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Cafe Massilia

110 East Lemon Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016
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Ranked #9 of 119 Restaurants in Monrovia
Price range: $4 - $23
Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Home Style
Cross street: Myrtle Ave.
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.
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English first
Portland, Maine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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130 reviews 130 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Azusa, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 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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Upland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Such a great dinner place. Service, food, atmosphere perfect. We were met at the front door by the owner who is French. Beer and wine are the only drinks served there. We were not rushed with our meal, It was like being in France! At the end of our meal the owner Gave us a glass of Delightful champagne. What... More

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80 reviews 80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

This small restaurant is run by a charming Frenchman, but the food was just average, because of the quality of the ingredients and the preparation. Even though we don't expect large portions in a French restaurant, they were skimpy. There was not good French bread. It did not seem like good value for what we spent on the meal. Monrovia... More

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Los Angeles
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

This place is adorable, which is why I gave it four stars. Food rates about 3.5, but the service and cute factor make it a four-star experience. We had a nice bottle of wine to start. And all the appetizers are the same price, as are all of the entrees and all of the desserts. Or you can get one... More

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Additional Information about Cafe Massilia

Address: 110 East Lemon Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016
Phone Number: 6264713588
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monrovia
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
Average Prices: USD 4 - 23
Cuisine: French

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