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Espace Cafe & Espresso Bar

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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
Closed now
All hours
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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Verona, New Jersey
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

They have whole milk here - I was a bit annoyed at most every coffee shop having only 2%. Also, they have good drip coffee here - not just Coffee Americano like many others. The location just down the street from Notre Dame Cathedral has a very friendly man running the shop.

Thank Harry L
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

Great fresh food and cappuccino at good prices. A wonderful blend of flavours and right around main attractions.

Thank Tony V
Tallahassee, Florida
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

John gave us an expert espresso and explanation of the difference between long and short draws. Super friendly place and willing to go the extra mile (kilometer?) for their customers.

1 Thank SJBrumage
Norfolk, Virginia
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165 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

Near our hotel so we tried it.good not overly fantastic but quick service and overly friendly guy taking our order. Good cappuccinos. Recommend it.

Thank Yorkdog
Charlotte, North Carolina
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135 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Good place for a quiet coffee amid the hustle and bustle of Old Montreal, right on Notre Dame. Very good choice of coffees and patisseries as befits the home of the croissant. Serving staff coping with many orders at a time but getting it all right. Cashier an oasis of calm amidst it all. Suitably bilingual service.

Thank P J
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We stopped in for a coffee and also got an apple pastry. All delicious and fresh. We were lucky enough to get a table. Then the place filled up with locals and we felt right at home. I'm glad we happened upon it. Also, the wifi was fast and free. A real bonus!

Thank Cindy J
Araraquara, SP
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This family-run Cafe roasts its signature blend of a creamy, aromatic, strong espresso. Owner and sons are very friendly! The also offer paninis with soup or salada for a quick meal.

1 Thank RBartar
Guildford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

We have visited this cafe multiple times during our visit to Montreal. Both the coffee and Hot chocolate are excellent. The staff are extreme friendly and the owner is always keen to help you with your visit. The food is also too notch. Good Wifi and always some hockey news on in the background. Throughly recommend!

1 Thank Andrew S
Long Island New York
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Visiting from Long Island, New York for a week, we found this place after touring Notre Dame. Great place for sandwiches, coffee and most of all their breakfast options. I'm a big eater in the morning so I tried their Panini DeJeuner Supreme (2 eggs, bacon, ham, tomato, lettuce and mayo on a generous Panini loaf), this thing was equivalent... More 

Thank meridian2
Montreal, Canada
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Found Espace Cafe by accident, had time to kill before an appointment, loved the atmoshpere, friendly staff and the cafe mocha was the best I've ever had. Will be back for breakfast, their sandwiches looked amazing!!

1 Thank Red1020

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $8
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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)

Neighborhood Profile
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.