Those readers familiar with Ottawa will know that the Byward Market is one of the most vibrant areas of the city. It also contains many of the top restaurants. While Planet Coffee may not exactly fall into that category, it certainly is a worthwhile change from Timmies or Starbucks. It is perhaps a little out of the way but being a little secluded actually adds to the overall ambiance. You can sit at the tables outside and watch the world go by.
We had just feasted on Hookers Beavertails but had some time to spare so we decided to grab a coffee at Planet Coffee. Between us, we had a fair sampling of their beverages, ranging from Chai Latte and Cafe au Lait to hot chocolate. I cannot pretend to be a coffee or tea connoisseur so any judgement I might make here should be taken with a grain of salt (which is supposed to make the coffee taste better).
Since we did not sample either their sandwiches or goodies, I cannot attest to their quality but the drinks were all as good as one could expect and prices were in line with similar establishments. If you are on the Market and feeling thirsty, Planet Coffee deserves a try!