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Break Espresso

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432 N Higgins Ave., Missoula, MT 59802
(406) 728-7300 ‎
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5:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout

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    4 of 5 stars
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Might be the best coffee spot in Missoula

Large brick walled space that still feels very cozy. The staff has an earthy, hipster feel and were very friendly. Pastries are yummy and the wireless is well used.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 29, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

Large brick walled space that still feels very cozy. The staff has an earthy, hipster feel and were very friendly. Pastries are yummy and the wireless is well used.

Thank matski_001
Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Love this spot! Spent a long weekend in Missoula while on vacation, and practically lived at Break in the afternoons. Very spacious - high volume of tables and chairs. Great for reading, studying, or conversation. LOVED the shortbread cookie and hot apple cider!

Thank amalthea1026
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Normally I am a cappuccino fan but yesterday and today I went for the drip coffee at Break Espresso. The coffee both times were very flavorful and a hint of nuttiness. Today I also got one of their baked goodies. I went for an orange cinnamon roll and it was sooooo good and probably sooooo bad for me. Oh well,... More 

Thank maria c
Missoula, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Break Espresso is an open, spacious coffee shop downtown Missoula which provides, sandwiches and bakery items. A friendly place to chit chat, work creatively and enjoy.

Thank elaine s
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is a cool old building and if you get here early enough there are plenty of pastries and other things to choose from. The food is good but the service is gruff. Get coffee elsewhere because it just takes forever to get anything other than a plain cup of coffee. It is often hard to find a seat as... More 

1 Thank Lisa Marie H
Chamberlain, South Dakota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

Cool building but that's where it ends. Very poor customer service! Seems the girls at the counter don't like their jobs. Coffee was ok, pastries were dry. Too many other choices in this town, go try one of those.

2 Thank Waiting4nextTrip87
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Stopped here on a daylong drive from Yellowstone to Seattle. My boyfriend had stopped here when he had made the trip across country a few years ago and remembered this place. Great atmosphere inside...I would have thought this place would have been found in Brooklyn, NY. The chai was delicious and made to perfection. We took some pastries and cookies... More 

Thank sme0284
Sammamish, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Nothing but attitude just trying to get a cup of coffee, no reason to go back. Went in on a Sunday afternoon and there was a long line. No problem, we were queued up and there was a big sign saying “Line Starts Here”. I get to the register and tell her I want a double 12 ounce latte and... More 

3 Thank David A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Whenever I visit Missoula, I start the day with a Breakfast Bagel at Break Espresso. It has ham and cheese baked in it. If you are not a bagel person, try any of their baked goods. They have a bake shop in back. Great coffee and service too.

Thank Martin P
Missoula, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The Break Espresso is simply a great place to have a good cup of coffee and something to munch on while surfing the net or studying. It is a wonderful spot right smack in the middle of downtown Missoula. The fare is simple but everything is cooked on the premises and is always delicious. I would highly recommend the coffee... More 

Thank JerrymacG

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 432 N Higgins Ave., Missoula, MT 59802
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Missoula
  • Phone Number: (406) 728-7300 ‎

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe
Open Hours
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 am - 10:00 pm

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