as big as the other Cora places... More 

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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

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