Where to Eat

The Royal offers various healthy meal and snack options that can be purchased by clients and visitors at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre and the Brockville Mental Health Centre.


River Café

The River Café is located on the second floor of the Forensic Treatment Unit at the Brockville Mental Health Centre.  It offers clients, staff and visiting family members healthy lunch options as well as coffee, tea and snacks. 

The café is part of a vocational training program for clients. Clients prepare the food served there, and a dietitian helps clients create the café’s menu.    

The River Café is open Monday to Friday for two hours a day during lunch.



The cafeteria is on the first floor at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. It offers a variety of healthy meal options. Different specials are featured daily, including a ‘Meatless Monday’ special every Monday.

Monday to Friday, 7:00 to 10:30 AM; and 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Winter Garden Café

The café is located in the Winter Garden, a bright, open social space on the 2nd floor. Its menu features a variety of fresh-brewed coffees, assorted drinks, baked goods and snacks as well as fresh fruit, yogurt and cheese. A lunch menu is also available featuring hot soups and sandwiches.

Monday to Friday, 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM