Hidden Ottawa

This section of the website has been created to highlight the best of the unknown in the city. You most definitely won’t find these places in your guidebook – they may be unknown even to locals. These are the hidden gems, the ‘unknown treasure’ restaurants and places that our great city has to offer.
These places are the very best of what Ottawa has to offer that seem to fly under the radar; places that I, having lived here all my life, have come to know and love. This section will be your insider’s guide to the best food, drinks, and things to see and do.
As this is a new feature on the website, it will take time to grow. I will add categories, which will feature these places, with all of the details that you need to know, including a detailed review with photographs and tips.
Check back often, as I’ll be updating weekly!

Check them out below:

As you may know, this Hidden Ottawa section of my website is one of my favourites…I love unearthing hidden gems around the city and sharing them with all of you! I wish that I were able to do one every day, but the reality is, that in order to keep ...
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Another Hidden Ottawa gem has been unearthed! While I have known about Trio for a while, after visiting them again recently, I knew that they would make the perfect feature for this section of the website! Trio Bistro and Lounge is a unique little restaurant and lounge in Westboro. There ...
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I’m always on the lookout for cool spots to feature in my Hidden Ottawa series, and I think that I may have stumbled upon my favourite place yet! Here’s the thing: this place is very much catered to a niche market, and if you aren’t an animal (or cat!) lover, ...
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The next establishment in my Hidden Ottawa series is World Burger, located at 1651 Merivale Road in Nepean. Now, Ottawa has no shortage of burger places, and very few stand apart from the rest. But one that definitely does is this restaurant. I’d like to preface the rest of this ...
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Next up in my series of hidden gem locations in Ottawa is a bakery; Strawberry Blonde Bakery, to be exact. http://www.strawberryblondebakery.com/ Located in the trendy neighborhood of Westboro, this small bakery goes almost unnoticed, as it is tucked away off of the main streets, on Grange Avenue. This bakery is not to ...
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Cozmos Souvlaki is located at 196 Greenbank, across from the Nepean Police Station. The storefront isn’t glamorous at all; it is the type of place that I think passerby might just miss altogether. It has a blue sign with white greek-style lettering, spelling out Cozmos, and is as simple as ...
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