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Belle Epicurean

#268 of 3,525 Restaurants in Seattle
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Bakery, Coffee Shop, Dessert
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1206 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 262-9404
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6:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Our downtown cafe is located on the ground floor of the Fairmont Olympic...
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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Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 44
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Amazing Pastries

You can't get any better pastries this side of Paris, I'm sure. The cappuccino was so good, but I kept coming back for the pastries. OMG, couldn't recommend this bakery/coffee shop more.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
Barbara W
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Oroville, California
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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87 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Oroville, California
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

You can't get any better pastries this side of Paris, I'm sure. The cappuccino was so good, but I kept coming back for the pastries. OMG, couldn't recommend this bakery/coffee shop more.

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Calgary, Canada
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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
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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Vancouver
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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
50 helpful votes 50 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
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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128 reviews 128 reviews
46 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
32 helpful votes 32 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
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
Top Contributor
307 reviews 307 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
176 helpful votes 176 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1206 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: (206) 262-9404

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 11
  • Cuisine: Bakery, Coffee Shop, Dessert

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.
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?