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“Nice patio, really good coffee, tempting treats” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bridgehead Coffeehouse

Bridgehead Coffeehouse
Ranked #22 of 84 Coffee & Tea in Ottawa
Price range: $1 - $7
Cuisines: Cafe, Canadian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating
Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
Description: Fairly traded, organic and shade-grown coffees from small-scale farmers. Roasted at our local Ottawa Roastery.
Toronto, Canada
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108 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Nice patio, really good coffee, tempting treats”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2014

We like to try coffee places when we travel, and found Bridgehead online with good ratings. We checked out the Dalhousie location with side patio and really enjoyed the experience. The place is done up nicely inside and was very cool on a warm day, although we sat on the patio in the shade. They had a really attractive assortment of baked goods to go along with your coffee and we indulged in a few treats that were delicious. And, of course, both the brewed coffee and espresso shot were top notch. We are picky about our coffee and espresso -- Bridgehead made the grade!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • English first
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English first
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Bridgehead Makes Ethical Coffee And Healthy Foods Delicious”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014

From the addictive lattes to the understated (but also addictive) granola cookies, from the various vegetarian food and soup choices to the sumptuous chocolate quinoa cakes, and with the fair trade coffee front and centre, Bridgehead is the home of quality eats and drinks. The service is as efficient as possible and, while these coffeehouses are sometimes expensive--with the higher-priced granola cookies now ringing in at C$2.50 each, before tax, and my most recent soup costing $6.25 for a small bowl--it's a locally-owned business that's run on ethical principles that are meant to ensure a higher standard of living for people working in coffee producing countries.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Susan T
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Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Coffee”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014

Great coffee great cookies friendly service even though it is out of my way I will stop by again definitely recommend to friends

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Zahide118
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Ottawa, Canada
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Coffee and Computers”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014

I visited regularly a number of Bridgehead Coffeehouses in Ottawa - although primarily along Bank Street. The interesting variety of coffee, snacks and sandwiches was always delicious. However, lately friends and I have taken Bridgehead off our list of places to drop in for a coffee since its tables are usually monopolized by people with laptops who seem to be set up there for the day. A not uncommon problem these days and too bad since Bridgehead provided, to my mind, a lovely oasis for excellent coffee and food.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank 19San49
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Coffee shop”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014

Great place to get your coffee. Bridgehead on Preston roasts and brew their own coffee. Their sandwiches and salads are yummy too.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Esther C
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