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Belle Epicurean

1206 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 (Downtown)
(206) 262-9404
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Ranked #299 of 3,445 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
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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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Atlanta
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

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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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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Toronto, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Belle Epicurean is one of those cute and cozy cafés that make you couldn't resist but go in. But the moment I took the first bite of my food, I instantly regretted my decision. (I was actually on my way to another cafe that I've found on Tripadvisor before I decided to try this one out instead because of its... More

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Seattle, Washington
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134 reviews 134 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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135 reviews 135 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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