Ottawa’s coffee game is strong, local, and committed to its neighbourhoods: city-based chains are expanding beyond the downtown core, while independent cafés are establishing roots across the city. There’s a dedication to fair trade, organic beans here, and it’s easy to find quality local roasters as well as great beans from top Canadian and international outfits. You don’t need to look far to find a place to call home — or your office, though some shops limit wifi access to two hours.
Ottawa’s cafés also show a serious love of home baking, and often have a community vibe to them. Special events and classes take place in many cafés: from life-drawing evenings to classes on how to make preserves, board game nights to sourdough sessions. Regular latte art showdowns keep Ottawa’s baristas creative (follow your favourite shop’s Instagram to get details), so there’s no reason to settle for anything but the best coffee when you’re in or around the capital.
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