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Pigeon Café & Bar - McGill, Montréal, QC

Pigeon Café & Bar - McGill

3.9
3.9
53 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Café
Down-to-earth restaurant preparing classic breakfast dishes, light lunches and decadent dinners. Worlds worst coffee available right in the heart of downtown Montreal.

5 à 7 Monday to Friday

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Café, Afternoon Tea, Mediterranean
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Wed 8:00 am–10:00 pm Thu, Fri 8:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 9:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (514) 419-2997
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Sarah Witteveen
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown
  • Cross Street
    Blvd De Maisonneuve Ouest
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Bus 15, Bus 420, Metro McGill 3 minute walk, Metro Bonaventure 12 minute walk.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 53 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Montreal / Quebec

    Great for brunch

  • Montreal

    Great for brunch

53 Reviews
  1. MikaelB

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    J’ai bien aimé mon expérience! J’y suis été avec ma copine. Nous avons tous les deux bien mangé , le saumon fumé était frais, les avocats utilisés étaient excellent . Le latté au matcha était incroyable . L’ambiance, la décoration était top. Le service était rapide , Pas le plus Personnalisé , mais Très bon. J’y retournerai fort probablement

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  2. Charlyne

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was very long, we have to wait more than 30 min for just 2 granola yogurt.

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  3. FionaT

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    love pigeon cafe, always enjoy my meal and look forward to coming back

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  4. EllenM

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We waited well over an hour for our food after ordering and the omelete arrived barely warm.

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  5. SophieM

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food and great service. The drinks and dinner are great, and if you like drinks, you will not be disappointed 👌🏽✨

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  6. CharlesC

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Halloumi portion for the Shakshuka was a lot smaller that usual. Also, service was very slow, once we were offered the bill, it took the waitress 15 minutes to come over with the machine. She was making all her tables pay at the same time.

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  7. Tamara

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    They’re obviously understaffed and they staff has little customer service experience. Not the spot if you’re in a hurry

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  8. MaVe

    Montreal

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The place had a great ambiance. Servers could do better , was a bit kong to wait. Went for lunch and salades were not great. Went for supper and the pasta was a good choice. great music

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  9. Moesha

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it omg. The tomato soup and the green smoothie are to die for

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  10. Genesis

    Montreal

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    bad experience in terms of food and service after a misunderstanding happened.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant is nice but the service was horrible. They need a good manager in there. They ran out of chicken a Saturday evening!

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  12. BiancaM

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious, lively, full of young vibrant people! Recommend for a bumping and loud brunch 😉

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  13. SBZ1

    Montreal

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Pancake was undercooked. Potatoes were raw. sandwich was just way too salty. But one of the best coffee I’ve ever had so I will be back.

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  14. GloriaJ

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The breakfast was good but the French toast was not what I expected, it seemed like it was not finished

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  15. Rasha

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's my go to all the time. Tried almost everything on the menu.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We always go to the Pigeon in Monkland l. But we wanted to give this newly opened branch. It’s a beautiful place. However, they still are not organized yet. We went to eat brunch as a family but my friend’s food arrived very late and it was overly cooked. They did take it out of our bill but it did ruin our brunch experience.

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  17. MartS

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Endroit très sympathique et très joli! Ça vaut le détour.

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  18. GianniF

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Eggs were cold. Sausage was burnt. It took a long time to get our food.

    1 person found this helpful

  19. Mpgravel

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was ok, nothing impressive. Place looks nice and good coffee

    1 person found this helpful

  20. MelindaG

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Absolutely amazing food! But service is way too slow for a downtown/business district location and ventilation must be adjusted - you will smell like food for the rest of the day which is not ideal for a business lunch. Will go back again but for a very early or very late lunch.

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  21. GenevieveP

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    2nd time at Pigeon. Food was great but not hot. My omelet was good bit bland no salt or pepper. Got a piece of cheesecake to go and it was $11.00 👀!!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great cafe with great food.Staff was friendly and professional.The only thing is I don’t like the music was so loud we couldn’t hear each other.But everything was good.Thank you

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and the ambiance was great ! But very poor service. We were sitting for 20 minutes and we had to ask if we have a server before someone came to take our order … without getting to much in details, the service is berry poor overall.

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  24. RitaD

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful setting. Delicious, generous portions while quite affordable. Wait staff was friendly and polite but they need a touch more experience. It will come with time and patience. Don't let it stop you from going, just not if you're in a hurry.

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  25. GenevieveP

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was amazing! We had the Salmon avocado toast with poached eggs and hollandaise sauce on top. Presentation and quality of ingredients 4 stars but eggs were cold and overall taste fresh but bland. I recommend having a bagel with salmon or basic avocado, toast. Soup looked delicious. Desserts were amazing.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    45-minute wait to be served food. Food was mediocre.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I really liked the decor and the waiter was v helpful. The poached eggs were missing some salt tho. Overall good.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful and cozy environment. Food was fantastic, staff is on point!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service Great service Great service Great service Great service

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  30. VickiH

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Piegon Cafe! My Smoked Salmon Tower for Two was perfect! Salmon was fresh and the presentation was lovely!

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  31. AshleyJ

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Belle ambiance et le service était impeccable! Les plats sont très remplissants!

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  32. CindyG

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely atmosphere. Great friendly staff. Our meals came quickly. They were excellent helping with my food allergies. Just a bit noisy music - a little too loud to be able to talk to everyone.

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  33. KDAH

    Exclusive

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    It’s too expensive for the quality of food you have got The plates are poor and the service is good but very slow

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  34. ChantalL

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great and so was the service and ambiance. Very nice place. Was there for happy hour, so obviously it was a little loud but not unpleasantly loud. Would definitely go back.

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  35. AliceA

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great service, good food, but the tables are way too close and the place extremely noisy. The tables are so tight and close that our servers knocked our glasses over twice trying to put down and pick up the food. Not the finest experience, but they were doing their best considering the setting! They were very kind and attentive to our needs which was good.

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  36. laraa

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Not impressed, we had a reservation and when we walked in, we were just told to grab a seat, while the rest of our party was told the same, our reservation name wasn’t taken - very disorganized. The food was not at par, the salad in the fattoush was not fresh at all and the Richard Lewis sandwich waw very cold. Pasta salad bland and freezing. Overall the food wasn’t great compared to its saint Laurent location. Wouldn’t recommend.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent atmosphere and vibe. We had freshly squeezed OJ Mimosas that were incredible. The smoked salmon avocado toast was delicious and massive portions. Finished the meal with an amazing Carmel latte and matcha latte. Great service and fast delivery of food. A++++

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  38. Aalliyah

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the entire experience. Food was amazing and the workers are nice. Great atmosphere

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  39. SoundisB

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    very good! would defenetly recommand. We went there to study and enjoy a brunch on the terrasse

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  40. NilaP

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Really nice brunch place to eat in downtown. The food was really good and flavourful I wish the sitting table weren’t too close to each other, it was tight and no privacy. Overall nice place

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FAQs

Pigeon Café & Bar - McGill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (514) 419-2997.

Pigeon Café & Bar - McGill is rated 3.9 stars by 53 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Pigeon Café & Bar - McGill

2000 Av. McGill College, Montréal, QC H3A 3L3

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Blvd De Maisonneuve Ouest
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Wed 8:00 am–10:00 pm Thu, Fri 8:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 9:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Café, Afternoon Tea, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Bus 15, Bus 420, Metro McGill 3 minute walk, Metro Bonaventure 12 minute walk.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Sarah Witteveen
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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  • Terms of Use
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