Raw Sugar café open


If you are here to find out when Raw Sugar café is open, the hours are listed as follows:
* The hours of operation are currently 10ish to 7pmish, they tend to vary in the evening, but 7 pm at the earliest. Soon the hours will be posted, soon. *

You can visit Raw Sugar’s facebook page to find out more: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=21717726987
Have fun!

Raw Sugar café, the coffee shop on my street corner (Somerset and Cambridge), is open at last. I went in for a coffee and met the owner, Nadia Kharyati.


I thought that building was too small for a coffee shop, but I was mistaken. Don’t forget that it used to be divided in two, with the back part used as a travel agency. Now it’s opened up and full of mismatched tables, chairs, and sofas.

Here are a couple of pictures.



Look, an organ

Attractive young women eyeing the muffins

It’s really nice in there. Good coffee too. And so far it’s not half as screwy as the Umi Café.

Raw Sugar has a facebook page:

And a bowl of free buttons.

Umi Café also has a facebook page:

I think it’s amazing how important facebook has become.

Nothing to do with coffee:

Our Lady of the tow-away zone

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  1. rodionx
    Posted October 14, 2008 at 11:06 pm | Permalink

    Nice muffins. It’s on my list. Kind of looks like a daycare. Beer in a daycare… edgy.

  2. Robin Kelsey
    Posted October 14, 2008 at 11:08 pm | Permalink

    A daycare? Hmmm… yes, I can kind of see it…

  3. Robin Kelsey
    Posted October 14, 2008 at 11:13 pm | Permalink

    But they’re not little tables like daycare tables. My fault. Camera angles. They’re actually regular grownup-sized tables.

  4. Posted October 15, 2008 at 8:08 am | Permalink

    What a neat looking little cafe and very wise of the owner to have cute women around for added decor.

  5. Posted October 15, 2008 at 8:14 am | Permalink

    Do they serve breakfast, Robin? Or just coffee and muffins? I love the happy dancing coffee cups logo at the top

  6. Robin Kelsey
    Posted October 15, 2008 at 8:17 am | Permalink

    No breakfast yet XUP, but Nadia says breakfast is in her plans. Breakfast and beer, yummy.

  7. Posted October 15, 2008 at 9:23 am | Permalink

    this restaurant looks so cool! Thanks for sharing. I’ll have to stop by.

  8. Robin Kelsey
    Posted October 15, 2008 at 10:40 am | Permalink

    Bandobras, it’s that time-honoured business strategy: booze and broads. Can’t be beat!

  9. Posted October 16, 2008 at 6:45 am | Permalink

    Let me know when breakfast is ready and I’ll meet you there!

  10. Robin Kelsey
    Posted October 16, 2008 at 7:49 am | Permalink

    Will do XUP.

  11. Aysa
    Posted October 18, 2008 at 1:15 pm | Permalink

    Sounds like it has some of the coffee shop vibe that I want to bring to Killaloe. I’ll have to check it out when I’m in Ottawa.

  12. Robin Kelsey
    Posted October 18, 2008 at 10:25 pm | Permalink

    Hi Aysa! Well, it’s right next door. And just down the street is Umi Café. My neighbourhood is coffee shop central.

  13. Ross and Sandy
    Posted October 19, 2008 at 4:32 pm | Permalink

    Good Luck Nadia. We are looking forwrd to coffee when we are next in Ottawa.

    Ross and Sandy

  14. William
    Posted October 21, 2008 at 6:43 pm | Permalink

    Attractive muffins luring young women.

    Is that pronounced Raw Sugar or Raw Shugar?

    Eclectic visual ambiance mixed with caffine
    in abscence of pan pipes sure to keep patrons from dozing off.

    Thinks: must experience in person.

  15. Posted November 10, 2008 at 9:37 am | Permalink


    Who is opening up a coffee shop in Killaloe??

    Raw Sugar is amazing!

  16. Mahalo
    Posted January 28, 2009 at 8:43 am | Permalink

    Hello… I noticed a comment that said, “It’s really nice in there. Good coffee too. And so far it’s not half as screwy as the Umi Café.” wowser…what’s up with Umi? How is Umi “screwy”? Just wondering. I’ll have to check out both cafes and see if I notice something soooo off with Umi!

  17. Robin Kelsey
    Posted January 28, 2009 at 8:47 am | Permalink

    Umi’s fine. Bit up in the clouds. No offence meant.

  18. Mahalo
    Posted January 29, 2009 at 10:15 am | Permalink

    Up in the clouds – phew! that’s good! I guess that’s exactly part of the charm and why people seem to like both cafes so much. They are both clearly on the funky edge, in decor, concept, and that must be part of why people love both cafes so much! They seem both similar and different…wonderful. They both have changing local art on the walls, music, and of course coffee and food. Wonderful to have options and to have them located so close together too! Thanks for clarifying. I noticed Umi has some amazing concerts tonight and through the weekend, so we’ll be sure to visit both cafes. Mahalo.

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