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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, Lunch

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  • 67
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  • 22
    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
Eating Well in Missoula

The Catalyst serves exceptional breakfast and lunch entrees with unique combinations and homemade quality. My daughter ordered "The Heap", a savory and filling breakfast. My son enjoyed the Chiliaquiles, a spicy collection that delighted all of us. I enjoyed a sausage/ saurkraut sandwich on a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
Annie A
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The Catalyst serves exceptional breakfast and lunch entrees with unique combinations and homemade quality. My daughter ordered "The Heap", a savory and filling breakfast. My son enjoyed the Chiliaquiles, a spicy collection that delighted all of us. I enjoyed a sausage/ saurkraut sandwich on a toasted bun. We are headed back next Missoula visit!

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Missoula, Montana
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The Catalyst is just a great spot to meet and dine! Great salads, fun atmosphere and attentive wait staff. Nice to sit outside when the weather allows. Top spot downtown!

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Missoula, Montana
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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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220 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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6 restaurant reviews
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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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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?