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Catalyst Cafe

111 North Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT 59802
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Ranked #7 of 239 restaurants in Missoula
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Most recent review
- Aug 16, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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86% Recommend
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English first
Corvallis, Oregon
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68 reviews 68 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

The potato casserole is to die for and the day I went they had green chiles and pepper jack cheese in it. I've been going to Missoula every summer for the past five years and regret having not gone here before. Great service too!

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

All three of the people in my party had omelets when we stopped by Catalyst around lunchtime. All three were hot and delicious, made just the way we ordered them. The potato casserole that came with it was amazing, and the toast and jam were great as well. It was a bit crowded because it's deservedly popular. Service was great... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

This is a wonderful place to have breakfast! Definitely try the "specialties"-- bread pudding and potatoe dish!! Marvelous! Coffee is good too. Great location and popular with locals

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Missoula, Montana
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

A wonderful local gem in Missoula. Great service. Love the potato casserole. If they are running the biscuits and gravy special, it is a MUST. A bit of a coffee snob, and have wonderful lattes or just a cup of drip.

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Brunswick, Georgia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

There is an interesting array of food at Catalyst. Vegetarians will find a decent selection and so will non-vegetarians. It is a popular local eatery so go early for breakfast or lunch. They serve Seattles Best coffee and it's great if you like coffee. This place is worth going downtown in Missoula to enjoy it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Catalyst had a fantastic breakfast. Staff was really nice, service was great and the place had a great vibe. Check out the phone booth and lobby of the building the Catalyst is in. I think the Catalyst will let you order and eat in the lobby.

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Missoula, Montana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 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
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62 reviews 62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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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
20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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