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About Colette Grand Cafe

Located in the heart of Toronto's vibrant Central King West District, Colette Grand Cafe, is inspired by the timeless eateries that line the streets of Paris and encompasses distinct environments for your dining experience. Overseen by Executive Chef Jennifer Dewasha, the menu takes a modern approach to traditional French cuisine, with simple, exquisite flavours. Colette’s interiors complement the menu and enhance its distinct Parisian cafe experience.

550 Wellington Street W.
Toronto, ON M5V 2V4
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French, Contemporary French, Modern European

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm

Dinner: Tuesday/Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Dinner: Thursday-Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Saturday Brunch :10:00am - 2:30pm

Sunday Brunch Buffet: 10:00 am- 2:30pm

Cross Street:
Wellington & Bathurst

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(647) 348-7000

Website:
http://www.colettetoronto.com/

Catering:
Colette Grand Café & Bakery offers both drop-off catering as well as off site events at your home, office or venue.

Parking Details:
The Thompson Hotel offers Valet services for our guests dining during the day (11am-4pm) from Monday thru Sunday. The price is $15 (with a 3-hour maximum) . After 4pm the price continues to be $25. Alternatively, guests can park in a public Green P parking lot, situated directly across from The Thompson Hotel, on the south side of Wellington Street.

Public Transit:
Street car accessible from both King and Bathurst.

Private Party Contact:
Event Manager: (647) 348-7000

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Colette Grand Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (19)
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Sunday Lunch (12)
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Romantic (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Afternoon Coffee (8)
Afternoon Tea (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Casual (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Cozy (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Business Meals (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
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 (Toronto)·Dined 4 days ago

I went to Collette for my mothers birthday brunch. The service was terrible - the wrong food was brought to our table 3 times and when our correct food finally came it was cold. The hostesses were also very rude and unhelpful. I would not recommend.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 14, 2017

My friend and I celebrated a birthday lunch at the Colette Grand. The ambience, food and service was wonderful. A special thank you to Thomas, our server, for adding his special flair to our experience. We will definitely come back.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very loud. Service slow. Food didn’t have labels for brunch so wasn’t sure what some of the things were

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Saturday brunch with family. Beef tartare seemed fresh but taste wasn't good. Too heavy on wasabi, but not savory enough. Waiter swears the blueberry pancakes are the best in town ... they were good but not much better than IHOP. Cod fish cakes had way too much potato but not enough fish. Should have called it potato cake instead. Classic breakfast (2 eggs + meat) was fine, but I could have made that at home. Overall uninspiring. Service was good. Crowd watching was fun, but don't go there just for good food.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Amazing decor and great design. Server are friendly. Just the careless serve made the mistake for both of our dishes and food quality is just soso.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Service remains poor at Colette Grand Café, especially Managers..

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Ambience is very pleasant, french alike and the service was impecable.
Will come again to enjoy the taste of french cuisine. The experience was worth drive from Cambridge.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Had reserved Colette Grand Cafe for Sunday Brunch to celebrate a birthday. The food was delicious and fresh. The cocktails were handcrafted and delicious. The ambience was cozy with velvet tufted couches and white arched pillars. It felt like we were in a Parisian Cafe. We had two babies with us and felt that the environment was baby-friendly with enough space, also because it wasn't too busy. Our waiter was very friendly but wish he had come around more often. Overall, I would come here again and again. We really enjoyed it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Bring my family to have the brunch buffet. They enjoy it very much. Very fresh seafood

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 18, 2017

We were very lucky to be able to dine on the patio, perfect fall weather, enjoyed rose (vino), food was excellent, dessert & Sauterne were fabulous 😀

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Some of the worst service we've received. 3 of our orders were 'lost', had to follow up twice, ended up cancelling only to have them brought to the table more than an hour and a half later. No assigned server, kept having to flag people down. Very disappointed

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The buffet desserts, salads, egg benedict was good but the made to order crepes and omelette was not well presented at all and tasted mediocre at best. For juices they only had 2 options of boxed juices, for the price you are paying you would expect fresh juice. If you are celebrating a special occasion and bring your own cake, they will charge $5 per person plating fee which is ridiculous! If you are a party of 8-10 ppl you are paying $50 just to have your cake cut. Very disappointing

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Our server Alexandra was absolutely lovely. My sister and best friend and I enjoyed the Sunday brunch buffet, which is surely the best in the city. So many great choices for everyone and the restaurant itself is stunning. The lobby area can get a little disorganized with so many 10:00 reservations when the restaurant is opening, but it’s well worth it!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Our waiter Thomas was lovely, the food was delicious and the ambience was just what we were looking for to celebrate my husband's 30th birthday. It was a great experience!!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 10, 2017

As usual - very good food, friendly and well-trained staff and a casually comfortable environment conducive to good conversation.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great brunch!

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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Excellent food, service, and ambience. Yummy. It is easy to fin and across from a small park.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Cozy, Great for Brunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The food at Collette is consistently great, the Sunday brunch particularly so. It is pricey but lovely for a special occasion.

Service is on point, attentive and friendly.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great restaurant with great ambiance. Love the decoration and has a great selection of food. We were there for Sunday brunch and the food station is always filled and they pull out something different from time to time. Great seafood selection (fresh oyster, crab legs, shrimps, lobster buns, etc.) The brunch includes freshly squeeze orange / grapefruit juice and coffee.
Love that you can also order crepes and omelettes from the table. Their lemon and sugar crepe is amazing! Glad that it comes in a small portion. I think I have to go several times in order to taste every single thing they have! This is definitely a treat at $56 per person. But with the selection they have, it's totally worth it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Cozy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 24, 2017

So hot. Need Ac

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

The food is amazing! Love it!!!

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 17, 2017

My experience at Colette is always wonderful! The staff is welcoming, the food is delicious, the atmosphere is ideal for special occasions, brunch or a date night. I would always recommend Colette as a option.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Not my last time! Definitely be back! The food the experience the venue...fabulous.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Went for Sunday brunch. Everything was peanut free. Kids had a blast!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We have been several times for brunch and this most recent visit (while in the city for tiff), was the best yet. We were, however, disappointed to see the bakery was no longer there; we were looking forward to taking home the Nutella croissants!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Heard quite a bit of buzz about the Colette and wanted to give the place a try for brunch. Went last Saturday and left extremely disappointed. The place is beautifully decorated and the service was okay. We ordered the French onion soup (arrived cold), the Benedict (croissant was flaky and probably the best part of the meal) and the classic. The potatoes are definitely nothing special, cold and crispy, easily something you can make at home but maybe even better lol. One visit was enough for us, food was underwhelming and although a beautiful atmosphere, it won't be enough for us to return.

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Have been to Colette a few times before. This time I'm done. First we missed the salmon Wellington which they decided to remove from the brunch menu, buffet platters were regularly empty and we had to wait or just go for something else. and it was like being in a Chinese restaurant with ordering our omelette or crepe by filling a paper with a bic pen. Service was above average when they were attentive, but they seemed to handle more tables and as a result lower than what it was in the past. Overall disappointed, looking for a new brunch location.

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

It was a great experience. The Sunday brunch buffet was exquisite. I liked the elegant atmosphere and the service was excellent.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Greeted with smiles. Seated at a nice spot. Perfect Service, Food, and Ambience. Our Sunday Brunch experience was wonderful.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Waitress was great, very attentive. Unfortunately they overbooked. Looked like a private event was taking place, which resulted in lots of people with reservations waiting in limbo, luckily We got a seat. However, kitchen was very slow and when food arrived 1 out of the three items ordered was incorrect. The correct item didn't arrive for 30 minutes at which point we paid and left.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 22, 2017

The air conditioning was not working and we were not advised in advance.
The menu had changed but was not current and so we made our choices only to learn, upon ordering, that they were not available. I had been here for lunch in 2 occasions and had lovely experiences. The evening experience was less than acceptable and the restaurant was quite empty...and I now know why!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 20, 2017

I went for the weekend brunch buffet. There were a lot of food choices, but they didn't taste good. I feel like eggsmart tastes better. Not worth the $52.

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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Visually stunning. A little pricey for the amount of choices on the buffet. Could use more variety on the hot station.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 20, 2017

I had a very wonderful food experience with my mom of Sunday brunch! The seafood there are all fresh and tasty! Everything there we all love, especially the chocolate mousse cafe attracted me try a lot that I don't like this type dessert before, it was totally inspired me that day!
The only suggestion is the service they need to improve, a waitress just gave us a bright smile after we pay the good tips.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

I was really looking forward to my visit at Colette, I went for Sunday brunch with friends visiting from out of town.

I loved the décor and the brunch buffet was wonderful, it was a great a experience until the very end when our server became quite rude. Needless to say that left a bad taste in my mouth and I doubt I'll be returning since my memory is tarnished.

Could have been a wonderful experience but my first impression was ruined due to unprofessionalism.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 18, 2017

We go to Colette often and it is consistently good. It's our neighbourhood go-to place but can also be for a special dinner or date. Quite like it!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great as always

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Beautiful venue but it was very hot; I suspect the a/c wasn't on which surprises me for such an upscale place. Our server wasn't very attentive and also refused to let one of my dining companions return her untouched orange juice for another beverage. Recommend going for the buffet.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Awesome place, will try buffet breakfast soon.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 9, 2017

It was pricey, but the food, cocktails and service were great!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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