The Art House Café


555 Somerset Street West
Ottawa, ON, K1R 5K1

Business hours

Monday:   10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday:  10:00 a.m. –  10:00 p.m.
Wednesday:   10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Thursday:   10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Friday:   10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Saturday:   10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Sunday:     10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

The Story of the Art House Café

The Art House Café is a social enterprise whose mission is to spread the positive everyday impact of art by making art and art resources more accessible. Artwork is readily available in our inviting and inclusive space in a variety of mediums, formats, and price points. As a fully functioning art gallery, performance venue, and cafe, The Art House Café connects local Ottawa visual artists, musicians, and craftspeople with each other and with a community of people who appreciate their work. We are your portal to access the creative scene in Ottawa!

Our walls feature work from over 100 local artists at any given time. Submissions are ongoing.

Everything we do celebrates creativity and collaboration – come visit us to be a part of it!

Bar Robo

692 Somerset Street West
Ottawa, ON
K1R 6P4

Business hours

Monday: 08:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 08:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 08:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Thursday: 08:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Friday: 08:00 a.m. – 02:00 a.m.
Saturday: 08:00 a.m. – 02:00 a.m.
Sunday: 08:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


839 Somerset Street West
Ottawa, ON, K1R 6R6

Business hours

Monday: 11:00 a.m.  –  11:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 11:00 a.m.  –  11:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 11:00 a.m.  –  11:00 p.m.
Thursday: 11:00 a.m.  –  11:00 p.m.
Friday: 11:00 a.m.  –    1:00 a.m.
Saturday: 11:00 a.m.  –    1:00 a.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. –  10:00 p.m.

Honey Boba

824 Somerset Street West
Ottawa, ON, K1R 6K4

Business hours

Monday: 2:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 2:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 2:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Thursday: 2:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Friday: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Saturday: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

The Story of Honey Boba

The past few years, we’ve seen a plethora of cafés and teashops. Seems people simply want to forego a bar’s high octane energy and just hang out, people-watch. Those not old enough to drink flock to lounges like Honey Boba.

Here’s a different exuberance, driven by changing hormones. Inside, popped-out colours in Piet-Mondrian-like blocks vie with neon fluorescent lighting. Now enters a hipster, on the arm of her boyfriend, in tight pink jeans and long blonde hair.

Sip your bubble tea, your mango smoothie. Or maybe the black tea espresso—made pronto. Or a more sedate soy milk latte, perhaps? Munch on brick toast—two thick slices of white toast cut twice diagonally and sumptuously slathered with one of a few sweet sauces. Coconut and chocolate banana are rad.