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  • Café Cristal is one of ottawa’s most authentic and traditional third-wave cafe’s. Find yourself in a culturally rich environment that brings together the romantic ambience of the French countryside along with the refined beauty of the Arabesque. Independently owned and run, we strive to bring forward a globally inspired menu with products coming in from both France and Italy. Classic atmosphere for a first date, a get together with the girls, or even a business meeting, we encourage you to come visit us and enjoy our quality espresso.

    Vegan desserts from Strawberry Blonde Bakery. Soy and almond milk available for coffees.

    Fair Trade Organic coffee.

    Ethical Criteria:
    • Veg-friendly
    • Fair Trade options

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      I like this place. It has a good ambiance, and the hazelnut latte I had was perfect. I will be back!

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  • Expresso

    True to the expression of a traditional Italian espresso bar, our Café offers classics such as the:

    • Espresso Doppio (Espresso)
    • Café Cortado (Espresso, milk foam)
    • Con Pana (Espresso, topped with whip cream)
    • Espresso Macchiato (Espresso, topped lightly with milk foam)
    • Cappuccino (Espresso, steamed milk, milk foam)
    • Dry Cappuccino (Espresso, milk foam)
    • Flat white (Espresso, steamed milk)
    • Café Americano (Espresso, Hot water)
    • Breve (Espresso, half & half)
    • Mocha Breve (Espresso, Chocolate, half & half)
    • Café latté (Espresso, steamed milk, milk foam)

     

    Café Latté

    Our traditional rich and creamy café latté is offered in a variety of flavours (including sugar-free options):

    • Caramel (available as sugar-free)
    • Hazelnut (available as sugar-free)
    • Vanilla (available as sugar-free)
    • Butterscotch
    • Cinnamon
    • Lavender
    • Irish Cream
    • Amaretto
    • Brown Sugar Spice
    • Maple

    **Flavours may vary by season and organic options are also available. These beverages can also be made with the options of soy, almond, 2%, non-fat, or lactose-free milk.

    Specialty drinks

    • Mocha (Espresso, chocolate, steamed milk)
    • Crèmes (Steamed milk with flavour shot)
    • Van Hazel (Vanilla/hazelnut latté, made with soy milk)
    • Organic Chai latté

     

    Black teas:

    • Heavenly Cream
    • Persian Palace
    • Early Grey Classic
    • Mint Chocolate
    • Chocolate Truffle
    • Masala Chai Classic

    Herbal teas (Caffeine-free):

    • Rouge Provence
    • Celebration Medley
    • Marrakesh Mint
    • Ginger Twist
    • Citron Calm

    Oolong teas:

    • Blood Orange
    • Oolong Crème

    White teas:

    • Peaches and Cream
    • Jasmine Pink
    • Perfectly Pear

    Green teas:

    • Classic Green
    • Jasmine Mist
    • Cherry Blossom
    • Tropical Green

    Specialty Tea Lattés

    • Heavenly Cream Latté
    • Chocolate Truffle Vanilla Latté
    • Apple Spice Latté
    • Rouge Provence Latté

    **All of our teas can be made into one of our Specialty Tea Lattés. Try one of our favorite staff picks on your next visit!

    Crepes & Waffles

    Crepes (Sweet)

    Every Saturday and Sunday morning till 2 p.m. we crank on our griddles, whip out our aprons, and get busy! Inspired by chefs in Paris, our crepes are made the old-fashioned way from scratch. Find your inner child and indulge yourself in one of our sweet crepes, each one dusted with icing sugar and decorated with a homemade vanilla whip cream:

    • Apple Pecan: Fresh caramelized apples, dusted with cinnamon, and covered with a homemade gooey caramel and pecan topping.
    • Chocolate Banana: Freshly cut bananas covered with a thick layer of Nutella.
    • Strawberry Chocolate Banana: Freshly cut strawberries and bananas, drizzled with a generous amount of that hard-to-resist Nutella.
    • Strawberry blossom: Freshly cut strawberries, coated with a topping of homemade strawberry jam and white chocolate chips.
    • Canadian Maple: Canadian maple syrup and icing sugar. Simple, classic and delicious!
    • Simply Chocolate: Nutella and a melted white chocolate filling.
    • Cinnamon sugar: Drizzled caramel and cinnamon sugar.

    Crepes (Savory)

    Every Saturday and Sunday morning till 2 p.m. we crank on our griddles, whip out our aprons, and get busy! Inspired by chefs in Paris, our crepes are made the old-fashioned way from scratch. Indulge yourself in one of our savory crepes:

    • Morning Glory: Eggs, green pepper, onions, cheddar, mozzarella and tomatoes.
    • Pesto Chicken: Grilled chicken, basil, pesto, tomatoes, mozzarella.
    • Cheese Melt:

    Waffles

    We know you can’t always choose when you get a sweet tooth, so stop by any time during the week and enjoy one of our irresistible waffles! Made with many of the flavours you know and love from our crepe menu.

    • Snickers: Melted snickers chocolate bars topped with a scoop of caramel ice cream. A staff favourite!
    • Chocolate Banana: Freshly cut bananas covered with a thick layer of Nutella.
    • Strawberry Chocolate Banana: Freshly cut strawberries and bananas, drizzled with a generous amount of Nutella.
    • Strawberry blossom: Freshly cut strawberries, coated with a topping of homemade strawberry jam and white chocolate chips.
    • Canadian Maple: Canadian maple syrup and icing sugar. Simple, classic and delicious.
    • Simply Chocolate: Nutella and a melted white chocolate filling.
    • Cinnamon sugar: Drizzled caramel and cinnamon sugar.

    Croissants (Savory)

    • Leak and Parmesan
    • Margarita
    • Tomato and Olive
    • Egg and Red Pepper
    • Spinach and Feta

    Croissants (Sweet)

    • Chocolate
    • Almond
    • Plain

    Cookies

    • Strawberry Blossom
    • Chocolate Chip

    ** Availability varies by daily recipe

    Scones

    • Plain
    • Cranberry
    • Raspberry
    • Blueberry

    Muffins

    • Caramel Apple
    • Lemon Poppy Seed

    ** Availability varies by daily recipe

    Gluten and Dairy-Free

    • Chocolate Brownie
    • Mocha Java Brownie
    • Nanaimo Bar
    • Chocolate Chip Cookie

    Sink your teeth into one of our mouth-watering, hot-off-the-grill sandwiches assembled with artisan quality bread. Made fresh every morning, we offer a selection that will surely pique the interests of both meat lovers and vegetarians:

    Breakfast Croissant (Plain or with turkey)
    • Chicken Pesto
    • Roast Beef and Mozzarella
    • Brie and Turkey
    • Spinach and Feta
    • Hummus Wrap
    • Salad Wrap
    • Chicken Breast Melt