These Ottawa Coffee Shops Are Great for Both Parents & Kids

Coffee Shops Ottawa

For many parents, there is one food item that is considered as much a necessity as it is a pleasure to enjoy. The liquid gold we call coffee is life support for tired parents everywhere. It’s one thing to brew a pot, pop in a pod or sip on an instant cup at home. It’s another to head out to a local coffee shop, order your favourite latte or espresso and enjoy it. The one catch? You’ll likely have a little munchkin along with you. Where can you enjoy your brew while treating the kiddos to a special experience as well? We’ve gathered some suggestions for busy, tired parents across the Ottawa area to indulge in one of their favourite beverages while bringing your child along.

Stella Luna

Where to find it: Old Ottawa South

Many mom groups have gathered at Stella Luna after their favourite stroller exercise class ends, or when friends just need a yummy spot to meet up with babies and the kids. There is some space for strollers, and the menu includes waffles and of course gelato which we know the kids will love.

Oat Couture Oatmeal Cafe

Where to find it: Old Ottawa South

Old Ottawa South’s newest coffee location is offering a completely unique twist on oatmeal too. Oat Couture is serving up warm bowls of oatmeal goodness but more importantly, amazing coffee drinks as well. With the gorgeous interior, you’ll be tempted to linger, but if you can’t sit with the little ones for too long, at least there’s a grab and go option.

Mavericks Donut Company

Where to find it: Alta Vista area

Parents will love ordering a great cup of local coffee, and the kids will love the make-your-own donut offering at Mavericks. Kids (and parents) can select the flavour to dip their donut in like vanilla, chocolate or maple, and then they can choose what sweet topping they want like crushed chocolate bars.

Quelque Chose Patisserie

Where to find it: Byward Market, Westboro, Vanier

Macarons are delicious bites, and the perfect size for wee hands. With three locations in Ottawa, Quleque Chose Patisserie is the French-inspired spot to grab your yummy coffee and indulge in a macaron (or two, or six) or plan a special time at the shop and book ahead to reserve space for you and your child at the tea service.

Little Jo Berry’s

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Where to find it: Wellington West

Vegan families (or those who simply love tasty treats!) will want to check out Little Jo Berry’s for a cup of coffee and selection of goodies. Currently they are offering their vegan unicorn ice cream that the kids will be completely taken with it.

Black Squirrel Books and Espresso Bar

Where to find it: Old Ottawa South

Black Squirrel Books and Espresso Bar not only has really great beverages (from delicious dark roasts to tasty cappuccinos) but they also serve tasty treats like donuts. What is sure to impress your kids is their used book shop that is a part of the cafe. Book-loving families will be sure to find something on their shelves to add to their at-home library.

The Loft Board Game Lounge

Where to find it: Downtown Ottawa

What can be more fun than ordering your coffee and sitting down as a family to enjoy some board games together? That’s why we think you’ll love The Loft located in Ottawa’s downtown area. You can pick a fun, family-friendly board game off the shelf and challenge each other while getting your java fill.



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