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The Wild Oat

#118 of 2,193 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
The Glebe / Dow's Lake
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817 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
+1 613-232-6232
09:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 20:00
Sat 08:00 - 20:00
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Ottawa, Canada
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Local hangout for the Glebe crowd which has great atmosphere, food and is not that expensive. Almost always half full to crowded, has a bakery, is licensed and has a relaxed coffee shop atmosphere. Always a great choice to drop in.

Thank jonathaneb2017
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
40 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

My teen daughters and I were impressed with the food choices although a bit informal, cafeteria style. The food choices are select but excellent variety and our 3 dishes were fresh and delicious. There are gluten free options for almost anything and the chef was very friendly and cooks right at the order area. We truly enjoyed the meal, although... More 

Thank cmelanie
Ottawa, Canada
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

All their food is wonderful. Great little place in the glebe. Def recommend their breakfast. Its delicious! Vegan + vegetarian options.

Thank therealhollyg
Gatineau, QC
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362 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Small place located in the Glebe. Great selection of veggie option with some baked goods with specialty grains. You can order at the counter or go to the sit down area in the back. Fair prices.

Thank Boutip
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Had a great breakfast in this little gem in The Glebe area of Ottawa. I'm from Australia on holiday and just happened to be walking past and the vibe hit me and said 'come on in'. Very homely, great service and wholesome food. All vegetarian and much of it home grown.

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Had a great breakfast in this little gem in The Glebe area of Ottawa. I'm from Australia on holiday and just happened to be walking past and the vibe hit me and said 'come on in'. Very homely, great service and wholesome food. All vegetarian and much of it home grown.

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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98 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

The Wild Oat is my favourite spot in Ottawa! They have something for everyone! I love going there for breakfast and having the delicious wild plate. The sandwiches are awesome as well and the hot bar has a lot of selection for a one price bowl. They make all their own bread and they also have a tasty jam that's... More 

Thank Esther T
Peterborough, Canada
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Great vegetarian fare in the heart of the Glebe. Outstanding flavours and tasty baked goods (whoa the pecan cinn buns were stupendous!) Very organic and eclectic - not cheap but very tasty - next time I have to try their breakfast!

Thank Bruce R
Victoria, B.C.
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147 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

A cafe/bakery with the best atmosphere! Great coffee with delicious breakfast and lunch menu. Awesome bakery on the premises, too. A whimsical and fun selection of paintings for sale.

1 Thank Jaypea_5
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

I can't say enough about The Wild Oat. I live in the neighborhood and regularly visit this restaurant to get my fix for delicious vegetarian/vegan food. The staff are all very friendly and create a laid-back atmosphere. Have a sit down meal or just visit the bakery/take-out side of the restaurant and you're guaranteed to love it!

1 Thank Aidan F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Cafe, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Buffet, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 817 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > The Glebe / Dow's Lake
  • Neighbourhood: The Glebe / Dow's Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 613-232-6232

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?