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Eggspectation Resto-Cafe-Bar

171 Bank St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1W5, Canada
+1 613-569-6505
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good32%
  • Average25%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible12%
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“eggs benedict” (14 reviews)
“smoked meat” (4 reviews)
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American, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
171 Bank St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1W5, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the high rise pancakes and perfect fresh orange juice. Very good potatoes but average pancakes. The choice is huge. Would recommend it.

Thank TimManchester
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Went for brunch and even though I have lived in Ottawa for many years, I had never tried this restaurant before..because of the exterior?? not sure. Anyway, glad we did. There are 2 floors, bright and airy. With so many different types of choices for...More

Thank REL_11
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Meet with friends before a wedding. We were on 2nd floor near windows. Sun was shining through with no covering, had to reorient my chair to continue talking. Food was delicious but a little pricy.

Thank HML31
Reviewed 2 October 2017

This would be a five star breakfast place based on the very good food and service. However, don't sit upstairs. All the metal and exposed brick makes noise reverberate and when they run the smoothie blender, all conversation has to stop. A weekend brunch would...More

Thank Naarden
Reviewed 20 September 2017

I ordered a meal that included 3 big sausages, 2 pieces of toast, potatoes, 2 eggs (done perfectly), grapes and melon, all for only $8.45! It was so good. My husband really enjoyed his French toast and eggs too. I would recommend this breakfast spot...More

Thank CanadianJane
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Service was quick and the waitress Jodi was friendly and helpful.Had the Breakfast burger $11.95 which included a side of potatoes. Was very delicious and a good size.

Thank lrelax
Eggspectation O, Manager at Eggspectation Resto-Cafe-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Thanks for the 5-star review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your quick and friendly service from our hard-working Jodi. We'll be sure to pass along your kind words, and we look forward to the next time we can serve you again!

Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Very Good. Service was quick & friendly. Food was very good. We all had breakfast. Eggs were perfect as ordered. Coffee refills came before we ran out. Prices were reasonable.

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Great menu selection, rustic look and feel. The upstairs level has large bright windows overlooking Bank street. The food is well prepared. The only downside is the service and whom you get. Unfortunately, our waiter forgot the juice, delivered a warm (hot) chocolate even after...More

Thank NoWhereNorth
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Had breakfast here, was late morning, 9:30ish. Haven't eaten here before, I expected much more from a place that supposedly specializes in breakfast. It's no better or worse than the typical uninspiring breakfast in the restaurant of a mid-grade hotel. Ordered the American (2 eggs,...More

Thank TorontoTravel_12
Eggspectation O, Guest Relations Manager at Eggspectation Resto-Cafe-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to provide us feedback. We're sorry to hear about your recent experience. A member of our team would love to connect with you to further discuss your experience. If you could please email us at info@eggspectation.com with your username,...More

Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Had the Eggspectation Omelette. Potatoes were really yummy. Place was nice. Metal chairs on concrete floor make for loud squeaks and overall it's kind of loud but I was alone so it didn't bother me. It's spacious. There's an upstairs too but I didn't go...More

Thank GlenMClark
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 171 Bank St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1W5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: +1 613-569-6505
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Breakfast Brunch and Lunch . A la Carte Choices with Eggs theme . Serve Pasta, Salad, Appetizers, Desserts, Fruit Smoothies and everything that's Eggs.
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