Yesterday I needed to kill some time and had the munchies while being downtown. So I ventured over to Bridgehead (109 Bank Street, Ottawa) to grab a coffee and something to fulfill my munchies while also having a review of what the people I follow on Twitter are saying.
I entered the coffee shop about 3:30 P.M. to find it full of people gabbing while others are hunched over their laptops surfing the internet.
I waited my turn for a short time in a short line to order before being greeted by the cashier who took my order. While in line, I was looking at my options for something to nibble on. At another Bridgehead location I noted they had a triple berry muffin amongst other choices. Not here, only the Pumpkin Spice Muffin was available. Only 1 muffin choice amongst the croissants and other baked goods? Interesting.
The Order: 1 Medium sized Medium blend coffee with 1 Pumpkin Spice Muffin.
After receiving my order, I spied 1 single table in this larger size coffee shop available and sat down.
The coffee was freshly brewed and superb. Still better than a Tim Hortons coffee as noted previously in my review at the other location at Metcalfe & Sparks Streets.
The muffin, was a step back though. It was a solid fall season muffin with small green coloured seeds on the top. But the muffin itself tasted like an average pumpkin bread muffin at best. Nothing like the Pumpkin Spice Muffin that Tim Horton's promotes during the fall season. The Tim Horton's muffin has more pumpkin spiciness zing to it whereas Bridghead's is just plain pumkpin and lacking any zing.
Overall, Bridgehead is a great Ottawa based coffee chain. The coffee is better than the average brew from the big coffee chains like Tim Hortons and Starbucks. But their baked goods so far I've found to be hit and miss. For a young coffee chain, these are just some of things to fine tune. Hopefully over time Bridgehead can refine their baked goods in order be banked on for good coffee and decently fresh and good tasting baked goods.
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