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Holt's Cafe

#608 of 6,792 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Cafe, Canadian
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50 Bloor St W, Toronto, Ontario M4W 3L8, Canada
+1 416-922-2333
10:00 - 19:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Wed 10:00 - 19:00
Thu - Fri 10:00 - 20:00
Sat 10:00 - 19:00
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Toronto, Canada
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155 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always a winner, this long standing cafe keeps me surprised and delighted. I used to come for the open face sandwiches and I keep coming back for the rest of the menu now. The fried tomato salad is exceptional -- layers of flavor carefully constructed, attentive service, a lively room -- this space is my "go to" for lunch either... More 

Thank kerryharrismail
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

It is a good place for a lovely lunch but the prices are not always so friendly. Beautiful decor, also.

Thank ragouri
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
121 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

This is a great little spot to go to on a cold winter day for a usually reliable coffee and petit sandwich. You pay a premium for the brand, but beat the weather. As soon as I tasted the coffee today it was clear something was not right. I still taste the bitterness down my throat after just two sips.... More 

Thank savvysolo
Kingston, Canada
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106 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Holt's Cafes in both Montreal and Toronto are delightful venues for lunch. Both have bright, airy rooms and deliver both excellent service and food. This weekend, my wife and I revisited the Toronto operation and were as usual delighted with our food - cured Arctic Char for my spouse, which she pronounced superb and a delicious Mushroom Soup and Duck... More 

Thank David M
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Yorkdale is one of the busiest malls in Toronto. Just had a wonderful dinner at the cafe located in Holt's Yorkdale location. Not only was dinner good better yet no lines and fast service. Eclectic menu. Not extensive but well balanced. When time is limited have a good meal and get on with your day or evening of shopping. Recommend... More 

Thank Randy D
Mont Tremblant, Canada
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

The food was great along with the service in this hip, ultra contemporary cafe in the Centre of great shopping. Open face sandwiches and chicken pot pie were delicious and light. Also a neat spot for an after work drink.

Thank Chris P
Toronto, Canada
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88 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Located in one of Toronto's premiere shopping destinations on Toronto's "Mink Mile", Holt's Cafe is an excellent spot to relax after or mid-way through your shopping. If you happen to be accompanied by a man whose first love is not shopping (although there are many great men's departments) deposit him in the Cafe when he has reached his limit with... More 

Thank Art-Fashion-Travel
Halifax, Canada
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95 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Sometimes you find the nicest things when you don't expect it, dropped in for lunch, we both had the fried tomatoes with pancetta ,chicken and avocado, loved the place, loved the food, loved the service. Returned two days later just for lunch. So many mediocre restaurants in area, as well as some truly exceptional ones, this little cafe is quite... More 

Thank OGO3782
Windsor, Canada
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96 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I had the braised short Ribs and my wife had the flank steak while my daughter had the BLT salad. I found the portions minute and the food too salty. They need to add some sound attenuation as the place was too loud.

Thank Pentepedia
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90 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

I come here with a friend for dinner on a regular basis - every single time, we've had perfect service, excellent food, and a wonderful time. The restaurant is beautiful and peaceful, and everything from the soups to the fries to the sandwiches is absolutely delicious. I find the dinner time crowd is pretty small, so that probably helps create... More 

Thank KrisSteve06

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Bloor St W, Toronto, Ontario M4W 3L8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-922-2333

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Midtown

Neighbourhood Profile
Midtown is a dynamic part of Toronto with some of its most stylish high-rise residences and heritage buildings. The area sees busy shoppers with bag-laden arms balancing lattes in paper cups as they travel from one luxury brand to the next, taking advantage of the proximity of high-end shops. The reflecting pools, jogging trails, and nature treks of the Rosehill Revision are always a hub of outdoor activity, and after a workout from either running or splurging, many take advantage of the spas and massage parlors Midtown has to offer. Away from the bakeries, boutiques, and glamorous old theaters of the district's center, locals use the weekend to embrace the more suburban feel of Midtown's parks, tennis courts, outdoor markets, and the manicured grounds of Casa Loma, while families indulge the area's state-of-the-art playground and learning facilities. Of course, no high-brow district is complete without a healthy counter-culture: Midtown boasts some of the wildest street art and full-wall graffiti of any neighborhood in Toronto.
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