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Belle Epicurean

1206 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 (Downtown)
(206) 262-9404
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Ranked #299 of 3,440 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $11
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Cuisines: Bakery, Coffee Shop, Dessert
Neighborhood: Downtown
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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
Machynlleth, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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286 reviews 286 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 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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Atlanta
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Central, Minnesota, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Had a fabulous cappacino and pear brioche for breakfast here. They make lovely pastry and goodies. They are quite busy in this location in the downtown area of Seattle so a table could be hard to find. Best coffee ever.

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Everett, WA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We ate here twice in the weekend for my birthday and the pastries and unreal. We had the ham and gruyere croissant, double baked raspberry almond croissant and some brioche buns. Phenomenal. They also serve some delicious coffee. The only downside is that the stuff seems to be confused a lot of the time. I asked for an item and... More

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Kuala Lumpur
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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