Brunch is ALWAYS a good idea….!

Brunch is ALWAYS a good idea….!!!

Going out for brunch is a great way to spend time with your family and friends over the holiday season. It can also make things a bit easier as a host when you have out of town guests. We have a wonderful variety of great locations to choose from locally. Whether you prefer a more traditional “eggs & bacon” style breakfast or enjoy an alternative brunch, we have you covered!
Here are some great local options:


Mill Street Crepe Company: This one-of-a-kind, Almonte favourite is a must try! While shopping in the Heritage Court mall, you won’t be able to pass by without stopping in for a bite, the smell is amazing. They offer a wide variety of crepes including both sweet and savoury. Pair a crepe with one of their delicious fresh soups or salads to create the perfect meal. Mill Street Crepe Company is located at 14 Mill Street and is open Monday – Friday from 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. as well as Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. You may want to make a reservation as they are usually quite busy!

Heirloom Cafe: Just across the street from the Mill Street Crepe Company, is another one of Almonte’s favourites, the Heirloom Cafe. Every Sunday, The Heirloom offers a special brunch menu that will be sure to please! They offer a variety of “egg” dishes including gourmet omelets, benedict & quiche. For a heartier brunch, indulge in their lamb burger complete with a fried egg & smoked cheddar. Yum! Located in the Victorian Woollen Mill, the Heirloom Cafe is open Tuesday through Sunday beginning at 11 a.m.


The Daily Scoop Cafe: For a classic “eggs & bacon” style brunch, visit the Daily Scoop Cafe, located at 500 Ottawa Street. This cozy cafe offers fast and friendly service and is a great meeting spot or drop in for a quick bite. Their menu is complete with a large variety of classic breakfasts, including eggs & bacon, pancakes, omelettes and eggs bennie. The Daily Scoop is open during the week from 7:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. and 8 a.m. until 1:30 p.m on weekends.

Freska: A new addition to Carleton Place’s restaurant scene, Freska has a menu packed full of delicious brunch options. They prepare a selection of different egg dishes, pancakes, french toast, waffles, breakfast sandwiches and breakfast bowls. Their coffees, lattes & cappuccinos are made using local Equator beans. Craving your daily dose of Vitamin C? Freska also has fresh squeezed orange juice! They are open from Tuesday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. as well as Saturday & Sunday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.


The Good Food Company: A very popular brunch spot in Carleton Place, The Good Food Company strives to incorporate locally grown ingredients into their menus. All of their soups, salad dressings and desserts are made in house and their eggs are produced by a local cage-free poultry farm. They serve fair-trade coffee roasted just up the road in Clayton by Fluid Solar Coffee Roasters and their bread is made a Baker Bob’sThe Good Food Company is open from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. from Tuesday through Sunday at 31 Bridge Street. They also recommend making a reservation as their cozy cafe is usually full.

Do you have a favourite local brunch spot? I’d love to hear your reviews and recommendations! Snap a photo of your favourite dish and be sure to share with me on Facebook and/or Instagram.

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