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“Rude waiter, lousy food and high prices”
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Nu Art Cafe
Ranked #2,097 of 5,668 Restaurants in Montreal
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Cafe
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Montreal
1 review
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“Rude waiter, lousy food and high prices”
Reviewed April 11, 2010

Known for its vegetarian options, I assumed that they would have vegan-friendly options as well. When I attempted to ask one of their waiters (in French) if they have anything vegan on the menu, he rudely interrupted me before I could even get three words out of my mouth ("Do you have...") and said that "everything they have is on the menu".

The only thing I could figure out to order was a pizza with no cheese. What I received was toasted pita with spinach, almond slices and canned mandarin orange slices. I was not impressed.

None of the other people (both of them sympathetic omnivores) I came with liked their food either.

The chalkboard outside promised brunch on Friday-Sunday, but when we got there on a Friday early afternoon we discovered that this is inaccurate. The daily menu is no more than a photocopy of some sort of chicken scrawl, barely legible, and entirely written in French. I assume that some clients enjoy this, as the menu probably changes every day.

If you're a vegetarian, don't bother. If you're an omnivore who likes surly waiters, overpriced food that appears to be nothing more than what you could easily make by yourself, then you'll like it here.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“superbe tasty dishes”
Reviewed September 22, 2009

Nu Art is a small café, out there decor but what is amazing is the quality and freshness of its food. Great table d'hote between 18-20 $ including apps and desert and café...love it

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“Delicious vegetarian food, with a couple of more carnivorous choices as well. The breakfasts on the weekends are to die...”
Reviewed January 18, 2008

Delicious vegetarian food, with a couple of more carnivorous choices as well. The breakfasts on the weekends are to die for.

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“Nice relaxing cafe for art lovers”
Reviewed December 26, 2007

Nice relaxing cafe for art lovers

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