Weekend Brunch at Heirloom Cafe
Foods from Heirloom Cafe

2016 Feb 22
One review?!?!? What is going on with the foodie community? My wife and I headed to Almonte to check out this place on the recommendations of a colleague who lives in Carleton Place - also, the restaurant's standing as the highest rated in the Ottawa area on Zomato (ahead of Beckta and other highly rated restaurants), didn't hurt.

The meal was fantastic, started with a smoked duck amuse-bouche, followed by our appetizers of duck paté and a phenomenally balanced savoury Stilton cheesecake with cranberry preserve. The mains did not disappoint either - recommend both the lamb shank and the duck confit, generous portions, both falling off the bone and cooked to perfection.

Only had room to share a dessert - the warm Apple and Frangipane tart with amaretto whipped cream, which was fantastic. The cocktail list looks very interesting - I tried the Indian Summer, which while very tasty, was not as good as some creations at other favourite restaurants (e.g. Aperitivo).

Highly recommend and will go back.

2011 Sep 5
I'm going posting crazy...sorry.

Again it was a while back when I ate here. Went with the family for brunch it was really good value for money. Nice ambience as it is right on water.

We had all ordered each brunch item and everyone was satisfied. I had the lamb burger which was very good...nice and tender. Nice touch was the homemade ketchup which is appreciated as it shows some creativity. I enjoy those little touches in a restaurant. For me personally, it says something about the chef.

Recommended for anyone looking for a nice brunch with a good atmosphere.

2016 Apr 16
We came here for Sunday brunch with another family to celebrate a birthday. Very nice plates. Tasty food, pleasant staff. This is not your typical small town Ontario diner. Great place to visit if you need an excuse to go for a short weekend drive!