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Philomene Cafe

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Solano Garcia 2455, Montevideo 11300, Uruguay
+598 2711 1770
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Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Very cozy cafe in Punta Carretas. Open from Monday to Friday from 9am to...
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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  • 15
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice place considering the average offer.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2015
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  • Doing business
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English first
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 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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Muchas gracias por su opinión! Los esperamos nuevamente cuando estén por Montevideo. Saludos! More 

Mountain View, California
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76 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 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 

Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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47 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

You can't leave Uruguay before checking out this restaurant. It is the perfect fusion of authentic Uruguayan delicacies and foreign flavors to give it that extra spice. The service is outstanding, they will accommodate your every need. It is a special space to share with all of your loved ones. You wont regret it!!!

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Muchas gracias Amaya por tu opinión! Nos alegra que lo recomiendes! More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
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135 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 via mobile

A tiny little café where you can actually also get some nice cup of teas. All wooden furniture plus a sofa set and the tininess of the place make you fell at home. There's an excellent selection of little cakes and tidbits to make you feel even more comfortable. Average age of the almost exclusively female customers: around 60, which... More 

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Zychron Yaakov, IL
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

It is a great place for a light lunch after you get tired of so much meat. The quiches are greapt, also the salads. It is a nice and cozy cafe.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is a wonderful cafe with great atmosphere and friendly staff. Delicious ice cream and tea. Superb!

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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139 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This is such a cute cafe and the menu has a nice selection of cakes and a few odd items that you wouldn't find in Uruguay. However, the service is terrible - so slow! the coffee tasted awful and was watery (for a latte), the food took even longer than the drinks and was average at best. The food was... More 

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philomenecafe, Owner at Philomene Cafe, responded to this review
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Estimado, gracias por escribir. Te pedimos disculpas por lo del café. En estos días estuvimos con cambio de máquina y... More 

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Wow. Great Cozy atmosphere with surprise choice for vegetarian food. Excellent pasta with various choice of food.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Totally needed this little cafe/restaurant. Waiting for the hotel check-in and not finding anything good with good wifi until here. Great environment, music, and awesome food. Carne picante lasagne and spiced chocolate tarta. Que Rico!

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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

I had lunch here twice while staying in Montevideo and found it delightful. The staff are very helpful and attentive, a lovely young waitress tried to speak some English to explain the menu, and even spent some time chatting with me. The menu was probably one of the healthiest and freshest I saw here - a nice choice of savoury... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Solano Garcia 2455, Montevideo 11300, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Montevideo Department  >  Montevideo
  • Phone Number: +598 2711 1770

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Cafe, European, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business

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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