What's It All About?

The Ottawa Coffee Fest


Sample coffee from some of Ottawa’s favourite roasters. 1 sample = 1 token.


Pair your coffee with some tasty treats from some of Ottawa’s favourite food vendors.


Listen to the sounds of DJ Sweet Cheeks while sipping on coffee.


Vote for your favourite coffee and be entered for a chance to win a prize.


Learn from the experts through hands-on experience.


Go #behindthebean and discover the greater global impact of coffee.

The Venue

Horticulture Building at Lansdowne Park

The historic Horticulture Building at the centrally located Lansdowne Park will be the home of the first annual Ottawa Coffee Fest.


  • Industrial look with high ceilings, exposed beams, and natural light
  • 4,900 square feet of space
  • Perfect for coffee
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Who's Going To Be There

Horticulture Building

Lansdowne Park



Coffee and food

Many options to choose from


With Ottawa's favourite roasters


The following individuals presented at the 2019 Ottawa Coffee Fest. Stay tuned for 2020 lineup.

Julie Francoeur

Executive Director

Ramon Lara

Honduran Coffee Farmer and Environmentalist

Janet Nicol


Monika Firl

Director of Sustainability

Craig Hall

President and Co-Founder

Frequently Asked Questions

Some important details about the festival

When is the Ottawa Coffee Fest?

March 23, 2019. Just in time to kick start your spring and to shake off those winter doldrums!

How do I get there? Is there parking?

The Horticulture Building is situated at 1525 Princess Patricia Way in Lansdowne Park in the Glebe. There is underground parking available for this venue. For more information on parking, visit the Parking section on the TD Place website.

If you're taking the bus, your ride is FREE on any OC Transpo route - just show your printed ticket or e-ticket to the operator.

What else is there to do?

We understand that there’s only so much coffee you can drink, which is why we’re excited to offer a “Behind the Bean” lecture series and some educational workshops with the soundtrack of sweet beats being provided by DJ Sweet Cheeks.

Will there be alcohol?
No unfortunately. Believe us, it is something we have considered and will keep in mind for future years.
Will there be a coat check?
Yes, and it will cost you all of zero dollars.
What are the festival hours? Can I come and go as I please?

The event is from 10 AM to 7 PM and yes you can! All you need to do is show your hand stamp as you re-enter the venue.

How does it work?
At this event, you will have the opportunity to sample coffee from some of Ottawa’s best roasters! You can purchase tokens for $0.50 each and each token will get you 3 ounces of delicious coffee. Tokens can also be exchanged for specialty coffees at variable rates.
Will there be food available?
Heck yes! A variety of tasty baked goods will be available for purchase by cash.
How much are the tickets?
$15 online and kids 12 and under get in for free.


A very big thank you to our wonderful event sponsors for their ongoing support in making this festival happen.