Holts Café Bloor

4.3
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50 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Contemporary Canadian

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Afternoon Coffee
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.
What 50 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.1
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4.4
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4.4
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Tulip
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Duck confite was too salty, grilled striploin was too tough, cucumber chill cocktail
looked unappetizing due to a brownish foam floating on the surface (they made another one for me without that foam).
Tea was very good
Servers were very attentive and nice, kept saying "Yes, of Course" but they disappeared when we had to pay.
Parking was in full price with no VIP discount

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LA57
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service could be better. I have been to the Holts cafe twice in two weeks and both times service was slow and food did not come hot. It’s unfortunate but I’m sure with time it will get better. Also the previous menu I liked better. Their chicken pot pie was famous. They should have kept it on the menu.

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Unnae
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was great but ridiculously expensive and service was friendly but slow. That was likely on the kitchen versus the server but it would have been nice to get an update and maybe offered a free amuse bouche.

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mido
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful space with amazing hospitality. We would definitely go back!!

JS
vipJacqulineS
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It’s for spend our vouchers out , 100 per one . Service is good as before. Hopefully they change back the food menu. We miss the chicken pot very much since it’s been renovated...

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smittylee
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a birthday and everything and everyone were amazing. Our waiter was fabulous and so much fun.

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vipKimT
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and the Reno is amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a bit of everything. After work, date night brunch with friends

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vip1Dickie
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

BLT salad good but overpriced for amount of food

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vipSuSuK
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely good service, very attentive and good food. Definitely my go to place for sunday brunch with my friends or family

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Bacon tough
Eggs overdone.

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vipSunaliP
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have enjoyed the cafe and have already been there three times after it opened with family and friends! Excellent food and service!

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mandyn
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We got a free champagne on the house. The food were not bad but not exceptional. We liked the steak frite the most. Our server was cute and attending as well.
Price is a little high for a cafe style but considering it is meant for HR customers it makes sense.

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FishandChips
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Beautiful new decor and layout. Impeccable attentive waiters. Much noisier than the old cafe. Miss our favourite Chicken Pot Pie. Found the food too rich but well cooked and creatively presented.

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Mozer
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Limited menu and items a bit pricey. Service was good, albeit our server was a mite over-enthusiastic.

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Lucy
Jackson Hole
2 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Main dish pasta was lukewarm and not hot. Not enough flavor to the cod appetiser, did not taste like cod.

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vipJill
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved lunch at the new Holts Cafe!
Lovely, timeless room! Great menu and excellent food!

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vipGeorge
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Menu is pretty short, dishes are quite expensive for the quality and portion size. Service is excellent though.

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vipLove2dine
Toronto
30 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Ambiance and service is very good but menu ( especially brunch menu ) needs to be improved, limited menu items with small portions.

Quality of the food is not same with old Holts Cafe..It is very frustrating.I believe they will fix those issues in near future.

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JodiR
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the food to the service was excellent. It was very clean and quiet. I will definitely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
27 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I loved the old holts cafe and the new one is even more beautiful ...quality food was excellent but portion size now is smaller and prices higher unfortunately !

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StevenL
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious but there are not many customers perhaps because it's new and located in the mall. It might feel more fine dining if it's more separated from the shopping area.

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Timmy
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A very relaxed atmosphere with great food and service

LM
vipLouiseM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food not as good as the previous café but more expensive.

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JeanH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I would bring back the Shepherds Pie.
The machines for credit charge need to be updated for ease of use.
The waiter and the Maître d’ could not have been more attentive and accommodating.
A wonderful experience overall.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to have The Holt’s Cafe back and with a great new look.

CB
vipCathyB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Today was very slow waiting for food but was compensated at the end which was apropo and appreciated. I am a strong supporter of holt’s so will continue to be back often And as when anything is new it has faults ..
wishing the cafe the best!
Cathy Belzberg

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vipblitraveler
Toronto
48 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Good food, great venue bit service needs work. Often the case with new restaurants.

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lunchinglibrarian
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and ambiance were good. The mushroom tartine was very good although a bit too much sauce on the bread. Sweet potato fries and truffle fries very good. We would like to see Chicken Pot Pie back on the menu! Service attentiveness was excellent.
Restaurant is nicely redone in modern minimalist look. However the washrooms are a bit overwhelming in copper and could use more definition. They are a bit dark esp in the stalls and the solid walls and doors in copper colour might pose challenges for someone with a sight disability. The emerald green accent pillars etc in the washrooms are just bizarre although certainly make them stand out against the copper. A couple of members of our party said that the toilets didn't flush well; I didn't have that problem. In contrast to the rest of the restaurant, I'd give low marks to the washrooms for ambiance although they made for good conversation topics!

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JayS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Deyan was great! So funny, charismatic and attentive.

JA
vipJudiA
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved the restaurant..I would recommend it to my friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the food ovee

MC
MarkC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great attentive service — and lovely space!

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RobinC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I would recommend Holt's Cafe absolutely! We had a lovely time - actually stayed three hours! Beautiful decor. Charming waiter (Dylan).

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TraciR
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

I ordered a salad as my main (BLT). Unfortunately it was so tiny!!! It was the size of a side salad and cost $27. I’m shocked the management thinks that’s acceptable value for the price, or perhaps the chefs thought they were preparing a salad for a toddler...

Truth be told, I had to pick up another lunch after leaving here.

I use to frequent this spot before the renovations and until they fix this issue I don’t plan on returning, there’s just too many good options I’d rather spend my money at.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff excellent!
Attentive.
Food great! Truffle fries could be a little hotter.
Love the new ambience.

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vipSusanW
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

I like the renovations.. Sadly the food isn’t as good as the new ambiance. The BLT salad is basically chicken and lettuce leaves. One cherry tomato halved and a few crumbles of bacon. The most popular tartine isn’t on the menu, tomato and caprese cheese... Everyone else at our table were dissatisfied with their meals as well.. Hopefully things will get better..

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SMARTI
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

A huge amount has been spent, and the cafe looks quite pleasant, but the experience was certainly not better than the previous eating place. There were many servers bringing snd taking plates; it was like being on a production line. Although very efficient they certainly didn't make any attempt at establishing a rapport with us. Who are their main patrons? I don't know, but they should look after the old-timers and encourage new customers. The menu was acceptable but not inspiring. I was pleased to see tartines, but the famous caprese was missing. After a waiter was extolling the virtues of the sorbets, I chose raspberry version. It was great, but the portion was only a tiny softened mini spoonful, that wouldn't have passed as a between-course palate- cleansing, never mind a dessert.
I will go back because my husband wants to try it, but I hope it will improve. This lunch with an old friend, was a big disappointment.

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vipDannaro
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Reno was beautifully done, tasteful, elegant but also fun space. Service was perfect, everyone very professional and friendly.

SD
vipSydneyD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was fantastic. The atmosphere was lovely.

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