Wednesday: 11:30am – 2:00am
Thursday: 11:30am – 2:00am
Friday: 11:30am – 2:00am
Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00am (Brunch 10am - 4pm)
Sunday: 10:00am – 12:00am (Brunch 10am - 4pm)
- Our Kitchen is open daily until 11pm -
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Outside Seating Area
About The Black Thorn Cafe
Thank you for choosing The Black Thorn Café. Please complete the form on the right to secure your reservation. For reservations greater than 14 people, please contact Rachelle O’Connor at 613-809-4364.
Since it first opened in May of 1999, the Black Thorn Café has been a favourite of locals and tourists alike. The Café consists of four main areas; the front patio, main bar, dining room and back patio. We are located at 15 Clarence Street in the ByWard Market. Our dining room and back patio overlook the beautiful Tin House Courtyard. Our menu is European Café / Bistro inspired and prepared with locally sourced ingredients. The Black Thorn is the perfect spot for an after work drink, dinner with friends or celebrating that special day. We look forward to seeing you.
Would have loved to have our Christmas luncheon at your establishment - I had made my reservations 9 months in advance - but unfortunately, you had to cancel because of temporary closure. Perhaps next year.
We had an excellent waitress. Very nice atmosphere. Loved the decoration and patio even though we were not able to sit outside, as rain was in the forecast. Lovely experience. definitely, we would return back on our next trip to Ottawa.
Patio is gorgeous and the food was delicious. Bartender was also very accomadating to our specific drink requests. Server seemed slightly confused and annoyed at first but then warmed up to us and provided excellent service for the remainder of the evening.
Nice pub feel. Salmon and risotto was great. Good selection of local beer, served quick and cold
Very tasty meal with friendly ,efficient service in a quiet oasis in downtown Ottawa. Thanks for the lovely meal.
Food was so so but expensive for its quality and quantity. We won't be coming back.
We recently hosted our wedding reception at The Black Thorn and I absolutely cannot rave enough about the service we received. Everyone was beyond helpful and friendly right from the beginning. The planning process was a breeze with Rachelle and Chef Keith at our sides. Their execution of everything we planned was impeccable. Chef Keith and the kitchen team served the most amazing meal. The duck bacon should be on everyone's food bucket list. We could not be happier with our decision to host our dinner there as the staff made it more than we could have ever hoped for. We want to thank all of the staff at The Black Thorn from the bottom of our hearts! Michaela and Tyler Dren
One of my favorite spots in Ottawa for social gatherings and will gladly go back. Atmosphere is great but certainly wouldn't mind if the appetizers were cheaper ($9 for french fries?)