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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
07:00 - 16:00
Closed now
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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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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank waldenky
Goose Bay, Newfoundland, Canada
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57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Ottawa, Canada
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

The food is good - the service is good. They are friendly and accommodating. It's a bit chilly / drafty on the main floor if it's cold outside.

Thank Jennifer D
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place because it was one of the few things that were open Thanksgiving Monday. Lucky us - the breakfast selections were incredible! Cafe au lait, freshly squeezed OJ, and delicious egg dishes make this a popular spot. Check out the second floor seating: floor to ceiling windows & a glass ceiling around two sides make it... More 

Thank Lyndon S
Halifax, Canada
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

My boyfriend and I absolutely love this place! We actually live an hour away but make sure to go in at least once a month for a good brunch. Coffee is great, at least the americanos were! I would recommend the omelette or the typically american breakfast if you're on the lookout for a good hearty start to your day!

3 Thank Cressar
Toronto, Canada
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295 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Went with my dad for brunch after moving to Ottawa. Thoroughly enjoyed, especially sitting on the upper level with more of a view. Waiter was very kind, attentive and provided good service. Tons of tasty food options. Family-friendly. Would return again to try something different. Negatives: coffee not the best.

1 Thank sail29er
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I am from the UK and I LOVED this place for breakfast. I had the smores french toast on my first visit and it was delicious! The second time I had an avocado and egg dish which was very moreish. I like that the dishes came with some fruit on the side too. Staff were friendly and fairly efficient and... More 

Thank Charlotte D
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Popped in this morning and was met with a happy smile and great coffee. The food is good the atmosphere is great, I totally recommend a visit.

Thank Richycarthorse
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Went yesterday for the second time in 5 years and it is still a very disappointing experience except for a very nice waitress. The food tasted as it was reheated stuff, it was cold and even the taste of the bread was terrible. I couldn't finish my plate. Too terrible.

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

Hi Isabellelarocque, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We're sorry to hear about your recent experience. We're very sorry to hear your recent visits have been disappointing. We make every effort to ensure our guests have an enjoyable meal but it's clear we've missed the mark with your salads and for that we apologize. We truly appreciate... 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, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?