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Belle Epicurean

1206 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 (Downtown)
(206) 262-9404
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Ranked #284 of 3,431 restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $11
Cuisines: Bakery, Coffee Shop, Dessert
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: Downtown
Description: Our downtown cafe is located on the ground floor of the Fairmont Olympic Hotel with access from the hotel arcade level as well as from 4th avenue.Visit our newly opened Madison Park location at 3109 East Madison St. across from the Arboretum.
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87% Recommend
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English first
Kuala Lumpur
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Lattes are delish! So is the homemade granola, berries, and fruit dish. However, I showed up one morning and they didnt have yogurt. Then, then the next morning, they didn't have berries. They also run out of their salads. They really should work on their inventory process so folks arent disappointed. When they can deliver, they do a great job!

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Montreal, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

I had a wonderful light lunch at this friendly Parisian style cafe. My friend and I each had croissant sandwich. The croissant was light and delicious as was the filling. For dessert we shared a pecan brioche which was freshly baked....don't miss this treat.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Haven't had this good of a croissant since Paris. Kids and wife frequented this place on our family stay in Seattle. Truly authentic experience straight out of France. If I have a ding it's that they continued to run out of things. Yogurt, ham... But that probably means they are busy and the food is flying off the shelves.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

yummy breakfast options in a lovely space with small patio out back. Worth going back to again and again; would love to try their lunch entrees!

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Toronto, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Belle Epicurean is one of those cute and cozy cafés that make you couldn't resist but go in. But the moment I took the first bite of my food, I instantly regretted my decision. (I was actually on my way to another cafe that I've found on Tripadvisor before I decided to try this one out instead because of its... More

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Seattle, Washington
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133 reviews 133 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Nice location in down town Seattle. If you are up to small pastry snack and a coffee on a rainy day this will be a great spot for you. They have couple sandwiches and salads, as well pastries and coffee. They do not offer a huge variety but they have food for everyone. It is build inside the old building... More

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Olympia, Washington
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124 reviews 124 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

When staying in the Fairmont Olympic, this is a great little nook for coffee, pasties, or a light cheap, snack or meal.

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Durham, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Even though this was directly across the street from my hotel, I didn't notice it until my last day. Such a shame because the food was fantastic. They had free wifi so I brought my laptop and worked there while I munched on salad (the beet salad and the warm kale with white beans salad; both excellent) and then a... More

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Portland, Oregon
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

So French and so perfect. If the aroma of the fresh-baked and impossibly flaky pastries doesn't win you over, the fact that they stand out for pulling one of the best shots in the Emerald City will. Be patient, sometimes the line is long.... Order the sticky/caramel bun and a cup of your favorite coffee and sit at one of... More

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Walla Walla, Washington
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Love this place! Best latte I have had and their chocolate croissants were fresh and light. Absolutely superb! One of my husbands and my favorite spots!

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