The Bayview Yards Cafe

Where Innovation Meets Flavor: Welcome to the Bayview Yards Café

Since 2016, the Bayview Yards Café has been the go-to spot for a premium hot beverage and networking within Ottawa’s vibrant innovation community. Open every Monday and Wednesday from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM by FoodWorks, our cafe offers a welcoming space to connect. Additionally, keep an eye out for exciting restaurant pop-ups throughout the week—be sure to check back regularly for updates on these culinary surprises.

Nestled within the innovative hub of Bayview Yards, our cafe provides not just a place for great coffee but also an environment immersed in the spirit of entrepreneurship and collaboration. Bayview Yards stands as a beacon of innovation, fostering groundbreaking ideas and collaborations across various industries

FoodWorks team at Bayview Yards

Delicious lunch options

Our café welcomes local small business, FoodWorks to provide lunch options to our community on a regular basis. Sandwiches, soups, bowls, and more!

FoodWorks Ottawa is a social enterprise that employs at-risk youth to assist in the development of outstanding food products and services.

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Fuel Your Productivity

Enjoy more than just a meal at the Bayview Yards Café—once you’ve indulged in our delectable offerings, step into our open-concept workspace and transform your lunch break into a productive session. Purchase your lunch from our café and gain access to our collaborative coworking area, where you can tap into the vibrant energy of Ottawa’s innovation community. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, industry leader, or simply seeking a dynamic workspace, our environment fosters connections and fuels creativity, making it the ideal place to work, network, and innovate.

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Coworking space at Bayview Yards Cafe

Culinary Adventures at Bayview Yards Café

Local small businesses take center stage at our café to showcase their unique cuisine to our community. Below are some of the restaurants that you can see at Bayview Yards Pop-Ups. Stay up to date on the upcoming restaurant pop-ups and subscribe to our monthly newsletter to explore a diverse array of culinary delights—from artisanal bakeries to ethnic eateries, each pop-up brings its own distinct flavors and experiences.

Afrodeez and Baccanalle pop ups at Bayview Yards


Local SME Afrodeez serves up their authentic Caribeen and African infused dishes. This small business was founded by a young, female African American, Nigerian immigrant who’s dream to share her cultural traditions and authentic recipes with the city of Ottawa has come true.


Taste the Caribbean with the flavorful traditional dishes prepared by local SME Baccanalle! The award-winning cuisine prepared by Chef and Artisan, Resa Solomon-St Lewis have become a fan-favorite. Chef Resa will dazzle your senses with the authentic dishes of her homeland.

Syrian Kitchen

The cuisine by local SME Syrian Kitchen is made with fresh ingredients and prepared using authentic, traditional recipes. The Syrian Kitchen proudly employs newly arrived Syrian Canadians, providing them with the opportunity to showcase their heritage.

TL Chocolates

TL Chocolates is small local enterprise that you may have seen at farmer’s markets around town. We’re happy to support an entrepreneur whose passion of creating small batch artisan chocolates have grown to be a favourite amongst our community. The homemade chocolates, cakes, and cookies are a sweet treat to break up the day!

Syrian Kitchen and TL Chocolates running a pop up at Bayview Yards
Got a flavourful idea or want to be part of our next pop-up event?

Reach out to our team! Whether you’re suggesting a restaurant or are interested in participating, we’d love to hear from you. Get in touch today to bring your culinary creativity to our vibrant community.