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Holts Café Bloor, Toronto, ON

Holts Café Bloor

4.4
4.4
477 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Canadian
Visit holtrenfrew.com/holtscafe to view the menu and call 416-355-2832 to place your order. We look forward to serving you!

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

The menus will 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.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 19 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Canadian
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–5:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (416) 355-2832
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    We offer catering for any private event needs and can accommodate for on- and off-site events. We will work closely with you to create a tailored experience for you and your guests.
  • Private party contact
    Bill Coveyduck: (416) 922-2333 ext. 21819
  • Neighbourhood
    Yorkville
  • Cross Street
    On Bloor between Yonge and Bay
  • Parking Details
    Due to renovations, Valet has moved to the Manulife Centre, 44 Charles Street WestStandard Parking Rates ApplyMaximum Height Clearance of 6’1”
  • Public Transit
    Accessible from both Yonge and Bay stations through the underground concourse path.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Lunar New Year Afternoon Tea

    $78.00 per person

    Jan 27 - Mar 3, 2024
    In honour of the Year of the Dragon, enjoy a lucky sweet and savoury afternoon tea at Holts Café Bloor Street. It’s the perfect way to celebrate! Reservations through Open Table's Experience are required. Available Thursday to Sunday, January 27 - March 3.
    Lunar New Year Afternoon Tea photo

What 477 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto

    Great for brunch

477 Reviews
  1. KBSO

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Not bad and not great. Setting: Pretty decor, beautiful natural light, very comfortable seating. Note: If you have a booth let them coat check because it’s tight with extra things. Beverages: good variety of beautiful teas, coffee, non alcohol, and a range of cocktails for all tastes. Service: Fine. Food: Very fresh, each element incredibly delicious. What’s missed is the details: Hollandaise perfect but overpowers the best crab cake so you can’t taste the copious amount of delicate crab. Martini so sweet hard to drink, better chosen alcohol would achieve same flavour less sugar. Something very hard in the drink that created an audible crack when bit. What was it? Fries very good but all toppings fell to bottom of dish instead of melting in. Orchids in vase, lifeless laying on table. Average coffee misses the mark on matching the setting of luxury boutique mecca.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was warm and knowledgeable and the Lunar New Year Afternoon Tea was an in incredible experience.

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  3. sarkster

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the new layout of restaurant. Cocktails service and food were amazing!

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  4. RuthW

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A go to spot for a lovely ladies lunch Never disappoints

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great accommodation for vegetarians - more than an afterthought!

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  6. Jackson

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food was very good. A great spot for brunch or afternoon tea!

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  7. KhaD

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We decided to try Holt’s Cafe for their Lunar New Year High Tea since it was for a limited time and was pleasantly surprised on how good everything tasted. Our server was very nice but our experience could have been better. We were there for almost 3 hours and they were kind enough to let us be considering there was a 2 hr seating limit. First course was a dumpling and the 3 plates for 3 people was left on the table the whole time. Our waitress didnt clear out the dirty plates. She could be more attentive by coming by and asking if we needed anything more often than she did. The tasty food made up for the service.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved the Lunar New Year set and the additional oolong tea options. Service was wonderful. Looking forward to our next visit.

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  9. HARRYH

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Server and bus staff were simply amazing. Extremely attentive and welcoming. 5/5 The hostesses were the opposite. Rude, unpleasant and friendly is not a word in their vocabulary. 0/5 Food. Scrumptious. 5/5 Preservice team meeting was being held behind an open perforated screen. Could hear every word of them swearing and dropping fbombs so that everyone including my children could hear it. Not very professional. 0/5

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  10. FaizaA

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The high tea was delicious, but the desserts were okay. Not my favourite ones, but great effort.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It was fine, but not fabulous. I was expecting a more elevated experience from the Holt Café. There were fibres in my tea cup and the chopsticks were takeout style wrapped in plastic. Fun menu but spreads were basic and one of the desserts tasted off so none of us finished it.

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  12. KennethW

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food but not good value. Ambience was good too.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional service! The sandwiches and desserts were well crafted and so yummy! Highly recommend for anyone looking for a reasonable brunch option!

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  14. ReKh

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The quality and flavour of the food has declined since the last time we ate brunch there. The quantity if the scrambled with salmon (specifically the eggs) was very little. The french toast was also tiny almost like a side dish rather than a main course. It arrived a bit too toasted (looked almost black or very dark brown). Our server was exceptional. We had her the last time too and she was wonderful. Very personable and detail oriented. I think the kitchen can do better.

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  15. Peace

    Toronto

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious. I had the Steak salad which is my favourite and my nephew had the fried chicken sandwich and sweet potato fries with a great aioli. Service, ambience and attention to detail did not disappoint. Definitely my go to for a weekend lunch.

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  16. RaeAnneS

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was good and the ambiance with the Lunar new year dragon visit was fun and unexpected. I ordered the egg brunch plate; over easy eggs were over cooked and the food was lukewarm. I’ve had much better food from this cafe in the past.

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  17. HelenG

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was exceptional as was the steak frites I ordered. Great meal and break from the ordinary.

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  18. wannaeatwell

    Toronto

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Revisited this restaurant after 4 years, leaving it off my lunchtime list becaue of a really meh experience (poor value and nothing notable on the menu). Happily, the menu has changed in very positive ways, offering significantly more options and some modern and more creative dishes. The portions were perfectly sized, and the dishes we had were well prepared. Not a vegan, but ventured into vegan territory with the "lettuce burger", which delivered a tasty, lean and healthy dish. The service was attentive and well-paced. The missing value of the last visit was redeemed. The room is still lovely and bright -- a perfect venue for social lunches. Glad I returned and will again.

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  19. Deborah

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    The cutlery was raw on the table, no placematts or at least a table cloth, the napkin was folded between the cutlery which is only okay if there is a barrier between the table and the cutlery. The tea water temperature wasn't monitored or regulated based off the type of tea, at the minimum however the water should be between 80-90 degrees,hotter if it is being poured into a cold tea pot, cooler if the tea pot is pre heated. The tea also had a single serving tea bag in the teapot rather than traditional loose leaf 5-8grams or two tea bags. The food was fantastic, excellent execution of a unified service, However the rest of the atmosphere had barely any hint of Chinese new year which if thats the festive theme there should have been more red Decore like a placemat or red napkins. Overall the music was too loud so everyone was screaming/yelling at eachother to have a conversation, so it was impossible to have a proper conversation without being overtakes by your neighbors yelling (since it is open concept it is important that the music is a lower volume and non lyrical variety so as to stop) a classless screaming environment. Also the music wasn't on theme for the event (could have selected some beautiful Chinese music since it was for Chinese new year). Our server was amazing and very sociable and friendly, lovely woman and very kind and great at her job. She was above and beyond. However since all the stage has white shoes they all looked absolutely filthy and stained. If it's part of the uniform the cafe should provide work only shoes for service that don't go outside and are cleaned at least once every month at the minimum.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great luncheon place! Holt’s Café always delivers. Comfy, cozy, relaxed venue with great food. Love the Avacado sandwich - great menu item! Definitively a great go-to for lunch!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was excellent!! Can’t recall her name it began with and “S” and she had pretty silver hair. She was excellent!

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  22. Lucyelastic

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I had booked the Holt’s cafe because of the English Afternoon tea service. I was taking my friend out for her birthday and really wanted an afternoon tea experience. When we got to our table, we noticed that the afternoon tea was not an English afternoon tea, but a modified version for the Lunar New Year with Asian substitutes. We were extremely disappointed and ended up,ordering off the brunch menu. I understand that Holt’s wants to celebrate the Lunar New Year, however, why couldn’t they offer both afternoon tea types? At the very least, let people know about the change before they show up (they have my contact information via Open Table). Also, I expressed my disappointment to our server who just shrugged it off. Anyway, this was an expensive, disappointing birthday present!

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  23. RodN

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    When we initially booked afternoon tea at Holts, 1 month before Jan 20/24 it was noted as being $55 a head. When we arrived the menu stated that the Lunar New Year menu would start Jan 27, 2024 at $78 a head. On being seated the staff informed us they were starting the Lunar New Year menu 1 week early….i.e. Jan 20/24. False or misleading advertising?! Nobody had communicated this to us before our arrival. The “Afternoon Tea” itself was quite uneven in quality….the scones were dry and crusty, the tea was not of the best quality. Some of the items were quite tasty. The cafe was full and staff were busy, the level of noise high making conversation a challenge. The staff were quite good but stretched. Overall I was disappointed, while a different and somewhat interesting experience it did not return value for money. I would not return and would be reluctant to recommend.

    1 person found this helpful

  24. Subiechick

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was so kind and sweet. She went over and beyond, made really great suggestions and was able to answer all our questions. The service was quick and the atmosphere was beautiful and clean. Very happy and will definitely be back.

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  25. cake

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The salads for lunch are great. As is the burger and the fires.

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  26. GiGi

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Great waiter! Nice meal. Perfect for ladies who lunch !

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  27. MadMax

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So this time around I took my niece and her boyfriend and my boyfriend to Holt's for Brunch. It was divine, as always. I had the Smoke Salmon Scrambled Eggs with Truffle Fries it was heaven. We had Stacey as our Server again and she's always phenomenal.

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  28. VanessaA

    Toronto

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere was beautiful. Nice big windows overlooking Bloor. The food was delicious as it always is. The service is A-one as usual !

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  29. Julia

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb service that is rare to experience these days. Little details like taking our coats and not rushing to drop off the bill. Ambience is lovely, went for lunch during the week. The venue was full but not overcrowded. Could easily hear the person across from me.

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  30. DelectablyChic

    Toronto

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The kids’ menu needs to offer a second pasta sauce option. Butter pasta with Parmesan is kind of plain for most kids! Tomato would be great. 😊

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely afternoon tea Service with traditional sandwiches, scones and sweet treats with a nice variety overall. Service was friendly and efficient. Comfortable seating and nice ambiance.

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  32. Lanyi

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came here for the Jo Malone afternoon tea with a friend. Neither of us were able to finish the food. Sandwiches, scones, and pastries were pretty good! Excellent service. We got a gift bag at the end with a sample Jo Malone perfume. I think it's worth to try out especially for special occasions!

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  33. Sophia

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We had a reservation and waited almost half an hour to be seated anyways because tables were not being turned over sufficiently. When we sat down we were told they were out of afternoon teas, which was advertised as being served from 11-5. We got up and left, as the quality of service was not sufficiently appealing to have us stay to have a meal. Reviews online say the tea was largely mediocre anyways, so I guess it saved us the disappointment.

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  34. YoMama

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We started off with the two most popular teas (my fave - Heavenly Cream and Holts Blend, which I was excited to try) being unavailable. As an avid tea drinker myself, I feel that this could have easily been avoided by simply ordering more tea once they noticed the tea was getting low. The sandwiches were too mustard heavy or soggy and the desserts were either not very nice - that chocolate bonbon -or overbaked - the gingerbread cookie. Having had afternoon tea all over the world, including Fortnum & Mason in England, I come in with high expectations. Better luck next time, Holts.

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  35. jodi

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We went for High Tea. Open Table did not ask me to specify upon booking. We arrived to learn that we had were not able to have tea as we had not booked it. When I said there was no option to choose Tea, they said, "yes, sometimes that happens when they are booked". We explained that we would not have come on that day and they were able tosqueeze us in. However, we were disappointed. When one goes for High Tea, there are several expectations - one being a selection of teas. In black tea selection options, Holts offer four options and two were not available - replaced by florals. Also several of the sandwiches were on stale bread. Very disappointing,

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Small portions Chicken cutlet was raw and had to be sent back Which arrived after my wife’s long after the other entrée

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  37. Coralie

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A very pleasant and reliable place for lunch with noise levels that allow conversation

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  38. CharleneL

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My friend quite liked the place. We will definitely come for the high tea with Jo Malone or other brands next time. The food portion is big as ok. It was a bit pricing. Bread share Crabcake share Main per person Drink per person $67.57 including tax and tips per person

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  39. lovegoodfood

    Toronto

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Holts cafe is a favourite and never disappoints. The service is always very good.

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  40. BarbaraS

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    ...we all had a great time, wondeful meal with lovely service... first time in a long time I've been there----pre pandemic---but will be back... excellent experience.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Holts Café Bloor offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 355-2832.

Holts Café Bloor is rated 4.4 stars by 477 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 19 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Holts Café Bloor

50 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M4W1A1

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    On Bloor between Yonge and Bay
  • Neighbourhood
    Yorkville
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–5:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Canadian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Due to renovations, Valet has moved to the Manulife Centre, 44 Charles Street WestStandard Parking Rates ApplyMaximum Height Clearance of 6’1”
  • Public Transit
    Accessible from both Yonge and Bay stations through the underground concourse path.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (416) 355-2832
  • Private party facilities
    We offer catering for any private event needs and can accommodate for on- and off-site events. We will work closely with you to create a tailored experience for you and your guests.
  • Private party contact
    Bill Coveyduck: (416) 922-2333 ext. 21819
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