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.

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

Reservations Required

18 years+
Phone: (613) 489-3321

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 and our Master Gardener 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.


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

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

strathmere gardens red kuri squash falafels, kale, quinoa, herbed roasted beets, plums, spiced pecans, feta, fig honey dijon drizzle

smoked meat, dijon white cream, in-house red sauerkraut, arugula, gruyere, fresh mozzarella chili infused oil drizzle

locally smoked chicken, double smoked bacon, cranberry sage aioli, gruyere, boston lettuce, onion roll with choice of truffle parm fries with chef’s choice aioli or chef inspired soup of the day

Red chili & lime shrimpmangopickled carrot & red onioncucumber, radish, mintthai basil, toasted cashews, crispy taro root, vietnamese vinaigrette

grilled fresh atlantic salmon OR shrimp, rice noodles with peanut, ginger, garlic, chili & cilantro sauce, sesame, lime, vinaigrette daikon slaw, green onion & spicy peanuts

#1 – fresh house made chuck & pork belly burger, spiced orchard apple jam, fennel slaw, guinness cheese, panko crusted onion ring

#2 – fresh house made turkey burger, squash aioli, pickled beet chutney, boston lettuce

with choice of truffle parm fries with chef’s choice aioli OR chef inspired soup of the day

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, grainy dijon & toasted crostini 

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

ADD – Truffle Parmesan Fries OR Chef Inspired Soup of the Day to Your Entree Order – $7
(not sold individually)

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

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

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

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

Craft Beer
Ask us for today’s selection 8 

Glenfiddich 12yr Old Single Malt 8


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