On Oct. 21, a FIRE on the roof behind us
engulfed The Daily Grind
and burned it down to the ground.
But this is not the end.
It's only the beginning

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An extensive menu inspired by and infused withSouthern, Tex-Mex, Cajun and Caribbean ALL-DAY Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Burgers, Sandwiches, Soups, Salads -all made fresh in-house from scratch ​is what you'll find at The Daily Grind.
​ Our proprietary bread and bakery goods are baked daily on the premises.  
Our delicious Coffee, Espresso and Loose-leaf Teas are Organic.
Our eggs are  Local, Free-range Organic.
Our Maple Syrup:  Local Organic.

fresh spring mix with strawberries and butternut squash soup
We've got you covered and then some!
All of our food happens to be 100​% gluten-free, to the Celiac degree.  Our kitchen is dedicated gluten-free.

Vegan & Vegetarian 
options are always part of our menu, and dietary restrictions are our thing - we handle 'em like no-one else.
Soy is absent in most of our creations​, and we offer a special selection of sugar-free and paleo delicacies.

Finally - if you're a regular ol' dude with no special ingredient restrictions or preferences, then you'll find that while we seem to characterize ourselves by our sensitivity to food sensitivities, our greatest attention is on the QUALITY and TASTE of everything we put on the table. 
Either way we're convinced you will experience the difference it makes when the food you eat is made with a deliberate care and conscience for the natural qualities of the ingredients used to make it. ​
Live entertainment happens regularly at the Grind - check our Events page to see what's coming up.  We've enjoyed an ever-increasing influx of talent in the form of acoustic (folk and bluegrass), electronic (ambient, experimental), chamber, jazz, hip-hop, hard core and DJs from all over the globe, as well as a regular GRINDR Comedy show.  That's in addition to the poetry readings, writers groups, cyphers, etc. 

​Any night (or day) of the week you can come with a group, order food and drinks and play some Atari, Chess or other board games in your own room upstairs - better yet, book a room for a private party or meeting.  

The Daily Grind is located in Centretown, Ottawa at 601 Somerset St. W. - between Bronson and Bay St.
There's plenty of metered parking on Somerset St. as well as on the side streets, and the OC Transpo Bus stops directly in front of the Cafe.​

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Our bar  provides a balanced array of draft beers: Mill St. and other locals on tap, plus a selection of the best
Ciders, Gluten-free beers, ​ imports, spirits, whiskeys and our own fresh-squeezed juice mixed drinks and cocktails. ​​  We're a house.  A Pub.  A Cafe.  A restaurant, venue and club.  Bands play, DJs spin, Artists art, groups meet, parties happen and our culinary and drink artists provide good times for all.  The 3 upstairs rooms are all part of the deal - they can additionally be reserved for parties, meetings and events.

Panoramic Photo courtesy of Dan Neutel Photography

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