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Review of Cafe Cristal

Cafe Cristal
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Ranked #6 of 99 Coffee & Tea in Ottawa
Description: Welcome to Cafe Cristal, a Parisian inspired Cafe that brings you back in time to cafes of the past. Come enjoy a delicious drink, dessert, crepe, or one of our many types of soups and paninis. The high quality products and service will keep you coming back to Ottawa's finest tea, coffee bar, and Eatery.
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Description: Welcome to Cafe Cristal, a Parisian inspired Cafe that brings you back in time to cafes of the past. Come enjoy a delicious drink, dessert, crepe, or one of our many types of soups and paninis. The high quality products and service will keep you coming back to Ottawa's finest tea, coffee bar, and Eatery.
Reviewed May 8, 2019 via mobile

Went there as we have been hearing that this cafe is unique and the drinks and deserts are good . And yes, the decoration inside is very unique . Deserts are tasty and the coffee is good as well .

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Ali-Lana
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Reviewed April 18, 2019

Desserts are great, crepes are very good and the coffee is very fine.

Surprisingly large space for great chats and fine food.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Thank IntSommelier
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Reviewed February 23, 2019 via mobile

I heard about this place by researching high tea in Ottawa area and wanted to avoid downtown for what we were doing.
So Barrhaven it was! I never knew this place existed and it was surprising. Really nice tea selection. High tea was 35. Approximately. And there were 5 sandwich samples, 1 large blueberry scone, cream and jam, and a top layer of mini desserts.
Teas were served in individual large teapots.
All in all really good and the food aside from high tea (crepes) looked delicious.
The service was slow at the beginning but once the food was served improved dramatically, thus 4 stars instead of 5.
Will go back and try again!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank KingstonMom_11
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Reviewed December 28, 2018

Food: We had the high tea again. Sandwiches were OK. (I did not like the selection as much as last time. What is the deal with those crunchy pita strips?) Scones were great. Little desserts were still frozen solid. Why don't they make their own desserts? I guess because that nice employee no longer works there :(

Atmosphere: Same as always. Looks nice. But was super loud (full house of ladies talking) and cold.

Service: Quite a contrast from our last visit where the pastry chef guy had kept checking on us. This time we were basically ignored after we got our tea. The place was busy and we didn't see any employees in order to attempt to refill the hot water in our tea pot.

Price: i think it was $33

Overall: I will wait a while before trying again for the high tea because if you are paying that much, you expect the stuff to be freshly made

Date of visit: December 2018
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Thank S M
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Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

I hadn’t been to Cafe Cristal before last week. It was suggested by a colleague as a spot to try in Barrhaven. The crepes coming off the griddle smelled so good I decided to try one and the coffee was very well done, flavourful and hot.
The staff was friendly and helpful, and also very patient with us as our party trickled innover 45 minutes.
Thank you Cafe Cristal!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Travelin4FunAlberta
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