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Lunch, Dinner
Bar, Canadian, American
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed October 6, 2021 via mobile

Well to put it in simple terms, TERRIBLE. We had the chow mein which was one of the worst we've had, also had the rueben with soup. The soup shared a plate with the rube so the spillage was soaked up by the sandwich, the...main event in the sandwich was the sauerkraut and mustard with hints of corned beer and cheese that didn't come close to swiss. Other than that the service was pretty bad but I have to accept that most places are hurting for employees.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed September 13, 2021

We had a meal in the pub of the Coldwater Hotel. The food was tasty, portions were generous and the bill was modest. Service was friendly and efficient. The Coldwater was built in 1908 and while the interior has been brought up to current standards,...it is still possible to enjoy features like the original tin ceiling.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed August 2, 2021

This place is fantastic service is excellent, prices more than fair food was delicious hot and fast ...and portions are huge..well worth leaving the highway for!!

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed February 29, 2020

The Coldwater Hotel is a great place. The food there was the best I have tasted in a long time. Great value for money and prices were cheaper than other places. The portions were huge! The atmosphere was wonderful and the waitress was really friendly.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 2, 2020

We weren't sure what to expect as the rundown building in the old downtown didn't look promising. However the food was all fresh and tasty and served pleasantly. There were lots of other diners which is a good sign.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed October 14, 2019 via mobile

The Coldwater Hotel is a relaxing place for lunch while traveling on a long weekend. The food is always good with huge portions. It is in need of renovations desperately. Our friendly server told us it had been sold with the new owners start November...1st. She said they will be renovating. We will be back in a few months to check it out.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 19, 2019 via mobile

Thankyou Coldwater!! Huge Thankyou to lovely waitress who was so warm and friendly (didn’t get her name but wearing a rockin’ T-shirt quote “Wife Mom Boss”)❤️❤️🌺🌺 Huge filling meal - our first experience of Poutine!!! Such a unique building hope to see it restored one...day!More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed August 30, 2019

This historic hotel has charm and we decided to give the restaurant a try. The waitress was really friendly (though she got our order wrong) and the food was fine. However the whole place needs a good clean and some renovation. The toilets were horrific,...the ketchup bottle brought to our table was dirty. A real shame as this place could be a gem with some tlc.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 22, 2019

We were travelling around with our niece and stopped for a bite to eat, had to have the menu explained to me (I am from England) when I asked what a "Beef Dip" was, it sounded good so we ordered 1 each. What we got...was so big but absolutely delicious, the jus and gravy was lovely but the sandwich was so big we had to remove some of the beef to get it in the dip, this was a fantastic find and it was like walking back in time.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed August 18, 2019

My husband and I always stop at the Coldwater Hotel's restaurant while driving through or staying in Merritt. The hotel was built in 1908, and the restaurant reflects the age of the building in its quaint, funky appearance. The service is always small-town friendly, the...quality of the food is always surprisingly superb, and portions are very generous. Two thumbs up for this establishment. We will keep returning!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Yes, Coldwater Cafe offers takeaway services.

Coldwater Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5