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The 10 Best Donut Shops in Ottawa You Should Know

The 10 Best Donut Shops in Ottawa You Should Know

Alright, let’s dish on the donuts in Ottawa! Rumor has it that Canadians are donut-crazy — but seriously, how bonkers could we be about deep-fried dough?

Well, it seems the obsession with donuts runs deep up north. Canada’s got more donut shops per person than anywhere else on this planet! 

Can you wrap your head around that? Maybe it’s because Canadians can’t start their day without a caffeine kick — they’re ninth globally in coffee-guzzling. 

And what better sidekick to a cup of Joe than a mouthwatering donut? Now, we’ve done the groundwork to suss out the crème de la crème of donut spots in Ottawa. 

So spill the beans, which ones have you checked off your list, and which ones are still on your radar? Let’s dive into this sugary adventure together!

Holey Confections 

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Address: 3500 Fallowfield Rd Unit 6, Ottawa, ON K2J 4B3, Canada

Contact: +1 613-825-8888


  • Closed on Monday
  • Tuesday to Sunday: 9 AM–5 PM

There’s a donut sensation causing a stir: Holey Confections, where sugar highs are the norm. Founded by the fab duo, Samantha and Tyler Armstrong, this sweet empire has popped up in three spots citywide in record time.

Their journey? A rollercoaster of grit and genius. 

Faced with the dreaded unemployment plague, they whipped up a 140-layer donut sensation that set tongues wagging, especially on Insta.

And guess what — their treats even caught the eye of Dragons’ Den bigwigs, leaving investors Guzzo and Minhas drooling for a slice. In a deal worth a whopping $500,000, they snagged a tasty 25% stake in Holey Confections!

Now armed with this dough, Samantha and Tyler are ready to conquer the pastry world, one sprinkle at a time!

Pro Tip:
If you’re wondering which treat reigns supreme (for us), look no further than their jelly roll: bursting with strawberry jelly, crowned with strawberry buttercream, and sprinkled with brown sugar crumble. YUM!

Mr. Luko Canada

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Address: 2533 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1V 8R9, Canada

Contact: +1 613-737-7111


  • Closed on Monday
  • Tuesday to Wednesday: 9 AM–10 PM
  • Thursday to Sunday: 9 AM–11 PM

If you’ve ever danced the Zorba, been to a Greek Fest, or even just lounged at a Greek pal’s pad, chances are you’ve tasted the heavenly delight that is lukomades. 

These fluffy balls of joy, also dubbed as ‘Greek donuts’, are a delectable dessert, especially when they’re fresh and piping hot. Traditionally drenched in a luscious honey syrup, lukomades are the stuff of sweet dreams.

But hold onto your feta, because Mr. Luko’s got a whole lotta surprises up his apron sleeve! Besides the classic honey topping, he’s got a drool-worthy lineup of other delectable flavors and specialty combinations.

Intrigued? We’re talking about the ultimate duo: lukomades paired with ice cream. It’s like a Greek party in your mouth, and everyone’s invited!

With Mr. Luko, the fun never stops, and neither does the craving for these Greek donuts. Opa! 

Pro Tip:
To get your sweet cravings done, finish all your donuts with the ultimate sugary slush: the milkshakes! For something lighter but powerful, get their coffee.

Maverick’s Donuts

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Address: 46a Byward Market Square, Ottawa, ON K1N 7A2, Canada

Contact: +1 613-680-6223


  • Closed on Monday
  • Tuesday to Thursday: 10 AM–4 PM
  • Friday to Sunday: 10 AM–4 PM

Maverick’s Donut Company is the ultimate sugar rush, a donut dreamland that’ll leave you drooling for more! Picture this: a flavor-filled wonderland where every bite is a journey to sugary bliss.

Prepare to have your taste buds do a happy dance as you dive into a dizzying array of house-made flavors that’ll make your head spin faster than a dunking donut (apologies to Holey Confections, but we’re going rogue here)!

From timeless classics like chocolate and vanilla to mind-bending creations like maple and caramel, Maverick’s has a flavor to match every mood and craving.

There’s more: Maverick’s hands you the reins to the donut kingdom, letting you craft your own sugary masterpiece with a plethora of toppings. We’re talking everything from sprinkles to toffee bits, crushed KitKat, and Oreo cookie crumbs. 

It’s like being a kid in a candy store, but with a donutty twist!

Pro Tip:
And for all you plant-based pals out there, fear not! Maverick’s has whipped up a lineup of vegan donuts that’ll make you forget eggs and milk even exist. Trust us, they’re so good, you’ll be singing their praises for days!

Little Jo Berry’s Bakery

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Address: 1305 Wellington St. W, Ottawa, ON K1Y 3B1, Canada

Contact: +1 613-295-0324


  • Closed on Monday
  • Tuesday to Thursday, Sunday: 11 AM–5 PM
  • Friday to Saturday: 10 AM–6 PM

Little Jo Berry’s Bakery is the ultimate vegan wonderland for all you sweet-toothed rebels out there. From mouthwatering Poptarts to “can’t-resist” Twinkies, this bakery serves up goodies that’ll make your taste buds sing with joy.

A foot inside and you’re greeted by decor that’s chic with a side of sass — just like the treats themselves. Whether you’re vegan, gluten-free, or just plain hungry, Little Jo Berry’s Bakery has you covered. 

Let’s face it: life’s too short to miss out on dessert!

We love devouring their creatively crafted blueberry scones and surrendering to the sinful allure of peanut butter and strawberry Twinkies. Each treat is a work of art, from the heavenly double chocolate cookie sandwiches to the timeless vanilla donuts. 

With treats this tantalizing and a staff that’s as cheeky as they come, it’s no wonder Little Jo Berry’s Bakery has earned its stripes as a local favorite. It’s a sign to indulge in some guilt-free (and totally yummy) sweetness!

Pro Tip:
When you’re feeling parched, their whipped berry spritz or cherry spritz will hit the spot — guaranteed!

SuzyQ Doughnuts

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Address: 1015 Wellington St. W, Ottawa, ON K1Y 2V7, Canada

Contact: +1 613-724-2451


  • Monday to Thursday: 7 AM–6 PM
  • Friday: 7 AM–7 PM
  • Saturday: 8 AM–7 PM
  • Sunday: 8 AM–6 PM

In the sugary swirl of Ottawa’s donuts scene, Susan Hamer reigns supreme as the queen of quirky confections! 

Eight years back, she bravely planted her donut flag in Hintonburg’s hipster heart, kickstarting a craze that has locals lining up like it’s the donut Olympics. 

Despite upgrading to a bigger, brighter space, the wait for these sweet treats is still as tantalizing as ever — but trust us, it’s worth every minute.

Drawing on a top-secret family recipe smuggled out of Finland during WWII, Hamer crafts donuts that are part tradition, part modern marvel. 

From the OG Finnish Sugar Munkki to bold flavors like Maple Bacon and Blue Vanilla Froot Loop, her creations are a flavor fiesta. 

That’s because they’ve got a whole lineup of delectable desserts, from cupcakes to cookies, guaranteed to satisfy every sweet tooth. And as if that’s not enough, they’ve got coffee and tea to wash it all down. 

With a cute setup and a tiny patio that’s perfect for people-watching, SuzyQ Doughnuts isn’t just a bakery — it’s a donut dreamland for every sugar-loving soul in Hintonburg and beyond

Pro Tip:
Got dietary dilemmas? Fear not, sweet-toothed seeker — Hamer’s got vegan, gluten-free, and nut-free options that’ll make your taste buds do the giddy glide!

Art-Is-In Bakery

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Address: 250 City Centre Ave #112, Ottawa, ON K1R 6K7, Canada

Contact: +1 613-695-1226


  • Monday to Wednesday: 9 AM–3 PM
  • Thursday to Saturday: 9 AM–9 PM
  • Sunday: 9 AM–2 PM

Art-Is-In Bakery is the ultimate pastry paradise that’s causing quite a stir in the city. It’s a culinary sensation that’s taking the donut scene by storm. 

Helmed by the pastry power couple, Kevin Mathieson and Stephanie, this spot is where Parisian elegance meets Brooklyn cool.

Now, let’s chat about their kronuts. These delightful treats are the talk of the town, the perfect blend of croissant and donut goodness. 

(We can’t use “cronut” as it’s been trademarked by Dominique Ansel. You’re welcome for this trivia!)

But Art-Is-In isn’t just about kronuts: they’re serving up artisanal pizzas and brunch dishes that’ll keep you coming back for more. And let’s not forget about their freshly baked bread and baguettes — they’re simply divine!

Pro Tip:
Go for flavors like Cinnamon Sugar, Cherry Pistachio, and Chai — they’re a must-try for any adventurous foodie!

Strawberry Blonde Bakery

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Address: 111 Richmond Rd, Ottawa, ON K1Z 6W1, Canada

Contact: +1 613-725-2253


  • Monday to Thursday: 9 AM–6 PM
  • Friday to Saturday: 8 AM–6 PM
  • Sunday: 10 AM–4 PM

At The Strawberry Blonde Bakery, prepare to be dazzled by a tantalizing array of treats designed to cater to every dietary whim. 

This bakery is all about breaking the mold, offering up gluten-free, vegan, nut-free, and kosher delights that pack a punch in the flavor department!

What’s truly impressive is that these delectable treats tick all the dietary boxes — gluten-free, nut-free, lactose-free, and more — yet they’re so lip-smackingly good, you’d never know the difference!

Pro Tip:
Whether you’re craving the tang of Lemon Sugar donuts or the cool kick of Mint Chocolate Chip, their menu is a treasure trove of mouthwatering options, from cupcakes to cookies.

Feast + Revel

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Address: 325 Dalhousie St, Ottawa, ON K1N 7G1, Canada 

Contact: +1 613-321-1234


  • Open daily from 7 AM–10 PM

Feast + Revel is known for its quirky cocktails and mouthwatering comfort grub — this joint is a feast for the senses! Picture sleek, modern decor with views that’ll make you weak in the knees – yep, that’s what you get at this spot.

Nestled on the ground floor of the Andaz, it’s a haven for natural light lovers, with windows galore and seating so cozy, you’ll never want to leave. 

And let’s talk about the grub, shall we? We’re talking brunch delights that’ll have you licking your lips in satisfaction, served up with a side of friendly banter from the staff.

You might be surprised that they offer donuts at this brunch spot — and yes they do. The varieties aren’t that much, but the taste is undeniably quality!

Pro Tip:
We like to start our days with a sugar combo of donuts and pancakes — check their version out! 

Mimi’s Donuts

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Address: 1088 Bridge St, Manotick, ON K4M 1J2, Canada

Contact: +1 613-491-0003


  • Closed from Monday to Wednesday
  • Thursday to Friday: 11 AM–6 PM
  • Saturday: 9 AM–6 PM
  • Sunday: 10 AM–5 PM

Mimi’s Donuts is your go-to spot for sweet treats that are as irresistible as they are delightful! With a mouthwatering array of donuts, iced cream, and a brew of both hot and cold coffee concoctions, it’s a haven for anyone with a sweet tooth.

It’s time to indulge in special delights like pumpkin spice latte cheesecake donuts for Thanksgiving or ginger snap donuts to ring in the festive Christmas season. And with daily specials, there’s always something new and exciting to sink your teeth into!

Whether you’re an early bird or a night owl, Mimi’s Donuts has got you covered with its early morning to late-night hours. So whether you’re in need of a quick caffeine fix or a scrumptious pastry on the fly, Mimi’s Donuts is the place to be (for me, me, me)!

Pro Tip:
We’re currently obsessing with the Barbie donuts, so get them while they’re still there. If not, go with the coconut or our trusty chocolate!

Morning Owl Coffee House

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Address: 538 Rochester St, Ottawa, ON K1S 4M1, Canada 

Contact: +1 613-680-8336


  • Closed from Saturday to Sunday
  • Monday to Friday: 8 AM–2 PM

Morning Owl Coffee House has become the go-to breakfast joint for many Ottawans. Their brews are like liquid gold, and their sandwiches are so good they’ll make you rethink your lunch plans! 

Their pastries? Well, let’s just say they’re pure perfection! 

Tuesdays and Thursdays are the days of donut delight, with Morning Owl showcasing Maverick’s donuts in all their plain, glazed, and other flavorful glory. We’re drooling like Homer right now. Shh.

Pro Tip:
Since you’re getting the donuts, why not add a mini-cake and a muffin? After all, they’re sinfully delicious and simply irresistible!