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


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About Kate Lalumiere

After studying wine and spending years in the food service industry, Kate is nutshell's designated food and wine aficionado. Her posts take on the foodie-sphere one restaurant at a time, exposing some of the hottest spots to satiate the ol' buds ! Her favourite restaurants usually include: innovative menus, sustainable & local produce and unparalleled hospitality. Although Kate has a keen ear for food buzz in the National Capital, you'll also find her weighing in on fashion, music and anything that peaks her interest! ** Favourite Restaurant (Ottawa) : Supply & Demand • Wine of Choice: Every wine • Favourite Band: The National • Bad Habit: Being a backseat driver• Favourite Song: Wild Horses • Fashion Icon: Olivia Palermo • Favourite Movie: The Sandlot • Favourite TV Series: Gossip Girl (sue me!) • Sport: Football (to watch and play) • Team: Arizona Cardinals • Blackberry or Iphone: Iphone • Favourite Book: The Sun Also Rises, The Cat's Table, The Bell Jar, On the Road... • ** To ask Kate a question about food, wine or anything else contact her at :

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