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Espace Cafe & Espresso Bar

#100 of 4,690 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
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210 Notre Dame West, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1T3, Canada
+1 514-284-8998
08:00 - 17:00
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Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Montreal, Canada
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2015

Small café run by John and his sons. Super friendly staff, great coffee, good food, decent prices and there's usually football (soccer) on the tele. What's not to like ? Conveniently located in the Old Port, steps away from the Notre-Dame Cathedral and close to the Place d'Armes metro station. I've lived in the neighbourhood for years and enjoy this... More 

1 Thank ONeil-84
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1,027 reviews
438 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 398 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2015

We popped in here for a coffee and wifi before visiting Notre Dame. The staff were great and most helpful.

Thank susanwalsh
Vancouver, Canada
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

I expected this to be a high priced tourist trap because of its proximity to the Notre Dame Basilica but it isn't. Our breakfast and coffee was tasty and the staff were really friendly. This cute cafe is worth a visit.

1 Thank Geraldine M
Vero Beach, Florida
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111 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Espace is in Vieux Montreal amid a plethora of good standard restaurants on Rue Notre-Dame.. It's open for breakfast and lunch only closing at 5 PM filling the niche when other restaurants haven't opened yet, the earliest around 4 PM. The interior is hard core, there is nothing fancy about it. It can be described as a take out or... More 

1 Thank James S
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

Walked by Espace Cafe on the way to Basilica Notre Dame and stopped in for lattes and croissants. They were so good we went back and plain croissants were sold out so we got a chocolate hazelnut croissant. It was fantastic! Best I've ever eaten! Great espresso as well. Owner was very friendly and helpful.

Thank GZartman
Greater Cincinnati
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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

Stopped in when on my own and had coffee and a good almond croissant. Small plain space but clean. Tried to stop for a breakfast sandwich with my husband on a Friday at 11:30 am because I had read the menu and that's what we were looking for - but they were no longer serving them at that time.

1 Thank Kathy S
espacecafe, Owner at Espace Cafe & Espresso Bar, responded to this review

Sorry we were not able to serve you breakfast when you came in at 11:30, we normally stop serving breakfast (cracked egg sandwiches and panini) at around 11:00. There are times we are able to accommodate customers even after 11:00 but that day we had closed the grill 10-15 minutes prior to your visit and the staff was scrambling in... More 

Fairfax County, Virginia
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67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2015

Well, first, I have to mention how fantastic the service was. I assume he was the owner (he is in the black shirt on the left in the pictures someone loaded.) He was extremely friendly and helpful. The kids got AMAZING hot chocolate that was made was real chocolate. I got a latte and the wife got a decaf latte.... More 

1 Thank Stwar
Mississauga, Canada
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2015

We ate our breakfast at Espace Café almost every morning during our 7-day stay in Montreal. Eating every meal out adds up very quickly and we were thrilled to find great breakfast food at very, very reasonable prices. We enjoyed their yummy buttery croissants stuffed with cheese, fried egg and tomato, pastries and coffee. The owner John, is very friendly... More 

Thank MBFK
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61 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2015

Excellent cafe. Tiny and probably not noticeable on the street side but if you manage to go you will be pleasantly surprised. Owner is very friendly - service tad bit slow but relaxed atmosphere no rush. Tried the sandwhiches and soup. Bread was so tasty. Reasonably priced. Coffees were amazing. Owner treated my children to a chocolate croissant words can't... More 

Thank firstimersToronto
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

The staffs are very polite and helpful and have the great will to serve till they close at 5pm. I normally go get my dinner there around 4pm but today I went at 4h45 and all food was gone. The staff was very sympathetic and he went to get all fresh vegetables and all to make me my dinner. They... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$4 - US$7
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 Notre Dame West, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1T3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Neighbourhood: Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Phone Number: +1 514-284-8998
Popular Espresso Bar, serves up freshly baked croissants, chocolatines etc, breakfast egg sandwiches, good selection of panini and salad combos, and of course the best espresso around!

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Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
The historic centre of Montreal, Vieux-Port is home to some of the city's most antiquated buildings and picturesque streets. Along the waters of the St. Lawrence River, the bank of Old Port features museums, festivals, food stalls, and outdoor athletics, a celebrated part of the city that explodes into fireworks displays on warm summer nights. At its centre, street performers and artists compete with sprawling restaurant terraces for space along Jacques-Cartier Square, while the cobbled streets of Rue St. Paul and Rue Notre-Dame offer a reprieve of quiet galleries and atmospheric wine bars. Horse-drawn carriages are not an uncommon part of traffic, and the narrows they traverse are lined with boutiques, crêperies, and poutine shops enshrined in buildings of stone and wooden lattices. Here you can evoke Montreal's past with a traditional cooking lesson or historical tour, then enjoy its artistic present with live music and theatre.
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