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Resonance Cafe

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    ( 8 reviews )
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5175a Av du Parc, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H2V4G3

Cafe and concert venue where the food served is vegan; dairy milk is an option for the large selection of coffee and tea. Has free Wi-Fi, live music nightly. Meals range from gluten-free soups to sandwiches (BLT, breakfast sandwich with scrambled tofu) to rice bowls. Everything is made-in-house, including the kimchi. Not wheelchair friendly, as there are five stairs at the door. If you call ahead, you could be let in through the back door which has one stair. Child friendly with a change table and several high chairs. Open Mon-Sun 12:00am-12:00am, Mon-Sun 10:00am-12:00am.

Category: Vegan-friendly, American, Organic, Western, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Bakery, Fusion

Reviews (8)

First Review by amillar

Good food, coffee, and music! - Edit

Such an interesting space. Some evenings there are music performances(hence the cafe name) of various genres(lots of classical and jazz). The food is really delicious and mostly vegan. I really love the avocado bowl and the coffee is really nice. It's also very affordable. Places like these make me so nostalgic for Montreal after having moved away.

Pros: Good food, affordable, live music


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Delicious food and coffee. - Edit

When I lived in Montreal, this was my favorite cafe to eat and work (though it does get very busy, especially on the weekends, so get a table early!). The food is really delicious and so are the coffee drinks. The channa bowl and cashew cheese were two of my favorite things on the menu. The default milk is a homemade coconut almond milk, but they do also (unfortunately) serve dairy milk as well.

Pros: delicious food, good coffee, inexpensive

Cons: sometimes hard to get a table


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Great food, great music - Edit

The cheap and delicious food never disappoints at Café Résonance: BLT, yummy soups, sushi bowls, chili, grilled cheese sandwiches with homemade cashew-based vegan cheese, amazing carrot cakes, nice drinks, alcohol-free ginger beer, great coffee, Caesar salad, etc.

The live music every night is great.

The place is often packed with students, so arrive early to secure a table.

Pros: Good value, Nice vibe, Variety of food

Cons: Sometimes you can't find a free table, OK staff, Toilet cleanliness


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An underrated gem - Edit

I'm visiting Montreal (from Vancouver) for a month, with loads of recommendations from friends on where to eat the best vegan food. Only one person suggested Resonance but it has quickly become my favourite place. Not only is the entire menu vegan and mostly made in-house, everything is delicious, based around whole foods, and less expensive than the other places I've been to. There are decent size portions, and the flavours in all the dishes I've had work together perfectly. There's free wi-fi, great music playing in the day, and free live music every night at 9pm. Highly recommend: the coconut yogurt and granola, it's like healthy dessert; the victoria bowl; the channa bowl; and the tamarind soda.

Pros: Freshly made, delicious vegan food, Comfortable atmosphere , Inexpensive


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Delicious and friendly - Edit

Staff were very friendly and the food was really good. We were here in off-hours, when there was no music and minimal customers, but the place seemed cool, and we enjoyed our meal.

I would go here again.

Pros: Vegan, Friendly


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Great vibe! - Edit

This place is very cool. The layout is stylish, and the food is affordable and delicious. They make great coffees, chai, smoothies, you name it. And their brunch on the weekend is quite tasty...and a better price than some other vegan brunch places. When I went we got yummy tuscan scrambled tofu, toast, and tempeh bacon (for 8$!). Their sandwiches, bowls, and desserts are very good too.

They supposedly have music every night but I only go during the day. It's a great place to read, work, or catch up with friends. They even have a kid's area :)

Pros: Great prices, Nice variety, Beautiful space

Cons: only 1 table outside, Some staff appear grumpy


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Charming Experience - Edit

Was visiting Montreal and came across this place. It is very spacious and has the charm of humble beginnings. Had the chance to meet one of the owners which was great - shared his story about his love of music and vegetarian/vegan food and how the Resonance Cafe came to be. I had the Chiliguacamole (only $8) and thoroughly enjoyed it. Served on wild grain rice, the chili is really tasty and savory. The guacamole on top was fresh and married perfectly with the dish. Had a bit of my sister's "Soup of the Day" which was a vegan clam corn chowder and was hearty and nice - was a bit under-seasoned however a bit of salt did the trick. We then had the Banana Bread ($2.5) which was also vegan and awesome! Didn't have the chance to listen to live music - definitely going to come back to enjoy some good vegan food and music the next time I'm in Montreal. Spacious, charming, affordable and homey.

Pros: charming, hearty food, music vibe


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