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Belle Epicurean

#285 of 3,542 Restaurants in Seattle
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Coffee Shop, Dessert, Bakery
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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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Visitor rating
  • 45
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 7
    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
Cordon Bleu in Downtown Seattle

This is a gem of a patisserie tucked into the lower lobby of the Fairmont Olympic Seattle. The owner was trained at the Cordon Bleu pastry school in Paris and it shows. Expect line-ups for the first pastries of the day but it's worth it. The coffee doesn't quite equal the baking in quality, but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
West_Van_Fam
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Vancouver, BC
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Vancouver, BC
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This is a gem of a patisserie tucked into the lower lobby of the Fairmont Olympic Seattle. The owner was trained at the Cordon Bleu pastry school in Paris and it shows. Expect line-ups for the first pastries of the day but it's worth it. The coffee doesn't quite equal the baking in quality, but that says more about the... More 

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Shepparton
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We went to the one downstairs in the Fairmont for the morning coffee and is is good coffee. The range of pastries was good as well

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Oroville, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 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
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116 reviews 116 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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157 reviews 157 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
36 helpful votes 36 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
35 helpful votes 35 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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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: Coffee Shop, Dessert, Bakery

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?