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Cafe Monte

4.7
2571 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
Perfect For:
  • Great for Brunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, American
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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
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Phone number
(704) 552-1116
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Justin Mendenhall
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Catering
Sandwiches, Salades, Quiche, Hot Entrees, Breakfast Pastries and Fruit, Great Coffee, Cheese and Charcuterie, Desserts, Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Allen Tate Building at Phillips Place
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Parking details
Plenty of Parking any time of day.
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
What 2571 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
value
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Eggs were cool, but that in my only complaint. That has never happened before. I’ve been many times for brunch
Love the place.

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Sunday brunch outside. Food was very good but Luke warm.
Even my cappuccino. If you can't get the food out hot to those sitting outside you should not have outside tables. Smoked salmon was excellent. Beignets more like a homemade donut but good. Will go back. Nice atmosphere for a.sunday brunch.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

One of our favorite waiters is Paul! We love dining for breakfast - never a disappointment!

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

The service was excellent. Seating was comfortable and conducive to conversation. The bread, soup, and beverages were outstanding. The only minor shortcomings were that both the trout and the salmon dishes were overly salty, and the carrots that accompanied the salmon were too hard to easily cut.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Everything was excellent.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Café Monte has always made for a great evening. The blackened swordfish has always been a "go for" dish and has always been great. Caesar salad is the best in Charlotte.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Family all went to dinner at Cafe Monte. They had something for everyone. Great service, not loud and food was very tasty.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

I have dined here many times with groups and just the two of us. I have never been disappointed with my meals or the service. It is always an enjoyable experience whether I order my favorites or try something new.
This is one of my "go-to" restaurants.

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1.0Dined 4 days ago

Our food was terrible, my pork was sweet (so were my mash potatoes and Brussels sprouts) so was my friend’s duck. I had two bites and left it, waitress didn’t ask me if I had liked my food or if there was anything wrong with it. She was very forgetful and couldn’t split our bills. Very disappointed, I am not coming back.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Always a great French dining experience. Like a neighborhood cafe with authentic band and good food and service.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great restaurant with a unique and fun menu. Great for all occasions

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Delicious!

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Fun place for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner. I particularly like going with one other person. Interesting menu with lots of fun choices. We selected a moderately priced French Chenin Blanc wine and it was excellent! The Mussels were only so so but the fries were great. We shared everything including the "Fruit de Mer" omelet which was excellent. We each started with a cup of French Onion Soup which was good. (Not the best I have ever had but good enough). Will go here bi- monthly!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Just got back from Paris and we loved Cafe Monte's food every bit as much, if not more, that what we experienced there. Always delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

great food
service (ms)was terrific
willl def come back

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

This restaurant provides outstanding meals and service.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Always wonderful! My friends and I enjoy many evenings at Cafe Monte-never disappointing!

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants. The chicken and mushroom crepes are GREAT!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

This is at the top of my list for dining in Charlotte. The food and service are amazing. We like to share & the special touch of dividing our portions for us gives you your own beautiful plated dish. You won’t be disappointed. ❣️

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Lunch with friends was a delight with good food, good wine, and good, friendly service.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Six weeks later and every bit as good. Based on our waiter's (Sean) recommendation. I had the special which happened to be lasagna. This may seem strange in a French restaurant but it was excellent. My wife had the chicken and mushroom crepe again and it was every bit as good as she remembered. We shared the tuxedo cake for desert and loved it. And should I mention that on Tuesdays and Thursdays they have half price bottles of wine?

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

As usual, Excellent Food & Service ... and half price bottles of wine on Tuesdays and Thursdays!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Our favorite place for mussels and frite. Always great service and delicious food.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Great restaurant! Enjoyed the food. It was delicious! Service was great. Glad I stopped by on my trip.

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Butternut Squash Gnocchi was gummy in texture and had no flavor. Ravioli was delicious. Service was ok, they needed more servers.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Cafe Monte is one of our favorite restaurants.
Our server, Lisa, provided excellent service. It really made for a very pleasant dining experience. She was pleasant, polite, made suggestions. She did not miss a beat while servicing several tables as well.
Our food was delicious. I had the salmon special cooked to perfection and my husband had the mussels special. The tuxedo cake for dessert was scrumptious.
We have always enjoyed dining at Cafe Monte.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Be sure to make your reservations early as this vibrant eatery is often busy. The distinctive French Cafe ambience can easily make the diner forget that they are in fact in a SC strip mall and is by far this restaurant's most charming asset. The food was good, though not extraordinary. The salad and desserts seemed unusually tasty, but the vegetables had a unique ubiquitous flavoring that I did not personally favor and the meat was somewhat tough.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We’ve eaten here several times before, but I don’t remember the food being memorable. This time, that was not the case. There were so many good salads to choose from, it was difficult to decide. I chose the kale salad with apples, bacon, goat cheese and dried cranberries, with a champagne vinaigrette. It was delicious. For my entree, I had the swordfish with sautéed spinach and tomatoes and roasted potatoes. It was fabulous. My husband and the French tomato soup and seafood linguine which he loved. And the bread...we had two loaves, I’m embarrassed to say. Our waitress was great. She waited to put our entree order in so we could relax and enjoy our salads. I can’t wait to go back.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We took another couple to the Cafe for the ambiance and great food. The Beef Wellington and the Salmon were outstanding!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Always wonderful! A great place to get together with friends.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The crêpes were delicious: full of flavor, but not too heavy. One of our favorite spots for lunch in Charlotte!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Always great food and experience

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

we are fans and frequent customers at Cafe Monte. We came for breakfast as follow up to last month's breakfast experience. I had the Belgian Waffle with fruit compote and maple syrup and side of thick bacon. My wife had the chicken bacon club sandwich on grain bread with fruit. All was fine but I would say that the waffle was room temp and last month I believe was served warm. The fruit compote topping was warm but the syrup was cold so maybe missed the mark slightly. Club sandwich was perfect and they use a good bacon, maybe applewood, good flavor

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Always a treat! thanks Sean for a great dinner!!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

We went to Cafe Monte to take advantage of the Wednesday night bouillabaisse special. It was excellent. The broth was very well done, rich and just a hint of spice. The shellfish portions were generous and the fish was excellent. Calamari was also in the soup. A tiny quibble, the mussels were really small. I would still order this again and look forward to regular visits on Wednesday.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

After shopping at the South Park Mall this was a great find to relax and enjoy a delicious meal. So if I close my eyes it felt like we were at a cute parisian cafe.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

As always, Cafe Monte was exquisite. The wine list is flawless, and the service is impeccable. Food allergies are handled both sensitively and quickly. Honestly, I cannot recommend them any higher.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter brunch

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Café Monte is consistently great. Friendly & helpful associates.
Food is creatively presented and excellent. Perfect restaurant to take guests.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The food was perfect

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