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“We'll definitely be back” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Magdalena’s Creperie

Magdalena’s Creperie
1200 10th St., Bellingham, WA
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Ranked #9 of 384 Restaurants in Bellingham
Cuisines: Polish
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: We were visiting Bellingham. Our daughter told us about a creperie she'd liked but couldn't remember the name. We couldn't find it on the web, but did happen upon Magdalena's which is in Fairhaven, a quaint suburb where we planned to stop anyway. We decided to give it a try and it was wonderful. Inventive crepes, savory and dessert, fresh and delicious. We shared a veggie crepe, made properly with buckwheat; potato and cheese perogi, and a smoked salmon, avocado, sun dried tomato, and horse radish creme baguette. We were too full for a dessert crepe, alas. Very reasonable prices, especially considering the quality. And Magdalena proved lively, personable, and charming. The cuisine is basically Polish, but lightened and re-invented. I took some photos for TripAdvisor readers. Almost worth a trip from Seattle.
Bellingham
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“We'll definitely be back”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

We cycled into Fairhaven on sunny Saturday morning, and discovered this delightful little creperie tucked behind the Village Green. My husband and I each enjoyed savory breakfast crepes with smoked salmon, arugula and fresh tomatoes. We're coming back to sample the rest of the menu as soon as we can!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bellingham, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“We love breakfast at Magdalenas!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

My husband and I love having breakfast here once a month. Everything is fresh and made to order. Their lattes are perfectly flavorful, one of the best coffees in town.
Very good prices.
One negative: sometimes there's only one waitress and she's busy and overworked.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Random visit; permanent fixture.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

The creativity is superb, so that even if you order something that you'll never try again, it won't be because it's poor quality or ill-prepared, rather, the variety is such that it's paramount to return again and again to experience each menu item. Staff is engaging, warm, and kind, but not overbearing; a welcome and refreshing balance, indeed. Truly, a multi-cultural experience -- my first visit saw me chatting with a native-born Frenchman visiting from CANADA. This tells me that the Fairhaven Creperie could probably hold its own with the big boy bakeries in Vancouver, B.C., or even Seattle, and is, almost, certainly, the BEST creperie within and without the I-5 corridor between the two larger cities. Not only that, the staff is also multi-cultural as well as friendly and polite. Also, they serve Stumptown coffee which I would rank as being within the top 3 coffee companies in the NW for quality coffee. Worth your time for a first try. :)

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Victoria, Canada
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81 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 71 cities Reviews in 71 cities
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“Gem of a place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Visiting Bellingham with friends, we stopped for lunch at Magdalena's. It is a small restaurant that specializes in crepes, but with enough variety to satisfy everyone. They are Polish, and the pierogies are to die for! I had a sweet crepe with home made caramel and fresh fruit. Another member of the group had a savory paper-thin crepe filled wth spinach, avocado, smoked salmon and grilled zucchini. The coffee was outstanding.

We'll be back!!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Blaine, WA
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49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“The very best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Magdalena's is the absolutely best restaurant in Fairhaven for delicious, freshly made, flavorful dishes. Her crepes are to die for and her soups are unequaled in quality. Everything is made with love and an eye to quality. She is a treasure in Bellingham. We have to keep her business alive so that we have a great place to eat. Service is always pleasant and quick.

Visited May 2013
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