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Carmel Belle

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Corner of Ocean & San Carlos, Carmel, CA 93921
831 624 1600
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed - Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch

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Visitor rating
  • 55
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Perfect light and healthy lunch

We had lunch here both days we were in Carmel. I am glad I checked it out onTripadvisor beforehand or might not have selected it. It is like an English indoor market cafe but serving fresh, delicious sandwiches, salads, soups, cakes and more, plus lovely coffee. You need to find a seat, place... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
Chris S
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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114 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We had lunch here both days we were in Carmel. I am glad I checked it out onTripadvisor beforehand or might not have selected it. It is like an English indoor market cafe but serving fresh, delicious sandwiches, salads, soups, cakes and more, plus lovely coffee. You need to find a seat, place your order at the counter, collect your... More 

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Carmel, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We made our first visit to Carmel Belle off the street in downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea and recessed back where it mingles within other shops and galleries. It isn’t someplace you would necessarily find an excellent restaurant. So grab a table to guarantee a place to sit and order from the cashier counter. We found three items on the menu that raised... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
Top Contributor
188 reviews 188 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We ate here many times in 2014 so it made sense that we would return here this year. Same wonderful service and wholesome food. In the time interval they expanded a bit giving more seating area. Coffee here is my favourite in this town.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Healthy lunch with guests. There is a great selection of salads made to order. They also have juices and great coffee drinks.

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Danville, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We attended an event on Friday catered by Carmel Belle!! The food was so good we went there the next day for lunch!! Everything we had was just great!! No especially enjoyed the pate!! They serve breakfast , lunch & dinner!! Give them a try!!

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Tarrytown, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This place is a favorite of my family members so they talked me into trying it and I loved it. They have everything from smoothies to full plates. I like to try a BLT whenever I find one and I loved theirs. As others have mentioned the food is fresh and local and they have unusual selections which is always... More 

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San Francsico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The food is very fresh and locally sourced. The salad with citrus, goat cheese and pistachios was delicious. I always get an order of the bread and wonderfully salted soft butter. There is some construction going on right now in the dining area, but other than that temporary complaint, I will happily keep coming back for the fresh simple food.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Tucked away in a courtyard in Carmel near Dolores and Ocean is the Carmel Belle. The menu has something for everyone. The clam chowder was extremely good. Lots of salads. Quinoa macaronic and cheese was great. Roasted chicken (freee range) was cooked to perfection. Emphasis on good healthy local foods. Well worth enjoying for breakfast, lunch or dinner or a... More 

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Oakland, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Interest breakfast alternative -- polenta a good choice for those with gluten intolerance; European style dishes -- but right in the middle of a mini-mall. Of course Carmel rents are high and the food was not "processed" -- so, generally worth it for ordering at the counter.

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california
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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This is the place to try something that sounds different, that you haven't had before - you can't go wrong. The mushroom melt with truffle oil is delicious. It takes a while to get your food because it is so busy but it is worth it. I recommend getting a pastry to hold you over with a cup a tea... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Corner of Ocean & San Carlos, Carmel, CA 93921
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: 831 624 1600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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