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Wilf & Ada's

$$ - $$$Cafe, ,
510 Bank St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1Z4, Canada
+1 613-231-7959
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (37 reviews)
“french toast” (20 reviews)
“beans” (20 reviews)
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Cafe, Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
510 Bank St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1Z4, Canada
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1 - 10 of 201 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love having breakfast here when I am in the city. Friendly fast service before your first cup of coffee is a must

Thank Karen P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the first review I have ever written but I felt compelled to do so. I had been to Ada’s diner years ago and loved it so I was looking forward to trying it again. We were very disappointed. We both had two eggs...More

Thank Howard N
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place for so many reasons. Walked into this one room shop - open kitchen, rustic lighting, attentive service - not too nice - the way I like it. Food speaks for itself. Packed with doubles and some with bigger parties - in my...More

Thank UmairR
Reviewed October 11, 2018

Visited this charming restaurant to have breakfast with my daughter. The waiter knew exactly what we were looking for and suggested great dishes. That's hard to beat, specially when trying to decipher a 3yo cravings...lol. The food was good and plenty, we enjoyed every bite....More

Thank thaliaMsp
Reviewed September 24, 2018

It wasn't anything special but is pretty good. The table service was a tad slow but I'm patient. You can tell that their food isn't processed junk. If that is important to you then this is the place for you. Me specifically I rather have...More

Thank lemountg
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

I brought my two kids here. Very tasty, fresh food. I ordered the Eggs in Purgatory and it was so yummy - spicy and savoury. Friendly service. Love the food philosophy behind this restaurant. Wait time was long and the place is small so better...More

Thank trerock
Reviewed August 29, 2018

The place is small, cute, clean, and nice, servers were on par, very friendly. but the food.... $3 for a small coffee 17$ for 2 eggs, beans, 2 strips of bacon which was greenish/blue (undercooked or maybe rotten who knows) and a bit of home...More

Thank Jackson G
Reviewed August 27, 2018

........Wilf & Ada's is a quaint and comfortable little restaurant on the corner........it's laid back ambiance and menu are certainly worth more than one visit.

Thank David S
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

Cute little place, portion sizes are fairly small for what you pay. Bacon was very fatty and greasy. Scrambled eggs and home fries were fantastic. I didn’t know they offered lattes until the table beside us got some. They were not on the menu. Would...More

Thank Molly C
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

We saw Wilf and Adas on “You Gotta Eat Here” and made it a destination while in vacation in Ottawa. It’s quaint. And quirky. Tiny, as many have said. We anticipated a wait, as all reviewers mention, but it certainly isn’t the loveliest waiting spot...More

Thank Can_travel89
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Questions & Answers
February 25, 2016|
Response from CourtneyLO |
Yes, they are very accommodating to gluten free diets. They baked beans were gf, and even offered gf French toast.
February 17, 2015|
Response from Ion A | Property representative |
Hi Jim...welcome to Wilf & Ada's where there is fabulous brunch (breaky/lunch) as well as loads of on-street parking. As there is a school and Bank Street nearby, there is lots of turnover and so it is usually easy to find... More
Patricia S
January 21, 2015|
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Response from Ion A | Property representative |
Hi Tricia, Thanks for reaching out! The eggs in purgatory dish is prepared with Italian tomatoes, olive oil, garlic and spices. We offer three varieties of toast, all prepared by local bakers; white, whole wheat and gluten... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$14
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 510 Bank St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1Z4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-231-7959
  • E-mail
At Wilf & Ada's we are passionate about hospitality. Unlike your typical diner, we strive to make as much of our menu as we can in-house from scratch and source the best quality ingredients using local suppliers and producers whenever possible.
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