Colette Grand Cafe at Holt Renfrew Vancouver

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CAN$30 and under
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French

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Afternoon Coffee
Colette Grand Cafe celebrates the essence of French style. At Colette, the ingredients are treated with integrity and care to bring you a culinary experience you will cherish.
The menu reflects these values, taking a modern approach to traditional French cuisine, with simple, exquisite flavours and complemented with a Mediterranean flair. Guests enjoy an elevated culinary experience in a chic, elegant environment.
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4.2
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4.2
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4.3
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OT
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Made a reservation but told there was now a special event so dining room closed !! Sat in the stark foyer . Had the short rib which was dry like old leather , sablefish was gray!! Never again . Too bad as it was a girlfriends birthday treat. Go to Nordstrom’s Instead!

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Was a little too cold by the window

m
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience4

Service substandard. Tuna sandwich was pretty horrible but fries were good.

OT
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Excellent service! Great interior design.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience5

Slow and food was just ok

b
Vancouver
26 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food! Best Fries and amazing tea service and brunch. A hidden gem within Holt Renfrew

OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service

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S
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Very enjoyable meal. Chef took time in preparing a masterpiece brunch. Waitress was friendly and pleasant. Overall a good experience.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely place!

LJ
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant is a hidden gem. Beautiful food in an inviting atomosphere. A very special place.

KJ
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

I always enjoy my lunch meetings at Colette. The ambience is lovely and the service is seamless. Colette is my 'go to' restaurant for business meetings. Thank you

DG
Vancouver
24 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Nice choice for Afternoon tea! We decided to go with the Qeelin-style afternoon tea, which includes a larger assortment of teas and more savoury and sweet food.

The tea was great, the food was very tasty, though on the Qeelin setting (a large acrylic gourd), everything needed to be stuck-down with icing to prevent it falling off during transport. Think this aspect could be improved a bit.

Would go again, but probably would only order the traditional afternoon tea set.

Bit of a challenge to find, it's on the "Upper-2" level in the back. There's also a second set of signage near the exit stairs and washrooms which confused us a bit. Parking at Pacific Centre can be very challenging during weekends and holidays, so plan ahead for your reservation (we just barely made it).

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

The service was excellent, but a bit too attentive - four different servers came by to ask “how are the first few bites”.

j
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience5

manager was rude and hostile. they messed up our booking for high tea so we had to try out their brunch instead and it was not even good. would not recommend.

AF
Vancouver
31 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We were originally going to another place for lunch but there was a 2 hours wait, so we switched gear and came to Colette Grand Cafe, and we're glad we did.
Colette is a bit hidden, located near the Louis Vuitton store at Holt Renfrew, so if you're looking for it, just look for the LV store located on the 2nd floor. Since it's kind of hidden, it wasn't so busy and you can actually relax and enjoy your brunch. The food was quite good, will come back to try their hightea next time.

s
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It's a lovely cafe that's great for brunch or tea if you are downtown. It's tucked away in a corner of the store so it doesn't feel like it's in a retail location. They open at 10 am on weekends but had nobody at the door to acknowledge your arrival for a good five minutes. You just stood in an empty restaurant by yourself. Once seated, the service was good and attentive. The price points are a little higher than your standard local brunch places, but it was quality food.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

It was a Birthday event. We loved the ambiance of the room, the food and our delightful server.

d
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Coffee was not hot .
Suggest they remove fried food from the menus as the place is upscale so the food should reflect the ambiance and image Hokt wishes to establish

AS
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Our table was ready when we arrived. Staff very friendly and prompt. The food was beautifully presented and the delicious. As it was my birthday they present us with a small 2 bite dessert plate which was a lovely touch to complete our meal. My guest's coffee cup was topped up without having to ask. Brunch all day on Saturday which is a bonus for lots of people. This is my second visit and will go again.

T
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience2

Food was fantastic - service was poor with a large amount of time left without being attended to after seating and little attention given during the meal.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We tried afternoon tea and we will not go back!

JW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Came here with the intention of having afternoon tea. However, due to miscommunication, we could not enjoy the afternoon tea here. Instead, we were offered brunch and to our surprise, the food was delicious. A special thank you to Andy and his team of servers. Service was top-notch! We will definitely be back to try their afternoon tea.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Took my great aunt for lunch

KM
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a delight to finally get to Colette! From the beautiful and elegant decor to the warm and efficient service, from the cozy seating to the spectacular food, this might be my new favourite restaurant! To find a restaurant in Vancouver where one can actually enjoy a quiet conversation is a dream come true. And to find a restaurant that does not have a single TV is something of a miracle these days.
Thank you for a wonderful experience - this was a lovely bit of warmth in a very difficult week.

TB
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Food was ok

Couple of us had the crab cakes and we felt that they lacked flavour

EF
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We met at this restaurant to have lunch and to celebrate my son's birthday. The service was absolutely outstanding. The food was excellent. We had a comfortable table with lots of space. The restaurant was full but we felt like we were having a private lunch. We will all be returning to this restaurant in Vancouver and to its counterparts in Toronto and elsewhere.

m
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

I was really pleased with the service and ambiance. My friend and I actually made a joke that we wished the servers were our friends because they were so genial! The food was visually appealing and very tasty. My only concern was the tea selection, as they were packaged teas rather than loose leaf form/specialized teas. Overall I would definitely come back again - it's greatly priced out, especially including the little gifts from Joe Malone!

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The manager gave good service and was very friendly

DC
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This is a hidden gem at the back of Holt Renfrew. You have to search for it but it is a lovely quiet space for lunch or early dinner. The entrance needs to be better defined - The store should lead you into the Cafe. But even outside you would find the entrance difficult to find. And we know where we are going. They should have a champagne bar and an opening to the outside so that diners can see some action. Well worth checking out.

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Food is decent but menu is somehow limited. Would like to see more items on the menu. Nice environment and ambience. Absolutely nice to have it inside Holt Renfrew as you take breaks from shopping!

JB
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience4

The hostess and our server were both exceedingly good. However, the food was very disappointing. Worse crab cakes I’ve ever had. The hostess brought me another option and treated us to a little dessert. She was wonderful but the food was not!

ST
London
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

Food was well presented but lacking in flavour for the price.

a
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious birthday lunch. So special and elegant considering it’s in holt renfrew. Expensive but totally worth it. Best Eggs Benedict I’ve ever had. Absolutely in love with the fries as well.

b
Vancouver
49 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Tucked away near LV and tiffany.
This cafe has a contemporary vibe to it and the service is excellent.
$35 for afternoon tea is a steal
Food is great
Tea selection can be improved

F
Vancouver
30 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Came here for afternoon tea and it was decent. The two servers were attentive. It would have been a nice touch to explain what everything was when the food was brought out, but we figured it out on our own. The herbs were not fresh and should have been left off the plate as garnish, they looked like they had freezer burn and was wilt.

Upon reading the menu, there were several ingredients missing. There were no avocado nor spiced hazelnuts in the avocado toast, no berries in the tartelettes, and we were left guessing as to the flavour of the one macaron.

Clotted/Devonshire cream is preferred when served with scones for afternoon tea.

t
Vancouver
48 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

quite and cozy place to hang out, foods was really tasty and service was excellent.

K
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and great food! Just needs to have more signs pointing out the location. It's on the 2nd floor of Holt Renfrew Right behind Louis Vuitton

S
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

Food very mediocre. We went for the high tea. The savoury food was too salty and the sweet items were bland. Chic place, great service, and you get Jo Malone gift for high tea.

c
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience3

My friend and I wanted to have our first high tea here as we saw the advertisements of the new afternoon tea with a Jo Malone gift! The food was really great and they were very accommodating. The only thing is that we did not receive the gift at the end and weren’t sure if there was something in the fine print (having to spend a certain amount or what not) but we were too embarrassed to ask for it.

AJ
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Liked the atmosphere, it was very quiet. It is good if you want to have quiet conversations. Good service. Good food.