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Cafe Louisa

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American, Coffee Shop, Bakery
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1036 E Fairview Ave, Montgomery, AL 36106-2145
334-264-4241
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Good for:
Families with children
Outdoor seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Yummay.

My fiancé and I visited here for dessert, which we did not need, after stuffing ourselves to the max for dinner across the street at El Rey Burrito lounge (see also my review of that restaurant). My fiancé had a hot chocolate, I had a flavored iced coffee and we each had a dessert, he some kind... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 17, 2015
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Dothan, Alabama
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  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
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Dothan, Alabama
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111 reviews 111 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

My fiancé and I visited here for dessert, which we did not need, after stuffing ourselves to the max for dinner across the street at El Rey Burrito lounge (see also my review of that restaurant). My fiancé had a hot chocolate, I had a flavored iced coffee and we each had a dessert, he some kind of cookie, and... More 

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Pensacola, Florida, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Visited Aug 2nd. I had a peanut butter cookie and cheesecake (vanilla bean). Staff was kind caring and made sure we got what we wanted. I don't know our cashier's/waiter's name, but he had reddish hair and a beard. Nice place.

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Roseville, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Sandwiches, pastries and bagels are all delish! Fresh, tasty and reasonably priced. Wonderful relaxed vibe in the cafe. However the coffee is awful-watery, weak and flavorless. If the owners are reading this-please, please, please revamp your coffee lineup. Also, give your customers real half and half. Using land o lakes individual creamer packets is terrible.

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Decatur, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Love this place! Great sandwiches and iced tea in a cozy, pleasant space. Free wi-fi, too. Cloverdale is the coolest area in Montgomery, and Cafe Louisa is one of the coolest destinations in Cloverdale.

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Montgomery
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

I moved to Montgomery about two months ago but avoided going to Cafe Louisa because I knew once I started going I wouldn't be able to stop. I bought my first bagel there about a week ago and have already gone back at least 3 or 4 times. Their everything bagels are solid and their morning glory muffins are amazing!... More 

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Mobile, AL
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174 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Food was OK, overpriced a bit, but OK. Service was totally unacceptable and unprofessional. I get how the whole "slacker" attitude fits in but these folks transcend trendy and enter into just plain inept. Bottom line is this place has a good menu with terrible execution.

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Auburn, Alabama
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147 reviews 147 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

We 3 ladies were having a girls lunch out and one friend suggested we come here. We weren't disappointed. We ordered 3 different things and each was very tasty and carefully prepared. The portions were generous as well. The hummus plate had 2 different kinds of olives which was great to see. Our Italian Creme sodas we ordered were short... More 

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Montgomery, Alabama, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Everything is overpriced. Quality isn't that great. They have a ridiculous debit/credit card limit to try to force you to buy more to meet the minimum. Employees are snobs who are slow and don't seem to care about good service.

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Washington DC
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116 reviews 116 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

They had baked goods, gelatos, and coffees. It is connected to the Tomatino's pizza shop, so you can head next door for dessert. There are some non-dairy sorbets as well.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

The pastries are homemade and bagels are great with veggie cream cheese. Coffee is good especially if Farm House blend.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1036 E Fairview Ave, Montgomery, AL 36106-2145
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Montgomery
  • Phone Number: 334-264-4241

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Bakery

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?