I believe that this this place should be featured more often as a good place to eat a small meal at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa if only because of the fine selection of sandwiches, soup, salads and drinks. But there is more to it than this. Quality art accompanies good food in a place that is an architectural achievement in itself. Sit on the patio or veranda and admire the landscape - the Parliament buildings themselves and the fiver. Sit outside on the lawn and walk around the building for getting a true flavor of the beauty of this site. I have been to the cafe on many occasions. I find it worth while to make a comment or two about the gallery's decision to make access to the cafe available to all who enter the gallery. In many ways this place deserves more attention than does the gift shop but for different reasons. I think it does receive many more visitors in proportion to what it provides. I have eaten soup and sandwiches and salads there. I do believe that the quality of the food is high and it is reason for you to make a visit there. I have visited this cafe twice during one visit to the National Gallery and I suggest that you do the same. Condiments are plentiful especially relish, lemons and mustard. Prices are reasonable. Ambience is excellent as you can imagine. Worthy of many photographs. Sit quietly for a quality experience on the patio and go outside. I did like the many sandwiches that I have ordered. Food for the sandwiches and salads was fresh. You might be doing yourself a disfavor if you think that this place can prepare and serve a four course meal for your nutritional needs. It can't. The question of service is irrelevant here since you wait on yourself. There is one person at the cashier counter and many people working behind the scene. They deserve some credit and praise. Scenic view is great. The quality of the tea served is good. I do recommend that you spend time there. It is well worth your time and money especially if you have benefitted from being inside the gallery.
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