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Catalyst Cafe

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111 North Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT 59802
406.542.1337
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Today
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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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  • 62
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  • 21
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 0
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  • 4
    Terrible
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
Good food, nice staff, nice room

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Mike L
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West Linn
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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West Linn
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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Missoula, Montana, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

the winter squash soup with creme fraiche is to die for. I love the owners, the ambiance, and the food is super fresh and creative!

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Auckland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Spent the weekend in Missoula MT after a week in San Jose. The place was crowded - people lined up in the street! The host was great, worked the crowd and offered free coffee while they waited. Food was amazing - worth the wait! Unique, healthy and tasty. And the coffee ... best espresso in the USA! Liked it so... More 

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