Nestled in the heart of Ottawa’s growing Mechanicsville neighborhood, Sharpfle Waffle is more than just a café – it’s a culinary experience that echoes with passion and creativity. Featuring their signature croissant waffles “Croffles” – a popular item in Korea. Savoury and creative dishes such as the Egg Salad Sandwich, Charred Corn and Cheese, Ham Cheese and Avocado, and dessert options like the Birthday Cotton Candy have created a loyal customer base for this Café. Sharpfle Waffle has gained a spot in our “Best Coffee Shops in Ottawa” article.

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The café’s name, a clever play on the musical sharp symbol and the pattern of a waffle, reflects its mission: to offer a symphony of flavors that make your taste buds sing. The décor is simple yet cozy, creating a space where food and beverages take center stage, inviting friends and families to indulge in an unforgettable dining experience.

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At Sharpfle Waffle, every dish is a hit. The menu, best known for its croissant waffles – a delightful Korean specialty – offers a mix of savory and sweet options, perfectly crafted by expert chef Jay Lee, with experience from world-renowned eateries like Aiana and Eleven Madison Park in New York City. The top dishes, passionately crafted, warm the soul and evoke excitement with every bite.

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Indulge in the symphony of flavors at Sharpfle Waffles, where culinary art meets palate-pleasing delights. Satisfy your cravings with an exquisite range of savory and sweet options, each dish a masterpiece in its own right. Elevate your experience with the delectable Caramel Latte and the visually stunning Butterfly Iced Tea, a blend that dances with color and taste. And for the coffee aficionados, don’t miss out on the Signature House Roast Coffee ($17 per bag). It’s not just food, it’s an adventure for your senses!

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Ham Cheese Avocado sandwich (sandwich only $12.99 or make it a combo with the soup of the day and an americano or butterfly iced tea for $9), a culinary delight meticulously crafted for flavor enthusiasts. This sandwich features sliced savory ham, rich creamy avocado, and melt-in-your-mouth cheese, complemented by fresh arugula and tangy pickled shallots. The masterpiece is finished with a homemade rosemary honey dressing, adding a unique sweet and aromatic touch. Paired perfectly with Sweet Potato Cream Soup, this dish offers a comforting, yet sophisticated dining experience.

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The Sharpfle Salad ($15.99) is a vegan and gluten-free culinary delight, combining fresh kale, roasted sweet potatoes, and protein-rich tofu. Enhanced with the crunch of pumpkin seeds and sesame, it features unique yuba (tofu skin) and is seasoned with smoky charred onion powder. Topped with a homemade sesame-based dressing. This salad offers a nutritious and flavorful experience, perfect for health-conscious and flavor-seeking diners.

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Charred Corn & Cheese ($10.99) is a culinary masterpiece that is both simple and irresistible. This dish is a harmonious blend of juicy, seasoned corn kernels and a generous layer of rich, melted cheese. Each bite offers the perfect balance of sweet and savory, enhanced by a subtle smokiness achieved through light torching.

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Egg Salad Sandwich ($12.99) is a Sharpfle Waffle customer favourite. This exquisite creation is served on a freshly baked croffle, offering a unique twist to the classic sandwich. The heart of the sandwich is a creamy, rich egg salad, perfectly seasoned and combined with a smooth bread puree for an extra touch of indulgence. Fresh arugula, crispy onions, and pickled shallots introduce a delightful crunch and tang. The masterpiece is completed with the house-made Yuzu dressing, drizzled generously.

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Birthday Cotton Candy ($9.49), is a delightful fusion of childhood nostalgia and gourmet sweetness paired with the delectable dessert croissant waffle. This enchanting treat starts with freshly whipped cream, infused with the smooth, rich essence of vanilla milk syrup. Atop this velvety foundation, a vibrant array of scattered fruity cereal, adds a playful crunch and a burst of colorful joy. The star of the show is a generous tuft of ethereal cotton candy. Birthday sprinkles complete this festive masterpiece.

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Caramel Latte ($5.75) is a special blend crafted from house-roasted beans and homemade caramel. The beans, carefully selected and roasted on-site, offer a rich and aromatic coffee base. This is beautifully paired with Sharpfle Waffles’ in-house caramel. Which is meticulously prepared from scratch, to create a latte experience that’s not only delicious but also embodies the essence of artisanal craftsmanship.

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Butterfly Iced Tea ($5.75) is a unique and refreshing drink made with vibrant butterfly pea tea, homemade lemon syrup for a tangy sweetness, and sparkling water for a fizzy touch. This refreshing beverage pairs well with any option on the menu!

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Sharpfle Waffle isn’t just about food; it’s about community. With a seating capacity of 15 indoors and a cozy patio for 8-10, the café is a testament to the growing vibrancy of Mechanicsville. It’s a bustling hub where every visitor is treated to an experience filled with cozy warmth and impeccable hospitality, making it a favorite among locals and a must-visit for anyone in Ottawa.

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Sharpfle Waffle stands out in Ottawa’s culinary scene for its unique blend of quality, creativity, and community spirit. Whether you’re in for a croissant waffle combo or a casual drink, this café promises a dining experience that’s not just about food, but about passion, quality, and a touch of musical rhythm in every bite. The Waffles here are sure to make you sing!


Address of Restaurant: 173 Hinchey Ave, Ottawa, ON K1Y 1L6

Parking: Street parking

Closest Cross Streets: Lyndale Ave & Hinchey Ave

Phone Number: 613 862 1130

Website Address:

Email of the restaurant:

Name of Founders:  James Choi, Jay Lee

Opening Date: December 4, 2021 – Moved to new location July 15th, 2023.

Opening hours: Thursday 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Monday 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Tuesday – Closed, Wednesday10 a.m.–6 p.m.


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