One thing you can’t miss if you are strolling down in Ottawa is “Tim Hortons” brand. It’s everywhere, from the big red signane in every commercial building (and the campus) to the small and big cup holded by many people as they walking down the sidewalk (even inside the bus).
It’s a Canadian thing, I presume. Honestly, I’ve only met Tim now in Canada and it just blew me away the way Tim hanging around on every corner of the street. Of course Starbucks are lurking around but Tim is still unbeatable. There are also a couple coffee place like Bridgehead with nicer atmosphere but still Tim rules the place.
Tim’s rules: cheap and good coffee. I think that are what Starbucks have to learn… =)