Memories can be made on the corner of Sussex and Clarence.
It’s one of those places where friends go to catch up and an hour turns to three. It’s where parents go with their sleeping tot to spend a Sunday afternoon reliving their youth over a cup of jo. It’s where a single working girl can go to reflect on a long day . . . and enjoy a blueberry tea.
Memories has been standing for almost 30 years and thus, is one of the oldest standing restaurants in Ottawa. In the last six years it has come under new management but, they haven’t changed much. They still rely on that cafe next-door feel, their regulars and
a little something special about what seems to be a regular soup & sandwich place. Memories, along with a handful of other places in Ottawa, is a licensed bistro, hence the blueberry tea I happily enjoyed on my break from work (shhhh). Along with Blueberry tea, Spanish coffee and cocktails, Memories also has a few selections of local beer and house wine. Nothing fancy, it really is the coffee-house where you can top up your coffee with Baileys and no one will judge you for it.
Try the foccacia sandwich; the bread is made in-house topped with pesto, grilled chicken and avocado. Another staff favourite is the smoked salmon sandwich. Most of the dishes are priced between $10-14 which is completely reasonable for a delicious mid-day meal.
Be sure to save room for their decadent desserts, all of which are made in-house.
Memories Restaurant and Bakery
7 Clarence Street