If you like spending your weekends trying out new types of food and adventuring around the city, you know that doing so in the perfect “instagrammable” setting is crucial. Ottawa is a city full of hidden gems, and that includes cute little coffee shops, aesthetically pleasing restaurants and picturesque bars to make your instagram that much more glamorous. So, to help you enhance your food adventures around the city, we’ve put together a list of ten instagrammable food places in Ottawa that you are sure to fall in love with.
1. Quelque Chose Macarons & Coffee
Hidden in the heart of downtown, in a corner of the Byward Market, this adorable little hidden gem is seriously a go-to. And we’re not just saying that because of the delicious decadent macarons and cream filled warm beverages Quelque Chose has to offer; we’re talking about the beautiful pink walls, the adorable “Ottawa” sign on the wall painted with decorative macarons and the overall modern aesthetic setting of the entire place. It’s safe to say that Quelque Chose is one of the best instagrammable food places you will find in the city!
2. Kinki Lounge & Kitchen
Have your really done dining in Ottawa right if you haven’t posted a picture with the statement light sign Kinki Lounge has to offer? That’s not all, the amazing food, the creative mix of couches, tables and free space around the restaurant allows for a night you won’t forget. Your feed is just waiting for pictures of you in the eccentrically decorated setup that Kinki has to offer!
3. Common Eatery
Being one of the newest restaurants in Ottawa, Common Eatery is not only one of the best instagrammable food places, but it is a total must for all foodies. With a casual-chic vibe, designed with lively details like the gold-tipped stools and art filled walls, it is more than just a place to eat. The gorgeous artwork in the washrooms and the graffiti work plastered on the walls make it just that much more worthwhile.
4. Wilf and Ada’s
If you’re a lover of all things retro, you’re in for a treat with Wilf and Ada’s. This downtown restaurant is famous in Ottawa for their scratch menu, meaning fresh local ingredients and all food made in-house. On top of that, Wilf and Ada’s gives you the perfect opportunity to spice up your instagram feed with this 90’s aesthetic of art-filled white brick walls, tiled floors and vintage tables.
5. Mantovani 1946
Another one of the Byward Market’s precious gems, Mantovani 1946 is home to award winning Gelato and an exquisite Italian cuisine. From fresh made desserts, pastries, cakes and divine Italian coffee to the elegant European “home-like” feel that it provides, Mantovani is the place to go, no questions asked. The real question is, what’s more instagrammable than an ice cream cone?
6. RAW Pulp + Grind
Oh yes, we haven’t forgotten about you, the one’s who like to stay on top of their game, even if it’s just about the food you eat. If healthy eating is your forte, you’re going to love one of our favourite instagrammable food places in Ottawa; RAW Pulp + Grind. The colourful juices and smoothie bowls make for an essential addition to your instagram story, and let’s not forget about those white chairs, wooden tables and the beautiful plants decorated and hung around the walls that you just need to show off.
Being one of the most unique ventures of Ottawa, Tomo is not only a favourite for dedicated instagrammers, but simply for all. This modern Japanese venue offers some of the best sushi, sake, rice plates and spicy Pad Thai you can find in the city. But what really pulls in all the attention are the alluring Japanese murals painted all over the walls; perfect for a funky addition to your feed.
8. Equator Coffee
Whether you’ve just gotten off a long day of work or you’re out meeting with some friends from out of town, there is simply no right time for a good cup of coffee, and an even better setting. Equator Coffee is one of the most instagrammable food places in Ottawa, serving some of the best coffee and breakfast. From the staple “Coffee” light sign to the beautiful plants, wooden furniture and the overall spacious atmosphere, Equator is dying to be on your instagram feed.
9. Andaz Ottawa Byward Market
We don’t mean to brag here but the elegance and class of Andaz brings the finest of the finest Canadian cuisines to life, while overlooking the Market, the National Gallery, the river and the historic Parliament buildings. Standing at the very top of a 16th floor luxury hotel, Andaz makes for the perfect romantic getaway, and the most picturesque setting, whether that calls for photos of the views from the restaurant, or the gorgeous restaurant itself.
10. Bluementstudio Cafe + Floral
Bluementstudio is hands down one of the quirkiest places to eat at in Ottawa. And we aren’t talking about the tranquil haven of plants and flowers surrounding the cafe, no, we’re talking about the fact that you can actually attend a workshop or watch the florist doing their thing while enjoying a warm croissant or some delicious coffee. If that doesn’t make for one of the most unique instagrammable food places featured on your feed, we don’t know what will. Maybe the take-home bouquets and terrariums will suffice?