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Eggspectation Resto-Cafe-Bar

171 Bank St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1W5, Canada
+1 613-569-6505
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good33%
  • Average24%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (14 reviews)
“smoked meat” (4 reviews)
“poutine” (2 reviews)
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American, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
171 Bank St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1W5, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for breakfast on a Saturday morning, there was no wait to get a table. The service, food and value was great! Delicious smoothies and fruit. Good atmosphere, nice and bright upstairs.

Thank Tara-Lynn D
Pradeep A, Guest Relations Manager at Eggspectation Resto-Cafe-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your high praises and taking the time to write a review. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience so much, and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was great, the food, the service, the atmosphere, all amazing. The only reason I have not rated this place 5 stars is the excessive use of single use plastic. Plastic straws in every drink, baked beans come in little plastic pots, milk in plastic...More

Thank IaoEvans
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When you get to this spot at Bank and Laurier, keep going up the street to Tims. Or Starbucks. Or just wait until the hot dog cart out front opens. All of them are better options than this place. First, it's loud. Nobody wants loud...More

Thank Elizabeth W
Eggspectation O, General Manager at Eggspectation Resto-Cafe-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Elizabeth, Thank you for your review. We're very sorry about your disappointing experience at Eggspectation. If you could please send us an email at info@eggspectation.com with the best way to reach you and include your full name, location that you dined at, location of your...More

Reviewed 31 December 2017

We did breakfast at this place and it was perfect. Eggs benny done perfect, I had the California dream benny and it was amazing just the right amount of smoked salmon with perfect poached eggs. My husband did the classic and it did not disappoint....More

Thank Lori G
Eggspectation O, General Manager at Eggspectation Resto-Cafe-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Lori, thanks so much for taking the time to write your review! We're so glad you had an opportunity to dine with us, and we appreciate all the compliments as we certainly strive to impress. We hope you'll join us again soon!

Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

After visiting the Christmas market at the Aberdeen Pavilion, we decided to go for breakfast and my hubby said he wanted to treat me to EGGspectation! And I must say it was a treat! I had the regular two eggs bacon toast potato’s and side...More

Thank Linda K
Reviewed 30 November 2017

Had the high rise pancakes and perfect fresh orange juice. Very good potatoes but average pancakes. The choice is huge. Would recommend it.

Thank TimManchester
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Went for brunch and even though I have lived in Ottawa for many years, I had never tried this restaurant before..because of the exterior?? not sure. Anyway, glad we did. There are 2 floors, bright and airy. With so many different types of choices for...More

Thank REL_11
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Meet with friends before a wedding. We were on 2nd floor near windows. Sun was shining through with no covering, had to reorient my chair to continue talking. Food was delicious but a little pricy.

Thank HML31
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This would be a five star breakfast place based on the very good food and service. However, don't sit upstairs. All the metal and exposed brick makes noise reverberate and when they run the smoothie blender, all conversation has to stop. A weekend brunch would...More

Thank Naarden
Reviewed 21 September 2017

I ordered a meal that included 3 big sausages, 2 pieces of toast, potatoes, 2 eggs (done perfectly), grapes and melon, all for only $8.45! It was so good. My husband really enjoyed his French toast and eggs too. I would recommend this breakfast spot...More

Thank CanadianJane
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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
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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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