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#425 of 1,707 Restaurants in Ottawa


Cafe, French, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service
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Reviewed 29 December 2020

We have been to this store several times and unfortunately today we received the most appalling verbal and physical abuse imaginable in trying to return a defective product that was sold to us. Deplorable and shameful owners who do not stand behind their products at...More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 21 April 2019

This is a combination of a shop for high end European food products and a place to have breakfast, coffee and cake or brunch. On a recent visit the French owner (the male part of the couple) was present and overseeing the place while the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed 10 April 2019 via mobile

Our friend, a regular here, suggested this quaint little French restaurant and so we went with her today for lunch. One word: WoW!!! This little French store/café serves up a variety of awesome foods including soups, sandwiches, crepes and more. The ambiance is delightful and...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed 1 April 2019 via mobile

Being short for time we were a bit concerned when the friendly lady told us there were quite a few people waiting to be served before us, but despite that our drinks arrived very quickly, promptly followed by our food. The staff were very charming...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed 23 March 2019 via mobile

Popped in for breakky this morning and what a great feast. The ambiance is a hyper local feeling, the food is all scratch (bread, jam, you name it) and the service was a real joy. Definitely going back soon! G

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed 5 August 2018

At Chez Francois you can eat a lovely breakfast, brunch or lunch in the aisles of the bakery, food shop or outside at one of the sidewalk tables. The food was delicious and fun - omelettes, crepes, waffles etc. Plus you can buy croissants, breads...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place with lots of French products and in-house deliciousness. Bought two loaves of sourdough bread. They are amazing!!!

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed 6 June 2018

A popular shop in Westboro with a very nice lunch menu. The special of a cup of soup, baguette sandwich and cookie with beverage is well worth the $15. Seating is in and amongst the provencal table settings and cookware and close by the grocery...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

This locally owned French Cafe reminds me of Europe and Canada's Acadian Villages. Relaxing, cozy and full of specialty foods, vinaigrette,sauces, jams,table and cook ware for purchase. Unique interior layout with nooks for privacy. Exceptional quality food. Tastes home made, natural.

Date of visit: April 2018
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Dropped in for lunch - excellent salades nicoise and montagnarde The flavoured oils and other food products on sale are excellent The tarte tatin was devine The table linens and cooking tools are impressive and add a funky atmosphere

Date of visit: February 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions about Chez Francois

Yes, Chez Francois offers takeaway services.

Yes, Chez Francois offers delivery services.

Chez Francois is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 5