Battle of the Ottawa brunch spots: Part IV – Murray Street, Le Café

Sarah V. is a friend of LTOttawa and overall, a very cool person. She has lived all over the world and (lucky us) she has been settled in the nation’s capital for a little over a year now.

Your November 17th blog about brunch left me wishing it was Sunday morning!

However, you forgot to mention Murray Street, which does an amazing $13 weekend brunch between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The French toast I recently had was thick, made with sliced marble bread soaked in egg and fried, topped with a free-run poached egg, home-made sausage, smothered in cheese and drizzled with garlic maple syrup….too good not to mention! On another occasion I devoured the breakfast cassoulet, which was complete with duck confit.

Another classic, and a decidedly upscale example, is the National Arts Centre brunch at Le Café.  At almost $30 per head it is a bit heavy on the wallet, but it is a buffet, laid out by posh chefs after all!  The food is delicious and the desserts to die for!  It rivals the brunch at the Chateau Laurier… but beats it because the NAC restaurant is literally right on the Rideau Canal, which is lovely.  They serve all manner of delicious breakfast food, but also lunch items such as tuna tartar with lime, and fresh spinach salad with pancetta.

Care to share your favourite Ottawa brunch spot? Send us a note and tell us about it!