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Espace Cafe & Espresso Bar

#100 of 4,690 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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Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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New Hampshire
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199 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Sometimes, service makes the difference. The service here was very good and welcoming. The breakfast sandwiches were fine but not outstanding, but we had a better time having breakfast here because we were greeted and treated like a friend.

Thank ski&brew
Helsinki, Finland
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

I live in old Montréal and have take away breakfast every day. Out of all the breakfast cafées in Old Montreal, Espace was definitely the best and I go there every day. The quality of both coffee and breakfast options is very good. You have to try the Helsinki bread! It is not (yet) on the menu, so you'll have... More 

Thank Risto K
New York City, New York
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We are sitting here as we write this, our second lunch at Espace after only four days in Montreal. Excellent food, very nice, warm staff. We made a point to come back after our first meal. Delicious soup, bagels, wraps, cappuccino. Ignore the (few) negative reviews by some ignoramuses. This place is a gem!

1 Thank Scribia
1 review
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a local joint where people know your name and remember how you like your coffee .... don't think twice! Maybe it's cause I'm originally from NYC..This is the kinda place where they go out of their way to make it how you like it!

Thank michael L
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The mocha latte is to die for, made with his own chocolate mixture. The croissants and breakfast sandwiches are equally as wonderful. Thanks!

Thank Justin S
Omaha, Nebraska
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88 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Small little cafe with great quality. Right down the street from Notre Dame tucked into a small street. Way better than the chain Starbucks a bit up the road. Very fresh and strong coffee, reasonable prices, and great panini. The staff was very polite and helpful. Great place for a quick pick me up lunch that won't break the bank.

Thank Abby K
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

I walked in with my brothers to try their food. We happened to walk in with coffee cups from somewhere else. Before we could sit down, we got screamed at for bringing outside coffee. "You cannot bring outside coffee in here!" In fact, we were going to sit and order food from them. Lesson learned - DO NOT GO TO... More 

2 Thank bryvarquez
espacecafe, Owner at Espace Cafe & Espresso Bar, responded to this review

The policy of our cafe is to give the best possible coffee and service to our customers period! I am sorry you feel the way you do and are going out of your way to defame our cafe, creating a new user profile on several sites just to give a bad name to a business. You and your company walk... More 

Langley, British Columbia, Canada
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped in here for their breakfast sandwich special 3 days in a row while we were in town. Great value for a quick breakfast and an excellent mocha. Owner is very friendly. The sesame bagels are made locally and super tasty!

Thank Scott S
Highland Park
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

If you are into coffee stop by this place, which is close to the Cathedral. The owner was there when I stopped in and we talked about his coffee for a bit. He has his own blend and the coffee is roasted for him offsite. I had an iced coffee. The coffee flavor has heavy but not at all bitter,... More 

Thank T E
Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We stopped here for lunch during a busy and hot day of sightseeing. Had chicken club sandwiches on toasted ciabatta which were super fresh and tasty. Good value for money.

Thank Cathal1969

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 7
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
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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