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1206 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 262-9404
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Ranked #282 of 3,511 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $11
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Cuisines: Bakery, Coffee Shop, Dessert
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Calgary, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Delicious Coffee and French pastries for breakfast or lunch for a welcome change from the overabundance of Starbuck's in Seattle. It is attached to the Fairmont Olympic accessible from the street or the hotel.

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Moscow, Russia
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114 reviews 114 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Tasty but nothing to write home about. Convenient just off the lobby of the Fairmont Olympic Hotel. Morning time samples are plentiful and appreciated.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The coffee was mediocre, the croissant was stale and the breakfast sandwich was greasier than McD's!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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156 reviews 156 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

It's a small place but comfortable. The coffee was great & the baked items are delicious! It can become crowded with nowhere to sit if you time your visit badly.

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San Rafael, California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The savory tarts and quiches are to die for. Coffees are hand crafted and perfect. I went there every day I stayed in Seattle.

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Huntington Beach, California
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122 reviews 122 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Great rich coffee. Decadent French macaroons of many flavors, were delicious. Lovely breakfast quiche and onion tart. I will go there again when visiting Seattle.

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Machynlleth, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Good place although they let me down the first day - after queuing for some time I was told they didn't have yogurt (at breakfast time) even though it was on the (limited) menu. That said the coffees, pastries and sandwiches here are of a very high standard

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Seattle, Washington
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is one of my top places to have a scrumptious lunch. Perfect for a couple friends catching up or for a warm gooey sandwich to go. They hooked me years ago on the turkey and brie sandwich, and the fact they make their own brioche. Yesterday I passed their sandwich board on the street and was determined to feet... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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304 reviews 304 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This small restaurant is intended to evoke a French patisserie. They have coffee and a selection of pastries. You order and the rest is self-service. Prices are pretty reasonable. I really enjoyed the coffee, but the apple croissant I had was surprisingly bland and dry. Also, the restaurant was very noisy even though there are only a handful of tables,... More 

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I had a pear almond pastry this morning that was warm out of the oven. Delicious and flaky pastry, perfectly made. Do not waste your time on pre-frozen "pastries"at Starbucks with a place like this around.

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Additional Information about Belle Epicurean

Address: 1206 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
Phone Number: (206) 262-9404
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 4 - 11
Cuisine: Bakery, Coffee Shop, Dessert

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