Holts Café Vancouver

4.5
118 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary Canadian
Per provincial government mandates, proof of vaccination and photo ID will be required for indoor dining at Holts Café Vancouver.

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.

Experiences

  • Afternoon Tea

    CA$55.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Available by reservation only with 24 hour notice. Enjoy a delightful afternoon tea at Holts Café featuring a contemporary take on the classic experience developed by our Chefs.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 118 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.4
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
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JessicaL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience3

If you are looking for a restaurant to celebrate birthday, don’t choose this one. I was being told by the restaurant manager that if we need to cut our own birthday cake in the restaurant they will charge us $5 dollar PER SLICE. I was so disappointed that, and the way the manager told us is very impolite. Of course, we didn’t choose to cut the cake here. Usually, most of the restaurant even offer birthday treats. But this one not even saying a word of Happy Birthday… the customer service is really bad.
Also, if you are very hungry don’t come to this one either… they are really slow. We waited for almost half hour, the food finally came.
It was a really terrible dine in experience. I would definitely not recommend ppl come here.

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vipDaphne817
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Good is over cooked, English muffins were served code, fries were saggy , service was slow , very disappointed

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Sahar
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience

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Bijoux
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Food was good and room was comfortable . We would definitely come back.

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EnneElle
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service plus fantastic food equals an amazing time!

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PaulM
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything from the service to the food was amazing! We were going out for the first time in over a year, And we were very impressed with the atmosphere, and it was very quiet and easy for us to talk even though the restaurant was full. We had a wonderful time and are going to book another dinner there over the Christmas holidays! Thank you

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LisaG
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Food was mediocre. The steak was really tough and some portions could not be swallowed. The salmon was just OK with a little potatoes around it. Could’ve used some lemon or citrus to live in it up.

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DianaP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

The café food has gone downhill, it use to have more French flavours/plates to offer. My side salad had wilted mushy leaves in the pre-bought mix and my mushrooms on toast was barely warm. Although our server was polite she rushed us to order and kept coming to our table every 10 minutes, she wouldn't leave us alone, even after telling her we were in no rush . I reserved 4 days ahead and requested a banquette table and was ignored. It use to be my favourite hidden quiet cafè to introduce friends to but alas no more.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place. Best secret spot downtown!

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vipscadagawd
Vancouver
35 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

We were there for lunch and found out they only serve from their brunch menu but not from their lunch menu. My wife was a little disappointed as we ordered from their lunch menu before. That said, lunch was good and the service adequate. Would be nicer if the room was a little brighter as it feels a little claustrophobic.

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vipColleenD
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed a pleasant lunch at Holts cafe after shopping. It’s a quiet little oasis with great food. Recommend.

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vipmaryv
Chicago
67 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely lunch! Thank you

JC
JCTCIII
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

Food was delicious, however, the server did not know what Sauvignon Blanc was (and there were only three different varietals of white wine.) 🤷‍♀️

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Sabrina
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

Worst experience that I ever had in Vancouver.

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DeDe
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Lovely courteous staff. Great brunch, convenient stop while shopping at Pacific Center

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Kaneblacque
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If you you're looking for the best eggs benny in Vancouver, look no further!

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vipLuncher
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was great as usual -- wonderful salad with salmon -- and a great server.

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vipCatG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

Paper napkins!!! And super cheap ones. Service was fine; food was good. Slow to bring bill even though caught several servers’ eyes. I would return but perhaps much later post COVID

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vipscadagawd
Vancouver
35 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Service and food was excellent. Waitresses were very attentive and friendly. Great place for a special occasion.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience4

Nothing too special food quality sub par for brunch! Asked for medium
Poached eggs and were so cooked that the yolk was rock hard

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vipJulieM
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience4

The menu is really terrible and the food not at all good. The portions for something like avocado on toast was ridiculous at any price but for $18 at least give more than a teaspoon of avocado.
Won’t be rushing back any time soon

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vipmaryv
Chicago
67 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Never got to our table! Hostess gave away the last table, (ours) to walk-ins who were in line right in front of us.
Then she claimed it was a mis understanding and that we would have to wait until one of the occupied tables finished their meal and paid their bill. So they don’t respect the reservation system and give priority to staff at Holts who walk in for lunch. Won’t go back.

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Foodie
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Not much food options on the menu probably due to re-opening of indoor dinning. More choices for mocktails and cocktails would be great.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Everyone had a really good time. Service was amazing, food was good and ambiance was peaceful

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cocolovefood
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We ordered 3 dishes and they were all delicious. Nice and quiet environment.

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vipluv2eat
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service, staff were very attentive. Food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

Food was great with fairly large portion, but social distancing between other table was uncomfortably too narrow.

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vipcathrinem
Vancouver
30 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Food can be a little bit more fancy. Soup was a little cold at serving. Otherwise Service was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a great place to eat, very polite, fast service and over all a great experience

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ArashG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

This place was just “ok”. Not worth going for a 2nd time.

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Divinedining1
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely service, friendly staff, great food, thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another excellent dining experience at the Holts Cafe. The food is aways great. Both our meals were cooked perfectly. Jessa, our server, was outstanding. She engaged in casual conversation, but was very attentive, and professional.

The dining room was busy throughout the whole time there, but the spacing in between the tables were sufficient, and the noise level was low enough that we could have a conversation.

I would definitely recommend and look forward to going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always nice and fancy place to get lunch !

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Divinedining1
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service..great food..will definitely dine here again!

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OliviaA
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is so delicious! We got so many options and they were amazing! I will definitely keep coming back! The staff are all so friendly, and attentive!

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RamonaM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Great food, service was average. Overpriced. .......

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vipchristinem
Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall3Food2Service1Ambience4

The food was mediocre at best. The server brought food to the table before our drinks. We had to ask for them and they still took another 5 minutes. We were having wine so this didn’t seem reasonable. They also called me 30 mins into my meal and asked if I was still coming yet the host took my name when we checked in. I’m not sure I’ll be back

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StuartR
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Good service. Quiet and elegant. One of the downtown core's best kept secrets.

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vipCherylandGord
Vancouver
43 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The service was very good and the crispy chicken sandwich was perfect. good Covid protocols and tables spaced nicely

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Kate
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

It is great atmosphere at Holt cafe. Service is top notch.

FAQs

Holts Café Vancouver offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 678-0316.

Holts Café Vancouver is rated 4.5 stars by 118 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.