Carmen’s Verandah is a great local gem located in Old Ottawa South. This friendly owner-run restaurant has an eclectic, fifties-style décor and a friendly vibe. The interior has two seating levels; the downstairs can be booked to host stand-up events, like karaoke, while the upstairs can be used for a more intimate meal setting.
They have themed rotating menus, and Bring your own bottle on Tuesday and Wednesday nights. The menu is pretty promising and the kitchen uses only fresh ingredients bought from a local farm. The restaurant has many vegetarian friendly and gluten free options in the menu, and are accommodating to strict vegetarians.
Brunch is served on weekends from 11.00am – 2.00 pm.
Monday: 11.30am – 2pm
Tuesday to Friday 11:30am - 9pm Dinner Saturday 5pm - 9pm Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 10am - 2pm
MEXICAN MENU (MARCH 2014)
BRUNCH Menu Fresh Orange Juice 4.50 with Bubbles 6. Granola Fruit, Yogurt and Maple Syrup 7. Mushroom Omelet with Brie and Thyme served with Salad, Home Fries and Toast 12. Squash Omelet with Feta, Scallions served with Salad, Home Fries and Toast 12. Poached Eggs on English Muffin with Spinach, Bacon, Salad and Home Fries 12. Scrambled Eggs with Pancetta Wrapped Sausages, Salad and Home Fries 12. Huevos Rancheros in Chipotle Tomato Sauce on Corn Tortilla with Jack, Guacamole, Sour Cream, Cilantro and Home Fries 13. Stuffed French Toast with Mascarpone and Fruit served with Maple Syrup and Bacon 13. Croque-Madame Dijon, Jarlsberg, Ham and Fried Egg served with Salad and Home Fries 13. Grilled Cheese Havarti, Tomato and Bacon served with Salad and Home Fries 12. Yucatan Texas Toast Black Beans, Melted Cheddar, Bacon, Tomato served with Salad and Home Fries 12.