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Goodness Gracious Cafe

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Cafe, Canadian
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1716 Montreal Rd, Ottawa, Ontario K1J 6N5, Canada
+1 613-695-2315
08:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 14:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 14:00
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We ate lunch this week and it was scrumptious! The fish and chips were lightly battered and very tasty. I had the soup of the day and salad with a tender cottage biscuit. Everything was perfectly prepared, the soup was hot which I really like and the presentation was artistic. The cafe itself is quaint and cosy, not loud. I... More 

Thank Dierdre A
Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

A small cafe in the east end of Ottawa with lovely atmosphere and absolutely delicious food - food made on site and beautifully presented. Reservations recommended due to its popularity. Some say their fish and chips is the best in Ottawa.

Thank falcon1941
Ottawa, Canada
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I never knew about this place until my friend took me there. You do not really see it if you were to drive by as the entrance is in the back. Small but comfortable place. Free parking. Good food. Check web site for hours as they are not open all day. I hear bunch and breakfast are good too.

Thank Kellie C
Ottawa, Canada
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134 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

You would really not find this place if you just drove by... And of you did see it, you would have no idea how absolutely delicious the food is that awaits one inside! What an amazing Sunday breakfast.

Thank Stephen B
Ontario, Canada
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89 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Discovered this eatery through my friends when we met for lunch. Small yet very nice with great dishes and very attentive service. Will certainly go back soon. The Grilled Chicken, Cranberries and Brie Sandwich was exquisite

Thank Jean F
Progreso, Mexico
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Wonderful service by Jacques with a lovely personal touch. Our Brunch was delicious. Will highly recommend this delightful restaurant.

Thank Grace S
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

It s a small cosy place amongst paintings of different artists. Very big windows so it's very bright. Not very spacious put o.k. The service was excellent.

Thank jmbrisebois
Ottawa, Canada
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

This is a small and quaint little place. Open for lunch and late breakfast/brunch on Sunday. Excellent food. Always fresh. Friendly and professional service.

Thank Nouna S
Ottawa, Canada
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74 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

While the exterior leaves much to be desired the food and customer service in Goodness Gracious Cafe was perfect for a casual brunch with family or friends.

1 Thank Stephanie W
Ottawa, Ontario
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

Been twice in the last two weeks. Wow the food was excellent. Everything is so fresh and prepared on the spot. Had fish and chips on one occasion and have never tasted better. The batter was so light and the portion of fish was generous. Service was delightful as well. A must go to restaurant. Reservations are a good idea.

Thank Impressive3

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
09:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
09:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1716 Montreal Rd, Ottawa, Ontario K1J 6N5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-695-2315

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