The Retreat Café

More than just a menu, join us at the Retreat Café for a clean eating lifestyle. A new dining experience in the Ottawa and Manotick restaurant scene. Field-to-plate and locally grown menus, craft beer, VQA wines, and seasonal beverages.


Featuring our own ecologically grown produce highlighted in our field to plated dinner selections, gourmet salads, artisan sandwiches, and handcrafted treats and sweets. Fully licensed with the addition of local Craft Beer and VQA Wines. Fair Trade Organic Coffee and Loose Leaf Teas, superfood smoothies, and detoxifying juices.


Please Note: The Retreat and its Café is an adult-only environment for guests 18 years of age and older.

Wednesday – Saturday: 11 AM – 3:30 PM


Phone: (613) 489-2409 ext 235

Craft Partners

We support our community by sourcing from small and local businesses like us! When you dine at Strathmere you are experiencing the best of what the local culinary community has to offer. From all natural, roasted coffee and homegrown honey, to the best of Ontario’s wine and beer, our chefs hand select every ingredient in order to curate a fusion of healthy and mouth watering dishes that are sure to awaken your palate.


The Retreat Café is proud to be a Scratch Kitchen, featuring Handcrafted Artisan Food. Our menus are seasonal and our Executive Chef, Rob McGillivray, and our Master Gardener, Colin Lundy, are committed to working hand-in-hand to grow and develop produce that makes its way “from our farm to your table” for guests to enjoy!


Working under the direction of Colin Lundy, Strathmere’s accredited Organic Master Gardener, we grow “ecologically” following organic growing principles. We do not use pesticides or chemicals in our fields and gardens. Crops and fields are rotated so some fields lay fallow. We use mulches and living pathways to conserve soil and water, and cover crops and green manures to build and protect the nutrients in the soil. We apply composts and aged manure to recycle nutrients and activate the soil, and maintain wild grassy areas and diverse flower gardens.