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Cafe Vasco Da Gama

#193 of 4,659 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Centre-Ville (Downtown)
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1472 Rue Peel | Entre Ste-Catherine & Maisonneuve, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1S8, Canada
+1 514-286-2688
08:30 - 19:00
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Sun 08:30 - 18:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 19:00
Sat 08:30 - 19:00
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Montreal, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I dropped in for a coffee, cake and to check my emails. They smiled, gave me a table, took my money. Before I had finished my coffee, the owner came over and asked if I was staying for lunch. I had just finished a cake so I declined. He told me to be out within a few minutes as lunch... More 

Thank robins0n
Bremen, Germany
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215 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We passed by for a coffee and we were surprised of the cosy spot. The music was nice the service was regular. Coffee like a Cappuccino grande for 4,75 $ a Tea the same price. 2,90$ for a Pastel de Nata is really pricey. If you want to have a different flair as Tim Hortons you have to take the... More 

Thank Marc K
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to this place for breakfast. The place is nice and cozy. I tried to get a healthy breakfast and it was good. Nothing special though.

Thank Haya a
Montreal, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

I do not recommend this place ever ever ever! Worst service ever coming from a manager. The owner/ manager Jorge is very rude- I am shocked by the way he talked to us. A very disrespectful man, who sadly lacks a lot of professionalism towards his clients. A perfect example of a manager that clearly does not get the fact... More 

1 Thank ouardiaze
Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

This small busy cafe serves up great distinctive food and the staff are very accommodating. The natas, small creamy tarts, are as good as any we have had in Portugal. A real find in downtown Montreal!

Thank jandt710
Montreal, Canada
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Always love stopping for casual lunch in this portugaise cafe. Caldo verde is great, their lamb sandwiches as well. Sometimes on he menu they will have grilled cod which is worth it. A good glass a wine from the owner's winery, finish this lunch with a natas. Always packed and seating is not the most confortable, but for a lunch... More 

Thank Louis B
Ottawa, Canada
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106 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We ordered cottage cheese + fruits, omelette. Good food but nothing spectacular. Service was friendly, nice atmosphere with Mediterranean music played in the background. Problem: the seating is cozy with other patrons.

Thank airicCH
Fredericton, Canada
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127 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

This is a lively busy little spot where the locals go. The 1st time my wife and I had their version of the omelet. It was excellent. It was a Friday so the place was really busy. We returned on Saturday and this time I had their breakfast croissant. It was the most buttery and flaky croissant I ever had.... More 

Thank coachboon
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47 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

The concierge at my hotel recommended this café for lunch. Tuna burger was delicious..probably best I've had. The lupini and olive salad reminded me of food from my childhood. Love the Portuguese custard tarts!!

Thank Mary F
Norfolk, Virginia
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Suggested by our concierge, we escaped here for coffee and a breakfast snack. What an adorable cafe, with a bustling very European feel. (So, very Montreal.) I had an espresso, croissant, and fruit, and my husband enjoyed a cappuccino and smoked salmon bagel. Food was good, not great, but good. Staff was attentive, efficient, then left us along to enjoy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Cafe, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 18:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
08:30 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1472 Rue Peel | Entre Ste-Catherine & Maisonneuve, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1S8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Centre-Ville (Downtown)
  • Neighbourhood: Centre-Ville (Downtown)
  • Phone Number: +1 514-286-2688

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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