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Old Town Cafe

316 W Holly St, Bellingham, WA 98225-4314
+1 360-671-4431
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Ranked #99 of 389 Restaurants in Bellingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Vegetarian, Healthy, Sandwiches
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
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Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

A popular busy little restaurant. Waited only a few minutes to be seated. Had the tofu scramble and customized with their add on options kale, olives etc. Just a wee bit heavy on the oil. Decent breakfast, good friendly service. Appreciated that they had almond milk for coffee. I would go back to try again. Not too bad finding parking.... More 

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Blaine, WA
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67 reviews 67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Twice visited this restaurant on the recommendation of others. First visit was disappointing because of the noisy environment. Did not feel I gave it a fair "hearing", so I returned today. The "hippie" veggie hype is OK, but the menu really emphasizes 'trendy' treatments of what I consider to be "old town" cooking and it falls short. The "do it... More 

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Libby C, long time employee at Old Town Cafe, responded to this review

We do serve many college students and families. And we are proud to serve a range of customers including our regulars who are older couples, professionals and church groups. The readers of the Cascadia Weekly recently awarded Old Town Cafe Best Breakfast and Best Vegetarian spot for 2014, however it sounds like we are not the right fit for you.... More 

Northwest
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

When we first walked in I almost left as a vocalist with guitar was singing and not very well. We sat on the other side and proceeded to enjoy a very delicious breakfast. If you want a greasy spoon cafe, this isn't it. If you want a good, healthy meal - come enjoy.

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Libby C, long time employee at Old Town Cafe, responded to this review

The long standing tradition at the Old Town is that musicians can drop in and play for an hour and enjoy a meal on the house. Sometimes we get world class musicians stopping through town or talented locals and sometimes folks need a little more practice (at home). Because it isn't scheduled, it is hard to predict. Our staff tries... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Having been born and raised in Bellingham, it's staff like this that drag down the ham. It certainly isn't "old town". True Bellingham people are much nicer than this crew of grumpy, snotty, rude staff.

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Libby C, long time employee at Old Town Cafe, responded to this review

Larry, I am sorry that you had a bad experience with us this week. As you didn't leave any details in your review, it will be hard for us to correct any specific staff behaviors. Naturally I will pass on your feedback to the staff at large and we will all work on our attitudes. More 

Seattle
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were a large group of family and friends relaxing the morning after a wedding. The food and service at the Old Time Cafe was superb. Fresh fruit, lots of egg choices, burritos, pancakes, etc. Something for everyone, even vegans and picky eaters. It was busy on Labor Day morning but we did not feel rushed and were well cared... More 

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Libby C, long time employee at Old Town Cafe, responded to this review

I'm so glad we were able to take care of your party the morning after a great celebration! Please come again next time you are in town. More 

Mexico City, Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I have been going to old town since the dawn of time. It never gets old, and I will always go back. But first , what old town is not: it is not a greasy spoon diner where everything is chicken fried. It is not the kind of place that puts taco seasoning on it's home fries or gelatinous meat... More 

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Washington State
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

If you are visiting Bellingham, Washington, I highly recommend the Old Town Cafe'. It has an expansive menu. The service was very quick, and friendly. Go when you have time, though. It is so busy, we had to wait for about 20+ minutes for a table!

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Burnaby, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Been here before and found ourselves back for another helping of Old Town. First time to try the corn meal pancake with real maple syrup and was not disappointed. Also ordered the omelette with zucc and salmon special - delish! Just need to bring lots of patience while waiting for a table.

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Carnation, Washington
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105 reviews 105 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We make this a stop EVERY time we are visiting Bellingham! The breakfast is so good, we have waited for over 30 minutes once for eating this wonderful food! I imagine we are there at the worst possible time (Saturday morning cir. 10:30) yet the food and service always brings us to eat here!

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Yukon
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This is a granola/hippy/musty/hard bench/good food place with not so friendly waitresses who probably expect more of a tip then you will be giving them. We went 2 times while in Bellingham, breakfast is OK, we are gluten free hunters and the menu was not as progressive as the staff think they are. The location is convenient for antique and... More 

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Additional Information about Old Town Cafe

Address: 316 W Holly St, Bellingham, WA 98225-4314
Phone Number: +1 360-671-4431
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Vegetarian, Healthy, Sandwiches

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