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427 N Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601-5015
406-442-6954
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7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average eats

Every time I've gone to this place, the person I'm with raves about the restaurant, but I don't see it. The food is just average. It is always busy though so I guess a lot of people really like it. I find the food just average.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
navy055
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Helena, Montana
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Helena, Montana
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Every time I've gone to this place, the person I'm with raves about the restaurant, but I don't see it. The food is just average. It is always busy though so I guess a lot of people really like it. I find the food just average.

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Helena, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I love coming here for breakfast or lunch on the weekends! The food is hearty and tasty, the waitresses are friendly, and the atmosphere is wonderfully eclectic. It's a small establishment, so be prepared to wait for a seat, but remember that it is worth the wait. Also, expect this to be a leisurely meal since it is family owned... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

A great spot with lots of character and a little funk. Imaginative menu combines fresh ingredients in ways you won't find anywhere else. Live it up and just order the breakfast with the strangest name--you're going to love it, whatever it is! Made and served with care and no small amount of heart.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Fantastic fresh squeezed juices and yogurt parfaits. The huevos rancheros were simply outstanding.The daughter of the owner served us. Family owned and run cafe in the Heart of Helena's downtown. The family pride was evident!

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Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The staff is charming and so is the eclectic interior, but we waited over an hour on a Sunday to get our order. There were four of us eating, and it is true that the place was full. However, they either need to hire more cooks or you should eat before you get there---just to tide you over. The food... More 

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Helena, Montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Small breakfast cafe that serves great food. Relax, it's wroth the wait. I have had everything on the menu and it is all good. Just remember to turn off your phone and have a conversation with person that you are with.

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Port Angeles, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Again, the tempo of most Montana restaurants & cafes isn't about being in a hurry. This place makes the best breakfast food in the valley, but its small, has limited staff and is very popular. So, choose your timing wisely, if not, you'll be waiting a LONG time. This is a 'granola' hippie business, so its all about organic, local,... More 

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Phoenix, AZ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Stopped in for breakfast. We;re from Arizona and loved the fact people weren't distracting others by jabbering loudly without respect for their fellow patroms on their cellphones as the place is small the the atmosphere quaint and friendly. Pancakes were loaded with blueberry and the potatoes and cheese perfectly cooked. Service was excellent. We will definitely return.

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Helena, Montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

There's nothing anywhere quite like it. A lot of homemade egg and rice dishes named Bum Gut Earl, Stumbo Lost Wages and the like. I have always enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. It's quite artsy, with paintings on the walls for sale etc. Seating is limited and the service is notoriously slow. It's the opposite of fast food, which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I was all for eating here and actually excited. We were referred by a guy who I really liked. I figured he understood food business in town as a Helena resident basically all his life.We re new to town and love the hip of the downtown area. What started off as an exciting meal quickly turned icky when we were... More 

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Additional Information about No Sweat Cafe

Address: 427 N Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601-5015
Phone Number: 406-442-6954
Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Helena
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Address: 427 N Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601-5015
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Helena
  • Phone Number: 406-442-6954
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

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