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Keep your spirits warm and bright with these holiday drinks!

December 21, 2022

The holidays are right around the corner…and what could be better than a holiday drink to keep your spirits bright? Downtown Ottawa has a number of incredible cafe’s year round, but you won’t want to miss out on these seasonal offerings. Grab your partner, a friend, or family member and head downtown to check out Christmas lights and other holiday installations with a warm beverage in hand!

Equator Coffee, 1 Elgin Street, NAC

Equator Coffee is a beloved local coffee shop that believes the world is better with organically and ethically sourced coffee. Having been located in Ottawa for over 20 years, they’ve earned themselves the best of reputations. During the holidays, Equator offers an incredible Peppermint Mocha. This drink is rich, and boasts smooth coffee engulfed with chocolate and a tingly taste of peppermint. 

Equator Coffee
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Starbucks, 50 Rideau Street, Rideau Centre 

Did you miss out on Red Cup Day? Have no fear, these classic holiday drinks are available all season long. Treat yourself to a festive drink after a long day of holiday shopping at the Rideau Centre. Our favourite is the Chesnut Praline Latte. What could be better than coffee, vanilla, and hints of nut?

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Second Cup, 50 Rideau Street, Rideau Centre 

The holiday menu at Second Cup did not let us down! It doesn’t get much more festive than this holiday drink menu. 

If you are an avid latte lover looking for something a little sweeter, give Santa’s Cookie Latte a taste. Inspired by the big man himself, this drink will give you a sense of what Santa will be enjoying as he flies over the world delivering gifts on the 24th of December.

Second Cup
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Bridgehead, 50 Rideau Street, Rideau Centre 

And don’t worry…if you aren’t a coffee lover we can offer a festive hot chocolate! Bridgehead offers a smooth, decadent, and full of nostalgia hot chocolate.

We recommend adding a dash of peppermint to really boost your spirits!

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Happy Goat Coffee, 229 Rideau Street

For those avid chocolate lovers…you must give Happy Goat Coffee’s seasonal peppermint specials.

Try their mint mocha or mint hot chocolate to satisfy your sweet tooth’s and top it off with their limited edition homemade marshmallows for some extra sweetness!

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