Top Ten Funky Restaurants Near Lansdowne

Top Ten Funky Restaurants Near Lansdowne FI

Looking for something different for breakfast or lunch? Tired of pub food?

These restaurants near Lansdowne Ottawa will satisfy any funky foodie craving you might find yourself having during the New Year.

  1. Oat Couture 

Renowned for its friendly staff, yummy coffee, and chic décor, Oat Couture Oatmeal Café is home to the only oatmeal-forward café in the country – yep, you read that right. Oatmeal.

Situated on the corner of Bank and Glen, this Old Ottawa South gem is within walking distance of Lansdowne Park. Ottawans flood in daily to sample the delicious oatmeal and coffee.

Sweet, savoury, or somewhere in between – any of these cravings can be satisfied with Oat Couture’s wide selection of flavours. Try their wildly popular Lunch Box bowl. As one of their Mighty Bowls, it’s ideal for a health-conscious lifestyle. Its rich blend of bananas, almond butter, dates, and coconut is topped off with a decadent drizzle of raspberry coulis. 

Where Oat Couture really shines is its customizable bowls. They make eating out easy for everyone.

The café’s ambience is reminiscent of a cozy Northern European café. Rustic wooden panels, a vintage mural, and a plant wall make this hip café well worth the trip.

  1. Crust and Crate

In the heart of Lansdowne Park sits Crust & Crate, a pizza pub home to a woodfire oven that bakes your pizza into any cheesy deliciousness you desire. 

The menu boasts funky plates of pizza, mouth-watering handhelds, and guilt-free dinner bowls, each cleverly titled. Try the “Not Your Grandma’s Garden” pizza, for example. This pizza is covered in flavourful veggies like artichoke, olives, roasted peppers, and grilled broccoli. Your Grandma may not be caught dead growing olives in her backyard, but she might just chow down on a tasty pizza slice.

On tap at Crust and Crate are ever-rotating locally crafted beers, making this joint the perfect place for any occasion – date night, staff parties, or dinner with friends.

  1. Feleenas

Feleena’s fresh Mexican Cuisine is a few minutes’ walk from Lansdowne. Hailing from Los Angeles, CA, owner Clyde Ross has made it his mission to bring his customer an authentic Mexican experience they won’t soon forget. 

Restaurant decor offers a visual feast to brighten your dinner. Mexican murals splash the walls, chairs sport primary colours and the food itself is served on eye-popping dishware. 

The best thing about this place is how fresh the food is – everything is made from scratch in Feleena’s kitchen – every salsa, chip, and bean. Your experience here is one that will keep you coming back to try every tasty taco on the menu.

  1. Last Train to Delhi

Located on Fourth Avenue just east of Bank, this train pulls out all the stops, advertising an impressive “Progressive Indian Cuisine” that features environmentally-friendly twists on traditional Northern Indian food. 

Last Train to Delhi puts in the effort to reduce environmental waste by keeping the menu small – and always tasty. A streamlined menu also keeps the mains rotating for a fresh experience every time!

  1. Table Sodam

Table Sodam is another Old Ottawa South treasure, just 11 minutes’ walk from Lansdowne. This restaurant is home to flavourful authentic Korean Cuisine served in a quiet atmosphere. 

The sister restaurant to Table 85 on Bronson Ave, Table Sodam is well worth the stroll as it boasts an eclectic menu of Bulgogi Bibimbap with great Sodam side sauce, Veggie Bibimbap, Galbi Jjim and Gamjatang. A perfect outing for the adventurous foodie!

  1. Stella Luna

Any day can feel like sunny Italy if you choose to eat at Stella Luna Gelato Café.  Known for its award-winning gelato, Stella Luna is home to hundreds of exquisite flavours. 

What most people don’t know, though, is that Stella Luna is also a great place to go for dinner. Treat yourself to paninis, soups, salads, and waffles – each evocative of Italy. Made fresh each morning, these yummy dinner options will delight your palate, but make sure you leave room for gelato!

  1. The Cabanas Kitchen

Everyone sit down, there’s a new kid in town. They’re Mexican, they’re tasty, and they’re only two blocks down from Lansdowne Park! 

The Cabanas Kitchen opened in August of 2019, offering Southern Californian and Mexican street food made fresh each morning. With a build-your-own-meal style, customers are encouraged to choose their own flavours, protein, and greens, creating a unique experience for customers. 

You’ll leave Cabanas with a smile on your face and a satisfied belly!

  1. House of Targ

You want funk, and funk you shall have at this perogie joint. House of Targ is a retro arcade bar – its walls are lined with old school pinball machines and other classic arcade games. 

Their foodie thing is perogies, enough flavours to tempt a person of any dietary inclination.  Try “The Vegan” – a “faux cheddar and bacon perogie made with a traditional Polish dough.” Served with a side of dill cashew cream sauce and some wine sauerkraut, this one’s a winner.

  1. Mr. Poutine

Looking for cheap mouth-watering eats? A five-minute walk away from the heart of Lansdowne Park will take you to arguably the best poutine in the city of Ottawa! 

The bright yellow truck set up on the corner of Bank and Sunnyside is a beacon for those needing to soothe their poutine cravings. Bringing the family? There are picnic tables set up right there, so you can sit and enjoy Old Ottawa South.

Mr. Poutine’s food truck doesn’t just offer its namesake – enjoy shawarma, hot dogs, burgers, and more.  Next time you’re hit with a craving for donairs and cheesy poutine, Mr. Poutine’s is the place for you.

  1. SEN Asian Cuisine

SEN is named for the Vietnamese Lotus Flower, known for its adaptability and resilience.  The flower’s namesake is a thriving addition to the Lansdowne restaurant scene.  

This family owned and operated restaurant is the second established in Ottawa by the Nguyen family. Mama Nguyen is the head chef here and known for her affectionate addition of details to every dish she creates.

SEN brings the funk with every fresh plate. Blending cuisine of multiple countries, SEN serves delectable Vietnamese, Thai, and Japanese eats that will keep you coming back for more


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