The Best Spots for Family Brunch in Ottawa

Best Family Brunch Spots in Ottawa

Brunch may look a little different these days with kids in tow but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a great morning out with hot coffee and a delicious brunch. There are great family brunch spots in Ottawa that not only will please the kids but the grown ups too!

Best Spots for Family Brunch in Ottawa

Zaks Diner

Zaks Diner has multiple locations throughout Ottawa with many different brunch options that will always hit the spot! You will definitely want to add a milk shake to your order (tip: 1 milk shake will feed multiple kids!) Choose from Lox & Cream Cheese, Salmon, Eggs Benedict, or a classic Canadian breakfast with bacon, sausage, and add on a thick slice of French toast. Zaks Diner also serves breakfast all day long so make brunch a time that works for you 😉 Zaks Diner is a great spot for family brunch in Ottawa.

Chateau Montebello

Make it a day trip and head to Montebello, just 45 minutes outside of Ottawa, for a fun family day and an out of this world brunch experience! Once a month, Fairmont Montebello opens its Sunday Brunch to the public so you will want to reserve in advance. The crepes are delicious, with local maple syrup (kept warm at all times), fresh pressed juice, omelettes made ready just as you like them, and tables upon tables of meats, cheeses, yogurt with all the toppings, and more. If you make it out to enjoy the brunch why not pair it with an afternoon at Parc Omega while you are there.

Elgin Street Diner

If you are local to Ottawa you most likely had a “day after a night out” breakfast at ESD and not much has changed since those days! Enjoy the laid back atmosphere that ESD has always provided with the same great service and huge portions.  Known for their cheap eats with huge portions and great quality this is top pick for busy families on the go. The milkshakes here are also a winner and the food options are endless. When you are finished eating head over to the Nature Museum for some family fun exploring mammals, dinosaurs and birds.


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The Belmont

Living up to their slogan “Anytime is the right time for The Belmont” their brunch options won’t disappoint! With bottomless mimosas for $25/person and options ranging from “Full Belmont,” a classic eggs, potatoes, sausage, bacon, and warm biscuit to huevos rancheros or their tasty oat cakes, there is something for all palettes and appetites.


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The King Eddy

Voted as having one of Ottawa’s best breakfast sandwiches the King Eddy is a must have breakfast stop if you are in the Byward Market. Brunch is available 8-4p.m. daily with other breakfast items served into the late night. With mimosas and caesars flowing for the adults the kids will be enthralled with the easy going and animated decor and yummy food.

Al’s Diner

If you don’t spend a lot of time in the Westboro area you may not even know about Al’s Diner. It’s a gem located in the industrial part of the Westboro area just off of Clyde. You will find many locals here who have been coming for breakfast week after week and there is a reason why!  Quick but great eats in true diner style. They serve breakfast all day long so you can get your breakfast fix no matter the time of day. Don’t miss out on this location for a quick stop when looking for great spot for family brunch in Ottawa.


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