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Mahtay Cafe

241 St. Paul St, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 3M7, Canada
+1 905-685-4040
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (2 reviews)
“chicken apple” (2 reviews)
“sandwiches” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, Canadian, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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241 St. Paul St, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 3M7, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Mahtay is more than a restaurant, more than a cafe, and way more than a sterile chain coffee joint: it's a community institution. Students, tattoo artists, professors, professionals, plumbers, and patrons of events across the street at the Performing Arts Centre mix easily in...More

Thank Candonjan
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Mahtay is an urban, “New York” sort of space with reasonable prices and kind staff. You’ll see a mix of students, business people, artists, and families. It’s also a safe space for people from all walks of life. They’ve done quite a bit to upgrade...More

Thank Viola R
Reviewed 3 March 2018

very cool and comfortable cafe. Hipster and trendy. They have alot of activities for the community as well.

Thank Cathy B
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

We spent an unhurried 4hours here. Lots of room and comfy seating to relax and chat. The Chai latte will change your life! The cafe accommodates vegan and gluten-free diners. The spinach and lentil soup is fantastic.

Thank Ed T
Reviewed 3 October 2017

My family visited this quirky cafe while we were in the area for a wedding. The atmosphere left something to be desired. Though quaint and modern, far too eccentric and artsy for us. The food for brunch was sub-par and that is being generous. The...More

Thank Ashley H
ChDaLo, Owner at Mahtay Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

I am sorry you were unsatisfied with your brunch. We take pride in the quality of food we offer to our customers. Featuring many local and natural ingredients. Having said that we obviously failed to satisfy you and for that, I apologize. We certainly are...More

Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful space, unque cafe with a quirky, artistic flair. Local artists' work all over walls. Lots of different types of seating from lounge chairs, bar, high, and regular table and chairs. Unique food items which can be hit or miss and sometimes stale if going...More

Thank CTrimblekirk
Reviewed 19 July 2017

I stoppped in for a coffee on a rainy afternoon and was pleasantly rewarded with a steaming cup of coffee, a nice table with a view out the front window, and a yummy muffin. The atmosphere is laid back and very friendly. I enjoyed my...More

Thank hoovey
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

This place has great atmosphere and several seating options. Great coffee and treats. Free community theater room with live music, bonus!

Thank Shanna B
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

I love their chai tea and chicken apple sub. Its my go-to place for studying and distressing during finals, or to just being a friend to chill. Fun crowd and regular live music at the cafe. Check their board inside the door to see what's...More

Thank Erica D
ChDaLo, Owner at Mahtay Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Erica Thank you for the great review and the 5 stars! It is greatly appreciated. Chris

Reviewed 23 May 2017

From time to time go there for a nice coffee and cookies. Comfortable chairs , free Wi FI and home atmosphere.

Thank Ed C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 241 St. Paul St, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 3M7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  St. Catharines
  • Phone Number: +1 905-685-4040
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A funky downtown cafe with live music and an art gallery. Diverse menu with lots of vegan and gluten free options. Serving flatbreads, crepes, sandwiches, soups, salads and weekend brunch.
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