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Cora's Breakfast & Lunch

$$ - $$$
Byward Market Area
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179 Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5X8 , Canada
+1 613-241-7642
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Gatineau, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

never disappointed, no matter what you order you get a big plate and the presentation on the plate is very good. The fruits are always fresh, the service each time has been very good. On the weekends there is mostly a line up but they get throught it fast. The line up is because everyone enjoys eating here

Thank stephenjolicoeur
Oakville, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place service is always top shelf here! lots of coffee refills and prompt courteous wait staff. The presentation is always a great surprise and tasty as well.

Thank Thunderbuddy1
Toronto, Canada
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the Cora for address 179 rideau street ottawa . Service is ok, food is good but much calories lol. Show pictures for you.

Thank 20130124
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

Exactly what was called for on New Years morning. Luc, our waiter, was awesome. Always a bit of a line up but worth the wait.

Thank CanadaT-Bar
Halifax, NS
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

I haven't found too much variance at Cora's across the country - they mostly serve the same food, offer the same good service, and have the same slightly-higher-than-I'd-prefer-to-pay-but-will-anyway. This one is very much the same. No complaints!

Thank JB81ontheroad
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

Our suite hotel had a basic cafe attached, but not a conventional coffee shop. From the window we could see Cora's, close to the Byward market. It seems to be the only restaurant in the area specializing in breakfast and lunch. Menu offers a large number of packaged choices, but you can ask for variations of bacon, eggs, sausages, fried... More 

Thank George B
Minneola, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

We have eaten at Cora's several times when traveling to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The food items are "creations." Fruit is sculptured. The taste and eye appeal are excellent. Each individual fruit selection is cut into various shapes and sizes. We have never been disappointed. If you are looking for a fantastic meal that will make your eyes pop and fill... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Terrible food, bananas tasted like plastic and strawberries tasted like they were frozen for a year and to top it off the crepe tasted like paper. And plus the waiter was so rude and couldn't care less about us poor job Cora's

Thank Nathan C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

Great breakfast spot..if your willing to pay a premium for breakfast. However, I never leave here hungry, the plates have a huge serving.

Thank Jacob G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

We go to cora's for all our kids ' birthdays. They die to go and are always so excited for their dessert swan made of fruit. The love the serving size, quality of the food etc. Weekdays are certainly easier to get a table and in and out in an hour, weekends are but crazier. Kids ordered off the kids... More 

Thank OttawaTwinsMama

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Canadian, American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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: +1 613-241-7642

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?