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The Mon Cafe

#192 of 4,654 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
Cafe, Canadian
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376 Notre Dame Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1T9, Canada
+1 514-281-0008
07:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 16:00
Sat 09:00 - 14:00
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45 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Unfortunately I live over 3,000 miles away from The Mon Cafe, otherwise I would grow fat and happy coming here every morning for croissants, cappuccino and a chat. We were in Montreal for a brief visit before going on to do Christmas visits in Ontario, and TMC was just round the corner from our hotel. The filled croissants were so... More 

Thank Sarahnfred
Ottawa, Canada
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270 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We stopped in for breakfast around 9 on a weekday and the cafe was pretty quiet. The menu is small, a few traditional pastries,fresh-made muffins and a couple breakfast options. We had the house specialty an open-face croissant with bacon, lettuce and tomato and a sliced hard boiled egg. A pretty tasty open-faced sandwich. As some have mentioned, the trip... More 

1 Thank Nancy_Ottawa
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199 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Mon cafe is a typical coffee and pastries shop, with a bit of a fair for specialty coffee preparations. Seating inside for about 20. Nothing special,but a welcome place to take a break from touristing the old city.

Thank 3142013
Allen, Texas
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98 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We came in on a Sunday morning at peak brunch time and the place was empty. The girl at the counter explained what they had. We had the brunch of the day, which was eggs benedict, and a café latte. This is a small café and not a fancy restaurant so we did not expect much, but we were pleasantly... More 

Thank Steve J
San Diego, California
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73 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We were staying around the corner and had coffee and croissant here 3 days in a row. We were sorry to leave it...

1 Thank BUsd
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We went here twice while in Montreal, the service was fabulous. The man working there was willing to explain anything we had questions on. The croissants were delicious, the breakfast sandwiches were fresh and extremely satisfying. Their cups of tea and coffee are GIANT. I was so impressed with the food and the prices here. They have a nice amount... More 

3 Thank Kale_Queen12
Albany, New York
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102 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Great coffee, excellent breakfast items and inexpensive. Bagel and croissant breakfast sandwiches made fresh to order. Wonderful find.

2 Thank jett137
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44 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

I was taken to visit the Mon Cafe as the reviews on trip advisor were very positive. The cafe is small with what look to be locally prepared food including cakes, cookies etc... The staff were lovely, the coffee was good but not exceptional and the food was nice but not amazing. All in all it always a perfectly fine... More 

1 Thank Mark H
Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

This quaint cafe was walking distance from our hotel and I'm so glad we stumbled upon it. The coffee was so good we had to ask the waiter, who turned out to be the owner. We ordered another round of coffee and more croissants because it was that good. I even asked the owner to please set up a location... More 

2 Thank Najat M
Selkirk, New York
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75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Our family thoroughly enjoyed this gem of a café. Their service was excellent. Food great! Coffee absolutely delish...so much so, we bought a 5lb bag home.

Thank Suni33

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$9
Cafe, Canadian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 376 Notre Dame Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1T9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Neighbourhood: Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Phone Number: +1 514-281-0008

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)

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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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