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Espace Cafe & Espresso Bar

#107 of 4,581 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
08:00 - 17:00
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All hours
Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Sydney, Australia
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124 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 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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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 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
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 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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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

We stopped by this cute cafe on our way to the Basilica. Enjoyed coffees and pastries - relaxed and enjoyed the ambience.

Thank volalum
Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

A small little cafe in a great location! The staff, especially the owner were very welcoming and kind. The food is delicious and very good value for money. The coffee is really nice too, especially the Mocha! Our son got a little treat too from the owner. Go here you won't be disappointed.

Thank Leah_Travel_Agent
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Great sandwiches and friendly service. Right down the street from the church. Took my young family after visiting Notre Dame Basilica. Would return if we came back to Montreal.

1 Thank James L
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

We discovered this fabulous place for breakfast and returned over and over. They do serve lunch but we only had the delicious egg, ham or bacon, cheese sandwich on a bagel. Superb coffee. Equidistant was a Starbucks. So glad we found this instead. We are not interested in a big breakfast - good food, good price, no waiting - and... More 

1 Thank Ellen D
Kelowna, Canada
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192 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Located a few steps away from the Notre-Dame Basilica this small cozy coffee shop served us the best coffee we've had on our trip, so far. Bravo! Service was polite and friendly and there was lots of locals eating lunch and hanging out (always a great sign). They speak fluent English here so don't be afraid to ask for what... More 

1 Thank zorka3500
Baltimore, Maryland
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

We went to the cafe right after we visited the Cathedral of Notre Dame. They were really friendly and they had great sandwiches and Paninis. Great prices and they also had muffins and croissants.

1 Thank SavvyMacPac

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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
US$5 - US$8
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 Notre Dame West, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1T3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Neighbourhood: 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)

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Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
The historic centre 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 centre, 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 theatre.
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