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Avenue Bread & Cafe

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1135 11th Street, Bellingham, WA
+1 360-715-3354
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7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout

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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Great bread, sandwiches and soups and more

We went in for a snack. We had coffee, a pesto and goat cheese savory scone and a cup of tomato dill soup. All very good and hit the spot.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Joel K
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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935 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went in for a snack. We had coffee, a pesto and goat cheese savory scone and a cup of tomato dill soup. All very good and hit the spot.

Thank Joel K
Vancouver, Canada
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a fantastic little place in a wonderful area (Fairhaven). In good weather you can get your food and sit outside. Lots of great selection of deli sandwiches served on a variety of freshly baked bread with great deli meats and fresh veggies. Super healthy if you want. This visit I had the Avenue Club. Roasted turkey and ham... More 

Thank WanderingSage
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129 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of interesting art work on the walls, perfect for watching the world go by if you sit in the window seat. Turkey mulligatawny soup... Lots of apple chinks. Delightful latte to wash it down

Thank Judi K
Blaine, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

100% self-serve situation, but counter staff very efficient and breakfast sandwich quite good. Wide selection of chalkboard menu items, obviously a fav with the locals.

Thank WAartist
Auburn, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here almost every visit to Bellingham. To date everything we have tried has been delicious,natural ingredients on homemade organic breads made fresh. The pastries have that old world appeal. It's all good. Soups are yummy my favorite is the tomatoes.

Thank Pamela F
Gig Harbor, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Locally made artisan bread combined with fresh ingredients yield a great sandwich for a simple lunch. A half order option available. Breakfast sandwiches are on the menu. We will visit again

Thank GigSn3
Bellingham, Wa
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The food is so fresh & the bread is delicious. The soups warm your tummy while the sandwiches melt in your mouth. Love my lunches there.

Thank vhagenm
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79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

This place is great for breakfast. Good service and good food in a friendly environment. The food is delicious and served fresh.

Thank carrie0866
south jersey
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116 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Fun staff, good sandwiches, nice place. What more could you ask for when you are downtown. I had the Ruben and enjoyed it very much.

Thank genelieb1
Bellingham, Washington
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210 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Excellent sandwich, soup, and salad eatery. They bake their own bread and the quality shows - it's really excellent.

Thank Andrew S

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1135 11th Street, Bellingham, WA
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham
  • Phone Number: +1 360-715-3354

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?