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Old Town Cafe

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316 W Holly St, Bellingham, WA 98225-4314
+1 360-671-4431
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Albany, New York
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72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed July 21, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed breakfast so much that we brought our sons to Old Town Cafe the next day for lunch. Everything was fresh and delicious. There are a tremendous number of choices including organic eggs, many vegetarian dishes and meat dishes for those who want them. The staff is very friendly and the service is excellent. We had... More 

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

So glad you found a home at Old Town while in Bellingham. You solved the classic problem of whether to order breakfast or lunch by coming back for both! More 

Vancouver, Canada
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193 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed July 5, 2015

Whilst on our drive to Seattle, we went there for breakfast.Place is an old building that has character. Had a very good American breakfast of bacon, eggs, sausages ,fries & hash browns with coffee. Service was good and staff friendly. Many were enjoying their coffees seated outside.Looks like a favourite local watering hole. Parking is not a problem.

Thank louis899
Libby C, long time employee at Old Town Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by on your way through town. Glad we could serve you and that the parking wasn't a problem. With so much construction downtown this summer, it is occasionally a challenge. More 

Chilliwack, Canada
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182 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed June 6, 2015

The food was excellent. We had a hard time deciding as we were watching all the food go by and it all looked delicious. We finally decided on the burgers with different sides and they were absolutely amazing. I'm not usually a burger person but our waiter Gus convinced me that they were the best.. And he was right!!

Thank debathome
Nanaimo, Canada
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275 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed May 12, 2015

A fine place for socially responsible coffee, local produce, and a very good breakfast with friendly wait staff. It's been a fave of mine for a decade and a place I take friends. Best breakfast in town? No, but one of the best atmosphere's and the food is good. Love the farmers skillet and a half.

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

Thanks for visiting us with friends through the years! More 

Bellingham, Washington
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

Food was good, seasoned well. Didn't have to wait too long. Lots of campers though, sitting around drinking coffee. Local sourced everything. Will definitely come back

Thank Groenmr
Bellingham, Washington
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563 reviews
382 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 456 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2015

It's so embarrassing to admit that I've lived in the environs of Bellingham for 12 years now and only JUST went to the Old Town Café for the first time. Not that I live in town or go out for breakfast often, I don't, but it's nonetheless embarrassing because the breakfast, the atmosphere and the service were THAT good. We... More 

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

We're so glad you finally found us! More 

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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 11, 2015

Like many restaurant in Bellingham, Old town offers a wide selection of Vegan, Vegetarian, and gluten free options. All of the food is locally bought and grown and very delicious. I ordered the hot cakes which are huge! But they were lovely and warned me so I only ordered one instead of two. Great service, and they have so many... More 

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

Thanks. We do try to offer a little something yummy for everyone. It is important though to let us know about dietary preferences (like being vegan or gluten free) so we can help you order what you really want. For instance, we use real butter on toast and pancakes, but can easily serve it without. More 

Nanaimo, Canada
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71 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed February 2, 2015

Weekends usually have a wait but well worth it. The food is tasty & Fresh. Vegetarian options very tasty even for a carnivore like myself. Plates loaded with food and the waitresses keep the Java flowing. Fast , efficient & really good service. If you are put off by kids playing and making noise don't bother coming here as they... More 

Thank LittleJohn1956
Bellingham, Washington, United States
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 25, 2015

Our family visits Old Town for their amazing breakfasts. I especially love the hotcakes! Very popular cafe in Bellingham so expect to wait for seating, longer waits on the weekend.

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

Thanks for your kind words and continued business! We open at 6:30am on Saturdays, so if you come early you can usually avoid the lines. The crowds are generally here between 9am-1pm. More 

Wichita, Kansas
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2015

They love their black beans - they're offered with most every dish. That being said, the benedict was lovely and the hollandaise sauce was spot on. The coffee is free-flowing and the wait staff are so welcoming. We had an hour wait, but it was well worth it. The portions are huge, so go for a late brunch, you'll be... More 

Thank Plainstater

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 316 W Holly St, Bellingham, WA 98225-4314
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham
  • Phone Number: +1 360-671-4431

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