Another day, another cafe.
It’s over 10 degrees celsius here in Ottawa so you know what that means:
It’s summer-time bois!
I dared myself to get out more this summer instead of just marinating in my bed all day. I do web development, SEO work and a bit of freelance writing to pay the bills, thus, all I need is a computer to get shit done. Because of this predicament, there really isn’t anything stopping me from just staying indoors all the time and working from home.
Going out for coffee at a cute cafe and knowing I will be able to snap a few dope pics for the ‘gram or for the blog is certainly an effective motivator to get me to actually go outside like a normal human being.
One of my favourite cafes in Ottawa is called: Le Moulin De Provence. They have a spot in the Byward market, but the location that I always go to is on Metcalfe and Queen. It’s quite a ways away from where I live but the walk down Metcalfe is a pretty nice and relaxing one.
Le Moulin De Provence is a cute and contemporary cafe and eatery that offers French baked goods, sandwiches and desserts!
I’ve been making some bomb-ass (*Italian hand gestures*) SPAGET lately and I’ve been loving getting some baguettes here to go with it!
The interior design is really chic and the venue is really open and welcoming. The floor-to-ceiling windows and high ceilings really brighten the space up and the black on white with splashes of red and the occasional wood decor elements really give off those contemporary VIBES.
All in all, it’s a really nice space to work in, and because there are so many tables and so much space there is always a place to sit.
I’ve been going here for a while now, and likewise, I’ve gotten a chance to try a lot of things from their menu. Despite having tried out a lot of their really tasty desserts, I know I have only but sampled a FRACTION of what they have to offer seeing as their menu and selection is so vast. A few of my favourites are:
- Their butter tarts (OOF)
- THE. ALMOND. CROISSANT. OMG
- Their mille feuille is pretty spot on
- The Croque Monsieur
(grilled ham & cheese sandwich with cheese on top as shown in the pics below)
As someone that has been blessed with the opportunity to have spent some time living in France and indulging in delicious breads and sweet treats from a multitude of French patisseries and boulangeries, I can attest to the authenticity and deliciousness of La Moulin De Provence’s baked goods!
The coffee here is also super tasty. They use Happy Goat Coffee Company‘s small-batch roasted coffee beans, so if you’re an Ottawa local you’ll definitely recognize that brand! Gotta love places that support local businesses!
I also tried an affogato here for the first time recently and OMG I’ve been missing out! For those of you that don’t know, an affogato is basically a shot of espresso with a scoop of ice cream in it. I think I’m going to start making these at home now! ;p
If you ever check this place out I HIGHLY recommend the almond croissant – it is so incredibly tasty! Even if you aren’t from here and if you’ve never had one – change that real quick sis!
Super great place. Super rad space. If you are in the area, be sure to check the place out – treat yourself with some macaroons or grab a coffee and stay a while!
La Moulin De Provence is really quite out of the way from a lot of residential areas as it is situated right by Parliament Hill and the business sector of downtown Ottawa, but it’s still personally worth the hike for me!