Welling­ton West

A pedes­trian utopia with pro­duce, spe­cialty shops, cafés, and bak­eries

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This neigh­bour­hood is a pedes­trian par­adise with many one-of-a-kind shops nes­tled among cafés and bak­eries

a GooD yarn

Wabi Sabi prides it­self on be­ing a favourite for en­thu­si­asts of knit­ting, spin­ning, weav­ing, and the pop­u­lar “wet felt­ing.” The name of the fi­bre store, a Ja­panese term for the ac­cep­tance of im­per­fec­tion and tran­sience, en­cour­ages knit­ters of any skill level to try their hand. All threads are nat­u­ral and eco-friendly, and many are made lo­cally. 1078 Welling­ton St. W., wabi-sabi.ca

Ve­Gan treats

Pop­tarts, ice cream sand­wiches, pizza, hand­pies — you name it, Lit­tle Jo Berry’s Cof­fee & Eats has it. All its snacks and meals are free of dairy and eggs, and re­ally big on va­ri­ety and colour. 1305 Welling­ton St. W., lit­tle­jober­rys.com

lo­cal FaVourite

Mod­ern Cana­dian com­fort food is The Welling­ton Gas­tropub’s spe­cialty. They change their menu daily based on what’s in sea­son — hav­ing done so for over 10 years, they are pros at this chal­leng­ing daily change. They also fea­ture a well-crafted drinks menu and host a monthly record club. 1325 Welling­ton St. W., thewelling­ton­gas­tropub.com

cat sanc­tu­ary

A great way to en­joy a latte is with the com­pan­ion­ship of res­cued cats. The Fe­line Café sup­ports a fos­ter and adop­tion op­er­a­tion, so feel good about or­der­ing an or­ganic tea, ve­gan dishes, or baked goods. You can bring food into the pub­lic cat lounge, but keep the kit­ties from tak­ing nib­bles. 1076 Welling­ton St. W., fe­linecafeot­tawa.com

coF­Fee & Flow­ers

Blu­men­stu­dio feels like a pri­vate green­house, with a myr­iad of shelves and ta­bles cov­ered in planters and cut flow­ers. The owner changes her flo­ral wares each sea­son but her cof­fees re­main con­sis­tent. She serves a great Amer­i­cano with only one or two ounces of wa­ter, and claims to be the first in Ot­tawa to pour cor­ta­dos: half espresso, half steamed milk. 465 Park­dale Ave., blu­men­stu­dio.ca

The Welling­ton Gas­tropub

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