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Catalyst Cafe

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111 North Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT 59802
+1 406-542-1337
08:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 15:00
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Missoula, Montana
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is a real find. The breakfast is available all day (open for breakfast and lunch only). Really good salads and soups. Inventive sandwiches and great breakfast. The potato bakes are delicious. It can get busy, especially on weekend mornings. In good weather there is limited outside seating.

Thank Suzanne P
Centennial, Colorado
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love Catalyst. Best breakfast with healthy, tasty food, a varying menu and great service. We have become friends with Jim and Dennis and they love serving their loyal customers. Try it and you won't be disappointed.

Thank Stephen T
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139 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great location, wonderful cafe, super clean and modern with an awesome staff. Can't give it 5 stars thou...and that makes me sad. I love their menu and selection and all around food looked great. We started out with a warm avocado soup to share, mostly out of curiosity, and it was one the best soups I have... More 

Thank Bingitt
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for coffee and some time with a good book. Lots of great tables, chairs, big and small. Good light available and the place had lots of receptacles for electronics. Nice folks behind the counter discussed their coffee roasts with me for a moment. They also fixed me up with some fresh, local baked goods. Will go back next... More 

Thank Christopher I
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely atmosphere but I can't imagine how they managed to get a veggie scramble to end up as tasteless as it was - one expects much more flavor from a such a variety of bold veggies. The buckwheat waffle was great.

Thank Shawn R
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food, great flavors. Very good service. Would highly recommend the Mexican mocha latte! There will be a wait and they do seem to always be full...just wait for your table, it's worth it!

Thank Andrew S
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had only bacon, eggs, and pepper jack potatoes. Not a bargain but well-prepared. Good service. Other items at table were nice. A very good looking egg and cheese sandwich and a tasty squash soup.

Thank jrrobi
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

The catalist has great service and they have good food and exelint service! Also are good about bringing out your food if u are in a hurry!

Thank Kelsey G
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Menu offers local fare with unique menu filled with tasty healthy feel good food. I have only eaten here for breakfast.The venue is small so on sunny days patrons spill out curbside to eat. They offer full coffe, latte, and tea options. There is a small loft that offers a more intimate feel. The menu offers homemade granola, oatmeal, eggs,... More 

Thank James G
Spokane, Washington
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49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Cozy, yet stylish. Warm and friendly and I, for one, am happy not to have dog hair floating about! I sometimes get bored with the typical veggie sandwich, but not this time. My sandwich contained portobello mushrooms, spinach, and roasted red peppers on a seeded bread with some kind of fabulous Georgian inspired sauce. The squash soup is delicious. They... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 11
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 North Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT 59802
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Missoula
  • Phone Number: +1 406-542-1337
We are a full service restaurant. Opened in 1991 as Montana's first coffee cart, The Catalyst Cafe has grown to become a favorite destination in Missoula for full-plate breakfasts and lunches. Open seven days a week and serving breakfast all day. The Catalyst caters to a very loyal following of University of Montana students, downtown Missoula business people, and visitors. The Catalyst Cafe brews the best coffee in Missoula and serves up a delicious variety of unique, fresh, local meals- including a great selection for vegetarians and vegans. The Catalyst Cafe is 100% Missoula - and prides itself on being a welcoming, comfortable restaurant for all walks of life.

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