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Oh So Good Desserts & Coffee House

#190 of 2,362 Places to Eat in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Byward Market Area
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25 York St | 261 Richmond Road Westboro, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5S7, Canada
+1 613-241-8028
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10:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had supper at a restaurant in the ate and decided to head over to oh so good for desert. The place was pretty empty and we were not greeted by the person behind the cash. We placed our order. Had asked for two glasses of water but these were not provided but there was a 1/4 full jug of water... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The smoothies are fabulous, not too sweet and the real deal. The coffee-bar staff even treated us to an extra coffee, as we were fawning over the pastries. At this Westboro location, there is a ton of commodious room, and many exciting nature photographs on exhibit.

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Thank Gary K
Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stopped by here a couple times, to pick up a slice or two of cheesecake. The service is nice, and they have a good selection, however the quality of the cake just isnt worth it at $8 a slice.

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Thank marielkaine
Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was out with my friend and told her that we should go try oh so good, as a lot a people I know have been posting about it on social media. When we arrived it was around 10 p.m. We both decided on a hot chocolate and a piece of cake. The staff were nice enough, but it took... More 

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Thank Gillian M
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Three great brewed coffees, 3 slices of cake and one date square for about $38 including taxes. Expensive but absolutely worth it. Good service at the counter too. Generous slices but not excessive. The ferrero rocher cake made my son very happy and he felt it was one of the tastiest desserts he had ever had. Chocolate heaven for him.... More 

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Thank CathyV63
Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the Oh So Good location in Westboro for the first time this evening. I've been to the one in the Market several times and have always enjoyed it. Gotta say, I was kind of disappointed in the Westboro location. My friend and I were there around 7:30pm. The place was dirty. There were random straw rappers and napkins on... More 

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Peter E, Manager at Oh So Good Desserts & Coffee House, responded to this review

Good Evening, I would like to first off thank you for writing this review and letting me know your feedback on the westboro location and your experience. I apologize that your first experience was not a good one. We do not have a lot of cakes as the downtown location however we try and rotate them as often as possible.... More 

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Reviewed 29 March 2017

Oh So Good Desserts & Coffee House in Ottawa is a unique coffee house right in the heart of Ottawa with very accessible parking. The coffee and desserts are on par with most other coffee shops. Worth a visit!

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Thank Traveling_Tendy
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

Maybe we were just having an off night or something. The atmosphere felt very stark. No music. The furnishings appear pretty low budget and the rear of the restaurant looked open and unfinished. Kind of like an unfinished office space. We went for dessert for 2 adults and 2 kids. A piece of cake for each of us. The bill... More 

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Thank Grant L
Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

We had dessert here after dinner at the Wellington Gastropub and it was fantastic. The selection of cakes, tarts, and pies made it very hard to pick just one. My wife and I shared slices of a cookies and cream cake and a lemon cake. The lemon cake was superb and I highly recommend it tart but still sweet and... More 

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Thank David C
Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

The selection here is top notch. The Vegan Chocolate cake is a very appreciated option and probably the best deal here to choose from considering the quality you are getting with the special ingredients.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$5
Cuisine
Cafe, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
10:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 23:00
Thursday
10:00 - 23:00
Friday
10:00 - 00:00
Saturday
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 York St | 261 Richmond Road Westboro, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5S7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: +1 613-241-8028
Description
Oh So Good Desserts and Coffee House was established in 1994. The original idea behind the café was to replicate a German Berlin-style coffee house. Today it has evolved into a place which offers a vast array of decadent desserts to arouse any appetite. Our drinks are uniquely crafted and our coffee is always blended to perfection. We specialize in cakes and offer over 35 different types at any given time in our downtown location (25 York St.). We have recently opened a new location in Westboro (261 Richmond Rd. W.) We serve many of the same desserts found Downtown in addition to a food menu. Our food menu is still evolving to better satisfy customer demand. We also offer alcoholic beverages in Westboro to compliment our menu. In addition to excellent coffee and dessert, we display the work of local artists. The art is regularly rotated and the pieces are for sale by the artists. Be sure to stop by either location for a sweet taste you will never forget!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?