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“Overpriced flavorless desserts”

Oh So Good Desserts & Coffee House
Ranked #7 of 99 Coffee & Tea in Ottawa
Price range: US$1 - US$5
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Dining options: After-hours
Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
Description: Oh So Good Desserts and Coffee House was established in 1994. The original idea behind the café was to replicate a German Berlin-style coffee house. Today it has evolved into a place which offers a vast array of decadent desserts to arouse any appetite. Our drinks are uniquely crafted and our coffee is always blended to perfection. We specialize in cakes and offer over 35 different types at any given time in our downtown location (25 York St.). We have recently opened a new location in Westboro (261 Richmond Rd. W.) We serve many of the same desserts found Downtown in addition to a food menu. Our food menu is still evolving to better satisfy customer demand. We also offer alcoholic beverages in Westboro to compliment our menu. In addition to excellent coffee and dessert, we display the work of local artists. The art is regularly rotated and the pieces are for sale by the artists. Be sure to stop by either location for a sweet taste you will never forget!
Reviewed 10 January 2018

I still don't understand the hype about Oh So Good. The desserts are below average, they don't have a lot of flavor, and they are expensive. I've visited a couple times to see if maybe my previous visits were just "a bad day in the books", but I will not be returning.

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Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Came to the Westboro one. The place was empty and cold. The decorations on the walls are pictures for sale. The place is very gloomy and not welcoming. The women's bathroom is dusty. The cake slices are $8.50 but they're not made on premises. They come from another company. I find their coffees to be quite expensive too.

1  Thank chefmama76
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Reviewed 20 December 2017

Very comfortable and welcoming little spot. Service is great and the selection of cakes and desserts is beyond amazing. Lots of choices for coffee, tea, hot chocolate, etc. If you're looking for high quality cake, this is the place!

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Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Thats the third time i go there. However, i was extremely dissapointed this time. The cake was not fresh at all (at least 4 days old), and the piece was for $8.50 (very expensive!!! For its size and quality) and the coffee was cold and watery. Not going there again..

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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Weirdly enough, I didn't have any desserts there, although it's primarily a cake shop. The London Fog I ordered was excellent, though, with a good balance between the vanilla flavour and the Earl Grey flavour. It was also fairly cheap as far as specialty tea drinks go (under 4$), and it came in a good-sized mug.

We went there a little before 7PM on a Sunday, so it was fairly empty and we had our choice of seating, but it quickly got full around 7:15 or so. There's a large seating area in the back, though, so everyone was accommodated easily.

Thank mariedixon
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