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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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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  • 21
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  • 6
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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
Great place

Super nice service. The owners are great and the food is yummy. The winter squash soup is fantastic!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
Franny M
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Missoula, Montana
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Missoula, Montana
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Super nice service. The owners are great and the food is yummy. The winter squash soup is fantastic!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The food was fresh and delicious. The restaurant was very clean and the staff was nice. The coffee was good too

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Missoula, Montana
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196 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Get used to delicious foods creatively baked and served with a smile at Catalyst. It's how they do things here and everything is good. It is also a very relaxing spot - whether you eat indoors or out. You will enjoy the experience.

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Missoula, Montana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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44 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
17 helpful votes 17 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
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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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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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16 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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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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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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