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Old Town Cafe

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316 W Holly St, Bellingham, WA 98225-4314
+1 360-671-4431
06:30 - 15:00
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Sun 08:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 06:30 - 15:00
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great lunch at the restaurant. Historic location. Charming atmosphere, lots of tables and windows. Toys for kids. Local art displayed. Great vegan menu and non vegan options. Lots of local foods and homemade featured. We were travelling and showed up five minutes before they close. However, we were treated in a friendly manner and served promptly. Close... More 

Thank S W
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This funky little hole in the wall restaurant generally has a line down the block, and for good reasons. The food is excellent in every way: fresh, ethically sourced, local where possible, tasty, unpretentious and delicious. Prices are modest for the area. And if you like funky and back-to-the-land hip, the atmosphere is almost as much of a draw as... More 

Thank eunicef252
Portland, Oregon
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88 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Great but low key musicians were playing as we waited 30 minutes for a table. It was 12:30 on a weekday but was a public holiday. The wait staff were pleasant and knowledgable about the vast menu of brunch and lunch items. We ordered the soup/salad, veggie chili and a jalapeño tuna sandwich. There were several side options including a... More 

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

Thanks for your fair review Nancy. We are definitely not fast food, so I'm glad you had the time to come in and experience the Old Town. Hope you'll come again! More 

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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

My family and I were invited to some family friends for brunch at the Old Town Cafe. The cafe was full so we had to wait for awhile in the entrance passage. After a quarter of an hour we were invited to sit down and the waitress asked us if there were any drinks we wanted. My group ordered the... More 

Thank Seamus F
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150 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

We stayed out at the Bellwether but usually like to find a fun, funky, local place for breakfast. I found this out on google earth. we were not disappointed. espresso drinks!!! oatmeal was great. huevos rancheros were good (more tomato than i like but the black beans were a welcome sight after other huevos in lesser places have hash browns... More 

Thank abearfellow
Kathmandu, Nepal
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312 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

High recommendation - great food and service, free on-street parking outside/nearby. Family-owned and friendly service.

Thank SquashAddict
Gallup, New Mexico
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Easy going atmosphere, prompt friendly service. We ordered oatmeal, biscuits and gravy and french toast. Everything was delicious. Would definitely recommend to anyone.

Thank AuntieFunky
Allen, Texas
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227 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Loved the french toast (sourdough) - get the maple syrup even though its $1 extra. Hubby had the gluten free pancakes, which he liked. Our friend had a plate with eggs, bacon and beans - it looked really good too! Service was super friendly. Note: Parking meters - only good for 30 minutes so you have to go back out... More 

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

So glad you enjoyed your breakfast. Those 30 minute meters are tricky! Luckily, they are only the ones directly in front of Rocket Donuts. Right in front of the Cafe they are 2 hour meters and a block past the Old Town there are some spots without meters at all. More 

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42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

We very much enjoyed our breakfasts at Old Town. They have lots of healthy options. The food tastes good and they use local suppliers.

Thank busdepollo
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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188 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

I love going here for breakfast not just for the food but also for the atmosphere. An old time diner where all the locals go. Busy place in the mornings so when you arrive write your name on the waiting list near the front counter! If you are by yourself you can join the communal table, how great! They also... More 

Thank Explorer1904

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
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?