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Catalyst Cafe

111 North Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT 59802
406.542.1337
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Ranked #8 of 240 restaurants in Missoula
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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- Jul 1, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Missoula, Montana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The Catalyst, we had seen this restaurant many times and its outdoor seating. It looked very inviting and it proved to be for my wife, friend and myself. The atmosphere inside and out is very nice and we all liked the interior decor. For breakfast, I ordered the "heap" and the others ordered the # 2. The food came out... More

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Great Falls, Montana
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I have eaten here many times for brunch. They will serve breakfast or lunch, and this time I chose from a new lunch menu with a chickpea kale soup, their usual tempeh sandwich which tastes a lot like salty smoked gouda, with a beet-feta salad. This is a fantastic local place to eat, with friendly attentive staff and the ambience... More

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Bellevue
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

Breakfast variety is pretty big. Great service, food taste really good. I honestly amazed by right cup for hot tea - it always so small but here is just right size:) suggest this place!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We had breakfast here due to it's popularity among Missoulians. We took a table outside and had very good service. The coffee is excellent! We ordered the huckleberry french toast to share which was served more like a bread pudding. It was just sweet enough and the perfect amount for sharing. We had the potato hash which was tiny cubed... More

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tucson
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Skip the chain restaurants and eat local! This restaurant is located in the heart of Missoula. The menu was great, food was great, service was great! I ordered soup and sandwich--very tasty! After our lunch, my husband and I wandered the shops in downtown Missoula. Its a college town and has the accompanying interesting variety of stores to appeal to... More

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Helena, MT
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We've eaten many breakfasts in Missoula over the years, but just discovered the Catalyst -- and what a find! We had good food and great service when we stopped in for a Sunday breakfast. My husband thought the huevos rancheros were some of the best he's ever eaten, and I'm wishing I could duplicate the veggie scramble at home. The... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Can't go wrong w/ this restaurant! The service was off the charts! The food was just as good as the service! Best waffles ever!

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Seattle, Washington
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109 reviews 109 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

We stopped by Missoula on our way to Yellowstone and luckily we found this place in downtown. The service was great, unexpected I don't know why for such a hole in the wall. The menu was comprehensive with many healthy options and, coming from Seattle, at very good price. At the very beginning we didn't know what to expect after... More

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Great Falls, Montana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I had the granola and yogurt for breakfast with a cup of coffee. The granola was well made and had an assortment of dried fruits and grains. No comparison to any other I have had!

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Food and coffee are in the top three in town for us. Coffee is tops for us here. The place is cozy, no frills and delicious. Great vegetarian and carnivore options and I can't say enough about the huevos rancheros and chilaquiles breakfast dishes. Incredibly reasonable (almost diner) prices. I promise you will leave with a smile on your face... More

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