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“Not as great as expected” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Colophon Cafe

Colophon Cafe
1208 11TH St, Bellingham, WA 98225-7015
+1 360-647-0092
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Ranked #10 of 351 Restaurants in Bellingham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: Cafe, Delicatessen, Soups
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Located in historic building over a hundred years old and adjacent to city park space for nearly 30 years, the Colophon Cafe is the true heart of Fairhaven. We strive for fresh and delicious food, offering five homemade soups a day, fresh salads and good old comfort food with the best French dips, pulled pork and potpies. Our bakers make all our goodies from scratch. We are undergoing a remodel and expansion in early 2014 and are excited to see you soon!
Hood River, Oregon, USA
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“Not as great as expected”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Got a takeout Caesar salad, it was okay but a bit pricey for such a basic. Atmosphere inside is pretty blah. Nice servers.

Visited September 2013
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Bellingham, Washington
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good location, just average food.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Situated on Old Fairhaven square with outdoor seating, this place should be a slam dunk in good weather, however, the food is just average. Could be so much more, but isn't.

Visited August 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Expensive”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

I had lunch yesterday outside, nice view, farmers market going on really nice setting. But ~ I had a Greek salad small on size, but saturated in dressing, actually wilted not many vegetables, it did come with pita and hummus. $19.00 for this salad and iced tea, way to expensive for this meal, I will not be returning.

  • Visited August 2013
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Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Excellent lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Fast service, good food, gluten free choices. I had a turkey avocado sandwich on gluten free bread with vegan pea soup, with a gluten free peanut butter cookie for dessert. On a summer Sunday, overlooking the Village green with a swing band concert.

  • Visited August 2013
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“Excellent peanut butter pie!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We used to come to this quaint little restaurant in the heart of Fairhaven District in south Bellingham especially for their ice cream, particularly their chocolate peanut butter ice cream. When they were out of that we'd get the Moose trax. But this trip we spotted the chocolate peanut butter pie and it was fabulous! I have tried it in a number of restaurants and was always disappointed. However this time it was a hit! The only one I would return for. Maybe next time I'll get lucky and get both the ice cream and the pie. Yum! You have to try it. Really. But leave me a piece. :)

  • Visited August 2013
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