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Philomene Cafe

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Cafe, European, Contemporary
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Solano Garcia 2455, Montevideo 11300, Uruguay
+598 2711 1770
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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped by Philomene Cafe for a quick take away coffee. I asked for an espresso (possibly the easiest drink to make on the planet). was served a 250ml size cup full of the worst black coffee I've ever tried, on a horrible non recyclable styrofoam cup. tea might be alright, but if you like coffee, avoid it at all... More 

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Thank fetchmeafatcoke
marianne c, Propietario at Philomene Cafe, responded to this review
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Hola, el café que utilizamos es marca Lavazza y es un café muy bueno que le encanta a la mayoría.... More 

Castillos, Uruguay
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147 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whether it is a light lunch, a coffee, tea or something sweet you are looking for, Philomene is the place for you. The food are served quickly, presented nicely and the staff are friendly. The place is conveniently situated near to the Punta Carretas shopping centre and most bus routes. They serve a very nice selection of "meals of the... More 

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Thank silage
marianne c, Propietario at Philomene Cafe, responded to this review
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Hola Silage, muchas gracias por tu opinión! Las opciones del menú y el lugar están pensados para que puedan disfrutar... More 

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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This place is nice and cozy. Very comfortable, charming, delicate decoration. Different of the others cafes of the city. Very good food.

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Thank Rafael C
marianne c, Propietario at Philomene Cafe, responded to this review
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Hola Rafael, te agradecemos tu opinión! Intentamos que sea acogedor y nos pone contentos de que hayas disfrutado. Saludos cordiales More 

Montevideo, Uruguay
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

A casual search on the Internet for a different brunch place brought us to this little gem of a place which is at a corner in an upmarket neighborhood (punta carretas) Firstly, this is quite different from other brunch places that offer the standard omelette, medialunas etc. The place has a fairly unique menu with Flamkucchen sharing space with salmon,... More 

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marianne c, Propietario at Philomene Cafe, responded to this review
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Hola, muchas gracias por tu opinión y nos alegra mucho que les haya gustado!!. Intentamos que sea un lugar acogedor.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We were on a short business trip from the US and tired of the hotel breakfast. I had seen the reviews of Philomene and my team agreed to join me for breakfast on our last day. The food and atmosphere are both top notch. The owner clearly takes pride in her business. The alfajor was huge and dense and sort... More 

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marianne c, Propietario at Philomene Cafe, responded to this review
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Hola, muchas gracias por tu comentario!! nos alegra mucho que hayan podido disfrutar el ultimo desayuno de su estadía en... More 

Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

The food was good. In particular the egg soufflé. The servers take a while to warm up- initially aloof, then more friendly. Worth a trip if you fancy lunch or a tea and sweets.

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Thank LauraD72
marianne c, Propietario at Philomene Cafe, responded to this review
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Hola Laura!, tendremos en cuenta tu opinión y esperamos que regreses pronto!! Gracias y saludos cordiales! More 

Montevideo, Uruguay
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76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

This cafe is totally over the average offer of the city. Food and drinks are lovely, and the staff working there it's really kind. You may found a "take away Philomene" in the same neighborhood.

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Thank jlasauy
marianne c, Propietario at Philomene Cafe, responded to this review
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Hola, nos alegra mucho que te haya gustado el café, esperamos que regreses pronto!! Gracias y saludos! More 

Montevideo, Uruguay
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

It´s a small place, very nice. The service, food and prices are good. I recommend to make a reservation because it´s always empty.

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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2015

Totally over the average offer of the city. Nice place and people. We had a "tea for 2" and it looked really great on the menu but it wasn't in reality. Nothing bad I just didn't find it aligned with the decoration and the style of the place, which is a shame. I have to admit the only mouthwatering peace... More 

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Thank Miticate
marianne c, Propietario at Philomene Cafe, responded to this review
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Muchas gracias por su opinión! Los esperamos nuevamente cuando estén por Montevideo. Saludos! More 

Mountain View, California
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81 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2015

We went to Philomenes Cafe for a late afternoon coffee recently. This is such a cute place, food and drinks were lovely, and the staff working there were such nice people too. When we arrived, there were about 5 other couples there, which was about half of the tables filled. We were given the little nook to the right as... More 

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marianne c, Propietario at Philomene Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback! We hope to see you soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
Cafe, European, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Solano Garcia 2455, Montevideo 11300, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Montevideo Department  >  Montevideo
  • Phone Number: +598 2711 1770
Description
Very cozy cafe in Punta Carretas. Open from Monday to Friday from 9am to 8.30Pm, and Saturdays from 11am to 8.30Pm. Breakfast, Lunch and Tea Time.
Homemade food: sandwiches, cakes, pies, flammkuchen, soups...And more.

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