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Oh So Good Desserts & Coffee House

#182 of 2,347 Places to Eat in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Byward Market Area
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25 York St | 261 Richmond Road Westboro, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5S7, Canada
+1 613-241-8028
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14:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 14:00 - 23:00
Fri 14:00 - 00:00
Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Maybe we were just having an off night or something. The atmosphere felt very stark. No music. The furnishings appear pretty low budget and the rear of the restaurant looked open and unfinished. Kind of like an unfinished office space. We went for dessert for 2 adults and 2 kids. A piece of cake for each of us. The bill... More 

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Thank Grant L
Ottawa, Canada
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dessert here after dinner at the Wellington Gastropub and it was fantastic. The selection of cakes, tarts, and pies made it very hard to pick just one. My wife and I shared slices of a cookies and cream cake and a lemon cake. The lemon cake was superb and I highly recommend it tart but still sweet and... More 

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Thank David C
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The selection here is top notch. The Vegan Chocolate cake is a very appreciated option and probably the best deal here to choose from considering the quality you are getting with the special ingredients.

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Thank leannesgarden
Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

lots of fresh varieties of dessert, but a bit pricey. for a piece of pie and a latte.. expect to pay 10-15$ ... always busy, as we walk by many times...

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Thank reddice81
Montreal, Canada
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were walking down Richmond looking for a spot to stop and have some tea, and this place did not disappoint. The carrot cake was great! And as a bonus, it was gluten and lactose free, but you wouldn't know by tasting it. The tea hit the spot, and there was a klezmer group playing music, to add to the... More 

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Thank vzorb
Georgetown, Canada
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

We stopped by this nice dessert place in the ByWard Market for a late take-out dessert. It had a very good selection of baked goods and they were very fast - appears to be part of the style of the place as the guys run around grabbing the food for guests. We had the butter tarts and a chocolate tart... More 

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Thank CamNat
Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Went here yesterday for a late night dessert with another couple. Despite the hour, they had lots of selection and everything looked fresh and tasty. Service was good & quick, and recommendations were quick at hand. Only downside of the visit was how the staff were cleaning up & making hints at their upcoming closing time as we were talking... More 

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Brockville, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We visit after having dinner somewhere else and on a recommendation of a local. We ordered the dulce de leche cake. While it was good, it wasn't what I was expecting. I think I was hoping there would be more cheesecake in the cake. The cake was layered with lots of icing and caramel and some crunchy bits I did... More 

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Thank mizdot
Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

This is a good place for couples and even large groups of 8-10 people. Coffee and cakes are excellent! Servings are huge so you may want to share!

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Thank DrS3LA
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

it's their specialty, go it's that simple. the somehow young staff and clientele are refreshing. they are passionate about their job and what they offer. we were 2 couples in their 50's who went on a Saturday night around 10h00 pm and everybody around us were in their late teens or early twenties. it was refreshing to be in a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5
Cuisine
Cafe, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
14:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
14:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
14:00 - 23:00
Thursday
14:00 - 23:00
Friday
14:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 York St | 261 Richmond Road Westboro, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5S7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: +1 613-241-8028
Description
Oh So Good Desserts and Coffee House was established in 1994. The original idea behind the café was to replicate a German Berlin-style coffee house. Today it has evolved into a place which offers a vast array of decadent desserts to arouse any appetite. Our drinks are uniquely crafted and our coffee is always blended to perfection. We specialize in cakes and offer over 35 different types at any given time in our downtown location (25 York St.). We have recently opened a new location in Westboro (261 Richmond Rd. W.) We serve many of the same desserts found Downtown in addition to a food menu. Our food menu is still evolving to better satisfy customer demand. We also offer alcoholic beverages in Westboro to compliment our menu. In addition to excellent coffee and dessert, we display the work of local artists. The art is regularly rotated and the pieces are for sale by the artists. Be sure to stop by either location for a sweet taste you will never forget!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?