Holts Café Vancouver

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71 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary Canadian
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.
What 71 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.4
Service
4.4
Ambience
3.9
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scadagawd
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Went in for Father's day brunch and it was a fantastic experience. Staff was friendly and food was good. Definitely recommend for special occasions.

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OliviaA
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service and food was exceptional! I ordered the Duck confit brunch menu item with the fried egg and it was perfect! I loved it! I also got a mimosa and loved it as well. Very well done and would definitely come back.

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SSTT
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The restaurant was great. grateful to have a nice place to sit and talk during this time. however, 2 out of my 5 reservation didn't show up and we did not all order meals. so next time, I will have to bring guests that will spend money on the food, tip enough and get rid of ones that don't show up.

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Kath
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience4

While I realize afternoon tea is never a huge meal per se, I have never been for afternoon tea where there was not one fingerling sandwich. While the savouries were delicious, they were simply minuscule to the point of embarrassing, and definitely not good value for money. There are far better places in town with comparable or cheaper prices that do not compromise on quality or quantity. On a good note, the pasties were very good and plentiful, and the service was equally as good. However, I will not return, nor will I recommend it to others as the savouries are generally the highlight for me, and it was a big disappointment.

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vipEwenF
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We had an enjoyable lunch with our son and daughter in law. I had the crispy chicken sandwich, Debi had a very generous chef salad, Jeff had a hamburger and Yvette had the daily fish plate. We all enjoyed our meals. Service was excellent. We had trouble accessing the parking because of all the construction in downtown Vancouver. Best to leave 15 minutes early if you are driving to Holt's.

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luv2eat
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very modern decor, staff was very attentive and professional. I had the Miso Sablefish and it was very moist and delicious.

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OliviaA
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Holt’s Cafe was a wonderful experience. The staff were wonderful and the food was delicious! Going there for brunch was fantastic!

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Yumi
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everyone there’s very nice. My daughter and I had a great time there for lunch 👍👍

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IsabelleW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

They brought the apetizers at the same time as the main course, so desapointing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
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!

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TLight
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Nice place, good service, enjoyable high tea. Not the best in downtown Vancouver but definitely worth to visit

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Was a little too cold by the window

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vipmy2cents
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience4

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Excellent service! Great interior design.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience5

Slow and food was just ok

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vipbarbara
Vancouver
30 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service

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scadagawd
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely place!

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LindaJ
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
vipKarinnaJ
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

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DaveG
Vancouver
25 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).

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OpenTable Diner
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”.

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jess
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.

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vipAdaF
Vancouver
33 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.

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shortstack
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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donr
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

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AnitaS
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.

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Tara
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We tried afternoon tea and we will not go back!

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vipJoannaW
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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Took my great aunt for lunch

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KatherineM
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
vipTaniaB
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Food was ok

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

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vipEwenF
Toronto
14 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.

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monlapon
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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The manager gave good service and was very friendly

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vipDeepCove
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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!

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

Holts Café Vancouver is rated 4.3 stars by 71 OpenTable diners.

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