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Belle Epicurean

1206 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 262-9404
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Ranked #258 of 3,490 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
Phoenix, Arizona
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148 reviews 148 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
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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299 reviews 299 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 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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Central, Minnesota, United States
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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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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