Cafe Monte
Cafe Monte

Cafe Monte

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://cafemonte.net/
  • Phone: 7045521116
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast and Lunch: Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 3:30pm, Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, French
  • Executive Chef: Justin Mendenhall
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, High Tea, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Sandwiches, Salades, Quiche, Hot Entrees, Breakfast Pastries and Fruit, Great Coffee, Cheese and Charcuterie, Desserts, Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner
  • Private Party Facilities: Opening Soon a Private room for 30 guests, separate area, bar and Audio Visual.
  • Private Party Contact: Monte Smith 704-965-2788

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Allen Tate Building at Phillips Place
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty of Parking any time of day.
A word from Cafe Monte
Cafe Monte brings French fare to Charlotte. Classic favorites served all day include quiches and crepes, eggs, waffles, french toast, along with Freshly baked artisan breads, pain du croissants. In the evening enjoy Bistro service and classics like duck confit and trout amandine. This French Bakery and Bistro has a delectable dish for everyone.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Cafe Monte reviews from OpenTable diners
256 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for brunch (154)neighborhood gem (135)fit for foodies (128)great for lunch (120)special occasion (105)romantic (85)great for outdoor dining (52)good for groups (46)notable wine list (45)kid-friendly (25)hot spot (23)vibrant bar scene (9)late-night find (8)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Crab cake wasn't fresh
    Unhappycustomer
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This time I ordered the crab cake sandwich and it wasn't fresh and has some shell in the sandwich. Disappointed about the service this time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service - Above and Beyond
    LDQuinnVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We have dined frequently at Cafe Monte and, as always, the experience was wonderful. We had taken a relative there to celebrate her move to Charlotte and her new job. So, as one could imagine, the conversation took precedence over all else.So, we took a longer time than normal over cocktails, ordering, etc., etc., etc. Rachel took care of us in a supremely excellent manner - patient, understanding and very gracious. The waitstaff at Cafe Monte is generally above average. Rachel took the service component to a new level. Thank you, Rachel, for a wonderful night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food
    Unhappycustomer
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    This place I discovered a year ago and it becomes one of my favorite restaurant in Charlotte.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic duck
    Will
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Monte and his crew did an outstanding job. The service was excellent, and the duck was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decadent! Lovely!
    sassyaboutfood
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Enjoyed brunch with three other ladies this week. Two had birthdays and they made it very special for them. The cocktails and coffee are wonderful! The food is decadent and plentiful. You will not leave hungry! The staff really do a great job of providing a pleasant not arrogant feel while pulling out all the "French" stops! Will go again and again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Girls Brunch
    Yummm
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I went here with 3 girlfriends (my 3rd visit) and have yet to be disappointed. French onion soup was amazing. Beignets were fluffy and tasty. Beautiful little restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    Dixonjar
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    My friends and I celebrated my birthday at Café Monte recently. They were very accommodating to our needs for our festivities. The food was amazing and special orders were taken. Definitely a place to return and try new things! The service was amazing and they bent over backwards. Thanks again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FoodieG
    FoodieG
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Excellent French cuisine and our favorite spot for brunch in the neighborhood. Reservations are highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Drowninginbutter
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Went here for wife's birthday with older daughter (24). We had to ask for bread after 15 min from the busboy. I ordered the trout specifically asking for no butter on it which the waitress noted. The trout was served with no less than a melted stuck of butter pored over it and about 30 capers. I really couldnt eat it. The waitress asked if we could just tip the plate and pour some butter off. We went here for Queens Feast with a large group of coworkers and enjoyed it. Wer returned for this special occassion. We opted out of dessert. They did comp the trout, but I had to make something to eat when I got home. I didnt want to spoil the occassion, but I was aggravated with the kitchen and waitress for being unable to get this right.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Excellent service and great food! Great spot for meeting friends for lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous wine tasting dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We've eaten at Cafe Monte many times but this was our first wine tasting dinner. The cantaloupe and cucumber gazpacho w/crispy prosciutto was a lovely summertime soup. The crab stuffed flounder was very good especially w/the addition of butternut squash paired with a tarragon walnut brown butter. The 4th course filet au poivre was nicely seasoned but I couldn't finish it all. Everything was so enjoyable, we suggested to our waitress that they add these to their regular menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cafe Monte does not disappoint
    banksidedrive
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Oldie but a goodie -- it's always reliable, lovely service, food up to expectations. I love to eat here. Their recorded music level is usually too loud for conversation, so I opt to eat outside whenever possible. It was a gorgeous Charlotte night the other evening, so all around, terrific experience. Their front desk hostess is spectacular -- so warm, so accomodating, so welcoming. She's a star, but so is every waitstaff I've encountered there. They just lift the dining experience one level higher.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Most excellent!
    appman
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    A very nice place to converse and eat. Excellent attention by the server. Really good food. My wife and I will be back often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    artist66
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    6 of us went on a Saturday evening. One person ordered Steak au Poive and the meat was so tough she couldn't eat it. The accompanying green beans and fries were cold when they were served. But the restaurant did not charge her for her dinner. The rest of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as Always
    Hugh
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Love Cafe Monte--always great! The food is really delicious, the desserts divine and the coffee the best in Charlotte.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite breakfast & Great Waiter
    ChristineVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I always enjoy the french country breakfast, omelets, and coffee at Cafe Monte, as well as their brie en croute with apples and walnuts. Our waiter was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DeDe
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Disappointed - I always liked this neighborhood café; but lately the food preparation haws been poor-- not like it use to be.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a pleasure
    Donwill10VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Sunday brunch is always a pleasure. Food is excellent, Service is excellence, and the place is just happy.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Out of towner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We've eaten at Cafe Monte in the past few years. Food was delish, but our view was always the bathroom. Gave it one more chance and were seated in the front cafe section. Much better area and loved our meal. Came back for brunch and sat in same area. Brunch ambience was perfectly delightful. We'll be back en Feb. definitely will eat at C M then.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    SascolVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This restaurant has been around for a while but it was my first visit. Large bar and nice atmosphere in the dining area. The menu is somewhat unique and everything we ordered was delicious. Desert was great and we got desert from the case for the next night on the way out. We will definitely return soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • what a find
    cjdumont
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This was an amazing experience and the food was outstanding. service is tremendous - and just a wonderful experience overall - high recommend
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another great evening!
    km80
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Cafe Monte has become our go-to place for a lovely evening out. We appreciate that dinner here can be paced according to your wishes-- we have never felt rushed. Too many corporate-owned restaurants seem to value turning tables quickly rather than taking cues from their guests. The food is consistently good, and the service is top-notch. Plus, we love the evenings that feature live music--truly a special place!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cafe Monte always good
    diningout
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I had lunch there recently. The food and service were both great. It's bustling at lunch--some business people and some families and friends. Love the French bistro atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very pleased
    Happydining
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    This was our first visit to Cafe monte and we went for an anniversary dinner. Our table was ready, the service was impeccable and the food was very good. We liked the variety on the menu and the soft French background music. We can't wait to try it for brunch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yuuuum!
    Winendine8VIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Everything was wonderful! The atmosphere, the outstanding service, the delicious apps and dinner! Let's not forget the yummy desserts!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Wonderful
    Sandy7VIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    I have written about Cafe Monte many times. The food is excellent as is the impeccable service by Javier. Nothing is too much trouble for Javier or our other favorite server,Ellen. We have always had wonderful,marvelous food at Cafe Monte.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A must for foodies
    Nautibyz
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Great food and great service! Our new Brunch or special occasion place. A must for foodies.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Greta
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    When we discovered Cafe Monte's, we knew we had found one of the best, if not the best in Charlotte. We live in Cornelius so it is a good 45 to 50 minutes for us to drive. We love everything we order and on special occasions, we spoil ourselves with one of their fabulous desserts. We have taken a number of out of town guests there and they love everything about it. The wait staff is efficient and always pleasant, obviously trained very well and enjoy their job. Cafe Monte is our #1 choice in all of the Charlotte area and surrounding towns.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • consistently delivers
    J4444VIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Café Monte makes me actually like French food! Well prepared dishes every time!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Café Monte is a true gem. Fabulous food for a good price. Our waitress Calais was friendly and efficient. We don't return often enough but will!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The restaurant is very quaint. We would prefer booths but were able to get a table against the back wall. The service was very good and the crepes we had were delicious. We would certainly go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My daughter and I really enjoyed our brunch. The service was great, and the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lisa is a great waitress!
    Lucy
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Eaten here 3 times, breakfast & dinner. Always great food, nice menu variety. Great ambiance. Our waitress, Lisa was the best, explaining menu and answering ALL our questions & we had a lot! She had great recommendations on food to try. One Sat. night they had a singer singing French music, was great. If you love salad as your main meal the strawberry salad with chicken is great, the chicken wild mushroom creeps are delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • acafemontelover4ever
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    This is a delightful place to eat. The food is delicious, and we had prompt attention by the waitress. I love Cafe Monte!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Monday night is all you can eat mussels, and they are delicious. Ask for extra bread to dip in the broth.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ok
    JEFK
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Good food, but not as great as normal. Steak and eggs disappointed my sons and they normally love it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • visiting Charlotte for brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I found Cafe Monte on Living Social the night before I was stopping in Charlotte for brunch. Great choice! we were very pleased with the food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of our favorites!
    phirefly
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Cafe Monte is so charming, especially at night when the lighting is low and the candles are flickering. Saturday nights are particularly great because they have wonderful live music which really adds to the experience. Regardless of when you go, the food is always consistently delicious and the staff is friendly and attentive. I cannot say enough good things about this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delightful cafe!
    CharlotteScene
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great ambiance. Attentive, friendly service. Food is perfect every time. Upscale, casual dress. You must make reservation if you hope to get seated right away. Delightful experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    A splendid evening not being rushed. Food was excellent along with the service. A little pricey on the drinks but otherwise fine. Look forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate