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Chez Francois

#386 of 2,200 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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427 Richmond Rd, Ottawa, Ontario K2A 4C9, Canada
+1 613-759-8000
08:30 - 18:00
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Sun 08:30 - 17:00
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love, love love this tucked away bistro where the owners shine with pride and are happy to serve your every whim. Food is exquisite and the eclectic for sale items make this a fun and fresh place to go.,

Thank sunandsun
Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I ended-up having brunch at Chez Francois after giving up on a long line up on a popular nearby brunch place.. I am so happy I tried this cozy French place. They have a very good brunch menu and owners are very friendly and kind. They also have pastries and an amazing bread/baguette. My only cons is... More 

Thank germguz
North Bay, Canada
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

This place is so cute! Food aside for a sec, the whole store is so fun and quirky. Stuff absolutely everywhere, always something new to look at. The coffees are huge and the teas are delicious. We also had a fresh croissant just out of the oven and it was the best one I've ever had. Topped the whole visit... More 

Thank natalie_leclaire
Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

We are heading to Mont Tremblant and drop by here to having breakfast . The food was great, nice place and have a reasonable price. They aslo have a home make jam too . Must try...

Thank roxyim
Ottawa, Canada
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Very special venue that is a shop and a restaurant. You can enjoy the brunch while others browse for treasures from Provence and unique delicacies by Francois. Great service, quality food and unique setting.

Thank Qwertyforme
Ottawa, Canada
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

We visited twice this week, having a pleasant breakfast experience both times. The "Brewed Coffee" is fresh and flavourful, no need for the pricey alternatives. The weekend cheese pastries are a recommended high point. Our itemised bill, available upon request, was accurate.

Thank TA-REVIEWS-2015
Orange County, California
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6 reviews
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Excellent breakfast. The eggs were perfect served with fresh fruit and crispy cubed potatoes. Try their delicious French crepes, satisfying and well balanced meals. Best place to eat in the Hillsboro area in Ottawa.

Thank travelviewer1
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173 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

great concept...find your table amongst the shelves of french pottery and herbs. Superb little cafe that has a delightful breakfast and lunch menu. Great pastries and coffee!

Thank TaniaCarriere
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

I've been looking forward to stopping by this unique little spot in Westboro for some time now. Living in Chelsea, Quebec and working downtown, I don't often get to Westboro. Today, on the way to shop at the Westboro market with my newly wed son and daughter-in-law, we stopped in to look for a house warming gift for their new... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Best croissant in Ottawa in a small cafe not far from the bike path. Classic French cuisine (breakfast & lunch) but enough on the menu for those w food sensitivities. Eggs Benedict is five stars. Service is excellent & friendly. Interesting shop with French food specialities and "gift-ware" - not the usual items. Summer sidewalk seating for pets and strollers.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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French, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 18:00
08:30 - 18:00
08:30 - 18:00
08:30 - 18:00
08:30 - 18:00
08:30 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 427 Richmond Rd, Ottawa, Ontario K2A 4C9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-759-8000
Chez François is a gourmet shop specialized in French and homemade products. It is divided into 4 worlds. Bistrot Corner: Enjoy your food on site! Have a coffee with one of our homemade dish. Food Corner:- Bakery: bread, pastries, cakes, tarts. - Spices, herbs of Provence included- French cheeses- Coffee / Tea- Homemade prosucts (simmered dishes, pies ...)- French specialitiesHome furniture Corner: A corner dedicated to provençal tablecloths, dishes, French decors of all sorts. Body care Corner:Discover our five bodycare product ranges:"Sea Side", "Green Tea", "Lavender", "Coconut Milk" and "Sweet Almond"

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