Birks Café par Europea
Birks Café par Europea

Birks Café par Europea

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.birkscafe.com/
  • Phone: 5143972468
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM; Brunch: Saturday: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Sunday : 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM; Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM; Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 2:30 PM -6:00 PM, Thursday - Friday: 2:30 PM - 9:00 PM, Saturday - Sunday: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, Afternoon Tea
  • Executive Chef: Olivier Chaussy
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ste Catherine
  • Public Transit: McGill Metro
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Birks Café par Europea
Whether you're from here ... or abroad, we hope that the moments spent at the Birks Café feel like a journey - a journey of discovery of culinary sweetness and pleasure. Enjoy your time at the Café, take in the surroundings and enjoy a moment of relaxation.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Birks Café par Europea reviews from OpenTable diners
75 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelQuiet
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (53)great for lunch (45)great for brunch (32)fit for foodies (28)romantic (26)good for groups (10)neighborhood gem (8)hot spot (7)notable wine list (4)kid-friendly (3)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Marilou
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Bravo à toute l'équipe! mes invités sortent du resto très ravis et impréssionés.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Xquisite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Food was exquisite carefully prepared right portions very tasty. The service and politeness impeccable and waiter always with a smile. The prices reasonable and the atmosphere pleasant, overall an enjoyable afternoon. The richly decorated place is just stunning adding flair and high class to the menu
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    maximec
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    A very expensive brunch - $55 for one person including tip. Fit for a special occasion, absolute must for reservation, very limited space.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience
    coco
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    My first 4 O'clock tea... It was fun and the food was good!!! Everything was perfect ! You have to try...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The food was fabulous. My guest and I look forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • lovely
    nyvluvr
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    A really enjoyable brunch. great idea for girlfriends to get together and sit among the diamonds with a glass of champagne. The ambiance is gorgeous and just what a girl needs on a Sunday morning after a long work week. . Before arriving I thought the menu appeared to be a bit pricey but after being served plate after plate of beautifully presented and delicious food and a glass of mimosa - I have to say that it was worth it. I will be going back and letting my friends and family know of this "gem"
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Décue
    Jobulle
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Le repas (brunch) était bon par contre le service pas à la hauteur, la table pas complètement dressée, ( manque ustensile condiment) très lent et pas du tout enthousiasme!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • DanI
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Un bel après-midi dégustant "the afternoon tea experience" A refaire!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impeccable service and food
    Lily
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Once again I am impressed by the quality of food and service given by an Europea's restaurant. I will definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birks café
    Danielf
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We thought that it was a great and relaxing experience:food was excellent,service was awesome
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Petit bijou
    Cath001
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Amazing service, the tea time service is a very good value and the selection of tea is very hard to choose from, because of all the good choices available. This is my second visit, and certainly not the last one, and I always treat myself with a glass of champagne !!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great afternoon tea experience
    Roussecaro
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    There are not that many restaurants in Montréal that offer the traditional English tea experience. Birks does and does it with class ! The choice of food is great and so is the presentation and service. The whole atmosphere is perfect. If you are shopping and at some point you want to take a little pause Birks offers great food (the scones are amazing) and a great selection of teas.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special place
    PapaofTwoYoungMonkeys
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    At the Birks Cafe there is much attention to detail, and effort in creativity, in the food. But the location is perhaps the distinctive note, elegantly perched on the mezzanine of the stately old Birks jewelry store. This is a great strength of the place, bringing both elegance and relaxed quiet to the dining experience. It is however a double edged sword, as there is nothing else - no passing crowd for people-watching, no neighbourhood feeling. So it is what it is - which if you are in the mood is a lovely, old-world setting with cutting-edge cuisine. Surprisingly welcoming for children - the formality of the space contrasts with their accommodating nature for young families.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spacious Fancy Brunch
    trustmeitriedit
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    When you first go inside Birks, you'd be surprised to find a cafe serving brunch inside but that's what it was. They served us a 4 course meal with choice of roast beef or salmon. We had both but the salmon was our favorite. Having been to Europea, I'd expect the same creative standard Europea set for their own restaurant (why else would they sponsor/support Cafe Birks). Unfortunately I found the creativity to be disappointing. The courses tasted great but lacked the visual appeal set by Europea. Beyond that, it's a great place to go for a brunch experience or afternoon tea (which seems to be their forte).
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Attention aux produits nettoyants!
    Marieand
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Notre expérience aurait été parfaite si cela n'avait été des odeurs-extrêmement allergènes pour un des membres de notre groupe et dérangeantes pour les autres- du produit nettoyant utilisé pour désinfecter les tables après le départ des autres convives. Ne pourrait-on pas attendre que tout le monde soit parti pour procéder à ce grand nettoyage? Ces odeurs fortes ruinent carrément les dernières gorgées de thé.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING high tea experience!!!
    luvhightea
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This was a definite highlight in my sister's bachelorette weekend get-away. She had always wanted to try high tea and the afternoon tea at Birk's cafe surpassed her expectations. Food and tea was great. We would absolutely try this again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The overall review was good. However the waiter and the waitress, but especially the waiter and not the maître d' had to be asked to speak English 3 times as one person in our group did not speak French. I found this interesting as we all spoke English through out the meal. What was upsetting is that we had to ask 3 times. Not acceptable.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a wonderful time
    Angelika
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The service and the food were amazing. Great memorable time. Would recommand to everyone.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful tea
    primpysheep
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    My husband and I had high tea at the cafe on our anniversary. I requested a different table as the one we were given was next to the bussing station and they graciously accommodated. I make a hobby of having high tea and the food here was the best selection I've had--nice balance of sweet and savory, and the prosciutto sandwich was substantial enough that it felt like a late lunch. With two warm, fluffy scones each, the helpings were spot on. Though the panacotta was too sweet, the tiramisu was delicious. A nice selection of Mariage Freres teas as well. Even though my husband is more of an afternoon beer drinker, he really liked the Marco Polo tea and he's still raving about the foie gras appetizer. Ambiance was nice but not remarkable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very chic!
    TeaLover
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Great tea time! Birks serves high tea with a contemporary twist of favorite English classics. The Mariage et Frères tea is delicious, the finger food savory and the service is professional, discrete and efficient. A must for tea time lovers and a great "girly" afternoon. Put on your best dress and enjoy a nice cup of tea!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • good2love
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Le service était excellent. Tout se fait avec une fluidité . La nourriture délicieuse. Le lieu très apaisant On oublie que nous sommes en plein centre ville Tout est raffiné de l'amuse gueule au désert J'y retourne sans hésiter Je le recommande
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • *****
    Nvcreationsblogspot
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    This is a wonderful restaurant. A great view in a historic building in a feeling of luxury and wealth. The tea selection is to die for and the menu, though unchanging, is beyond reproach. Altogether a wonderful restaurant, and it's a wonderful place to chat, so clear up your afternoon!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Belle expérience :)
    Genevieve
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    J'ai invité mes collègues de travail à venir au café. Ce fut une très belle expérience que nous avons vécues. La nourriture était un vrai party dans la bouche! Le thé était excellent. Le service était souriant. C'est à revivre! Merci pour ce beau moment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Afternoon tea in a jewelry store!
    Powerlady
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Teatime magazine featured Montreal and Quebec for afternoon tea recently and by coincidence, we were going to be up there. I chose Birk's. What woman wouldn't like tea in a jewelry store? It was wonderful. There was an excellent selection of teas served in iron pots which keep the tea warm much better than china. The sandwiches included pate, smoked salmon and a turkey club. The scones were tender and warm. The sweets included one in a glass plus french maccarons. They even give you a package of meringues as a gift to go. The service was excellent and it was nice and quiet. They do also have lunch selections which looked wonderful for those who do not partake of tea.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very disappointed
    Ingrid
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I took my daughter there for a special lunch and we ordered the octopus dish and the scallops and risotto. The octopus dish was so heavily condimented with cumin (I cant digest cumin) that we couldnt eat it. the Scallop risotto was bland, no salt added and not fresh. the warm goat cheese salad was not great either, the crutons under the cheese were not fresh. I would never go back. too bad because i love the ambience. to be fair, when the maitre d asked me if i liked it and i said no, he did offer to exchange it.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ambiance & Food make up for service
    Jamie
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I'm hoping it was a language barrier that made our French waitress loose her courteous smile when my out-of-town guests asked for a clarification on our order. Or maybe she was just overwhelmed by our table of 11... Unfortunately, that doesn't excuse the wait we had simply trying to place our order. Still---the food was excellent when it came, the tea was at the perfect temperature, and the location was a dream. My guests enjoyed themselves during the afternoon tea. Too bad we were "kicked out" exactly at 5:00 PM when the store/cafe closed and they turned off the lights...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Afternoon Tea!
    MLRM
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Nous avons passé un très beau moment à déguster les thés "Mariages et Frères" ainsi que les délicieuses petites bouchées incluses dans l'Afternoon Tea. Belle ambiance et moment magique assuré entre amis! J'y retourne assurément!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birks Café High Tea
    FoodPro
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Went with two other adults and a young teenager on a Sunday afternoon. Excellent teas. Lovely presentation of food. Great taste. Superb service. All in all an excellent experience. All guests loved it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 47 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 236 reviews are from the Birks Café par Europea reviews archive.
  • Very good
    datenight
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    C'était ma 2e fois au café Birks et j'ai bien aimé. Par contre, pour 30$ chaque, c'est trop cher. 3 petits ronds de pain assez sec pour les petites sandwichs, un demi club sandwich délicieux, un chocolat, un macaron, une verrine, 2 scones. Tout goûtait bon et mon thé vert à la menthe était délicieux. Même si je trouve que les quantités ne sont pas généreuses pour le prix, à la fin, on n'a plus faim !
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service
    June
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Very nice and friendly staff but service was slow. We did not have time to have a coffee on our lunch break. Thank you
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for business one on one
    AbaillVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Perfect for business one on one - Quiet and low pressure service. Great food and ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Restaurant with great class. Service excellent, an great ambiance.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superbe resto mais la nourriture :(
    PhanyVIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Très bel endroit mais malheureusement les plats ne sont pas à la hauteur et coûteux.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • not worth it
    disappointed
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Unfortunately, not the best brunch for the price in Montreal. Food is not fresh, not usual for the Europea group of restaurants. Will never recommend.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tea time
    Didihappy
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Nice presentation. Good food. Nice environment. Have been there for brunch, it was delightful, enjoyed the mimosa with champagne. Been there a number of times for tea time with friends from Alberta, Portugal And they all wanted to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mickey
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Loved the atmosphere of the restaurant. Service was very good and prompt considering how busy they were. I read that they rush people but I did not have that experience. The food was presented beautifully on two platters. The sandwiches were tasty and the desserts were good. The scones with Devonshire cream and jam were the best. You don't get a lot of food, a sampling of sandwiches (4 party size) 3 dessert tastings and two scones. For our table it was too much we couldn't finish everything. For some others it might not be enough, but it is high tea.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • tea for a birthday
    teaforthegirls
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Very nice place for a get together for a group of girls. We had a wonderfull time Food was good and the service very good
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Un bel endroit
    Yolande
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    J'ai bien aimé mon expérience avec certaines réserves. L'idée des club-sandwichs toastés et qui sont servis froids et devenus secs ainsi que les canapés qui étaient secs aussi, n'entrent pas dans mon idée d'un resto de Jérôme Ferrer. Ma conception de sa cuisine est d'un niveau extraordinaire, alors ce fût décevant. Peut-être faudrait-il revoir le menu ou la façon de les conserver ou servir? Je verrais très bien les clubs servis sur pain frais??? Et la conservation y est-elle pour quelque chose?
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch at Cafe Europea
    ArleneVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    I went with my daughter to celebrate her birthday. It was so lovely. The meal was gorgeous to look at and quite delicious. We felt very special being in this lovely restaurant. The atmosphere was very elegant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awful Maître D'
    FoodieMtl
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    This café is truly lovely; from the location within the historic Birks building to the quality of the food. However, my one gripe with it is that from the moment we were welcomed to the moment we left, we were treated extremely rudely by the female Maître D' on duty. On the other hand, the waiter and busboys were extremely helpful and professional. Quite honestly, the waiter was exceptional. Unfortunately, I have to say that because the Maître D' provides the first impression that lasts in an establishment, I will not particularly be recommending Birks Café to my friends and will likely choose another place to have brunch or afternoon tea next time my friends and I plan on doing so.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate