Cafe Monte

4.7
2962 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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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JC
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place for brunch because of their fabulous service and perfect Belgian Waffles.

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JB
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as always!

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service!

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Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. A little pricey for 2 yr olds.

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Charlotte
55 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great atmoshere for lunch or dinner in this high energy place. Alex the bartender offers great conversation and mean Bloody Mary's and Cappuccino's. Destiny a excellent server with great recommendations, timely service. Thanks for a great birthday experience

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

I usually Love Cafe Monte! My friends and I go often to celebrate birthdays at lunch. We were seated at 11:45 and by the time the waitress took our order, they were out of the nicoise salad. Also, the service in general was not that great, they did not serve us all together, so we sat there looking at our plates for a couple minutes, our waitress never checked on us after the meals were served. I had to ask her for the check.

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JB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My father and I were gifted a groupon for Cafe Monte for Christmas. We decided to use it as a break from our normal dinners and set a reservation for a Wednesday. Despite both of us being diabetic, Cafe Monte had many options for us. We both ordered the salmon and made substitutions to our sides, which they had no problem with. The food was beyond our expectations and I cannot praise the chefs there enough! My father has a habit of adding pepper to everything, but he didn't need to touch any of it because it was seasoned perfectly. When the bill came, I mentioned the groupon, showed it on my phone and they marked it as redeemed and it only took them a moment to adjust the bill for us. I ended up going home with two desserts which were both delightfully light and not overly sweet. The only issue we had with Cafe Monte was the noise level. It wasn't music, just general conversations, which made up the majority of the noise and it made us feel we had to raise our voices a lot when ordering or talking to one another. But this isn't so much an issue they created, simply how the environment worked against them. Overall, an outstanding experience and I would recommend Cafe Monte to anyone, any day!

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RL
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The salmon special was excellent and my wife's pork chop was delicious. Also enjoyed the sausage and mushroom soup. Service was excellent. We love the place!

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B
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy the great food and service at this restaurant.

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M
Charlotte
28 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I treated my friend to a birthday brunch.....I have eaten at Cafe Monte 5 times in the last six months....

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FT
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was good. Definitely make reservations if going for brunch.

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 1

Service was slow but they were very busy. We were seated beside a large group having a baby shower and the group stood frequently and hovered over our table most of our meal. My daughter found something hard in her chicken and mushroom crepe and couldn't finish it. They did take her meal off our ticket though.

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K
37 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food served in a Parisian-style bistro. Nice wine selection. Attentive waiters.

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy eating here and having Sean wait on us!

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KF
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at cafe monte. The beef Wellington was superb and the NY strip was one of the best steaks my husband had tasted in a long time. We will definitely be going back.

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Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always!!

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F
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service! One of my favorite restaurants in Charlotte

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Western NC
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was super sweet and caring! My friend is pregnant and she took extra good care of us and the future little one!

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Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful!

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C
Charlotte
123 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It’s a wonderful venue. It is very noisy @ 6:30 but it’s part of the energy of a Bistro.
Always good but this time the roasted chicken was extremely dry. I normally order the chicken crepe.
Sean is a terrific server. He works under pressure; however, doesn’t miss a detail to assure our enjoyment.
Delicious white burgundy!

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Wilmington
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We love the beef short ribs and the steak. Wish there was more mashed potatoes with the beef. It is just that delicious! Always a great meal with great service.

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AE
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We started with the Short Rib Poutine- absolutely amazing.
It was a Tuesday, so they had 1/2 price bottles of wine. I was a bit confused because you can only order from the bottom half of the list, even though the entire list has by the bottle prices- but there was still plenty to choose from.

My husband had the duck confit and I had the pesto penne with the chicken- both were great, and the portions were very large. I was able to take my pasta for lunch the next day as well.

For dessert we shared the Chocolate Mousse Cake. It was very rich, but definitely delicious.

The service was great as well, although as it got busier (we had an early reservation at 5 before a show), it did take a while, but we were really enjoying ourselves, so we didn’t mind.

All in all, we definitely recommend and will hopefully be back!

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V
Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love everything about Cafe Monte! Food is deliciously prepared and there's something for everyone on the menu. Especially love the mussels & frites....YUMMY!

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N
Charlotte
29 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

One of our favorite brunch spots. We always ask to be seated in Lisa’s section or Paul’s section. They are fabulous servers!

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Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service from server Lisa.

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AA
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Perfect neighborhood night out. Food was enjoyable, room was full and live music was a great plus.

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RR
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an excellent meal in a comfortable environment with an attentive staff. My Favorite in south Charlotte.

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MJ
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Cafe Monte. We thoroughly enjoyed everything. The food is great and reasonably priced. Our server, Matt, is great at his job and very informative. I highly recommend this restaurant and look forward to a return visit.

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Charlotte
31 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first visit to Cafe Monte since moving to the Charlotte area three years ago. Our very first lunch here was six years ago, when it was just my wife and me. This time we invited two of granddaughters and all four of us enjoyed a wonderful Saturday brunch. We almost felt like we were in Paris. The Eggs Benedict were nicely served exactly as we wished, even when that meant asking the kitchen to change from muffins to croissants for one of the dishes. We shall return.

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Charlotte
22 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Always great ambiance and the food choices are diverse.

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Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

All very good

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DM
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Every time we go there we have an excellent experience. Food is always support and service is as well.

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k
Charlotte
58 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Monte never disappoints. Consistently good food and service. While we usually go for breakfast, we went for dinner and it was excellent. We had the salmon and the swordfish, and shared a spinach salad. Paul is usually our server for breakfast but he works evenings as well. He is an excellent server. Will definitely go again.

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DM
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best New York strip in town. Paul is a wonderful and attentive server.

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j
Charlotte
177 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorites. Entrees of salmon and short rib sandwich were perfectly done. Very good food at reasonable prices. Efficient, personable service. Just wish their red wines by the glass weren't so warm. We'll be back no matter what the temperature of the wine is. Cafe Monte is the model for a successful restaurant.

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JD
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An exceptional dining experience! The menu is delightful (The beignets are not to be missed!) with a wonderful variety of enticing selections. The service is exceptional. The atmosphere is inviting and alive. Coffee? Desert? They have you covered! Cafe Monte is a place you will return to over time--why wait to get started?

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there, loved everything ! The atmosphere was very French bistro— very happy across the board! We will definitely return

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J
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food. Great for brunch or dinner. I make a point to dine there everytime I am in Charlotte.

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R
Charlotte
46 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Cafe Monte is one of those increasingly rare one off restaurants that are really great. French Bistro fare with great breakfasts, lunch and dinner. The omelettes and crepes are amazing. They have a really thoughtful and well priced wine list and great service. Great place!

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M
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious and delightful. Thanks for a great gathering.

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