Brief history of Bread and Sons


Bread and Sons was established in 2005, by Yoav D'Vaja and it is one of the first all-vegetarian 'made from scratch' food establishments in Ottawa. Yoav (which is better pronounced as James - Yoav is a little hard to pronounce even after years of practice) started as a physicist but realized that a formula is better when you can eat the result.

First, there was a bakery with some lunch items, but soon enough it turned out to be known as "The Pizza Place" downtown, and now serves, along with some fine pastries, many lunch items: thin-crust earthy pizza by the slice, finger-licking sandwiches, robust roman style focaccia, devine pies, rustic breads and more exciting adjectivized categories like that. 

For many years now, Bread and Sons, trained by the world-famous coffee master Scott Rao, has been serving coffee which is known to be The Best on the Block, Any Block! ...some people expand that to most things served at the facility.

All this good (baked or other) would not have happened without our loyal customers and our amazing employees over the years: Andy Laura Tristan Emily Olivia Mitzi Terry Dalton Allison Peach John Lisa Jessica Robin Robyn Adam Melissa Kyle Amanda Emily Eric Brian Garret Andrea.  Thank you!

Special thanks to master baker James MacGuire of Montreal, Roland Collins, Karen Marcus, Bhim Mayer, Chris Brietner, Big Chris, Michael Wallack and Keren Ribstein.