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PRICE RANGE
US$2 - US$12
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Canadian, Cafe, International, Healthy

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Le Plateau Mont-Royal
1.6 km from Saint Laurent Boulevard
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Reviewed December 13, 2021

No idea how they get away with it. Looked it up and cannot do this in Ontario. Fun. The cats are all about. They play, they sleep, the just hang. Food’s good enough, not really the appeal here. Everyone was friendly. Place was fun.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed September 21, 2021 via mobile

This is a really fun place for super fresh food that’s delicious. I just wanted a salad for dinner and so glad I came across this place. The cats are the draw here (8 in total); all friendly, all from local rescues. There’s a profile...of each of them on the tables so you can get an idea of who you’re looking at as they walk by your table or lounge in one of their many spots. The food is super good and very fresh. Salad was great and lemonade was made from actual lemons. Friendly, attentive staff. One of the cats likes to ride the remote controlled skateboard which served as additional dining entertainment. I’m not even that much of a cat person but I loved the place.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed March 8, 2021

The atmosphere is truly "chaleureux" (warm, friendly". The feline staff is purrrrfect, the food is simple but very tasty. You don't go there for a quick bite or a great restaurant, you go there for the entire experience. I highly recommend =)

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed February 19, 2020

Perhaps the menu is a bit pricey but the experience makes it worth it. Dine among adorable felines that allow you to share their space. There are some playful kitties to interact with and the staff were kind and attentive. If you're a cat lover...- this is a must-do while in Montreal.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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clem0688, Propriétaire at Cafe Chat l'Heureux, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2020

Thank you! We appreciate your feedback

Reviewed January 29, 2020 via mobile

I went with my partner and aunts! We were giddy like children because there were lots of gorgeous cats ! The logical common sense rules are posted at the entrance! Most of the cats just do there own thing! The cats in training might try...and get you to break the rules so beware of their loving tactics! The server did a great job of serving and keeping everything fun! Another gentleman worker had time to play with the cats.... it was really fun for us! Food is simple and delicious! Thank you cat cafe you made us happy and we smiled all day afterwards!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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clem0688, Propriétaire at Cafe Chat l'Heureux, responded to this reviewResponded February 3, 2020

Thank you! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience, we are glad you enjoyed your visit. We like to share our passion and our love for cats

Reviewed January 21, 2020

This charming cafe is run by an amazing staff who are more knowledgable about cats than any other persons I have ever met. The cafe itself is homey and comfortable and is home to a wide array of cats. The older ones are full time...residents and the kittens are carefully matched to screened applicants when they are 3 months or older. Meanwhile, you get to sit and enjoy good food and drink while engaging in purr therapy! We spent a chunck of our Sunday morning in Montreal just enjoying these wonderful new friendsMore

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 4, 2020 via mobile

A bunch of friends decided to go there on a Saturday afternoon to grab a coffee/bite and plays some games we brought, while seeing/petting cats. The good: We counted at least 8 cats there. A good healthy menu with vegans plates also available. Clean place....Warm place (which is important as we have to remove our boots/shoes before we come in). Our waitress was friendly. Cats roam around the tables, when not sleeping. We waited for a few minutes before we got a table but really not long. The bad: Bathroom small. Waiting room is also small. Waiting room also smell. Waiting room has boots lying everywhere which makes it very difficult to walk around, and it is cold. Food is pricey. Coffees are small. Some waitresses did not feel as friendly. The cats are just that, and they ignore you, or sleep. If the place is more quiet, then they will be more active. It is a cute little cafe where you can go and live an experience. Food is great but pricey. But they really need to upgrade the waiting room.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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clem0688, Owner at Cafe Chat l'Heureux, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2020

Thank you for sharing your experience, To help us to be better,, please give us more informations: The bathrooms: we have 4 toilets, for a small coffee, it's 4 times more than what is normally done. What number would be acceptable to you? For the...More

Reviewed November 3, 2019

We recently lost our beloved cats & needed some feline companionship. The welcome at this cafe was certainly chaleureux! The cats were kept busy providing calming influences for their guests. The place is very much designed for a cat's taste--places to climb and play, clawed...furntiture (just like home). It was nice to have coffee and a bagel in this cat-centric atmosphere.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 21, 2019

If you're a cat fan stop by here for sure! Leave a bit of extra time to find parking. Enjoyed it very much.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 10, 2019

I'm a dog person who spends most of my time with an off the chart cat person. We visited Chat L'Heureux on our most recent trip to Montreal and found it to be utterly charming and a welcome change from the typical touristy locations. It...wasn't easy to find which probably will prevent it from being overrun and overcrowded in the future. Parking was tricky but we lucked out and found a spot very close to the cafe. The resident cats were sweet and very engaging. It was fun to watch their antics but mostly I enjoyed seeing my BF happily sharing their space. We enjoyed a light lunch at the cafe. The classic grilled cheese sandwich was truly phenomenal as was the tomato olive soup. The side salad was of a generous size with a very flavorful dressing. I thought the prices were quite reasonable especially since a portion benefits the cats. The cafe staff were very friendly and service was prompt. The cats are obviously happy here and so are the patrons many of whom appeared to be regulars. I can see why people are drawn to this unique cafe and its peaceful vibe. I am sure we will visit again when we're back in Montreal.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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clem0688, Propriétaire at Cafe Chat l'Heureux, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2019

Thank you for taking time to share your experience, we are happy to see that you enjoyed your visit!

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Cafe Chat l'Heureux is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5