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Carmel Belle

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Californian, Organic, Healthy, American
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Doud Craft Studios, San Carlos Between Ocean Ave & 7th, Carmel, CA 93921
+1 831-624-1600
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Coffee & Tea, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Carmel Belle proudly sources its ingredients from farmers and purveyors...
Carmel Belle proudly sources its ingredients from farmers and purveyors that practice sustainability, and provide honest, high-quality products that taste really good. Our meats are hormone-free, grass-fed/free-range and humanely raised in California. Our produce is largely organic and purchased from local farmers' markets, farmers, and/or distributors that support small farms. So please join us, and eat good food knowing that we would never serve you anything we wouldn't serve to our own family.
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Visitor rating
  • 58
    Excellent
  • 45
    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
Best breakfast place in town.

I love this place for a light high quality breakfast. The food is very refined and not too greasy. I highly recommend this place. Been here every week so far.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 6, 2012
Joe T
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Newport Beach, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Newport Beach, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

I love this place for a light high quality breakfast. The food is very refined and not too greasy. I highly recommend this place. Been here every week so far.

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MD
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

We went to this cafe as we wanted a quick lunch, but myself and wife both found the food to be disappointing because of the ridiculously small size. I had an avocado open faced "sandwich" $8', and she the mushroom and cheese open faced "sandwich" $9.50. Unfortunately what came out was a single, very small, piece of bread each. Like... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012 via mobile

While I town we stopped here for coffee and light breakfast. The only downside is while I could get eggs they could not be ordered scrambled. Beats me. But the food was fresh and the coffe strong. It's an order at the counter place but it fits Carmel's character. Menu needs a little tweaking IMHO. Will try again when we... More 

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Terrytown, Louisiana
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113 reviews 113 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

We went to Carmel Belle for lunch on the advice of other Tripadvisor.reviewers. This was a wonderful choice, especially since they had two tables INSIDE reserved for people with dogs. This restaurant is different because you order at a counter, kind of like a fast food restaurant, but that is where the similarity stops. The food is fresh, mostly organic... More 

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Reno, NV
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

nice, dog friendly cafe - indoors in a little shopping area, but they have a dog area. We enjoyed our sandwich, good menu choices, nice staff.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012 via mobile

This is my favorite breakfast places in the area, very different than most restaurant. I can see that that maybe people will have problems with the price but for me, great food and Carmel that's what it is. So negative writers, go to Burger king, it's cheaper. Lol. Anyways keep up the good work.

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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

For a couple who usually cooks hearty breakfasts at home on the weekends, my wife and I were pleasantly surprised by the quality of breakfast served at this little breakfast spot in Carmel. Recommended by a local who happened to identify our confused tourist faces, we both had the Carmel Belle's simple breakfast menu item of "two soft poached eggs... More 

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Carmel, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

I love the inventiveness of the menu. It never dissapoints and gives me ideas to try at home. An unpretentious place to enjoy while exploring Carmel.

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Phoenix, AZ
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

I'm so happy we needed to find a bathroom and stumbled upon this busy little cafe! Very fresh CA cuisine - great for lunch. We had salads and were very happy! I would go back for sure!

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Carmel by the Sea
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

My dish was delish & my friends was meh. The coffee & oj are ok. I like my coffee to have a bang, & this was more of a bunt...& then running in stilettos (sharp & not particularly enjoyable). I had eggs in truffle toast w/chz & asparagus: yummy & stinky like people catnip. My friend had a simple egg... More 

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Additional Information about Carmel Belle

Address: Doud Craft Studios, San Carlos Between Ocean Ave & 7th, Carmel, CA 93921
Phone Number: +1 831-624-1600
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Californian, Organic, Healthy, American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Doud Craft Studios, San Carlos Between Ocean Ave & 7th, Carmel, CA 93921
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-624-1600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Californian, Organic, Healthy, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget

Description

Carmel Belle proudly sources its ingredients from farmers and purveyors that practice sustainability, and provide honest, high-quality products that taste really good. Our meats are hormone-free, grass-fed/free-range and humanely raised in California. Our produce is largely organic and purchased from local farmers' markets, farmers, and/or distributors that support small farms. So please join us, and eat good food knowing that we would never serve you anything we wouldn't serve to our own family.
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?