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Belle Epicurean

1206 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 (Downtown)
(206) 262-9404
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Ranked #225 of 3,388 restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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88% Recommend
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Seattle, Washington
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130 reviews 130 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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109 reviews 109 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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6 reviews 6 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Springfield, Missouri, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

Delightful and charming! The pastries are fabulously French! Even though they were out of Hot Chocolate Sunday morning at 9 AM, hope they have it next time. But it is worth the trip!

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new mexico
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128 reviews 128 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We had a late weekend breakfast at Belle and it was delightful. Granted the menu is limited but what they do, they do very well. The ingredients are super fresh, portions just right and, as in France, you can sit at one of the (patio) tables without being hounded to leave (we stayed for almost 3 hrs!). And, of course,... More

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Mahwah, New Jersey
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147 reviews 147 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

This is a super casual little French cafe' on the 4th Ave. side of the Fairmont Olympic Hotel. We had a quick lunch here after checking into a hotel across the street (concierge recommended). The sandwiches were carefully made and good (although slow) but the thing I remember the most is the "sticky bun." It may not be particularly French,... More

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Seattle, Washington
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93 reviews 93 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We went to the Madison location, being nearby and wanting a nice lunch. We should have kept walking. The atmosphere and store next door were great, very light and clean, with Saturday wine tasting (only one type served though). However the choices for lunch were extremely limited. Either everything was sold or they just don't make much. The special of... More

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Brooklyn,new york
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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Cute and cozy French cafe located in the Fairmount Olympic. My husband could not stop raving about the Baguette sandwich with Dry Salami and Olive salad. SO TASTY! Also, delicious was the ham and gruyere sandwich. Bread was fresh and crispy. A must try is the Lavender Macaron. It's quite sweet so make sure to get an expresso to offset... More

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