Holts Café Yorkdale

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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary Canadian

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Afternoon Tea
Holts Café celebrates Canadian cuisine with a European influence. Our vision for the restaurants and their dishes is focused on sustainability, quality-driven ingredients, locality, and seasonality.

The menus pay homage to Holts Café classics and staples with a warm, inviting, fresh, and simplistic approach. Service times include brunch and lunch at all cafés, as well as afternoon tea and an expanded evening dinner service at select locations—all in a refined, contemporary environment.

Please note that we will not be serving Afternoon Tea for the duration of Winterlicious, from January 31 to February 13 2020.

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4.2based on recent ratings
4.1
Food
4.1
Service
4.1
Ambience
3.9
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74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AB
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4Food5Service1Ambience4

The hostess was rude and rolled her eyes when we asked to be seated away from the entry. Our server was great, as was the food and the ambiance.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious, and the service was great.

C
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food and service both were delightful. Would return. Thanks.

D
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Chic little spot to grab brunch in the mall. Prices are a bit higher than your typical breakfast spot but still reasonable. We went right at open on Sunday so the noise level wasn't loud. I did find it odd that they sat every new table directly beside one another when the whole other side of the cafe was open. It made for very tight walkways.

I would recommend this to friends, great food, excellent service, great atmosphere!

Q
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience3

No staff on busy day. Felt sorry for the 1 waitresses serving the entire restaurant on Valentine’s Day by herself.

CM
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

I went there with my boyfriend on the last day of Winterlicious. It seems that they have only one chef working on the meals because the speed was slow. The waiter was really nice. We’ve ordered a steak and a cod with a guacamole on the side. The main course was not good as expected. We liked the guacamole though.

CM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent ambiance, presentation of food, as well as the overall taste and experience!

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Had a great experience with friends. Service was attentive and friendly. The Niçoise salad and seared flank steak were quite delicious!

r
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

I made a reservation for Winterlicious and it was an early valentines dinner for me and my fiance.

Unfortunately they did not allow us to order off the winterlicious menu because of the fact that we arrived after 7:30. My original reservation was at 7:15 however I did call at 7pm to let them know I would be late, closer to 7:40.

Overall, everything was ok, but I don't know if I would return due to the fact that I came here for a set menu and I didn't get that option. Also no one told me until we were seated. Therefore, I was disappointed.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service and delicious brunch menu.

B
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and customer service was excellent.
Only complaint is with the chairs. The backrest is made out of thin leather giving very little back support. If had to roll up my ciat and put it behind my back in order to be comfortable.

D
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service, quiet and good food!

JB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

The vegan pasta and the burger were delicious. The chicken had an unpleasant odour and therefore, I wasnt willing to eat it.

d
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

the service is terrible. we asked the server to top up our cup , and she just missed one lf the cup

s
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Dinner was quite tasty. Good value for what you paid.

KA
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was super tasty and amazing service!!

FM
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent all around. Was a bit loud. Love the corner table.

J
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The food and service were great. The server picked up on what was going on at the table and went above and beyond at the time of dessert. Hbd to someone at the table. Another person was asking about the meat option and the server took it upon themselves to bring it to the table so everyone can snack on. Was very good

M
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Waitress was phenomenal. Reasonably priced, food was delicious. Posh spot for brunch :)

FT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

I like Collete - everybody are so kind over there .thanks

K
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

Service was slow and waiter lacked knowledge. Food was good but portions were very small compared to other high teas I’ve been to

S
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

The server was pleasant until she lied to us that her shift ended to get us out of there. Made us pay and then she kept working and serving new tables. Other than that, was a great experience!

OT
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovey way to celebrate my husband becoming a Canadian citizen. The food was so fresh and flavourful. The drinks perfectly made and the service was great

j
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and ambience. Service was excellent as well.

SM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Terrible choice of brunch menu options, server was inattentive and disappeared after a while. Ambiance was dull to say the least snd there was nothing ‘Grand’ about this cafe! Total waste of time and money! Won’t be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Quite, enjoyable food

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TT
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Booked afternoon tea for some family time. The food was very good and a nice assortment- we particularly loved the jam and the truffle oil on the egg salad (delicious!). A good assortment of teas and the option of champagne. Colette hasn’t made significant changes to the decor of the space but they weren’t needed. The music was on the loud side and didn’t enhance the atmosphere.

T
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience2

Ordered their afternoon tea and totally not worth the price. The food were cold, the server wasn’t familiar with the menu. Will not return.

DD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience2

Very underwhelming. Disappointed that only a small section of the restaurant was open. The room was very dark and there was little atmosphere. Scallops “main” was more of an appetizer. Cookie was overbaked. Very pricey for what you get.

NH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great High Tea service~ Thanks Colette Grand Cafe.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Very pretentious place, service is so fake. Food is subpar. Willnot return.

OT
London
11 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience2

It’s hard to screw up a salad, but they did. Too much dressing.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The experience at Colette grande cafe was simply great, from the server to the food. As my friends and I were meeting for our annual holiday/birthday occasion, we ended up staying till the close of the cafe. However, all the staff were very accommodating and didn’t push us to quickly leave. They were very patient. Thank you to the staff for that, even though I was feeling guilty that we were there to their closing time. I would definitely go back for another visit and recommend this place to others.

OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5Food4Service2Ambience5

Had a very long wait for our food to be served. We ordered the afternoon tea and the server was having a difficult time remembering the names and flavours of each dish. Was a little disappointing see this.

FM
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

Was super disappointed with Colette. Service was very very slow. Waiter did not seem to care how long we were sitting waiting for an order to be placed etc.... Sticky toffee pudding was not a sticky toffee pudding. Making a spice cake and drizzling a little carmel sauce does not make a sticky toffee pudding. Again...disappointed. Mains were also hit and miss. Miss the old Holts cafe.....

OT
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

Our food was great the support staff was pretty good as well but our actual waiter was never to be found and there was hardly anyone in the place so it’s not like he was busy also not overly friendly

C
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice atmosphere, attentive staff and the food was (as usual), delicious. I brought me friend as it was her first time and she definitely will return, as well.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing place

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

We love the dining experience in this mall like setting but the bathrooms this time were awful. The rest was wonderful, maybe a bit pricey for the food but to be expected in Holts.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

2 main things we found disappointing:

1. The Caesar says it has horseradish in it on the menu. It does not. That is the reason we ordered it. They should have taken it off the bill automatically. They did not. We didn’t bother saying anything.

2. We ordered 2 appetizers and a main course to share. Everything came out at the same time. Obviously just trying to turn the table.

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