Food & Beverage
Cora’s Breakfast and Lunch
A family owned and run restaurant specializing in a a large choice of delicious breakfast and lunch options.
Websitehttp://www.chezcora.com/ Cora’s Breakfast and Lunch179 Rideau Street,Downtown Rideau,Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 5X8 Get Directions
Their fantastic food is most definitely the reason why Cora’s Breakfast and Lunch is such a popular restaurant across Canada. Combine that with the warm friendly atmosphere of the family-run location at 179 Rideau Street, and you get a wonderful eating experience.
Owners and life partners Elie El-Helou and Fadwa Hanna, pictured here, bought the business back in 2009 and most of the staff have been with them since the beginning. You’ll find Elie running the place most days, with Fadwa and their children working on the weekend. Children of the full time staff work part-time as do those of extended family members. Family-run could not be a more accurate description!
A current bestseller is the Sweet ‘n Salty dish, where savoury eggs, bacon and home fries share the plate with the sweetness of waffles, crêpes or pancakes, the best of both worlds. They are also well-known for their fruit cocktails and smoothies which are as pretty as they are delicious. One thing you might not be aware of, and exclusive to this location, Elie and Fadwa provide university students a free fruit cocktail with every meal bought – a great way to help with their budget!
Elie shares his biggest inspiration … “My biggest inspiration is my employee Luc. He loves his job so much, always serving with a smile and most amazing of all, he doesn’t write down one order. He can run a whole section on his own and not get one order wrong! Customers come in and ask for him. This one time a customer and his wife were paying, and the woman insisted on giving a 20$ tip, the husband looked at her and says honey, our bill is only 35$, she’s like I don’t care he’s good and I want to, he deserves it! Many times I receive complimentary emails on the service Luc gives.”
Elie and Fadwa grew up in and around in Downtown Rideau, so they both love this area and are proud to be business owners in our district. Stop in for breakfast or lunch one day soon!
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