Author Archives: Michelle Brooke

The 5 Best Dinner Restaurants on Bank Street in Ottawa


Bank Street is one of the liveliest streets in Ottawa. It runs north to south and is the backbone of many neighbourhoods, stretching through Downtown, Centretown, the Glebe and Old Ottawa South. Of course, peppered all along Bank Street are endless cafes and restaurants, but the wide array of food choices can get a little […]

Wilf & Ada’s, A Scratch Diner – Ottawa – Review

Wilf and Ada's

“There’s nowhere else in the city you can get amazing brunch every day of the week.” In fact, Wilf and Ada’s is so amazing that it was featured on the Food Network show “You Gotta Eat Here”, where John Catucci travels Canada, eating at the best, most loved restaurants. If you live in Ottawa, you’ve […]

The Glebe | Neighbourhoods of Ottawa

The Glebe is one of Ottawa’s most beloved neighbourhoods. It is the perfect mix of residential houses and local businesses, giving it a homey feel as well as the convenience and charm of a small downtown. It is located just south of downtown, bordered by the Queensway highway to the north and the beautiful Rideau […]

Lansdowne Farmer’s Market, Ottawa – Supporting Local Farmers and Producers!

Summer Market in Aberdeen square

Living in the city isn’t always a picnic. There’s constant noise, lots of cars, crowds of people, and endless amounts of junk food and fast food around. The produce at the grocery store is not always as fresh as you’d like, and you often forget that there even exists such a thing as a farmer’s […]

Arlington Five Cafe, Ottawa – My Review

Arlington Five cafe exterior

COFFEE & SANDWICHES I discovered Arlington Five a couple years ago. I was walking down Bank Street when I glanced over to the side street next to me; I noticed that there was a little café, almost like a house, with the word “COFFEE” painted across the front and “SANDWICHES” spelled vertically down the side. […]

The Bauer Kitchen and Bakery Waterloo – My Review

The Bauer Kitchen, also known as TBK, is many things all at once. It is a beautiful restaurant and also a charming café and bakery. It serves lunch and dinner and also brunch on the weekends. It is elegant and classy yet cozy and relaxed. It’s everything you could want in a restaurant and more! […]

Rawlicious Kitchener – My Review

rawlicious sign

I know, it’s hard to eat healthy sometimes. It seems like there are endless options when it comes to junk food, but very few places to go for a pure, natural meal. If you’re looking for food that you don’t have to feel the slightest bit guilty about, Rawlicious is for you. The restaurant was […]

Sweet Dreams Teashop Waterloo – My Review

bubble tea

Sweet Dreams Teashop is a dream come true for anyone who loves bubble tea and delicious food. The charming café serves bubble tea, loose leaf tea, and a variety of food and pastries. All of these marvelous things can be found at 170 University Ave in the University Shops Plaza. History Sweet Dreams Teashop was […]

Jane Bond Waterloo – My Review

Jane Bond interior

The name’s Bond. Jane Bond – a hip, cozy restaurant, bar and music venue located at 5 Princess Street West, open from 5pm until 2am Tuesday to Saturday. I just recently went here for the first time with my friend and we were both very impressed with the cocktails, food and decor. Jane Bond is […]

Nougat Bakery and Delicatessen – My Review

Cakes at Nougat Bakery

Nougat is a type of candy, made from sugar or honey, whipped egg whites and chopped nuts, and sometimes candied fruit is added as well. In Southern Europe, it is an especially popular treat at Christmastime. It is sweet and chewy and delightful. What better name for a bakery? To me, the name encapsulates the […]