5 Best Specialty Coffee Roasters in Ottawa (Ranked & Rated)

There is an abundance of wonderful and freshly roasted coffee to be explored across Ottawa. Here are the five best coffee roasters in Ottawa that every coffee enthusiast must try.

1. Opulence Coffee

Opulence Coffee is the highest rated roaster in Ottawa. JP thoughtfully and responsibly sources his coffee.

Customers describe him as being very knowledgeable and incredibly passionate about his craft. We appreciate how Opulence eagerly features the story behind the each producer the company sources from.

Opulence is an easy pick for our top spot in Ottawa. A must visit for any coffee enthusiast.

Average rating5.0 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Coffee sizes454g
Price range$19.50-$20.50 CAD
Bean processWashed, Washed and Sundried, Double Washed
Bean varietiesCatimor, Typica, Caturra, Bourbon, Pacas, Villa Sorchi, Castillo, Jackson, Mbirizi
Bean originsPeru, Honduras, Colombia, Burundi
Subscription availableNo
Address261 Dalhousie St., Ottawa (Ontario) K1N 7E3
Emailjp@opulencecoffee.com
Phone613-301-6760
Websitehttps://www.opulencecoffee.com
Operating hoursEveryday: 8am-4pm

Reviews

Great coffee (one of the best I had in Canada). We cannot resist and return for coffee bean after trying their coffee. I can tell owner is very passionate about coffee and very knowledgeable. Highly recommend this coffee place. Will definitely return when I visit Ottawa in the future!

Clara, from Google

Excellent Coffee. Best in Ottawa. You can tell the passion that goes into each cup. From roasting the beans on site to the different options on the menu, this coffee shop hits the mark. Delicious espresso. Happy I found this coffee shop!!

Kevin, from Google

2. Happy Goat Coffee Co.

Happy Goat Coffee Company has en excellent local reputation with more than happy 1,000 reviews. They offer a good variety of high quality roast options.

Happy Goat offers a moderately good variety of bean origins, which are sourced responsibly. If you love coffee, then you won’t be dissappointed by what Happy Goat has to offer.

A nice feature is that when ordering online, they offer custom grind options based on your prefered coffee making method.

Average rating4.7 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Coffee sizes340g, 1kg
Price range$19.00-$61.00 CAD
Bean processNatural, Washed
Bean varietiesUnknown
Bean originsEthiopia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Peru, Colombia
Subscription availableYes, starting at $42.00 CAD
Address35 Rue Laurel St, Ottawa, ON k1y 4M4
Emailinfo@happygoatcoffee.com
Phone613-792-1309
Websitehttps://www.happygoatcoffee.com
Operating hoursEveryday: 8am-6pm

Reviews

Hands down the best coffee in town! I’ve been going for years and putting all my friends onto Happy Goat coffee. They sell their beans, which I recommend buying. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff! They know exactly how to grind up your coffee based on how you make it. They also know what type of coffee would be best suited for you.

Eazy, from Google

Been buying beans from here for as long as I can remember, I haven’t found any other roaster that compares. I am a big fan of light roasts so their Ethiopian Yirgacheffe hits the spot for me.

Ciaran, from Google

3. The Ministry of Coffee and Social Affairs

The Ministry of Coffee and Social Affairs offers one of the best overall selections of coffee in Ottawa. Their variety of washed and natural beans and roasts mean every coffee drinker will find something they enjoy.

Most customers agree that The Ministry has a exceptional cafe experience with friendly and helpful staff.

Average rating4.5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Coffee sizes340g
Price range$19.00-$21.00 CAD
Bean processWashed, Semi-Washed, Natural
Bean varietiesBourbon, Typica, Caturra, Castillo, Catuai, Heirloom
Bean originsMexico, Indonesia, Brazil, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Rwanda, Colombia
Subscription availableYes, starting at $18.05 CAD
Address1013 Wellington St. W, Ottawa, ON K1Y 2Y1
EmailUnknown
Phone613-695-9002
Websitehttps://www.theministryofcoffee.com
Operating hoursEveryday: 8am-5pm

Reviews

My favourite cafe in the city. All of their locations are beautifully cozy inside and staffed by some very friendly people. They also roast their own coffee on a zero-emissions roaster, which I appreciate. Their Rwandan bourbon is delicious. As advertised on the bag, it is a complex, sweet, and balanced coffee that is worth spending a few minutes of undivided attention to enjoy.

Kyle, from Google

The takeaway coffees are TOP NOTCH! Love all their seasonal stuff, always really cool flavours that you can’t find at other spots! Grabbed some beans for home too.

Morgan, from Google

4. Little Victories Coffee Roasters

Little Victories Coffee Roasters offers exceptionally roasted coffee at great prices. They do have a somewhat limited selection with regards to origin country. Most of their beans are from Guatemala.

Average rating4.7 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Coffee sizes340g, 5lb
Price range$15.00-$90.00 CAD
Bean processNatural, Washed
Bean varietiesBourbon, Catuai, Caturra, Colombia
Bean originsBrazil, Guatemala, Colombia
Subscription availableYes, starting at $15.00 CAD
Address801 Bank St. Ottawa, ON K1S 3V7
Emailinfo@lvcoffee.ca
Phone613-286-8647
Websitehttps://www.lvcoffee.ca
Operating hoursVaries by location

Reviews

Exceptional coffee, affordable prices and amazing community. My partner and I have been exclusively buying blends from here since moving to Ottawa in September. If you value high quality coffee of the third wave variety, I can’t recommend this local roaster and cafe enough.

Ilana, from Google

I’ve tried pretty much every roaster in Ottawa, and Little Victories hands down creates the best light roast coffees around! Their house blend is always consistent, and their specialty roasts are phenomenal. I rarely order beans from anywhere else these days. A true gem in this city!

J. Lawrence, from Google

5. Bridgehead Roastery and Coffeehouse

Bridgehead Roastery and Coffeehouse is one of the most popular roasters across Ottawa. They offer a good selection with enough variety to please any specialty coffee enthusiast.

Ottawa's best specialty coffee roasters are Opulence Coffee, Happy Goat, The Ministry, Little Victories and Bridgehead Roastery.

We appreciate that they offer different grind options when buying online based on your prefered coffee making method.

Average rating4.5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Coffee sizes340g, 900g, 2.3kg, 3.2kg
Price range$16.00-$153.83 CAD
Bean processWashed, Natural
Bean varietiesParainema, Caturra, Catuaí, Catimor, Bourbon, Typica, Pache
Bean originsHonduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, Indonesia, Guatemala
Subscription availableYes, starting at $16.00 CAD
Address130 Anderson St. (at Preston), Ottawa, ON K1R 6T7
Emailinquire@bridgehead.ca
Phone613-233-1221
Websitehttps://www.bridgehead.ca
Operating hoursMonday-Sunday: 7am-5pm

Reviews

Great place for coffee lovers. Enjoy watching the process of roasting coffee while having a cup at your hand. It makes it unique and special. 👍👍👍

David, from Google

I love this place. Delicious food. Great coffee. Awesome space with roasting going on right there.

Craig, from Google

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