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Catalyst Cafe

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111 North Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT 59802
406.542.1337
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • 63
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 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
Most recent review
Best place in Missoula for breakfast

The Catalyst does a fabulous breakfast, not least because their super large cappuccinos are awesome! The have a really interesting menu, and the food is delicious.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
MontanaProf
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Missoula, Montana
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Missoula, Montana
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Catalyst does a fabulous breakfast, not least because their super large cappuccinos are awesome! The have a really interesting menu, and the food is delicious.

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West Linn
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73 reviews 73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I found the Catalyst Cafe right here on Tripadvisor and am glad that I did. I'd compare it to the Nova Cafe in Bozeman in terms of a place to get a good solid breakfast that has flavor. Downtown Missoula is very much worth the visit. We will need to return because we were on the road (and it was... More 

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Missoula, Montana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I’ve been going to the Catalyst for the past 4 years and for the most part have had pleasant experiences with Denis. In addition to pleasant service, the food is really good, the staffs amazing and it’s affordable. But after seeing The Denis I will never go back. I’ve heard of The Denis from former customers and ex-employees but this... More 

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Missoula, Montana
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Favorite place for breakfast or lunch when you are looking for a casual. On the weekends, if you don't want to wait, get there before 9:00

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

When you can get a table, go! Best breakfast in town. Love that it's right downtown on higgins, Just a litttle hidden away gem of a place. Service is spot on, coffee is excellent and food is always good. From granola (housemade) and yogurt to the excellent omelets. They have options for just about anyone. Lunch is great here too... More 

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Missoula, Montana
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I have been a fan of the Catalyst since I moved to Missoula back in 1997. It has had one owner prior to the current owners and she did an amazing job of making this place special. The new owners are just great people. The food is as good as it gets. Their signature Mushroom Soup is to die for... More 

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Missoula, MT
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This is my favorite breakfast place in Missoula. It's a quaint little restaurant that's always busy, but well worth the wait. I love their cheddar potato casserole, and the breakfasts come with a lot of high quality food. #2 breakfast is my go to. I've never tried the lunch offerings but guess they're good as well. They have fantastic coffee... More 

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Missoula, Montana
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

Great coffee and great food, a hard to find combination. Finally found a breakfast place that rivals Goldies in Boise. Huge portions with a great variety on the menu.

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Most breakfast places these days give you hash browns on the side, it's become so boring. This restaurant does a great job with what could be a boring typical potato side dish. The "potato casserole" is a great side with potatoes, cheese and who knows what else in it, but it's great. I made the mistake of ordering the green... More 

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Seattle, Washington, USA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We had the most amazing soup. Squash with creamy, subtle maple undertones. Salads are great, breakfasts are wonderful. I also enjoyed the art displayed in the restaurant for sale.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 111 North Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT 59802
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Missoula
  • Phone Number: 406.542.1337

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?