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Santropol Cafe

#191 of 4,570 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Parc du Mont-Royal
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3990 rue St-Urbain, Montreal, Quebec H2W 1T7, Canada
+1 514-842-3110
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11:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Montreal, Canada
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63 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

A long walk in Montreal and we came near this garden. We took a look inside: people talking nicely, eating and drinking coffees and chai. Santropol we read on a pamphlet. Hm, shall we? Yeah, why not? Nice service, excellent sandwich, creative chai, wonderful garden, laptop free, which was a bonus!

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Thank M_and_FT
ReponseClient, Responsable relations publiques at Santropol Cafe, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you so much for leaving your comments! We would be glad to have you again soon. Have a wonderful day! More 

Mandeville, Louisiana
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Santropol Cafe was a recommendation of a customer who I met in Louisiana. She was a native of Montreal and spoke very highly of this hidden sandwich shop in the University area of Montreal. Four of us went and each tried a different sandwich; none of us left dissatisfied. Huge portions, creative sandwiches, and freshly-baked bread!! We all agreed that... More 

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Thank Jeff R
ReponseClient, Responsable des relations publiques at Santropol Cafe, responded to this review

Hello Jeff, We are so happy to hear your experience was as good as you expected it to be! Thank you for sharing your experience with us. See you again soon! More 

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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Went there a couple of times when visiting Montreal during the last summer break. The place has an outstanding garden where one can enjoy excellent sandwiches and also soups, together with the finest juices. It also sports a cafe inside where just enjoying a coffee while reading a good book is really a very pleasant way to spend one's time... More 

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Thank Andre M
ReponseClient, Responsable des relations publiques at Santropol Cafe, responded to this review

Hello Andre, Wow, thank you so much for your amazing review! We hope to get your six stars one day! Have a nice one. More 

Longueuil, Quebec, Canada
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89 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

What a lovely place, especially their outdoor garden in the back. The soups and salads are definitely different .. dare to try them! And their coffees? You really must try ..

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Thank AnnieTLC
ReponseClient, Responsable des relations publiques at Santropol Cafe, responded to this review

Hello Annie, It's so nice to hear from you! Thank you for your continued support! See you again soon. More 

Troutville, Virginia
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183 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Lunch at the Santropol Café was our first stop in Montreal. We found a close street parking spot, and headed in. We got a nice table in their courtyard, were greeted by efficient friendly servers, and enjoyed 2 excellent sandwiches with accompanying small salads. Probably the best lunch we had during our entire visit to Montreal and Quebec City.

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Thank LEWIE5
ReponseClient, Responsable des relations publiques at Santropol Cafe, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you so much for your fantastic review! We are so happy to have served you the best lunch you had in Montreal. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Chandler, Arizona
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

My husband and I stopped in here for lunch on our last day in Montreal and we were thrilled with the food. I had a CBLT: coconut bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich and he had the Santropol: blue and cream cheeses with roast beef. Both sandwiches were fresh and delicious. I have never had such a good vegetarian version of... More 

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Thank Kelli Z
ReponseClient, Responsable des relations publiques at Santropol Cafe, responded to this review

Hello Kelli, You are absolutely right, Santropol has something for everyone! Thank you so much for your wonderful review. Come back soon! More 

Dessel, Belgium
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Only the garden is a reason why you should go to café Santropol on a summer evening. And the food is really delicious. Big portions! Friendly personnel.

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1 Thank Leen B
ReponseClient, Responsable des relations publiques at Santropol Cafe, responded to this review

Hello Leen, Thank you so much for your kind words. They mean the world to us! See you again soon. More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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257 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 322 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

I visited this cafe twice during my recent visit to Montreal because it was so good the first time. Fresh, homemade, delicious ingredients. My first visit I tried the Duluth Sandwich with the caramelized onions and apple slices and the cream of tomato soup with fresh dill. It was outstanding, the bread was so fresh! My second visit I tried... More 

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Thank Salsajo
ReponseClient, Responsable des relations publiques at Santropol Cafe, responded to this review

Hello, We are so glad you enjoyed your time at Santropol! We'll be waiting for you on your next visit to Montreal. Have a wonderful day! More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

I can't fully review Santropol's food or drink because a large pit bull (tied up in the doorway) bit my forearm before I was able to order. The owner of said dog had no consideration for the animal nor the patrons who had to either tip-toe around the canine or step over him. After the large pit bull bit me,... More 

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5 Thank Tanya Gwendolyn N
ReponseClient, Responsable des relations publiques at Santropol Cafe, responded to this review

Hello Tanya, We are sorry for this incident, but we both know it took place in the street in front of the restaurant. The dog wasn’t inside the restaurant when it happened and both you and the owner of the dog came to see us afterward to say sorry about the commotion. We don’t understand why you are blaming Santropol... More 

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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

I had the Roast Beef sandwich and apple juice of Quebèc, it was very good. My friend had the Duluth sandwich which although a strange combination was really good too! The atmosphere here was really relaxed. The food and drinks took some time to come but they were quite busy so it is understandable. The menu is not conventional but... More 

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Thank Jamie C
ReponseClient, Public Relations Manager at Santropol Cafe, responded to this review

Hello Jamie, Thank you for this really good review! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our sandwiches and drinks. We will be glad to welcome you again! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
Cafe, Healthy, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:30
Monday
11:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:30
Thursday
11:30 - 22:30
Friday
11:30 - 22:30
Saturday
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3990 rue St-Urbain, Montreal, Quebec H2W 1T7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Parc du Mont-Royal
  • Neighbourhood: Parc du Mont-Royal
  • Phone Number: +1 514-842-3110

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Parc du Mont-Royal

Neighbourhood Profile
Parc du Mont-Royal
Montreal was named for this hilly highland, where the tallest spot in the city overlooks its most extensive parkland. The greenspace of Parc du Mont-Royal is an outdoorsman's dream, with hiking trails and nature walks that cater to every season and level of athlete. In the winter, cross-country skiers, tobogganers, and ice skaters don their equipment by Beaver Lake and its pavilion, while the warmer months bring families and competitors to the pitches of Jeanne-Mance Park for tennis, soccer, football, baseball, volleyball, or a dip in the community pool. A perfect spot for a stroll or a picnic, the forest foliage is dotted with sculpture art and offers views of some of Mont-Royal's oldest edifices, the towering St. Joseph's Oratory and the mausoleums of Notre-Dame-des-Neiges. Home to musical celebrations and twilight snowshoeing alike, visit here to walk, write, rest, think, or just be.
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