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Eggspectation Resto-Cafe-Bar

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Byward Market Area
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171 Bank St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1W5, Canada
+1 613-569-6505
06:30 - 14:00
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Mon - Tue 06:30 - 14:00
Wed - Fri 06:30 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 16:00
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Ottawa, Canada
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are lots of options for anyone looking to have a good brunch. I always order the eggs benedict on a bagel. There are plenty of juices and coffees to try, and if you're lucky enough to get a table by the window wall, it's fun to people watch.

Thank Chelsea K
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I used to love this restaurant years ago and got a chance to go there for the first time in almost ten years. What a disappointment. First off the place needs to be updated and painted desperately, the floors look horrendous the chairs and tables are not much better off either and some of the chairs have missing pieces. The... More 

Thank Richard R
Vinod C, Manager at Eggspectation Resto-Cafe-Bar, responded to this review

Hi Richard, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We're sorry to hear about your recent experience. We recognize that having a pleasant atmosphere is a big factor in a positive guest experience, and we’re so very sorry to have missed the mark for you. If there's one thing we are proud of, it's our breakfast food, so... More 

Whitby, Canada
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for just that place to go and have a breakfast, this is your place. Be aware that you are going to pay a bit more for okay food, $65 with tip for three people for our visit. The setting and building are interesting when you enter and are seated. Bright, spacious and you don't feel crowded... More 

Thank Whitby_Wandering
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5 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I came here for breakfast after coming to Ottawa to skate on the canal. It is a really nice place with big windows all around facing the streets. However, all this glass makes the place on the cold side. To make things worse, the waitstaff kept propping open a door that allowed a very cold draft to... More 

Thank Vincent R
Vinod C, Manager at Eggspectation Resto-Cafe-Bar, responded to this review

Hi Vincent, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We're sorry to hear about your recent experience. We strive to provide all of our guests with quick, friendly, and attentive service, and it's clear that we missed the mark here. We take great pride in serving delicious and fresh food with our own unique twists, and we’re sorry... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

We arrived at 12:30pm on a very busy Saturday during Winterlude. With only 35 minutes before another appointment, we were not sure that we could fit it in. The hostess seated us right away and after four minutes and looking at the full restaurant, I decided to let our hostess know that we would have to come back another time.... More 

Thank staingen
Prince Albert, Canada
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98 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

We had heard mixed reviews, but this was a nice breakfast. I even got a new recipe idea for my own breakfasts at home. Great location and recommended.

Thank Gord V
Pembroke, Canada
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

The meal was very good although it could've been warmer. The building is really cool and the service was great. I would recommend sitting upstairs!

Thank RobinMcG
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Foolishly ignored the average TripAdvisor reviews, should've made the effort to try an independent not a chain. The first waitress took our drinks order, then went on a break, 10 mins later the manager asked if we'd ordered and apologised for the delay. More waiting and we got our food, then sent it back as it was cold. Finally after... More 

2 Thank Andrea L
Vinod C, Manager at Eggspectation Resto-Cafe-Bar, responded to this review

Hi Andrea, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We're sorry to hear about your recent experience. In short, the service you received is not the kind of experience we ever want a guest having, so we appreciate you taking the time to share all of this feedback with us so we can continue to improve the overall... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

A great eggs benedict, good coffee and pleasant service. Located at Laurier and Bank with room for many upstairs and down. Clean interior with their concrete floor and typical Montreal inspired decor works well in this location. Quality food, nice place, central location and good service! Easy choice for a quality breakfast at a reasonable price.

Thank Stephen B
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

I came here in July and had a terrible time (See my review for that). I told the manager who contacted me that I would come back again in the future. I did not think this place could get worse, but hey I guess it can. The waiter took forever to come and got straight to the point of what... More 

Thank Alnoor K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
07:00 - 16:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?