Centretown’s Top Coffee Spots

Centretown’s Top 5 Coffee Spots : A Guide for the Thirsty Traveler 

There’s nothing quite like the smell and taste of a freshly brewed cup of coffee. If you’re on the hunt for that perfect pick-me-up, you’ll want to know about the best coffee spots in Centretown.

Centretown is home to some fantastic coffee joints, each with its own vibe and brews to try. From cozy hideaways to quirky  little shops serving up unique flavors and friendly vibes, there’s something here for everyone’s taste.

The Coffee Shops:

Arlington Five: Nestled just off Bank St in Centretown, Arlington Five is a neighbourhood gem that’s worth the hype. And trust us, there’s a lot to love about this spot. From their top-notch coffee (a given, of course) to mouthwatering menu items like their signature breakfast sandwiches and pastries, they’ve got all the essentials covered. But what really sets Arlington Five apart is the infectious energy of the space, thanks to their amazing staff. It’s not just a coffee shop—it’s a sanctuary where you can escape the hustle and bustle of the outside world. Plus, Arlington Five offers a delightful selection of coffee sourced from Lulo Coffee, a small roastery based just outside Ottawa in Plantagenet, Ontario. Lulo Coffee specializes in sourcing, importing, and roasting sweet and lively coffees from Colombia and Costa Rica, adding a unique twist to your coffee experience.

Address : 5 Arlington Ave

Hours : monday to sunday 8am to 4pm

Hugo Cafe: A newcomer to Centretown, Hugo opened its doors in October 2022, and it’s quickly becoming a local favorite. With weekday hours from 8 am to 6 pm and weekends from 10 am to 6 pm, it’s your go-to spot for great coffee in a gorgeous setting.

Step inside and you’ll find yourself in a beautifully designed space—clean, modern decor with splashes of art and greenery, all bathed in natural light. Hugo Cafe brings a fresh, welcoming vibe to the area, making it the perfect spot to unwind.

But it’s not just about the atmosphere—Hugo Cafe serves up more than just coffee. Treat yourself to their delicious Colombian Medium roast, paired perfectly with a selection of mouthwatering treats. From tiny French cakes to trendy croissants and decadent macarons, there’s something to satisfy every sweet tooth at Hugo.

Address: 399 Bank St.

Hours: weekdays 8am to 6pm and weekends 10am to 6pm

Bread and Sons: A local favorite in Centretown for nearly two decades, Bread and Sons is a cozy haven that feels like a hidden gem straight out of New York City. Recognized as one of the 20 Best Bakeries in Canada by HuffPost, it’s no wonder why this spot holds a special place in the hearts of many.

Step inside and you’ll feel right at home amidst the quirky decor—think stacks of records, shelves lined with books, and playful cartoon drawings of the staff. Known for being one of Ottawa’s first all-vegetarian “made from scratch” eateries, Bread and Sons has been serving up deliciousness long before it became trendy.

And let’s talk about their coffee—it’s downright addictive. They exclusively source beans from Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters, ensuring each cup is bursting with flavor and character. With limited seating available, cozy up at their high-top bar or snag a table in the cozy corner. And if the weather’s nice, soak up some sun at their outdoor seating area.

Whether you’re a regular or a first-time visitor, Bread and Sons is a must-try spot in Centretown. Trust us, it’s worth every bite and sip.

Address: 195 Bank St.

Hours: monday to Friday 8:30am to 2pm and saturday 10am to 1pm

Café Délice : A true hidden gem in Centretown, Café Délice has not one, but two locations—the original spot on 197 Kent and their newest addition at 100 Bank. When you step inside, you’re welcomed by a cozy and inviting vibe, complete with rustic wooden decor that gives off major warmth and charm. And with plenty of seating available, it’s the perfect place to gather with friends or get some work done in peace.

Now, let’s talk about the coffee—it’s something special. Sourced from 49th Parallel Roasters in Vancouver, BC, each cup is brewed with care to ensure it’s just right, something you’ll find yourself looking forward to every single day. And if you’re craving a sweet treat, Café Délice has you covered with their selection of Leonidas Belgian Chocolates, made with 100% cocoa butter.

But that’s not all—don’t forget to try their fresh pastries that are locally sourced and sandwiches, made daily. Whether you’re in need of a caffeine boost, a little indulgence, or a satisfying meal, Café Délice has exactly what you’re looking for.

Address: 197 Kent and 100 Bank St.

Hours: 197 Kent monday to Friday 8am to 3pm and 100 Bank St monday to thursday 8am to 3pm

Bar Robo: You’ll find this gem tucked away inside Queen St. Fare at 170 Queen St.—Ottawa’s very first food hall. By day, it’s your go-to spot for locally-roasted coffee from Detour Hamilton, along with mouthwatering baked goods and sandwiches (trust us, their breakfast burger is a must-try). But when night falls, Bar Robo transforms into something truly special—a cozy cocktail bar serving up hand-crafted drinks that hit the spot just right.

What sets Bar Robo apart is its quirky charm and down-to-earth vibe. They’re all about bringing together the local artistic community and their love for great food and drinks. So whether you’re stopping by for a quick coffee fix or looking for a lively spot to enjoy live music and cocktails after dark, Bar Robo has got you covered.

Address: 170 Queen St. 

Hours: monday to friday 8am to 4pm and if staying for drinks & entertainment monday to saturday 11am until late

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