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The Ministry of Coffee

279 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1M1, Canada
(613) 255-3180
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“beans” (2 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 19:00All hours
Cafe, Canadian
279 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1M1, Canada
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

We like the lattes and the scones weren't bad. Scone choices were savoury (I forget the exact flavour) and Blueberry. The savoury one was better but both were good. The premises were quite small and there was free parking nearby,.

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 9 August 2017

THe coffee at our hotel was unpalatable so we went a little bit out of our way to grab a couple of lattes for the trip back to TO. It was nice to be drinking some real coffee as we left Ottawa.

Thank JayKay1990
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Good pastries, and not just sweet ones. Custom coffees, hot and cold. My treat was a Nutella Hot Chocolate. Very helpful staff and efficient too.

Thank Chip P
Reviewed 13 July 2017

The name brought us in, the quality made us stay. We ordered a variety of ice coffees and iced teas since it was a super hot day. Very nice stuff.

Thank twistedtippy
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Friendly service. Good breakfast, served reasonably quickly. A bit cramped. Indifferent coffee. But I would try again.

Thank djcalberta
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Had a tip from someone that this was worth the short walk from my hotel downtown. It was 33 degrees and I had a suit on but it was worth the walk. Best flat white I have had outside of Australia and an excellent maple...More

Thank CraigwsEr
Reviewed 24 May 2017

My boyfriend and I have been in Ottawa for a week visiting from Toronto. We made it one of our missions, while here, to check out some local coffee shops that we cannot get back home. I found The Ministry of Coffee on here (TripAdvisor)...More

Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed 18 April 2017

The Nutella iced latte was one of the best specialty iced coffees I've had. The cold brew was a lighter roast, average for cold brew. Definitely would stop here again for the Nutella latte, and there was ample seating, although we did take out.

Thank schmayla98
Reviewed 30 March 2017

While visiting Ottawa we were looking for a really good coffee - and we found it at the ministry of coffee! A 15 min walk from our downtown hotel n - gladly made each morning for an exceptional cappuccino, and a very decent breakfast sandwich...More

Thank WhitehorseYukonJane
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Amazing coffee, super friendly staff and the best mushroom and cheese sandwich i've ever had. Tends to be packed but worth it

Thank Tania V
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 279 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1M1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: (613) 255-3180
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