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Espace Cafe & Espresso Bar

#113 of 4,540 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
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210 Notre Dame West, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1T3, Canada
+1 514-284-8998
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The mocha latte is to die for, made with his own chocolate mixture. The croissants and breakfast sandwiches are equally as wonderful. Thanks!

Thank Justin S
Omaha, Nebraska
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87 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small little cafe with great quality. Right down the street from Notre Dame tucked into a small street. Way better than the chain Starbucks a bit up the road. Very fresh and strong coffee, reasonable prices, and great panini. The staff was very polite and helpful. Great place for a quick pick me up lunch that won't break the bank.

Thank Abby K
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I walked in with my brothers to try their food. We happened to walk in with coffee cups from somewhere else. Before we could sit down, we got screamed at for bringing outside coffee. "You cannot bring outside coffee in here!" In fact, we were going to sit and order food from them. Lesson learned - DO NOT GO TO... More 

Thank bryvarquez
espacecafe, Owner at Espace Cafe & Espresso Bar, responded to this review

The policy of our cafe is to give the best possible coffee and service to our customers period! I am sorry you feel the way you do and are going out of your way to defame our cafe, creating a new user profile on several sites just to give a bad name to a business. You and your company walk... More 

Langley, British Columbia, Canada
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in here for their breakfast sandwich special 3 days in a row while we were in town. Great value for a quick breakfast and an excellent mocha. Owner is very friendly. The sesame bagels are made locally and super tasty!

Thank Scott S
Highland Park
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

If you are into coffee stop by this place, which is close to the Cathedral. The owner was there when I stopped in and we talked about his coffee for a bit. He has his own blend and the coffee is roasted for him offsite. I had an iced coffee. The coffee flavor has heavy but not at all bitter,... More 

Thank T E
Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

We stopped here for lunch during a busy and hot day of sightseeing. Had chicken club sandwiches on toasted ciabatta which were super fresh and tasty. Good value for money.

Thank Cathal1969
Sydney, Australia
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124 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

Though I prefer a more earthy and less acidic espresso, this Italian blend was pretty darn good once we added 1 t sugar. We will be back for breakfast when we want a simple egg sandwich, or a panini for lunch - the prices are very, very good. We also liked the seating. It is a small place, but they... More 

Thank Melissa G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

This cafe is a few doors past Notre Dame Cathedral. The sandwiches were fresh and delicious. The cafe was clean, very cool and the staff were friendly and courteous. What a find! You must try this cafe. I would definitely return to this place should I return to Montreal.

Thank noraswerl
Thunder Bay, Canada
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180 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

Start your day touring the Basillica and then walk one block away from the crowds down rue Notre Dame to this small coffee shop. The coffee was the best I had in Montreal and the pastries were also very nice. They also serviced sandwiches. Note: the cafe is VERY small and I did not see a restroom.

Thank Deborah S
Rockville, Maryland
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Cappuccinos and lattes done to perfection. Friendly, relaxing. We love local cafes and Espace is in the top 5 if not the best.

1 Thank Peter C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $8
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 Notre Dame West, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1T3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Neighborhood: Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Phone Number: +1 514-284-8998
Popular Espresso Bar, serves up freshly baked croissants, chocolatines etc, breakfast egg sandwiches, good selection of panini and salad combos, and of course the best espresso around!

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Staying in Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)

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Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
The historic center of Montreal, Vieux-Port is home to some of the city's most antiquated buildings and picturesque streets. Along the waters of the St. Lawrence River, the bank of Old Port features museums, festivals, food stalls, and outdoor athletics, a celebrated part of the city that explodes into fireworks displays on warm summer nights. At its center, street performers and artists compete with sprawling restaurant terraces for space along Jacques-Cartier Square, while the cobbled streets of Rue St. Paul and Rue Notre-Dame offer a reprieve of quiet galleries and atmospheric wine bars. Horse-drawn carriages are not an uncommon part of traffic, and the narrows they traverse are lined with boutiques, crêperies, and poutine shops enshrined in buildings of stone and wooden lattices. Here you can evoke Montreal's past with a traditional cooking lesson or historical tour, then enjoy its artistic present with live music and theater.
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