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Montana Coffee Traders

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30 9th Street West, Columbia Falls, MT
406-892-7696
Today
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Popular cafe serving breakfast and lunch. Outstanding food and warm...
Popular cafe serving breakfast and lunch. Outstanding food and warm comfortable atmosphere. Self-serve honor system coffee (bring oyour own mug. Lots of vegetarian menu items and sinful baked goodies. Outstanding coffee! One of my favorite breakfast menues anywhere in the U.S.
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  • 67
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great tasting drinks - BUSY in a.m.

Drinks were always made to perfection when I visited MCTs on vacation last summer but I averaged about a 5-7 minute wait which I think is a bit much for coffee. Not that they couldn't make the drinks quick but the lines were so long. It was like it was the only specialty coffee house in town... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2015
Nicole N
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Fargo, North Dakota
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Fargo, North Dakota
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74 reviews 74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Drinks were always made to perfection when I visited MCTs on vacation last summer but I averaged about a 5-7 minute wait which I think is a bit much for coffee. Not that they couldn't make the drinks quick but the lines were so long. It was like it was the only specialty coffee house in town. They have a... More 

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Ogallala
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We went here specifically to buy the coffee that we had been served at the Three Forks Grille since it was the best coffee we had ever had. (Eat your heart out, Seattle's Best!) They have dozens of kinds of coffee and they also have a lunch menu which we would have loved to have tried had we had the... More 

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Lombard, Illinois, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Loved this local coffee shop with terrific breakfast fare. Interesting art & gifts to browse while waiting for food, and it's worth the wait (which wasn't long). Good sandwiches to take on day trips too.

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Columbia Falls, Montana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

As stated Great Coffee, The Lines can be long to place your order. Baristas can be slow.The pastries are good.The food is basically OK. Nothing special but a stup above your average greasy spoon chain type of places.

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Madison, WI
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We lucked into this place in searching for free wifi during a rainy day, and got there at 10:55 so could choose between the breakfast and lunch menus...loads of veg-friendly options, great food and really friendly staff. The perfect place to while away some time with the locals.

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Marietta, Georgia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We were looking for a local place to grab lunch after our flight into Kalispell. We went through Columbia falls on our way to Glacier National Park. There were slim pickings for local restaurants. The sandwich descriptions held promise; however, they fell short on flavor. For $8 per sandwich, we expected a little more.

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Manzanita, Oregon
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Charming spot for a hearty breakfast before hitting the Park. Their Mexican style eggs were to die for! Great coffee, too.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We had breakfast at this restaurant before going to Glacier for hiking. The scones were delicious and we also bought some granola to take home. The Greek feta egg dish had real oregano in it and tasted great. The vegetable egg dish had all sorts of veggies in it and it was delicious! Service was great, too!

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Boulder, Colorado
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The food has descended here in quallity, as I've enjoyed visiting here for lunch for many years. The coffee is great! But the sandwiches tend to be dry, the food (dry french fries) tends to be overcooked, especially when the place is busy, and they charged me - for the first time - 50¢, for a tiny extra side of... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This is one local chain that truly is great. The columbia falls location provides a unique venue. The coffee was excellent as always and the food good. We will return.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 30 9th Street West, Columbia Falls, MT
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Columbia Falls
  • Phone Number: 406-892-7696

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 12
  • Cuisine: Café

Description

Popular cafe serving breakfast and lunch. Outstanding food and warm comfortable atmosphere. Self-serve honor system coffee (bring oyour own mug. Lots of vegetarian menu items and sinful baked goodies. Outstanding coffee! One of my favorite breakfast menues anywhere in the U.S.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 4:00 pm

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