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Five Sweet Treats to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth This Holiday Season

December 15, 2023

Nothing screams the holidays more than sweets, sweets, and more sweets! We believe having chocolate in the morning for breakfast is more than alright since it is the season to be jolly. Whether you are out and about shopping for gifts for loved ones at the CF Rideau Centre, or checking out a flick from the Bytowne Cinema, take a break and indulge in some decadent dishes.

Let us help you satisfy your cravings this holiday season with this list of delectable and divine treats that you can only get here in Ottawa’s Original Downtown!

Crème Brûlée from Metropolitain Brasserie

Rich, decadent, and creamy, crème brûlée is so luxurious you will want to have seconds or even thirds, especially if it has been made at the Metropolitain Brasserie. Step into the Paris-inspired Brasserie and indulge in one of the world’s best desserts after a fun and exciting day exploring Ottawa’s Original Downtown.

This dish is not recommended for sharing!

📍 700 Sussex Drive 

Monday to Wednesday: 11:30 AM to 10:00 PM 

Thursday to Friday: 11:30 AM to 11:00 PM 

Saturday to Sunday: 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM 

📞 613-562-1160

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Baked Apple Pie from JOEY Rideau

Apple pie is the quintessential dessert for the holiday season, with its warm and spicy flavour that make us all feel cozy inside. This Individually Baked Apple Pie from JOEY Rideau is the perfect ending after a successful shopping day at the CF Rideau Centre! Why not accompany this pie with a velvety and bold Espresso Martini?

📍 50 Rideau Street

Sunday to Thursday: 11:00 AM to 12:00 AM 

Saturday to Sunday: 11:00 AM to 1:00 AM 

📞 613-680-5639

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Tuttie – Fruttie Crepe from Crepe Delicious

Nutella is the number one spread for the holiday season, and it pairs perfectly with everything from Beavertails to your toast in the morning. But nothing is more delicious than a crepe filled with Nutella and loads of bananas and strawberries! Try one at Crepe Delicious, and fill those chocolate-hazelnut cravings and feel satisfied for the rest of the day.

📍 CF Rideau Centre, 2nd floor 

⏰ Sunday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

⏰ Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. 

📞 (613) 695-7798 

🖱️ Order on Uber Eats 

Anything from Beavertail

Ah, the classic Canadian sweet treat, the Beavertail! Nothing is better than fried dough drenched in a cinnamon coating and topped with anything you like. The Beavertail is an essential part of almost every Canadian’s past, from taking your kids ice-skating at the Rideau Canal and grabbing a Beavertail, to exploring the Winter Lights Across Canada and meeting friends for a Beavertail after the light show. It remains a staple to this day!

📍 69 George Street 

⏰ Sunday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. 

⏰ Friday – Saturday: 11 a.m. – midnight 

📞 (613) 241-1230 

🖱️ Order on Uber Eats 

Chocolate Decadence Cake from Pure Kitchen

Here is a decadent vegan and vegetarian option that everyone needs to taste at least once. This Chocolate Decadence Cake from Pure Kitchen is an explosion of chocolate goodness and is accompanied perfectly by salted date caramel. Sit in a bright and beautiful restaurant overlooking historic William Street, admiring the business of the streets during the holiday season!

📍 115 Rideau Street

Sunday to Wednesday: 11:30 AM to 9:00 PM 

Thursday to Saturday: 11:30 AM to 10:00 PM 

📞 613-845-1818

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