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20 Restaurants to check out near LIV Apartments


Ottawa is full of restaurants, with options to meet all of your cravings. As a LIV Apartment resident, you have access to a ton of places that are within walking distance or a short drive away!

We’ve put together a list of some of the hottest restaurants in the area that you should check out.

1. Arlington Five

A great go-to for those who need a morning pick-me-up. A coffee and sandwich shop with delicious little treats as well. Check them out on Instagram to see the type of items they offer.

2. Art Is In Bakery

Rated Ottawa’s number 1 restaurant in 2012, Art Is In Bakery provides you with breakfast, lunch, desserts, breads and a Sunday brunch! A very popular spot on the weekends, get there early to avoid the lineup – but trust us, the wait is worth it.

3. Beckta

Fine dining using local and organic products to create a modern, seasonal cuisine. Beckta has a dining room offering lunch and dinner, along with a wine bar.

4. Fauna

Fauna Food + Bar sources local farmers where they can to produce a seasonal menu. Open for lunch and dinner, Fauna provides small plates for you to taste multiple dishes.

5. Hintonburger

Burgers, burgers and more burgers. Local, fresh and handmade with a diner feel.

6. Hooley’s Pub

Located on Sens Mile on Elgin Street, Hooley’s Pub is a great spot for catching the hockey games! They also host karaoke on Friday and Saturday nights.

7. Jak’s Kitchen

A downtown bistro offering breakfast, lunch and dinner. Jak’s Kitchen focuses on using local, seasonal and organic produce from Ottawa and Western Quebec.

8. Joey’s Urban

Located in Kanata, Joey’s Urban offers tacos, poutine, fish & chips and a variety of other snacks.

9. Local Public Eatery

A very popular spot in the heart of Lansdowne. A great atmosphere and a go-to before events at TD Place. They offer a delicious lunch and dinner menu, along with breakfast on weekends.

10. Pasticceria Gelateria Italiana

A pastry shop in Little Italy with a ton of delicious options! They also serve breakfast and lunch.

11. Pressed

Just around the corner from LIV Apartment, Pressed is a gourmet sandwich bar and coffeehouse. They use local ingredients and serve organic, fair trade coffee. Not only just a coffeehouse, they have local beers on tap and host events such as open mic night!

12. Salt

An elegant and comfortable dining experience for lunch and dinner. The bar features some of Ottawa’s best mixologists and the chefs use fresh and local ingredients.

13. Stoneface Dolly’s

Italian food located right in Little Italy. Open for breakfast and lunch every day of the week, along with dinner from Wednesday to Sunday.

14. Suzy Q Doughnuts

Beginning as a small shack in Hintonburg, Ottawa residents would line up all the way to the street waiting for these addicting and delicious doughnuts. The shop has recently moved down the street to a larger location to accommodate the high demand! With flavours like Maple Bacon, Dirty Chocolate, Cinnamon Toast and Carrot Cake, you MUST check them out. They’re constantly rotating flavours and adding new items to the menu.

15. Tennessy Willems

Known for their wood oven pizza using fresh ingredients from local farmers. In addition to pizza, they have a selection of appetizers, salads, pastas and desserts.

16. The Royal Oak

Pub fare with a great atmosphere for getting together with friends or colleagues.

17. The Scone Witch

Bakeshop and cafe offering delicious sweet and savoury scones. With 3 locations across Ottawa, the shops offer breakfast, sconewitches (scone sandwiches) and light mealwitches (meals made with scones). You can also buy frozen scones and bake them at home!

18. The Whalesbone

Famous for their oysters, The Whalesbone is Ocean Wise certified serving only sustainable seafood choices. If you’re a seafood lover, this is one place you’ll want to check out.

19. Two Six {Ate}

Located on Preston Street in Little Italy, Two Six {Ate} offers a contemporary spin on classic snack foods by using local, fresh and sustainable products. Open for dinner 6 days a week, they also offer a Funky Brunch with a secret menu.

20. Wilf & Ada’s

A scratch diner serving all-day breakfast and lunch. Wilf & Ada’s isn’t your typical diner, they use the best ingredients from local suppliers and make as much as their menu as possible from scratch.


Find a spot near LIV Apartments that you love? Share your foodie pictures with the rest of your neighbours by tagging us, @livottawa.

Don’t forget to check out our LIV Local Partners for exclusive discounts only available to you as a LIV resident!

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