I tasted bread and a pastry and it was ok.
I have tried every bakery in Ottawa on the Ontario side of the Ottawa River. Not one of them even comes close to the quality, taste and low prices of Le Pain d'Alain just across the Ottawa River in Gatineau. It is well worth swinging over there from Ottawa to pick up the very best gourmet baked goods! Their bread,... plus
Amazing almond croissants and apple turnovers! Their breads are also very good - one of the best in the region. They don't do a wide variety but what they do, they do well. I love the multi grain. This place is underrated.
The yogurt tart is excellent too. Fresh and not too sweet. A great dessert.
I was worried that I would find a typical bakery (good pastries but no coffee to enjoy it with), happily they have both superb pastries but also a nice assortment of tea and coffee!
I had a delicious croissant and a couple other very nice pastries while sitting outside (sadly not a scenic spot but I enjoyed the sunshine).