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Cora's Breakfast & Lunch

$$ - $$$
Byward Market Area
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179 Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5X8 , Canada
+1 613-241-7642
06:00 - 15:00
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Sun 07:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 15:00
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Halifax, NS
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211 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I haven't found too much variance at Cora's across the country - they mostly serve the same food, offer the same good service, and have the same slightly-higher-than-I'd-prefer-to-pay-but-will-anyway. This one is very much the same. No complaints!

Thank JB81ontheroad
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our suite hotel had a basic cafe attached, but not a conventional coffee shop. From the window we could see Cora's, close to the Byward market. It seems to be the only restaurant in the area specializing in breakfast and lunch. Menu offers a large number of packaged choices, but you can ask for variations of bacon, eggs, sausages, fried... More 

Thank George B
Minneola, Florida, United States
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We have eaten at Cora's several times when traveling to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The food items are "creations." Fruit is sculptured. The taste and eye appeal are excellent. Each individual fruit selection is cut into various shapes and sizes. We have never been disappointed. If you are looking for a fantastic meal that will make your eyes pop and fill... More 

Thank Elizabeth S
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Terrible food, bananas tasted like plastic and strawberries tasted like they were frozen for a year and to top it off the crepe tasted like paper. And plus the waiter was so rude and couldn't care less about us poor job Cora's

Thank Nathan C
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Great breakfast spot..if your willing to pay a premium for breakfast. However, I never leave here hungry, the plates have a huge serving.

Thank Jacob G
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We go to cora's for all our kids ' birthdays. They die to go and are always so excited for their dessert swan made of fruit. The love the serving size, quality of the food etc. Weekdays are certainly easier to get a table and in and out in an hour, weekends are but crazier. Kids ordered off the kids... More 

Thank OttawaTwinsMama
Guelph, Canada
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89 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We met up with our friends from the USA who coincidentally were visiting Ottawa at the same time. Cora's is a predictable experience. Love the fruit options. It is a little pricey but the food is good. Service can be a little slow at times but our server tried his best even though he was covering many tables. Only curiosity... More 

Thank FriarJohn
Ottawa, Canada
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378 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Didn't even make it to the table and we ended walking out. We were second in line to be seated and the hostess directed two parties behind us to tables. It was only my wife and I waiting to be seated. We ended walking out furiously when the couple behind us got seated first. That will be the last time... More 

Thank Kevin B
Hooksett, New Hampshire
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We had an amazing breakfast on our last day of our 10 day Canadian road trip. Everything was delicious. Yo cannot go wrong here!

Thank NHladyD
Ottawa, Canada
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69 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Delicious breakfast plates with the option of adding a mix of cheese/onions on the potatoes. Fruits, smoothies and juices are great!

Thank Moe_Abadla

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 179 Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5X8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: +1 613-241-7642

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