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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
You won't leave hungry

The portions are large here, similar to many of the American restaurants which we have been to. Orange juice tasted fresh; eggs, potatoes, meats and toast were good but wasn't impressed with the blueberry pancakes. They didn't have much taste and were doughy. Even though the servers were very busy... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The portions are large here, similar to many of the American restaurants which we have been to. Orange juice tasted fresh; eggs, potatoes, meats and toast were good but wasn't impressed with the blueberry pancakes. They didn't have much taste and were doughy. Even though the servers were very busy on this Saturday morning, they checked back often with us... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Had a great meal at this coras location last month. Food and service was excellent. I plan on going back when in Ottawa next.

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North Bay, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We always make Cora's our go-to place when travelling. This one, however, was not very pleasant. When we asked for a booth, the manager told us that we could only have a half of one...okay. Throughout our whole meal, the manager yelled at his employees. We were very uncomfortable. The food was okay, typical Cora's, but the service is not... More 

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Barrie
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The breakfast here was just okay and cost more than a dinner out for just the basics. We only had breakfast here once for this reason.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

cone with time ...almost an hour to get an omelet...nothing special about it .fast spoken server and no personalized attention.wont come back.

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Liverpool
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This was one of a number of these franchises that we ate in on our recent trip to Canada. Most portions are very American sized so if, like us, you are used to more European sizes, I suggest you look for the smaller portions offered; these were plenty for us. The fruit is wonderful; brilliantly presented, fresh and very varied.... More 

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Northern, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The first thing that clued us in that this may be a good place to eat was the short wait for a table. The brightly covered walls, showcasing all of the menu items was really clever and made us hungry as we moved closer toward being seated. We had a pretty good view of all different types of offerings from... More 

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Sioux Lookout, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Had a Cafe Au Lait & Black Forest Crepes - DELISH! Seriously awesome menu. This is a busy spot though (because the food is fab) so have some patience.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I got a Cora's breakfast of eggs, bacon, ham, toast, hash browns and a pancake, and though the pancake was tasty, the hash browns were lacking. Wedges of what seemed like cooked potato that may have been fried on one side. Don't come for the hash browns, if that's what you are looking for. Friendly server. Lots of food for... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

It all began 27 years ago, when Cora Tsouflidou decided to revamp an old snack bar in Montréal to become the choice for people in search of a really great breakfast. Here they are only open for breakfast and lunch. The food for 20 of us was served piping hot and delicious. Very impressed with the service with such a... 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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