Serves meat, vegan options available. This cozy cafe has been around for over 30 years. Has vegan options that are clearly marked on the menu. Mostly vegetarian menu with options to add meat. Homestyle dishes with generous portions. Serves breakfast from 9am-12pm. Open Mon-Sun 11:00am-4:00pm.

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22 Reviews

First Review by raphalla


Points +131

10 Sep 2023

Amazing mac&cheese 😩

Petit restaurant qui est surtout connu pour son ambiance cosy et son grand jardin (il y a même un petit étang!!). Le menu est à moitié vegan. Il y a des soupes, des salades, des sandwichs et des mac & cheese.

La limonade à l'hibiscus (4$) est bonne, l'hibiscus est assez discret.
J'ai commandé les mac & cheese au fauxmage de noix de cajou (10$) et c'était tellement bon ! Je recommande à 100%. Le plat est plutôt petit de prime abord mais je n'avais plus faim après. Ça vient avec des crudités et une veganaise qui est super bonne aussi.
J'ai aussi goûté le CBLT (15$), équivalent du BLT avec du Coco Bacon, le pain est vraiment épais et délicieux. Par contre, même si les légumes (tomates, avocats, salade) sont très bons, ça reste un sandwich assez basique au goût.

Il y a aussi des desserts vegans mais je n'ai pas pu y goûter cette fois-ci.

J'aurais aimé qu'ils proposent plus de plats chauds, mai les sandwichs et les salades, c'est le concept de la maison ! Je pense que j'y retournerai pour reprendre les mac & cheese 🤤

Note : certaines tables extérieures sont vraiment très rapprochées les unes des autres, et le café est souvent plein.

Pros: Délicieuses mac & cheese, Belle table, jardin agréable, Beaucoup d'options vegan pour un restau omnivore

Cons: Tables parfois très rapprochées



Points +42

10 Aug 2023

best sandwich bread in the city

Lots of vegan options and cozy outdoor seating. The Parc Avenue sandwich was delicious. My only minor comment would be that the side salad dressing was bland. Looking forward to trying the chili next time.


Points +42

06 Aug 2023

Ambiance a vibe

Tofu sandwich and mac and cheese are must tries


Points +3410

01 Jun 2023


This place is beautiful! If the weather is nice, I recommend eating outside. They don't have too many vegan options, but their vegan sandwiches are amazing. The BLT with coconut bacon is to die for (ask for vegan mayo!). I just wish they went vegan.

I showed up at noon on a week day, and there was already a small line. Can't imagine how packed it must be during weekends.

Updated from previous review on 2023-06-01


Points +3305

06 Nov 2022

Love the place

I love the place, very alternative mood. And they are very generous on the quantity!


Points +1503

21 Oct 2022

Sweet place to linger

Nice place for breakfast, lunch or a coffee. Cute, kitschy vibe and friendly staff make you want to linger.


Points +34

01 May 2022

Great Mexican Salad

they have plenty of vegan options from sandwiches, chilli and desserts.

Pros: Chilli is amazing , Great drinks , Beautiful garden

Cons: Bring your own tupperware for takeout


Points +825

15 Jun 2021

Great and cozy

It’s a great place to lunch if you’re going to Mont Royal; cheap (around 10-12 for a huge sandwich and a salad), tasty and great quality!


Points +2808

10 Apr 2021

Lovely place near Mont-Royal

It’s the perfect place to grab a healthy snack after doing sport at Jeanne-Mance park or Mont-Royal as it’s only a few steps away. They have a huge private patio in the back that is really cute. The portions are good and the prices are cheap. I give 3 stars, because it’s really the kind of food that is great, but also not really original and easy to make at home.

Pros: Near Jeanne-Mance park and Mont-Royal, Huge private patio


Points +1758

16 Aug 2020

Magical terrace

Café Santropol is the cutest restaurant ever! Located near Jeanne-Mance Park, it has a magical open-air terrace with fairy lights, eccentric statues, greenery, and a pond. I love the down-to-earth bohemian vibe.

Santropol has a menu page dedicated to vegan & vegetarian sandwiches. I ordered the Parc Avenue sandwich (tempeh marinated in lime, chili, and cilantro, avocado smash, and tomatoes) which came in the thickest, heartiest brown bread I've ever eaten. All sandwiches are served with a small side salad and tangy dressing. Such a satisfying meal on a hot summer evening!

Pros: Beautiful outdoor terrace, Friendly service, Reasonable prices

Cons: There could be more vegan options


Points +167

02 Sep 2019

Cute and tasty

The restaurant is super cute, there is a terrasse in the backyard, nice staff. Sandwich are really tatsy! Vegan cakes for the dessert


Points +2068

28 Aug 2019


Every time I visit Montréal, I try to go to Santropol. I like the coziness and the atmosphere. They have a nice terrace in the back and many choices of delicious sandwiches, vegan or vegetarian.
Their drinks are good too!

Pros: Atmosphere, Open all week, Homemade bread for great sandwichs


Points +84

08 Jul 2019


Their lox sandwich is to die for. I also love the one with avocado and tempeh in it. The terasse us also super beautiful.


Points +1197

25 Jun 2019

Go for the overall experience

Cafe Santropol is a mostly vegetarian restaurant that has both vegan and meat options. It's great for a group of friends with mixed eating requirements. I ordered the garden salad with tofu, tempeh and cashew cream cheese. The tofu is marinated in a peanut sauce and was very good. The tempeh was also flavorful and delicious. My meat-eating partner was impressed by his chicken salad sandwich, which comes with 1 inch thick bread. My 20 year-old son enjoyed his chicken salad. My step son said the chocolate shake he ordered for dessert was one of the best he's had. My vegan cheese cake was good, but not as tasty as I had anticipated and a bit cold and hard, as if they had just removed it from the freezer.

Pros: Great food options for everyone, Great food, Wonderful atmosphere - the back porch is beautiful

Cons: Vegan cheese cake not up to par


Points +54

14 Jun 2019

Their sandwiches are mind blowing

These guys have about a 40% vegan menu. Some of their sandwiches, such as CBLT (coconut bacon - lettuce - tomatoes) are outstanding.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Beautiful patio


Points +359

20 Sep 2018

cute and cozy for lunch

Sandwiches are filling and yummy. Most of them have a vegan or veggie option so you can bring your omni friends that are too afraid to eat vegan.

Pros: fair price , nice patio and decors, options for vegans and vegetarians

Cons: not easy to park , desserts are pricey


Points +78

11 Apr 2018


I came for coffee and dessert. The coffee was excellent and raw dessert was as well. Good service.


Points +859

01 Oct 2017

Montreal Classic

For me this is a staple place to go in Montreal. I used to live almost around the corner and spent many cold winter evenings here with friends, or sometimes just by myself. It's the type of place that you can eat and hang out for a while to read or work. They bake their own bread for all of the sandwiches, and also roast their own excellent coffee(can be bought in a few supermarkets like the PA and Épicerie Mile End). The soups are usually always really good, as is the chilli. I really like the root sandwich. It's simple, but I think their home-made bread makes the difference. I only wish if they'd make a vegan carrot cake, because I ate way too much of it before I went vegan, but the vegan desserts are also super yummy. In the summer the seating in the back is also really nice.

Pros: Cozy, lots of seating

Cons: We want vegan carrot cake!


Points +268

04 Sep 2017

I love sandwiches!

I absolutely love this place. Vegan options are clearly marked, there's more than one choice, and dessert! Superb coffee, great atmosphere, and fast service.

Pros: options!, fast, good price

Cons: busy, some wobbly tables


Points +70

06 Sep 2016

un endroit sympa

Cadre très agréable pour un verre, dans le jardin ou à l'intérieur. Grand choix de sandwichs vegan, quelques rawcakes que je n'ai pas goûté.


Points +114

10 Aug 2014

Does What It Says On The Tin

Went here to satisfy non veggie parents, were perfectly satisfied. Several vegan options clearly marked on the menu. Friendly staff, nice young atmosphere.

Pros: Clearly Marked Vegan Options, Good To Mix With Non Veggie Friends, Nice Staff

Cons: Simple Food You Could Probably Do Yourself At Home


Points +611

08 Jan 2012

Just sandwich

We went there on a Saturday night at around 6pm. Mainly because it is just a 5-10 minutes drive from Place des Art or 30 minutes walk (around 1.4km). The restaurant was not too busy. There are quite many seats in the restaurant and it has a good home-like atmosphere. The restaurant serve only sandwiches as maincourse. They have 2 soups, one of them is vegan, but both vegetarian. The menu is bilingual in French and English, so as the waiter/ waitress. Vegan/ vegetarian items are clearly marked, basically there are 4-5 choices out from the whole menu. Le grand sandwich with the salad is big. I had sweet root sandwich, it tasted a bit plain though (nut, apple, non-egg mayo, lettuce, carrot). My meat eater friends liked their choices a lot though. The chocolate cheese cake and carrot cake desserts are both fantastic.

Pros: Location, Atmosphere

Cons: Just sandwich

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