On what will probably be my last trip to Ottawa for some time, I had to sneak in a visit at one of my favourite downtown cafes: Planet Coffee. The pedestrian name and lacklustre signage hide a real gem of a locale. In the historic Byward Market area, through a charming alley, Planet Coffee offers a cosmopolitan and quality experience in a lovely nook of downtown Ottawa. The drip and espresso coffees are top notch and the baked delights leave nothing to be desired. Make sure to pop in if ever in the neighbourhood.