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Eggspectation Resto-Cafe-Bar

€€ - €€€
Byward Market Area
American, Canadian
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171 Bank St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1W5, Canada
+1 613-569-6505
06:30 - 15:00
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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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Prince Albert, Canada
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74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
A TripAdvisor Member
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a satisfying lunch after trying out the float therapy at Iso Spa (try it! Amazing) and walked in to Eggspectation. Totally fit the bill. Unique building with very good food. I am a big fan of eggs bennedict, but they are very infrequently anything memorable at restaurants. Eggspectation nailed it! Tried the montreal smoked meat benny... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Montreal, Canada
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Place is extremely underkept. Waitress was welcoming and efficient although her appearance (bed head and half tucked in shirt) displayed a complete lack of professionalism. As for the food, that is the worst part! Out of four people, none of us could touch our plates. Potatoes were stale and cooked in very old oil, eggs tasted like plastic and the... More 

1 Thank mlgregoire
Vinod C, Manager at Eggspectation Resto-Cafe-Bar, responded to this review

Hi mlgregorie, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We're sorry to hear about your recent experience. We strive to make sure that all of our guests have a 5-star experience when they join us, but it sounds like we really missed the mark when you dined with us. We also wanted to ensure you that we take... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

The food was good, but the service was not. Our waiter did not seem like he enjoyed being there... or awake even.He was very short with us and not very pleasant.

1 Thank waldenky
Goose Bay, Newfoundland, Canada
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57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

I've been here a few times, the food is goodish (not a fan of their sausages) and not the cheapest for what you get. I was satisfied with my brunch, but the service was slow. the place is huge and servers have to carry food by hand up the stairs from the first floor where the kitchen is, to the... More 

Thank Brandon P
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Waitor took very long to acknowledge us. When he took our order he interrupts us and goes to another table. My colleague orders the veggie crepe with potatoes instead of salad. When the plates arrive he has a salad. He tells the waitor that he ordered potatoes. The waitor just apologizes and doesn't fix the mistake. Over all bad service.

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

Hi doreyworldwide, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We're sorry to hear about your recent experience. We’re very sorry about the experiences and frustration you’ve had at the Ottawa location. We certainly strive to make all of our guests’ orders correct the first time, but it seems like we’ve missed the mark with your recent orders. We’ll... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
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?