Colette Grand Cafe

If you’re looking to treat yourself to a grand buffet that’s as much a feast for the eyes as it is for your belly, look no further than Colette Grand Cafe. Nestled beside the Thompson Hotel in downtown, Toronto, Colette Grand Cafe serves modern French fare in a chic and elegant space.


As I walked in for the first time, I immediately took in all the prettiness around me. Check out the cool bar!

There’s several sectioned off rooms – we dined in the main room, which was great – just a bit tight beside the other tables. We didn’t mind too much, I was having a great time snapping all these pics of the beautiful place.

My suggestion is to start with the seafood bar!! I’m a seafood lover and I regret not having more of it, because this place rivals some of the best places to eat in san francisco, for sure. In the beginning, I was going to go straight for it… but got distracted with all the carbs and chicken & waffle that was right in my face.

I also hit up the omelette station, where I put in mushroom, spinach and smoked salmon. I was already getting a bit full… so I wasn’t able to finish it. This is best shared!

I also had some of this and some of that… although not pictured here, I think the salmon wellington was pretty tasty!

My 3rd plate: The seafood & salad bar that I should’ve made a beeline for before I got too full!

I also ordered a Sloane Tea in Chocolate Truffle I believe – and really enjoyed it! I don’t usually order chocolate flavoured tea but it was fun to try something different. It’s included in the buffet price – so feel free to order grapefruit juice, coffee and/or tea! We definitely enjoyed our grapefruit juice… I think I overhead there was blueberry smoothie too… Ever since my friend learned about the Just Love Coffee cafes (visit website), she can’t stop talking to me about starting one of her own; so everytime I visit a new cafe, I can’t wait to report back and tell her about it and give her some ideas to fuel her fantasy.

By this time, we were stuffed. It felt like we ate 3 meals in 1. But of course, no meal is complete without dessert.

This was my selection – I think I enjoyed the bottled dessert best.

Overall, it was a great experience and I would likely go back for the ambiance. I was actually hoping the dessert would be tastier – but everything was really beautiful and I loved the feeling like I was transported to another place. At $54 (not including tax and tips) a person, you get unlimited coffee, tea, fresh juices, three buffet areas with breakfast food (waffles, sausage, bacon & eggs), salad and seafood station, an omelette station, a dessert spread of meat, cheese and fruit. I’ll write about their take-out options in another post! Stay tuned!


550 Wellington Street W
Toronto, ON M5V 2V5
Phone number: (647) 348-7000
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  1. 8.31.15

    That place looks really nice, also the food too! So many desserts, I guess I’d just skip the main dish and jump straight to desserts 🙂 Yummy mmm

    • 9.17.15

      lol you have a sweet tooth too?! i guess most girls do. i used to not… but i started to become more of one a few years ago… it’s definitely something to have in moderation though! i find i can’t have too much sugar anymore… ahh!

  2. 9.1.15

    Ahhh, looks like the perfect place on earth! Fantastic menu! Just look at those desserts, heaven for my sweet tooth. ;-D Such a chic and elegant restaurant, need to visit it one day!!!


    • 9.17.15

      you must!! let us know if you do 😛 there’s a lot of gems in toronto. we’re pretty spoiled when it comes to the food scene here!

      • 9.17.15

        So true, ladies! Would love to one day! ;-**
        Thank you for the reply!!


  3. 9.1.15

    I’m a sucker for anything and everything Parisian, adored this post!


    • 9.17.15

      gosh me too. *high five
      can’t wait to go back to paris one day and spend a week there, rather than just a weekend!

  4. 9.1.15
    Jessica said:

    Wow! the place looks amazing and the food simply looks so mouthwateringly divine. i’m drooling here …

    • 9.17.15

      lol the place is very visually appealing. as for the food, i expected a bit more from them, but not to worry, if u do happen to come for a visit, i’ll let u know the must-try items. avoid filling yourself up with the carbs first! i couldn’t just walk past the chicken and waffle.. lol

  5. 9.1.15
    Nina said:

    This place is so elegant, and dessert __ OMG, looks so delicious.


    • 9.17.15

      lol i enjoyed the ambiance more than the food, but next time, i’m definitely hitting the seafood bar first!! 🙂

  6. 9.2.15

    The interior is stunning and all these treats look scrumptious! It seems you had a wonderful time!

    Bold Bliss

    • 9.17.15

      i took as many pictures from different angles as i could, lol! everything looked good, every corner i went. looking forward to going back in the future… just need to be prepared to pay the bill! 😛

  7. 9.2.15
    paula said:
    • 9.17.15

      thanks for dropping by, paula! glad u enjoyed it, more food posts to come!

  8. 9.8.15
    michela ampolo said:

    This place looks amazing and classy 🙂

    • 9.17.15

      it feels like you’re in a european city, that’s for sure! nice escape for an afternoon.. ambiance and service are very important when it comes to restaurants… more than the food, i’d say 🙂

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