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Cafe Monte

4.7
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3845 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 au chocolat et croissant. 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. Don't forget to stop in at any time of the day for coffee or cappuccinos. We've recently added a private dining room that sits up to 48 people that can be utilized in many ways to suit your event perfectly! For any information on reserving our private dining room, please email our catering manager at Doni@cafemonte.net and we will begin!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 3845 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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FoodExplorer
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous time! All the dishes were wonderful... swordfish, duck confit, and crepes!!

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VinceS
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food, wine, and service! They were safe, in accordance with covid restrictions, while still giving me a great dinner experience.

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KarenP
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our lunch at Cafe Monte! We started with the Baked Brie which is a favorite of ours and it was so tasty. I had the trout and it was delicious. The chicken and mushroom creole was out of this world. The portions were large enough that we both had leftovers. I highly recommend Cafe Monte!

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vipJackieO
Charlotte
66 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Monte is always delightful and never disappointing. My husband and I enjoyed a great Sunday brunch of my favorite lobster salad, the French Country breakfast, mimosas and Bloody Mary. The portions and pricing are excellent. I have ordered the lobster salad for many years and its only during this Covid crisis that the price has slightly increased but the quality and quantity are just as good. The service is consistently good. Wait staff are as attentive as needed. Everyone wearing masks and gloves and social distancing with the tables. The Cafe Monte club is a good benefit too. The evening meals at Cafe Monte are always special and romantic. I have never been to Paris but I think Cafe Monte really gives ambience of French Cafe in the heart of Charlotte.

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vipDavidA
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Café Monte is hands down our favorite restaurant. The wait staff and kitchen never disappoint, and the wide variety of food offerings, from starters, salads and small plates to complete entrees provides something satisfying for everyone in the group.

Can't wait for our next visit!

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DaleH
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food - always a real pleasure to eat here.

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Katherine
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

I love this place ! It's been 10 since I found this gem, always look forward to my visits.
Although this was the 1st time for my birthday dinner, the waiter was not too observant and attentive,

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vipRichardB
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food is excellent; always reliable. Chicken and mushroom crepes are outstanding!

World's best coconut cake

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vipMoochie
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food is always excellent. A menu that can satisfy any diner.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place so cute!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Glad they practiced social distancing. Food was excellent. Happy to have outdoor chance to eat lunch. Good experience.

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viptishesdishes
Charlotte
27 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Cafe Monte

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LawrenceO
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This a favorite of ours. Everything from reservation, welcoming, wait staff, food, beverages, not being rushed, to check out is soooo well done by everyone. That’s why it’s our favorite place to dine. Five star restaurant, love it. Try it, you’ll like it, REALLY!

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socialtalker
Las Vegas
19 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the food here and the ambience is great. Definitely try a crepe.... and green beans!!

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vipLgo987
Dallas
138 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We have been here for breakfast and for happy hour / appetizers and have enjoyed it each time. We look forward to trying dinner. Their cheese fondue is amazing. If you love cheese, you cannot go wrong with it as a snack. The service is great - the owner has been there every time we visited, and he, as well as the rest of the staff, are very friendly and welcoming.

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Bbrown4027
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whenever I’ve eaten at Cafe Monte my experience has always been great. The ambiance is relaxed and welcoming and the food is always great. I would definitely recommend this place for any meal, brunch, lunch or dinner.

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MarisaP
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu options were amazing! The only problem was deciding what to have. Paul, our server was excellent. He was like a ninja, always there when needed, but not overbearing or there to make conversation. It’s was my friend’s birthday and they brought her two of the most delicious macaroons with a candle. We cannot wait to go back!

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vipCHDH
Charlotte
16 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

This has been one of our “go to” places for years which made the horrible experience last night so disappointing! It started with no soap in the bathroom in the middle of a pandemic and quickly moved to 15minute wait to order drinks. We ordered a very nice bottle of wine to celebrate the reason we were out for dinner yet our server didn’t have time to pour it for us. My husband’s steak was served medium rare, as requested, but it was far more fat than meat. My swordfish was served on a “bed” of a few spinach leaves and 2 tiny pieces of tomato. We were rushed out even with 1/3 of our wine remaining. We have been and will continue to be VERY loyal to our local Charlotte restaurants but for what we paid last night, it was a huge disappointment. We won’t be back for a long time. I hope in the meantime they’ll find a way to balance the current situation with the food and service they used to be so faithful to provide.

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EarlH
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are always the best. We have had lunch and dinner at Cafe Monte many times and never a bad meal and service is superb.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love that they let you create your own breakfast, flexible with options.

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vipSailorladies
Charlotte
40 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding

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AmyM
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for brunch celebrate my teenage daughter’s birthday. Food is always outstanding.

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KL94
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and our server were wonderful! Only thing to really comment on is we were a bit disappointed that we couldn’t do the outdoor seating- we had 4 people and only 2-3 tables outside were for more than 2 people and they were already filled- because of COVID we would have been a little more comfortable outside. However, we did have a nice table not right by other tables but it was where servers and guests were walking right by it constantly as it was between the two table areas inside.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the perfect evening at Cafe Monte celebrating my daughter’s birthday! Our waiter was fabulous and the food was delicious, as always! I would definitely recommend this restaurant...A+++.

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FredF
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great breakfast, the food was great, the service, the music, the mood
Everything was fantastic

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vipPeter
Charlotte
16 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place in Charlotte for an authentic French dining experience!

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Mimimom22
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The place is cute and the service and some of the food was pretty good. The Croque Madame had way too much cheese for my taste and not enough Bechamel sauce, it wasn’t bad, but just felt like I was eating a blob of cheese. The Eggs Benedict was good, but was served with a hockey puck shaped fried hash brown potato that was cold and completely unseasoned. By unseasoned, I mean that the potatoes were not even salted. The fruit tart dough was stodgy, the pastry cream was stretchy and there was way too much gelatinous glaze. The beignets and fries were the highlights of our meal.

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vipJohn
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific service from Havier.
Food great, as always.

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FredF
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best breakfast ever
Quality food
Great atmosphere
Great service

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vipBandE
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

You’re doing great with social distancing within the restaurant. Please try to better enforce indoor mask coverings by customers. We noticed that a group of six young people didn’t wear their masks before and after their meal. We’re concerned about the COVID-19. Thanks!

KJ
KayJ
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Music was a little loud.

KB
KeithB
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, varied menu unlike any other I've seen in Charlotte.

The atmosphere is more casual than you'll find at some French restaurants since it is a "cafe", and that's just fine with us.

The bread was right out of the oven and delicious; would have been nice if the butter weren't so hard. We had the duck confit for an appetizer and loved it. I had shrimp risotto and Shen had the artichoke crepe--both perfect. We were very happy with both our desserts: Shen got a triple-chocolate cheesecake and I got the best coconut cake I've ever had. Great wine and martini selection. I didn't get our waitress's name, but she mentioned that she was in her 60s; she could not have been nicer or more attentive.

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Dawn
Charlotte
16 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Monte remains one of the best restaurants in Charlotte. Food is great from an extensive menu; service is outstanding and ambiance is excellent. Sitting outside was a real treat.

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Every time w revisit Café Monte we cane back after a nice lunch, we can recommend Café Monte to everyone we know !

Helge Boer

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vipReneT
Charlotte
26 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the lobster salad and added avocado.. it was delicious!! My friend had the steak Fritte, which she thoroughly enjoyed.
The restaurant was set up to be Covid Friendly, And we even had a great visit from Monte at our table!! We caught up and it was great to be able to dine out and feel safe!!

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jaynorth
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great dinner! I have had their brunch before and since it's a local restaurant, I wanted to continue to "do my part" and frequent more local restaurants than in the past. I have to say, it was absolutely wonderful. My friend ordered the lobster salad and it had a huge helping of lobster, her husband ordered the penne pasta with chicken and he said he almost always gets this and it tasted delish! My partner, under the advice our our friends, say get the short ribs and he did. He LOVED it. He said it was like REALLY REALLY GOOD! I am lactose intolerant (so why am I at a French restaurant?) and ordered the Blackened Swordfish with spinach, roasted potatoes and tomatoes. The chef accommodated my request AND this chef provided me with a VERY TASTY meal. Oftentimes, when you ask to be accommodated for a food allergy, the food is disgusting, no flavor, no herbs, no seasoning. But not this chef! My swordfish, potatoes and spinach were all dairy free and worth every bite! Kudos to the chef and Cafe Monte for being so accommodating AND providing well prepared, flavorful and tasty foods.

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PatriciaV
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visit did not disappoint! The food was delicious, the staff was professional and pleasant. The atmosphere was light and cheery.

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cb27
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

loved it! went for a lunch outing with the team and everything was DELICIOUS! we will for sure be back!

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vipCharlesB
Charleston
22 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every time we go to Charlotte we have dinner at Cafe Monte. Consistent food, professional service bring us back. I had the swordfish and it was cooked perfectly. This time we were with our young granddaughter and she also was very happy with her dinner. They complied with all the distancing and Covid-19 prevention protocols.

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vipjenniferl
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great father’s day brunch!

FAQs

Cafe Monte offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (704) 552-1116.

Cafe Monte is rated 4.7 stars by 3845 OpenTable diners.

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