We are a modern, one-of-a-kind Café in Ottawa for the very best in high quality baked goods, premium cha (tea) and coffee, and the only location in Ottawa that offers Pablo Cheese Tarts, Cho-kwok-lat Chocolates, Hattendo Cream Buns and Puddings, and Daango Macarons and cakes. Dao also offers their own exclusive line of Euro-Asian inspired, fresh baked croissants and buns with a modern twist.
Dao Café is for anyone who LOVES great food, great coffee and tea and a new one-of-a-kind dining experience in Ottawa. It is common for visitors of Dao to comment that it is like an escape to Europe or Asia – from the food to the spacious modern interior and the Japanese Tea house vibes, it is truly a new and very Instagrammable experience that is proudly Canadian.
Whether you are already a fan of some of our famous world-class brands created by Master Chefs or you just love food and new food experiences, Dao Café offers something for everyone. The number one complaint from our visitors is that our food is “too cute to eat.” Dao is a combination of food and art.
Most come for the food and unexpectedly end up falling in love with our drinks! We offer all the traditional coffees but also Asian inspired flavours at our wonderfully aesthetic coffee bar. We are also one of the few places in Ottawa that offers full flavoured pour-overs. Our premium fruit teas are all made with real fruit and premium Jasmine cha. No fake stuff added.
We’re not just another bakery. Our spacious, modern, very instagrammable interior has been the talk of the town and is rarely seen in Ottawa. So much so that it has been a popular location for photographers and content creators. Dao is the perfect escape from your daily grind and the ideal spot to not only satisfy your cravings but to please all of your senses.
Where it all started. Our original location and very first of its kind in Ottawa. Dao Bake & Sip Cafe first opened on Merivale Road in August 2021. Ottawa’s first Euro-Asian style Tea house and Bakery.
Our goal was to create something very different and unique in Ottawa and we were blown away by the reception. Offering European and Asian style pastries, treats, and “Not too sweet” desserts as well as a variety of teas and coffees. The “Not too sweet” taste and Halal friendly treats soon became what we were known for.
Following the success of Dao Merivale, we gained attention from talented bakers not only from Ottawa but worldwide and we needed a larger Kitchen space to let them work their magic.
In the fall of 2023, we teamed up with Tealive Canada to open up a brand new concept space on Innes Road – Dao x Tealive Innovation Kitchen. Both operating under the same roof and a massive space which allowed us to bring more unique items to both Dao and Tealive.
The newest Ottawa West end location will have the same great coffees, treats, and “Not too Sweet” desserts that the people of Ottawa have known to love at Dao but will be different in its own unique way and even more luxurious and breathtaking.
We aim to open in the summer of 2024. Stay tuned.