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110 East Lemon Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016 (Myrtle Ave.)
6264713588
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7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Quality food coupled with great service is exactly what you will find at...
Quality food coupled with great service is exactly what you will find at Cafe Massilia. Created in the mold of a bistro that can be found all over France, Cafe Massilia is neither too formal nor too uptight - it is a friendly and relaxed environment where customers can enjoy a great dining experience and taste authentic, traditional French cuisine. With an old world charm and welcoming decor, Cafe Massilia offers Breakfast served until 11:30am during the week and until 4 p.m. on the weekends, and champagne or mimosas are endless at these times. In addition to dining in, Cafe Massilia features boxed lunch meals, catering, pick-up and delivery for a variety of occasions.
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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Relaxed South of France ambiance, very nice owner!

France, one of the largest countries in continental Europe, naturally has regional differences. The Riviera - Cote d'Azur - where Cafe Massilia's proprietor came from has very nice people. Back from a recent trip to the South of France, I tested the food, service and even cultural sophitiscation... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 29, 2014
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Raleigh, NC
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Goodness me, this place is AMAZING! The owner, who is also the only waiter, and sommelier, is from Nice, and kind, friendly, and so knowledgeable. He provided us several recommendations and we were more than satisfied with what he suggested. In addition top-notch service, the food is more than outstanding. There aren't enough positive adjectives to describe how happy we... More 

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Calabasas, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

France, one of the largest countries in continental Europe, naturally has regional differences. The Riviera - Cote d'Azur - where Cafe Massilia's proprietor came from has very nice people. Back from a recent trip to the South of France, I tested the food, service and even cultural sophitiscation at Cafe Massilia, Latin for Marseilles. Knowing that famous Marie-Antoinette and hubby... More 

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L.A.
Top Contributor
179 reviews 179 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We have not been here for dinner in several months and they have tweaked their menu and invested in more French style serving dishes. They have a very good value "Menu" where you can select from a number of starters, any entrée and dessert. I had the beef Bourguignon which was served in a little enameled cast iron casserole dish,... More 

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Portland, Maine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Try the crepes. Really great flavors! Fairly quiet and cozy. We sat and visited for a long time, but never felt pressured to give up our table.

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L.A.
Top Contributor
179 reviews 179 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We pop in several times a month when we are missing French food. Cute casual and unpretentious. The menu is not too exotic and there is something for everyone. The owners serve as they do in France which provides a personal touch sadly lacking in most of the U.S.

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Monrovia, California
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89 reviews 89 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Nice small cozy French Restaurant. Very friendly service. Makes you feel right at home. We had the Poulet Dijonnaise on the lunch menu. It's nice size pieces of chicken and rice and greenbeans with mushrooms and the sauce is to die for. My husband even ate the mushrooms and he doesn't like mushrooms. Salad and frenchbread good. Reasonable price for... More 

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Running Springs, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We went here for Easter Sunday Brunch and enjoyed ourselves as there were not as many people as I would have expected. The food was pretty good but, not enough to get an outstanding rating. My wife had the Chef's special quiche which was very good but, just a little overcooked on the bottom. I had the eggs benedict which... More 

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Monrovia, California, United States
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I love Cafe Massilia! If you want a feel good weekend - go for a 3 course brunch with bottomless mimosas and you will leave a happy camper. Their wine dinner events are affordable and very nicely done as well. They also have excellent French wines for great prices to pair with their superbly crafted entrees for the dinner crowd.... More 

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Monrovia, California, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

If you want authentic Provence French Cuisine, Cafe Massilia is the place to go. Warm atmosphere, wonderful food, and great Proprietor. I most often go for their special holiday events and wine tasting dinners, but their standard menu is excellent as well. My only caveat would be to agree with one reviewer, the bread is not as good as in... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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59 reviews 59 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

I stopped in for dinner 12/26 and felt truly welcomed by the owner. I had the pate for a starter, and some excellent mussels. My impression is that the café is run to be an inexpensive French café for locals; it is not true fine dining, but just very good food at a fair price. I wish I had a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 110 East Lemon Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016
    (Myrtle Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monrovia
  • Phone Number: 6264713588

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 23
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Home Style

Description

Quality food coupled with great service is exactly what you will find at Cafe Massilia. Created in the mold of a bistro that can be found all over France, Cafe Massilia is neither too formal nor too uptight - it is a friendly and relaxed environment where customers can enjoy a great dining experience and taste authentic, traditional French cuisine. With an old world charm and welcoming decor, Cafe Massilia offers Breakfast served until 11:30am during the week and until 4 p.m. on the weekends, and champagne or mimosas are endless at these times. In addition to dining in, Cafe Massilia features boxed lunch meals, catering, pick-up and delivery for a variety of occasions.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?