Ottawa best...

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ventura
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Postby ventura » Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:58 pm

Hi,
Need your recommendations about best espresso places in Ottawa, Ont. Canada. :?:
Thanks,
V.

jptvelo
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Postby jptvelo » Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:49 pm

There's a coffeegeek thread:
http://coffeegeek.com/forums/worldregional/canadaeast/388655

I can second the Cafe Delice recommendation (although I've only been there once). They use Intelligentsia.
Other places (e.g. the ubiquitous Bridgehead) can be hit-or-miss.
There's also a newer small independent roaster/cafe near Tunney's Pasture, http://www.happygoat.ca. Very fresh beans, always. His espresso blend doesn't quite do it for me, but I have enjoyed some of his other beans. A neat place to hang out, especially if the owner Pierre is in -- he loves to talk everything coffee.