Restaurant type

  • Coffe Shop,

Cuisine type

  • Canadian,


  • Happy Hour,
  • Restaurant With Terrace,
  • Restaurant With Wifi Internet,
  • Take-out,
  • Group Reservation,
  • Gluten-free,


  • Casual,

Products and Services

  • Coffee Shop,

Languages Spoken

  • French,
  • English,
  • Spanish,
  • Portuguese,
1472, rue Peel, Montréal, QC H3A 1S8
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Opening Hours *Holiday hours

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  • $11 To $25,
  • < $10,

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Meet the owner

Carlos Ferreira is the man behind Ferreira Group, which was founded in 1996 and is recognized in the world of Portuguese cuisine. Before opening Café Vasco da Gama in 2004, he had owned Café Ferreira since 1998. Carlos also owns Taverne F, which has been open since 2010 in the Quartier des spectacles.

Through multiple projects, flavours and Portuguese colours, Carlos wanted to show his culture and country to Montrealers who were new to it. In 1995, he opened a Portuguese embassy downtown. “Café Vasco da Gama started from a concept that is very sought-out today: fast food and quality,” says Carlos.

According to Carlos, many restaurateurs seek to make a living and not necessarily to promote culture and quality. This is not the case for Carlos; he always strives to act as an ambassador of his culture.

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Ratings & Reviews - Cafe Vasco Da Gama

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Bennani W

I do not recommend this place ever ever ever! Worst service ever coming from a manager. The owner/ manager Jorge is very rude- I am shocked by the way he talked to us. A very disrespectful man, who sadly lacks a lot of professionalism towards his clients. A perfect example of a manager that clearly does not get the fact that customer service is EVERYTHING, especially in a big city like Montreal. With so many little cafés around the block, giving people such a bad service will not help

Atmosphere: 1/5
Food: 1/5
Service: 1/5
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Rapide et charmant

Ce petit café du centre ville est un choix excellent pour les gens d'affaires se rendant au bureau. Servent un très bon petit déjeuner, surprenament diversifié pour un café. J'ai commandé le bagel saumon fumé, excellent choix! Ce matin là, mon cappuccino goûtait un peu trop l'eau à mon goût, mais je leur donnerais définitivement une 2e chance!

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 4/5
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