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Cafe Veritas

#175 of 4,727 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
Cafe, Sandwiches, Vegetarian, Delicatessen
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480 Boulevard St. Laurent, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 3Y7, Canada (Notre-Dame)
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7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Awesome breakfast

We were visiting from the west coast (6 of us) and wandered upon this restaurant for breakfast. It was fantastic. The cappuccinos were the best we have ever had (by far better than any Starbucks). Breakfast was wonderful and the price was very reasonable. 2 seniors 3 older adults and 1 young... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Maureen B
Vancouver Island, Canada
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  • Families with children
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English first
Vancouver Island, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting from the west coast (6 of us) and wandered upon this restaurant for breakfast. It was fantastic. The cappuccinos were the best we have ever had (by far better than any Starbucks). Breakfast was wonderful and the price was very reasonable. 2 seniors 3 older adults and 1 young adult all found what they liked and wanted... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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90 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying in the area and Cafe Veritas was convenient for us. Their coffee was "ok", and the scone and muffin we had were "pretty good", but nothing special or unique. We didn't try any of their other offerings, so this review is only based on the above.

Thank 1_4_adventure
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

We had brunch here 2 times in our stay. Excellent place for brunch or breakfast. Food was very good. Service was good also. Coffee was very good.They offer free wi-fi. Atmosphere is nice. Very reasonable price considering it was plenty of bread, fruit and eggs per order.

Thank JX07
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Great coffee! The meal was so tasty I will for sure visit again if I'm ever Thursday we walked around old town Montreal before getting into Saskatoon at 8pm. on the area. The staff was excellent!

Thank Whitney K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

We toured the Basilica. On the recommendation of a local we went to nearby Cafe Veritas. Well worth the stop for coffee. As promised by the local, just great coffee.

Thank Golden-Pig007
Raleigh, North Carolina
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107 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

My wife and I came for crepes and were very pleased. The restaurant is well-marked and easy to find, even though it is above a parking deck and between other businesses. It is very casual and certainly is appealing to internet cafe people. The coffee was really good, probably the best we found in Montreal. The two on staff were... More 

Thank Tom c
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Best espresso in town and it has REAL food! My wife had a great chicken salad. I even got to make latte art in my cappuccino with the owner. Very friendly!

Thank Mike C
Miami, Florida
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60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We ordered an omelette breakfast, a bagel sandwich and they were really great. Awesome service, and best lattes ever! Can't find a better breakfast and lunch spot than this! 👌🏼

Thank cberru
Ottawa, Canada
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The coffee (espresso and decaf iced mocha) were both delicious. The gluten-free desserts were also. The berry smoothie really tastes like it has natural yogurt in it (which I guess should have been obvious from the menu) but it was a bit too sour for my 2-year old, even when we added a bit more honey. Our cashier was new,... More 

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Platteville, Wisconsin
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90 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This restaurant not too far from the Basilica of Notre Dame is minimalist but wonderful. Very healthy and interesting (in the very best way) menu with lots to choose from. I had the grilled vegetable and goat cheese panini and a sour cherry smoothie. Quite, quite good. You order at the counter and they bring the food to your table.

Thank LivelyLaura

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 480 Boulevard St. Laurent, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 3Y7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Neighborhood: Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Phone Number: 514-510-7775

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Sandwiches, Vegetarian, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children


Open Hours
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • 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)

Neighborhood Profile
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
The historic center 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 center, 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 theater.