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427 N Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601-5015
406-442-6954
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7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Funky place, good foid

It was very crowded so the wait for the food was long, but it was worth it. The fresh squeezed orange juice, hot chocolate, huevos rancheros Guadeloupe and Tibetan toad were great. Seats could be more comfortable in booths with cushions.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 3, 2015
Martha R
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billings, mt
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is something else, and not in a good way. Let me start by saying that they will scold you for having your cell phone out. Not talking on your cell phone, but just having it sitting on the table. In addition, they do not accept credit cards, serve you water (you have get up and get it yourself... More 

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Thank sgthelena
Helena, Montana
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58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

The old hippies still love this gathering place but the food is not good the service is friendly but slow. I literally have brought snacks to eat because I knew it would be forever to get my order served. Who wants to wait for breakfast? Did I say the coffee is bad? If not, the coffee is bad. On the... More 

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2 Thank David S
billings, mt
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87 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

It was very crowded so the wait for the food was long, but it was worth it. The fresh squeezed orange juice, hot chocolate, huevos rancheros Guadeloupe and Tibetan toad were great. Seats could be more comfortable in booths with cushions.

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1 Thank Martha R
Helena, Montana
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Every time I've gone to this place, the person I'm with raves about the restaurant, but I don't see it. The food is just average. It is always busy though so I guess a lot of people really like it. I find the food just average.

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2 Thank navy055
Helena, Montana
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I love coming here for breakfast or lunch on the weekends! The food is hearty and tasty, the waitresses are friendly, and the atmosphere is wonderfully eclectic. It's a small establishment, so be prepared to wait for a seat, but remember that it is worth the wait. Also, expect this to be a leisurely meal since it is family owned... More 

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1 Thank adownen
Honolulu, Hawaii
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

A great spot with lots of character and a little funk. Imaginative menu combines fresh ingredients in ways you won't find anywhere else. Live it up and just order the breakfast with the strangest name--you're going to love it, whatever it is! Made and served with care and no small amount of heart.

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1 Thank Michele A
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic fresh squeezed juices and yogurt parfaits. The huevos rancheros were simply outstanding.The daughter of the owner served us. Family owned and run cafe in the Heart of Helena's downtown. The family pride was evident!

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2 Thank Acooper913
Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The staff is charming and so is the eclectic interior, but we waited over an hour on a Sunday to get our order. There were four of us eating, and it is true that the place was full. However, they either need to hire more cooks or you should eat before you get there---just to tide you over. The food... More 

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Thank Roselyn8664
Helena, Montana
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

Small breakfast cafe that serves great food. Relax, it's wroth the wait. I have had everything on the menu and it is all good. Just remember to turn off your phone and have a conversation with person that you are with.

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1 Thank BearBear04
Port Angeles, Washington
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100 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Again, the tempo of most Montana restaurants & cafes isn't about being in a hurry. This place makes the best breakfast food in the valley, but its small, has limited staff and is very popular. So, choose your timing wisely, if not, you'll be waiting a LONG time. This is a 'granola' hippie business, so its all about organic, local,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 427 N Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601-5015
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Helena
  • Phone Number: 406-442-6954
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

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