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Vegetarian coffee shop near Parliament Hill, operating since 1992. Offers smoothies and fresh juice, daily specials, Indian thali plate, burger, and more. Art exhibit by Sri Chinmoy graces the glass walls. Casual fountain-side dining. Open Mon-Tue 9:00am-7:00pm, Thu-Sat 9:00am-7:00pm, Sun 11:00am-3:00pm.

42 Reviews

First Review by chevredansante


Points +77

30 Sep 2023


Absolutely delicious food and server was so kind hearted



Points +67

02 Sep 2023

Great Veggie break from the ByWard hustle bustle

As of 9/2023 under construction and no garden, but still has a peaceful atmosphere with calming music and great food with good sized portions. Mostly vegan choices. Were great about accommodating my potato allergy, which can be hard in a mostly gluten free restaurant. I was just visiting the are and wanted to try it and was happy I did! People walked in and walked by, I think due to the construction and I worry that they will go out of business if people don't stop. It is hard to find and doesn't look very inviting right now. Go show them some love and you will be rewarded with some great food!

I had the sag with tofu "panner" and my partner had the Samosa platter and both were great!

Pros: Mostly vegan, Willing to modify, Quiet setting

Cons: Adventure to find


Points +18

29 Aug 2023


I have been a vegan for 31 years. This gem ranks highly in terms of quality and authetic intention. Wonderful flavors. I would highly recommend this restaurant!

Pros: Wonderful food!, Wonderful staff!, Wonderful location@

Cons: No cons!


Points +40

18 Aug 2023

Definitely going to eat here again

Its great to have a healthy vegan option close by. Very generous portions and super tasty. Looking forward to going back to try the other options. We had the samosa platter and loved it.


Points +3473

26 Jun 2023

Hidden gem in the Byward Market

This is one of my favorite spots in Ottawa, definitely top 3.
Food is delicious and healthy, the owner is a sweetheart. I was very happy to see that they expanded their menu and the food has gotten even better, not worse, after the pandemic.

To find it, walk into 47 Clarence, it's inside the building. Despite being right in the middle of it, Peace Garden is isolated from the crowded hell that is the Byward Market. Very peaceful atmosphere.


Points +380

21 Dec 2022

Food packed with flavour and people filled with kindness

Kind and peaceful space within the atrium of an office building (I believe). Over the 30 years they've been there they’ve made it an inviting space for all by growing lots of plants. Attracted friendly individuals at this time of morning as well as a larger groups. I was lucky enough to get a tiny bit of cake and be offered a piece of fruit as part of their understated birthday celebration. You enter through corporate doors from the street but don’t be put off by that! I came looking for a later breakfast but the menu is for main dishes and a few sweet options from memory. I have no regrets ordering the curry as it was delicious and of a size which sustained me through a long afternoon at the Museum of History😄Enjoyed the beans used for the espresso too. I believe this was around $23 with a tip as always in Canada!

Pros: Calm, Flavour, Staff


Points +1938

08 Dec 2022

Lovely food and vibes

Delicious food with many options, and such a peaceful vibe. It's very appropriately named 😁 I've had a few items I wasn't crazy about, and a few I've really loved. Looking forward to returning.

Pros: Delicious, Extremely peaceful, Fresh


Points +1784

29 Oct 2022

Delicious Indian vegan food

Delicious plant-based Indian food! Inconspicuous and unassuming, it truly feels like a "peace garden" in the heart of Ottawa. Hearty and tasty food, huge portions for decent prices, labelled vegan options. Loved it!

Pros: Huge portions, Labelled vegan options, Centrally located in Ottawa


Points +109

21 Oct 2022

Lovely little place with tons of vegan options

The people here make it extra lovely, and the food was perfect. We had a rice and daal bowl and a samosa platter, and both were substantial and delicious. The atmosphere was cute and lovely- in the atrium or an airy building. We’re from out of town but would come again in a heartbeat. Recommend!!

Pros: The people!, The food!, The atmosphere


Points +17

18 Sep 2022

Tasty, delicious food

This is small but homely place with vegan/vegetarian dishes. They have handful option but all of them are pretty appealing. The quality and taste of the food is great. I ordered a sweet potato burger platter which was a good size main course. It had burger and side salad with tamari mayo. Definitely a place I’d visit again if I am in Ottawa. Service was great and fast which was just the cherry on the top.

Pros: Vegan/Vegetarian place , Great service, Delicious food, good portions


Points +7430

17 Jul 2022

Pleasant setting, good food

Hard to find with the Happycow map, which shows the address as Clarence Street, but I persevered (because of the good Happycow reviews), and I walked along Parent Street and found an entrance on the other side of the building (Murray Street), where a small sandwich-board sign indicated that Peace Garden was *inside* the building. In fact, it sits in the atrium/lobby of the office building, complete with greenery and light streaming in from above. The menu has many vegan or veganizable items, including a soup of the day. Some gluten-free items. Samosas, bowl meals, salads, etc. I enjoyed the Glory Bowl. Dessert squares and other treats. Chilled and frozen items to take away. It was very busy at 1 pm on a summer Thursday, and it’s best to not be in a hurry. It’s a small kitchen and just two staff. The eatery is run by the Sri Chinmoy organization, and there is literature available about meditation. Also for sale are woven baskets, cards, etc.

Updated from previous review on 2022-07-17

Pros: good, homemade food


Points +2501

09 Jul 2022

Soo good

Generous portion, veeery good samosas. I had a bite from my friend s eggplant lasagna and it was delicious. Staff very friendly


Points +119

14 May 2022

Glory Bowl very good👍😄

Ambiance relax, bonne portion!


Points +177

31 Aug 2020

Delicious curry dinner in a very nice atmosphere

We ate here on Mon. August 24th after cycling around Ottawa for a couple of hours. As tourists, we did not know what to expect and were very pleasantly surprised. We both had the same eggplant curry special for dinner at 7 pm, and found it truly tasty. You could tell that it was carefully prepared, spiced and cooked perfectly. There was also nice brown rice and a very delicious yellow dal in the generously sized bowl.
We both would recommend this restaurant and found that the quality and value of the meal was excellent. Also, it felt very much like a home cooked meal- superb!

Pros: Authentic taste, Generous portion size, Service was quick and efficient

Cons: None


Points +2808

16 Aug 2020

Good vibes

Peace-Garden is the perfect name for this restaurant. As you enter, the decor with lots of plants makes you feel in an oasis of peace. The food is healthy and fresh. They have a standard menu and a special menu of the day. I had the glory bowl which was a special and it was delicious. Also everything that is vegan is clearly marked.

Pros: A lot of vegan options, Vegan options clearly marked


Points +26

26 Jul 2020

So delicious!

Cute and hidden away, atmosphere was very inviting and offered lots of vegan options on the menu so you could tell which items were vegetarian and vegan, as well as gluten free!

Pros: Lots of vegan options, food was delicious

Cons: Service was a little delayed (worth the wait!)


Points +204

21 Jun 2020

Lovely atmosphere

Serene place for lunch. Large and tasty portions - the food was delicious! The staff were extremely polite and friendly. There is normally a special menu daily from what I gathered, and there were many quantifiable options for dessert and snacks! :D


Points +351

27 Mar 2020


Love this place! The location is so beautiful and surrounded by plants. The staff were so friendly. We had the vegan lasagna and it was delicious and fresh. Can’t wait to go back!


Points +351

07 Jan 2020

Friendly ladies!

Friendly ladies at the counter. Not many vegan options to my liking. I’m not into burgers or soup period. Loved seeing vegan truffles.

Pros: Vegan truffles

Cons: Couldn’t promise me a vegan hot dog


Points +214

07 Sep 2019

Delicious food and generous portions.

I love the atmosphere, friendly service, and delicious food. I have never been disappointed.

Pros: Vegan options, Cozy atmosphere, Friendly service


Points +158

15 Aug 2019

Very yummy vegan option in the Byward Market

Had a lovely lunch with my daughter at peace garden. It is a great space, very bright and airy. A number of food selections - I had a great rice bowl. Lots of delicious looking options for dessert. We tried the cookies. Wonderful!

Pros: Lots of choices, Kind and thoughtful service

Cons: A little out of the way if you are not in area


Points +847

25 May 2019


This adorable little cafe is tucked in a mall that is a quiet respite from the bustle outside. Delicious and freshly-prepared food and lots of sweets.

Pros: Good vegan options, Affordable

Cons: Some things aren't vegan


Points +39

12 Jul 2018


Really delicious and generous portions!


Points +335

06 Jun 2018

Food was alright

For my taste and healthy food consideration it was OK. I asked for a vegan meal and got curry with paneer, so be careful! It’s a small cafe but it felt like everything is all over the place..


12 Oct 2020

Thank you for your comments....our paneer is made with tofu....not cheese!
This way we can serve a great vegan curry and add butter for those not vegan!
Sorry you did not see our V/GF next to it listed...this means Vegan and Gluten-free!
You can confirm the ingredients with us to be sure we uphold your values!
Thank you!


Points +30

27 Jan 2018

Zen atmosphere and great cruelty free food

Amazing soul food.

Pros: Vegan options available. Place filled with Harmony


Points +76

17 Jun 2017


Really enjoyed my meal here with 3 friends. I had spinach and potato curry with rice and dahl. My friends had a noodle dish. The service was very efficient and food was delicious. I was the only non meat eater and everyone really enjoyed their meal- always a good recommendation when meat eaters enjoy vegan food! Servings were of a good size and thus could not manage dessert. The small restaurant is inside a building which was very beneficial as when I visited Ottawa was experiencing very hot weather. The air conditioned space was very welcome.

Pros: Excellent food, Quiet ambience, Good value

Cons: Table was very small for four people but managed


Points +61

14 Jul 2016

Peace and love!

This is where I go when I want simple, nourishing food prepared with love. If you're hungry, get the Thali Plate! It's a combo platter with veggie curry, dahl, brown rice, salad, samosa and pappadum.

Pros: Healthy, simple food, Friendly, Inexpensive

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