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Catalyst Cafe

111 N Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT 59802-4437
+1 406-542-1337
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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111 N Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT 59802-4437
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Met Jim, and let him know that the food and service was good. Especially enjoyed the 20 oz latte in a large mug that you could hug. Highly recommended

Thank Timothy B
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a downtown fixture in Missoula. On weekends, you would be hard pressed to find a more universally agreed upon place to eat, have coffee and enjoy the scene. The brunch offerings at our visit included light (yoghurt and fruit), and heavy (omelette) along...More

Thank algologist
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is my favorite place for breakfast. The food is delicious. The service is great and the atmosphere is comfortable. I love the potato casserole

Thank Jeff F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We split the Georgian Roasted Vegetable sandwich and a large bowl of the soup of the day. Both were excellent. This is one of those local places that serves great food at a reasonable price. Give them a try.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Catalyst was recommended to us. What an impressive menu, very creative. We ordered the breakfast special and th elunch special. Both were fantastic. The Breakfast special was a variation on a Croque Madame with asparagus and the lunch special an Italian panini variation. Great outdoor...More

Thank Yolanda2802
Reviewed 8 May 2018

I had heard very good things about this cafe and tried to come here for breakfast on a Sunday. The wait for 4 was approximately 40 minutes so we went elsewhere. The next day, however, I was able to come here for lunch and was...More

Thank Karla R
Reviewed 6 May 2018

Kind of busy on a Saturday at noon, but worth the wait. Not much room to wait so you'll overflow to the sidewalk. On a nice day tables are set up just outside. Great spot to watch the eclectic array of personalities. We sat inside...More

Thank Ron P
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Nice downtown eclectic spot. Had soup and half sandwich which both were excellent. House tomato tortilla lime soup was flavorful. Service was great.

Thank hdhatp
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

We visited Missoula, Montana for the first time to tour the University of Montana for my daughter. Stopped for lunch in town and discovered this awesome restaurant!!! Very vegan friendly and something for everyone. Breakfast served all day. Great atmosphere as well. Very friendly staff....More

Thank Brian C
Reviewed 14 March 2018

We visited Catalyst for brunch during a stopover in Missoula. It was so god we visited again on our return trip south. Can highly recommend Catalyst with a great menu, vibe and excellent service.

Thank CindyAnne255097
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john f
28 May 2016|
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Response from 2Rabits | Reviewed this property |
I saw dogs out side of this cafe before.
3 September 2015|
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Response from trishtravels1043 | Reviewed this property |
Catalyst is a Restaurant not a resort. Is there a particular resort you are referring to?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$11
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 N Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT 59802-4437
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Missoula
  • Phone Number: +1 406-542-1337
  • E-mail
We are a full service restaurant. Opened in 1991 as Montana's first coffee cart, The Catalyst Cafe has grown to become a favorite destination in Missoula for full-plate breakfasts and lunches. Open seven days a week and serving breakfast all day. The Catalyst caters to a very loyal following of University of Montana students, downtown Missoula business people, and visitors. The Catalyst Cafe brews the best coffee in Missoula and serves up a delicious variety of unique, fresh, local meals- including a great selection for vegetarians and vegans. The Catalyst Cafe is 100% Missoula - and prides itself on being a welcoming, comfortable restaurant for all walks of life.
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