My family of 4 (with two young kids) went on a day trip to Ottawa and we decided for this little place based on the HC reviews. And we were not disappointed. We called before to make sure there were enough vegan options and that there were also mild choices, since a lot of the items on the menu are indian.
Indeed, almost everything was very mild, spicy but not hot, very flavourful and unique. The menu is not huge, but quite decent, with at least half fully vegan. We has soups, a big salad, the vegan burgers with small salads and a chili/dhal half half on mashed potatoes. Plus three oh so decadent slices of cake---chocolate, carrot and resp. coconut. Plus some ready-made fried 'meatless' balls (sorry I cannot remember the name, the only hot item, but not too hot) and samosas---we ended up taking a doggy bag plus some extra samosas, a perfect lunch for next day. All my family loved the great food, the nice vibe of this small simple restaurant. nothing fancy, but very clean and a feeling of love and peace, plus the inspirational art and messages. And the staff (all female) were wearing beautiful saris and were so gentle. Indeed, a wonderful place.
My husband also had an espresso, the best the had had in a while---their coffees and teas are organic and fair trade.
We are definitely going back again next time in Ottawa.
Oh, make sure you know the address, if not they could be missed--- they are just next to a fire station, opposite Ottawa university.
If you are in doubt, don't hesitate, this place is a gem!
Cons: difficult parking, could be a bit larger, .....cant think if anything else