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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch

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  • 72
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  • 7
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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
Best waffle I've EVER had!!!

Catalyst is an excellent little café in the heart of a rapidly reviving downtown Missoula. The clientele and staff are young and hip in a style typical of small college towns. The menu features local produce and a host of options for the nutritionally finicky (e.g. gluten-free, vegan... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Carnation, Washington
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Carnation, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Catalyst is an excellent little café in the heart of a rapidly reviving downtown Missoula. The clientele and staff are young and hip in a style typical of small college towns. The menu features local produce and a host of options for the nutritionally finicky (e.g. gluten-free, vegan, etc.) Okay, enough about that stuff. I just want to write about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

My husband and I stopped in Missoula on our way out west last summer, and knew we wanted to stop again on our way back east this summer to try more places to eat, and Catalyst did not disappoint. Although we both wanted to get omelettes, we also enjoy some sweetness too, and ordered their cinnamon roll in a mug... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Right downtown. We ate outside and had great service. Owner very nice and helpful. The best GF toast I've ever had in a restaurant. Food fresh and tasty. If we are ever in Missoula again we will definitely eat at this restaurant

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Prineville
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

Arrived at catalyst at about 915 am. Busy but not full. We asked for a table outside. Was served an empty coffee cup because they were brewing coffee. Was never brought coffee. Had to ask for it. Never was really sure who my server was. Lots of people moving about. My water was kept full. I did have to keep... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Had breakfast this morning Breakfast burrito was large hot and tasty. Fried egg sandwich was terrific. Very interesting menu. Service a bit erratic. Disappoint in coffee, very ordinary, but would try again if back in Missoula

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Aberdeen, South Dakota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

A great menu with lots of fun items. We are always there for breakfast so I'm not sure about lunch. Always an interesting crowd. The breakfast is consistently great.

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Missoula, Montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Almost every Saturday after our yoga class, we go to the Catalyst for their wonderful breakfasts. It is a small place frequently there is a line . While we are waiting we are treated to a cup of coffee. The eggs are perfectly cooked. The raspberry jam for the toast is delicious.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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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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Additional Information about Catalyst Cafe

Address: 111 North Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT 59802
Phone Number: 406.542.1337
Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Missoula
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
Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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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?