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Le Sud-Ouest (Southwest District)
Cafe, Canadian, American
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1378 Notre Dame Street West, Montreal, Quebec H3C 1K8, Canada
+1 514-931-5299
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Bruch choices are limited and quality is about average. The waitresses are inattentive. After bringing the food to table of six, she didn't realize no one had cutlery, had to be asked. There was only one glass of water on the table for six people, after asking for water she brought 3 glasses on the table. After putting the food... More 

Thank Hamed K
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

We booked Cafe Griffintown to host our New Years Eve party. We wanted a venue that would be private just for our group. We had been to Griffintown Cafe once before for a brunch but we weren't sure how it would go for a cocktail dinatoire (passed around hors d'oeuvres). It greatly surpassed our expectations. Included in the price, they... More 

Thank quebecjeeps
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

We visited the place with 3 under 2 year olds. Staff were very friendly and helpful. I had mac and cheese and my partner the benedict eggs. Quick service and delicious plates. Would recommend it for sunday brunch option. Go there early because it gets busy quickly.

Thank Georgios T
Montreal, Canada
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84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

we went to this place in November as part of the even Montreal a Table. This is a fix menu with 3 choices for only 21$. a few of us had the Fish and Chips and others had the Burger. All the meal was tasty and very good. The place was full and they have a live musician playing piano.... More 

Thank Charles B
Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

This is a hidden gem with amazing eggs Benny. Their version of eggs Benny is different on a freshly made biscuit. Served with fresh fruit and a salad is a really nice and refreshing addition. We loved the atmosphere and food definitely exceeded any of our expectations. Must go to!

Thank AllieW26
Toronto, Canada
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179 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Went for a walk along Notre Dame street on a beautiful late summer day and decided to stop for brunch. Had been here before so we knew the drill. Had the Mexican poached egg burrito with salad and a frosty pint of Boréal blonde lager. Service was polite but a little slow - but the place was busy. The food,... More 

Thank skibumal
Manchester, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Came here for lunch as been to the more commercial areas of old town and downtown, it was close to our hotel and what a find! Had the Robin Hood salad which was to die for! Best food I have had since arriving in Canada 6 days ago! Don't miss this little gem if in Montreal!

Thank Samantha C
Montreal, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 31 July 2016

My husband and I live very close to the Griffintown Café, so when we dont want to walk up the hil to downtown, we go to Griffintown Café for brunch and every time we leave this place, we always say we are not coming back, but this time for real! The only thing that is good there is food, except... More 

Thank liudmilagorbacheva
Montreal, Canada
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102 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

I went with a friend for dessert. It took 15 minutes for someone to come and take our order. We end up ordering coffees and the brownie (since they only had that and a fruit crumble left). Brownie was all burnt and bitter. Not much to choose from for the dinner menu as well. Don't think I will be coming... More 

Thank FoodieMTL14
Lund, Sweden
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Been here a couple of times and it has always been a good experience. Nice staff and delicious food. Brunch cost around $10-14, which is a good price consider that you definitely will get full! Plus for a nice presentation too.

Thank Maria B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Canadian, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1378 Notre Dame Street West, Montreal, Quebec H3C 1K8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Le Sud-Ouest (Southwest District)
  • Neighbourhood: Le Sud-Ouest (Southwest District)
  • Phone Number: +1 514-931-5299

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Le Sud-Ouest (Southwest District)
Once the core of industrialised Montreal, the factories and historic buildings of Le Sud-Ouest have been renovated into homes, museums, and small businesses. The rejuvenated landscape has put its Saint-Henri district in vogue, with cutting-edge galleries and an ever-expanding network of restaurants. Foodies can especially delight in the mom-and-pop shops in Little Burgundy, or at the Atwater Market, where outdoor stalls sell fresh fruit, vegetables, and meat, street vendors have menus of hot fish and wine, and the indoor market offers chocolate, breads, and coffee beans. Dominated by the gentle waters of the Lachine Canal, Le Sud-Ouest is still very much an outdoor town, with a number of pedestrian-only bridges traversing the waters, bike paths along the canal with views of the Leisure Boats, and massive green spaces like Angrignon Park to stop for a picnic, or to play a sport.
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