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Philomene Cafe

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Cafe, European, Contemporary
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Solano Garcia 2455, Montevideo 11300, Uruguay
+598 2711 1770
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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016 via mobile

The food was good. In particular the egg soufflé. The servers take a while to warm up- initially aloof, then more friendly. Worth a trip if you fancy lunch or a tea and sweets.

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Thank LauraD72
marianne c, Propietario at Philomene Cafe, responded to this review
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Hola Laura!, tendremos en cuenta tu opinión y esperamos que regreses pronto!! Gracias y saludos cordiales! More 

Montevideo, Uruguay
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76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

This cafe is totally over the average offer of the city. Food and drinks are lovely, and the staff working there it's really kind. You may found a "take away Philomene" in the same neighborhood.

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Thank jlasauy
marianne c, Propietario at Philomene Cafe, responded to this review
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Hola, nos alegra mucho que te haya gustado el café, esperamos que regreses pronto!! Gracias y saludos! More 

Montevideo, Uruguay
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

It´s a small place, very nice. The service, food and prices are good. I recommend to make a reservation because it´s always empty.

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Thank RoxyGT
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Totally over the average offer of the city. Nice place and people. We had a "tea for 2" and it looked really great on the menu but it wasn't in reality. Nothing bad I just didn't find it aligned with the decoration and the style of the place, which is a shame. I have to admit the only mouthwatering peace... More 

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Thank Miticate
marianne c, Propietario at Philomene Cafe, responded to this review
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Muchas gracias por su opinión! Los esperamos nuevamente cuando estén por Montevideo. Saludos! More 

Mountain View, California
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79 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We went to Philomenes Cafe for a late afternoon coffee recently. This is such a cute place, food and drinks were lovely, and the staff working there were such nice people too. When we arrived, there were about 5 other couples there, which was about half of the tables filled. We were given the little nook to the right as... More 

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Thank alastairdeacon
marianne c, Propietario at Philomene Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback! We hope to see you soon! More 

Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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56 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

You can't leave Uruguay before checking out this restaurant. It is the perfect fusion of authentic Uruguayan delicacies and foreign flavors to give it that extra spice. The service is outstanding, they will accommodate your every need. It is a special space to share with all of your loved ones. You wont regret it!!!

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marianne c, Propietario at Philomene Cafe, responded to this review
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Muchas gracias Amaya por tu opinión! Nos alegra que lo recomiendes! More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
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136 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 via mobile

A tiny little café where you can actually also get some nice cup of teas. All wooden furniture plus a sofa set and the tininess of the place make you fell at home. There's an excellent selection of little cakes and tidbits to make you feel even more comfortable. Average age of the almost exclusively female customers: around 60, which... More 

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Zychron Yaakov, IL
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

It is a great place for a light lunch after you get tired of so much meat. The quiches are greapt, also the salads. It is a nice and cozy cafe.

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Thank Ivette23
Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is a wonderful cafe with great atmosphere and friendly staff. Delicious ice cream and tea. Superb!

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Thank tortolas
Montevideo, Uruguay
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163 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This is such a cute cafe and the menu has a nice selection of cakes and a few odd items that you wouldn't find in Uruguay. However, the service is terrible - so slow! the coffee tasted awful and was watery (for a latte), the food took even longer than the drinks and was average at best. The food was... More 

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Thank Netty2010
philomenecafe, Owner at Philomene Cafe, responded to this review
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Estimado, gracias por escribir. Te pedimos disculpas por lo del café. En estos días estuvimos con cambio de máquina y... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $20
Cuisine
Cafe, European, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Solano Garcia 2455, Montevideo 11300, Uruguay
  • Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Montevideo Department  >  Montevideo
  • Phone Number: +598 2711 1770
Description
Very cozy cafe in Punta Carretas. Open from Monday to Friday from 9am to 8.30Pm, and Saturdays from 11am to 8.30Pm. Breakfast, Lunch and Tea Time.
Homemade food: sandwiches, cakes, pies, flammkuchen, soups...And more.

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