our story

On a mission to create a healthy breakfast in Ottawa

Breakfast in Ottawa has been long overdue for a fresh start. I’m proud to say we’re building just that at Oat Couture Oatmeal Cafe. Thanks for being a part of our story. 

  •  Breakfast 
  •  And Lunch 
in Ottawa

Oat Couture was born out of a desire to reinvent the way people think about oatmeal and healthy living.

I got the idea to build an all-oatmeal cafe in the vibrant neighbourhood of Old Ottawa South many years ago but it took me a while to take the leap. On paper, I envisioned a new kind of café – one this stylish and diverse community could socialize in for both breakfast and lunch. One night, my wife Jenn and I had one of those ‘movie scene’ heart-to-hearts about the idea. After nothing but encouragement from her (she’s amazing), we set out to create Oat Couture.

Equal parts healthy & indulgent, fashionable & fun – Oat Couture creates a brand new category for breakfast in Ottawa. There are a lot of places you can get your typical 2-egg breakfast.  We offer something exciting and totally different for both breakfast and lunch.

Clean Safe Space

Vibrant
  •  Neighbourhood 
  •  Gluten-Free Menu 

Our founder Brian

Located at 1154 Bank Street, the space has retained its classic Ottawa heritage. We kept the original steel bank safe door that proudly became our coffee bar. With exposed brick, custom woodworking, and tasteful lighting and décor, it’s the perfect spot to “blow up your feed” on Instagram.

We’re always inspired by the creative pictures our clients take in-store: Check out our Gallery!

Family Owned

  •  Locally 
  •  Ethically 
Sourced

Our vision is to be the hub of our ’hood’-, a vibrant place where our neighbours and friends can meet to chat, eat some great food, and have fun. We believe in supporting the hard-working farmers of Eastern Ontario. As a result, our chefs cook with a variety of locally sourced ingredients. Our local steel-cut oats are a pillar of the business; our bowls just wouldn’t taste as fresh without them. We prepare our bowls from scratch, which is why our oatmeal is the best in Canada.

We aren’t just making your grandmother’s oatmeal. This isn’t a bowl of runny gruel with some cinnamon and raisins. We make small to meal-size bowls that flirt with all your senses. No detail is left to chance. Our menu caters to every taste and dietary need: from healthy to indulgent, sweet to savoury, hot or cold. Oatmeal is no longer relegated to the instant food aisles of your grocery store. Our attentive and fun-loving staff are here to make sure that your Oat Couture experience is a memorable one.

Gluten-free with both vegan and dairy free options

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Oatmeal never rests!

We're open 365 days a year

Located in Old Ottawa South close to Downtown, Lansdowne Live and TD Place, Carleton University, the Glebe, Centertown and Alta Vista, Oat Couture is only a short walk or drive away. We also deliver via UberEats and SkiptheDishes. Come join us and try something new. We can’t wait to reinvent oatmeal, and breakfast in Ottawa, for you.

Brian Montgomery – Founder

Find us on the corner of Bank & Glen,
in the heart of Old Ottawa South.
1154 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 3X6

Skip the diet, just eat healthy!

Skip the diet, just eat healthy!