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About 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.

Ashley Park Lane Suite 108
Charlotte, NC 28210
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French, American

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

Cross Street:
Allen Tate Building at Phillips Place

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(704) 552-1116

Website:
http://cafemonte.net/

Catering:
Sandwiches, Salades, Quiche, Hot Entrees, Breakfast Pastries and Fruit, Great Coffee, Cheese and Charcuterie, Desserts, Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner

Parking Details:
Plenty of Parking any time of day.

Executive Chef:
Justin Mendenhall

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, High Tea, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Cafe Monte Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (82)
Great for Brunch (81)
Good for a Date (78)
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Neighborhood Gem (77)
Good for Birthdays (64)
Good for Anniversaries (62)
Sunday Lunch (62)
Great for Lunch (61)
Creative Cuisine (60)
Casual (59)
Romantic (56)
Fit for Foodies (53)
Cozy (52)
Authentic (51)
Worth the Drive (45)
Quiet Conversation (40)
Bar Seating (33)
Fun (31)
Notable Wine List (31)
Live Music (29)
Afternoon Coffee (27)
Comfort Food (27)
Business Meals (24)
Good for Groups (24)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
Healthy (15)
Afternoon Tea (15)
People Watching (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (13)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Late-night Find (10)
Seasonal (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Vegan (4)
Scenic View (3)
Tapas (3)
Great Beer (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 3 days ago

As usual, excellent brunch service. Fruit De Mar omelet was excellent, finished off with warn beignets. My wife’s smoked salmon Benedict was prepared just as she ordered, with eggs cooked to perfection. This is a great Saturday or Sunday brunch option.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Cozy, Paleo Friendly
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 3 days ago

One of my favorite Charlotte restaurants...I always take out-of-town friends and/or family there when they visit me...

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 4 days ago

We LOVED the cafe!
On a rainy,almost-snowy evening in town for a wedding we had a cozy early dinner of French Onion soup and short ribs that were delicious!! Loved the atmosphere and we had excellent service!!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fun, Good for a Date, Casual, Quick Bite, Cozy
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 6, 2017

This is our go-to restaurant for casual, but French elegant dinners. Great food, great ambiance and great service.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 5, 2017

We have eaten here numerous times and invited our French friends for their first time. They thoroughly enjoyed the meal and the ambience of a "Parisian Café". Typical French café menu fare and desserts & pastries worth saving room to enjoy! Reasonably priced.

Tags: Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Casual, Authentic
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I have been wanting to go to Cafe Monte for a long time. I absolutely love this place. I had a Lobster and Crab crepe. Becuase of my diet, I asked for the cream on the side and they did not have a problem with it. It was so delicious. My husband had a chicken salad sandwich and he loved it. My husband ordered a Negroni, Gin and Tonic, Mimosa and Bloody Mary, they were all excellent. Service was superb. Overall it is my a neighborhood gem and is definitely in my top 5 in Charlotte, I cannot wait to go back to jazz night.

Tags: Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Cozy
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Superb food, great atmosphere and service. Never disappoints.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I always enjoy dining at this establishment. Our server Fabioula was amazing! She’s very nice.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Happy Hour
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The restaurant was not as busy as I have experienced and imagined it would be on a Sunday morning at 11. That being said there was plenty busy which is why the ladies at the front desk seemed a little frazzled in getting my party a table when we checked in with our reservation.
After receiving our table, our waitress while nice wasn’t the most attentive. Perhaps because she had been given an entire side of the restaurant to manage alone.
All this aside, I’ll definietly be back. The food is awesome here.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea, Casual, Great for Brunch
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We had an enjoyable evening at Cafe' Monte. Our reservation for 4 persons was 6:00 PM. We arrived at 6:00 and were promptly escorted to our table. I chose the sirloin steak, while my wife selected the salmon. We were well attended by our waiter and received our dinners within 10 minutes. The food was very good, although I regret not telling our waiter to advise the chef to hold the salt before we ordered. Both my dinner and my wife's dinner were quite salty to the taste. We normally do not use salt on any of our food, which (I suppose) is why our dinner tasted overly salty to us. It probably would have been fine for anyone who typically salts their food. If you don't, I would suggest telling your waiter/waitress to advise the chef to pass on salting your entrees. Other than that, everyone was satisfied with their dinner selections. We had a pleasant evening together. There was a live band playing near the entrance, but the noise level was fairly low and was not electronically amplified. Nice spot for a cozy dinner. Great atmosphere and excellent service.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Coffee, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Cozy, People Watching, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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food3
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food just OK. Definitely not 4-5 stars.
Asked waiter if roasted artichoke were fresh. Yes he said. NOT! Canned!
No reason to return to this place.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Every time we visit it’s always amazing. Refer friends all the time. I also bring my family and friends basically every week because of the great service and gluten free options.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Fun, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Consistent good food and quality. We Always Enjoy Our Lunch Time Here

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·Dined on November 30, 2017

The visit was very good. We were seated immediately and the hostess was very friendly. The food was prepared very quickly and it came out very well presented. My food was ok, the Parisian omelet was tasty although a little dry and at times flavorless. The other two plates were excellent though. The overall stay was very pleasant.

Tags: Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 28, 2017

One of my favorite places for brunch, lunch and dinner.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Business Meals, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Afternoon Tea
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 27, 2017

As always the food was great. The service was spot-on. I like this restaurant because the wait staff is friendly and efficient ; the food is tasty and hot. I have never had dessert but someday I will order something , but I am always too full.

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Enjoyed it very much!

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

The atmosphere is great something out of a real Parisian cafe. The food, overly buttered and not served in a timely manner left a lot to be desired and the service was on par with a fairly overwhelmed staff

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

I really enjoyed my dining experience. The food was excellent. It was fresh, and came out nice and hot. The staff was friendly. I highly recommend it

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Still one if my family's favorites; love the jazz music; great steak and frites

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Romantic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Always enjoy Cafe Monte! Food is consistently good and the atmosphere is great. Plus...it is very close by!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Romantic, Live Music, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Tea, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Excellent French inspired and Continental cuisine!Seafood Risotto,Mussels ,Crepes, and Desserts are all favorites

Tags: Romantic, Healthy, Fun, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 24, 2017

You were especially busy on Friday so it took a bit longer than usual for us to be waited on.
All of your waiters and waitresses were working very hard. Our waitress continued to make eye contact with us saying that she would be with us shortly. She thanked us profusely for our patience.
We ordered 4 macarons for dessert. When she brought them to us she said- these are on me,
"Thanks so much for your patience and understanding"
Awesome!!!!!!!!!!
It was a great dining experience for us all.
I wish that I could remember our server's name. I was very impressed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Excellent food, excellent service! We really enjoyed our lunch.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Always love Cafe Monte. Excellent food and we hit 1/2 price bottle night on Tuesday. Good friendly service and a nice bustling atmosphere

Tags: Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Vegan
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 21, 2017

We are frequent customers here. Had the chicken clubs one with fries hot from the oil and small caesar salad

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Incredible food! The very best in Charlotte.

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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Consistently delicious meals - polite staff -

Tags: Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We always enjoy Cafe Monte, for just the two of us or with family and friends. The menu has a wide selection; the service is superb and the atmosphere is casual and comfortable. It's our favorite place.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Always a popular place on sundays. Menu is original, service is great, food is delicious.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Went back to Cafe' Monte for a Sunday Brunch. Never disappoints. The food and service are always great. This is one of our favorites for Brunch and we continue to return as frequently as possible.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fun, Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Same ol' , same ol'. As usual, great food, great service, at a reasonable price. My favorite in Charlotte.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 18, 2017

This restaurant never disappoints. Food was well prepared and tasty , some thing for everyone!!
The hostess was warm and friendly, Our server was terrific and food knowledgeable , the manager was gracious and professional. These ladies were all great!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Cozy, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Fun, Bar Seating, Spicy, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food was excellent. Only problem was the $18 salad with very little on it. A larger, more ingredient salad would have been good.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 18, 2017

This is her favorite place, so for her birthday it was the only choice and it was great. Every time we have been here it has been great and the specials are always perfect.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 17, 2017

One of my favorite places. Great food. Great value.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Excellent dinner as always and service impeccable! We had duck and crab cakes - awesome!

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 13, 2017

You have to be kidding! We went there to find the restaurant closed for a private wedding. They said that they told you to block out the date.

Then you send me a no show notification. Then you send me another email saying that you would talk to the restaurant about communications.

I traveled to the restaurant and was shut out. I wasted my time and then had to scramble to find a place to eat on a busy Saturday night.

I think you should compensate me for my misfortune that is attributed to your mistakes.

Bill Onaitis

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Samon and also the trout wade very good lunches. Service very good. Very busy, very crowded.

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 10, 2017

It was awesome!

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