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 plate selections, gourmet salads, artisan sandwiches and handcrafted treats and sweets.  Fully licensed with the addition of local Craft Beer and VQA Wines.  

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

Vaccination Passport Update: Effective September 22, 2021, all individuals visiting The Retreat will be required to provide proof of full vaccination (2 doses + 14 days) and photo ID. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to be in touch. Strathmere will continue to ensure the safety of all guests visiting, and we will update this information as changes occur.

HOURS
Wednesday: 11AM – 3:30PM
Thursday: 11AM – 3:30PM
Friday: 11AM – 3:30PM
Saturday: 11AM – 3:30PM

Reservations Required

18 years+
Phone: (613) 489-3321
Email: theretreat@strathmere.com

Field to Plate

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

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.

Homegrown

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.

All Day Menu

Wednesday to Saturday

 Reservations Required

RETREAT CAFÉ SANDWICH   21
2 organic poached eggs, heirloom tomato, arugula, grilled avocado, herbed goat cheese, red pepper & tomato purée and Strathmere tomato butter served open faced on grilled roasted garlic artisan bread

VIETNAMESE ROLL   21
braised pork shoulder, sweet & sour glaze, cucumber, pickled red onion & carrot, aji verde, cilantro served on an onion roll

CAFÉ FALAFEL BOWL 21
homegrown mixed greens, red cabbage, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, mediterranean falafels, feta, café tzatziki drizzle, olive crumble, grilled lemon, crispy tortilla

MANGO SHRIMP SALAD   23
red chili & lime shrimpmangopickled carrot & red onioncucumber, radish, mintthai basil, toasted cashews, crispy taro root, vietnamese vinaigrette

RETREAT BURGERS   23
#1 – fresh beef burger, double smoked bacon, aged cheddar, quick pickles, garlic aioli & chipotle ketchup

#2 – sweet potato, black bean burger, aged cheddar, pickled red onion, grilled avocado, garlic aioli & chipotle ketchup

served with retreat café salad – homegrown mixed greens, radish, blueberries, toasted pumpkin seeds, peach vinaigrette

CHARCUTERIE BOARD   23
local “seed to sausage” selection featuring, chef’s choice pâté, hunter’s salami, magret smoked duck breast, black truffle salami,  calabrese salami, olives, gherkins, café preserve & toasted crostini 

ARTISAN CHEESE BOARD   25
local artisan cheese selection featuring, st. honoré triple cream brie, le douanier kapuskoise fresh chèvre & bleu fumé with candied pecans, strathmere wildflower honey & preserves, toasted crostini

HUMMUS & PITA   11
garden inspired seasonal hummus with café handcrafted grilled pita & tortilla

Local VQA Wines

Craft Beer

Seasonal Cocktails

Specialty Coffees + Sloane Teas

Wine List

Pelee Island Winery VQA Wines
Pinot Grigio (White) 8/35
Lola (Blush Sparkling) 8/35
Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot (Red) 8/35
½ Bottle Chardonnay – (White) 15 

Sandbanks Estate Winery VQA Wines
Entre Nous Chardonnay Reserve (White) 8/35
Dunes (White) 8/35
Baco Noir (Red) 8/35
Cab Franc (Red) 10/40 

Huff Estates VQA Wines
Riesling Off Dry (White) 8/35
Pinot Gris (White) 8/35
South Bay Vineyard Merlot (Red) 10/40
Minimalist Merlot 8/35

 

Specialty Wine & Beer

French
Louis Bernard – Cotes du Rhone 10/40

New Zealand
Oyster Bay – Hawkes Bay – Pinot Grigio (White) 8/35
Oyster Bay – Marlborough – Pinot Noir (Red) 8/35

Italian
Folonari Soave (White) 8/35
Valpolicella Classico Bolla (Red) 10/40
Valpolicella Ripasso (Red) 8/35

Bubbly
Pelee Secco 8/35
Segura Viudas Reserva Cava Brut 10/40

Craft Beer
Ask us for today’s selection 8 

Scotch
Glenfiddich 12yr Old Single Malt 8

Quench

Chef’s Daily Inspired Home Brewed Iced Tea   7

Chef’s Choice Smoothie   8

Perrier   4

Sloane Teas   5
Earl Grey Classic (Indian & Ceylon Black)
Heavenly Cream (Indian & Ceylon Black)
Classic Green (China Green)
Jasmine Pink Lemonade (China Green & White)
Tropical Green (Japanese Green)
Blood Orange Oolong (China Oolong)
Peaches & Cream (China White)
Citron Calm (Whole Chamomile Flowers)
Coconut Almond Rooibos (South African Red Rooibos)
Mint Verbena (Peppermint & Verbena Leaves)
Ginger Turmeric (Turmeric & Lemongrass)
Mint Chocolate (Indian & Ceylon Black)
Rouge Provence (Rooibos & French Florals)
Signature Black (Darjeeling & Assam Black)

No Go Coffee Co.
Espresso – 2.5
Americano – 4
Cappucino – 5
Latte – 5