Ottawa: Art is in Boulangerie

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I visited Art is in Boulangerie 2 days in a row on my last visit to the Canadian capital. This is a non descript bakery located in an industrial plaza just outside of downtown Ottawa and was named best restaurant in 2012 by Ottawa Magazine.

Croque Madame

Croque Madame

On the first day we tried the pulled pork sandwich which was good but nothing to write home about.  The following day I tasted their Croque Madame.  Overall, well done but to cheesy for me.  I preferred the breakfast sandwich which my colleague ate, a flaky croissant with egg and cheddar cheese.

Sourdough fig and walnut bread

Sourdough fig and walnut bread

Sourdough raisin hazlenut bread

Sourdough raisin hazelnut bread

Kouign Amman

Kouign Amman

Though I was not satisfied with their brunch/lunch sandwiches I was more than pleased with their excellent breads and baked goodies.  I brought home their sourdough fig walnut as well as their raisin hazelnut loaves. Both very well made.  Fantastic toasted.  Their almond croissant is one of the best I’ve had in Canada.  Enjoyed their canelés. Loved their Kouign-Amman (a French Breton dessert of rolled croissant dough sprinkled in sugar).  Great for brunch/lunch or a snack.

www.artisinbakery.com

250 City Centre Ave. Unit 112, Ottawa, ON