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Carmel Belle

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Doud Craft Studios, San Carlos Between Ocean Ave & 7th, Carmel, CA 93921
+1 831-624-1600
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Tue 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed - Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Carmel, California
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Carmel Belle is "Carmel's living room". It's where the locals eat and socialize. The food and service are both excellent, and the menu is all organic and mostly local ingredients. It's a little funky–you order at the counter, pick up your drink from the barista, and a server brings your meal. They also offer takeaway for all items. Several times... More 

Thank JonSCalifornia
Garland, Texas
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

This coffee shop is hidden away in a courtyard off of San Carlos Street. Definitely a place for locals to go for coffee. A great place for lunch with a good selection of soups and salads. The menu also offers breakfast and dinner items. Soups are made from scratch every day. I had the tomato basil with a slow-cooked pork... More 

Thank Richard H
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Nice coffee...appalling customer service. Just been to San Francisco, then Los Angeles were servers have been excellent...not here. Asked for a small jug of milk to add to my latte got told by server with attitude I had to pay for a tiny amount of extra milk. Pathetic...and the restroom needs modernising it looks like it was last decorated in... More 

1 Thank Steve L
Roswell, Georgia
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305 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Locals recommended this spot and we loved it. They have fresh salads, superb bread and a juice bar. We also picked up local olive oil that is excellent. Salads and sandwiches don't disappoint

Thank AnnaB1952
San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

I found Carmel Belle on a past visit and loved it! Now every time we visit we always go at least once! They have a great menu with tasty fresh food. The space is cozy and cute with a fireplace and sky lights. Great spot for breakfast or lunch! Highly recommend.

Thank Devon R
Oakland, California
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171 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

I thought this was going to knock my socks off - but not really. There is an extensive menu so that's good...my breakfast cheddar and bacon didn't quite pop for me. The space open and airy and they don't seem to mind people camping out at tables with laptops. Perhaps because I had high expectations after reading others' reviews, I... More 

1 Thank ebk16
Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Man Carmel Belle is amazing. The Johnny Cashew, the mint juice and the chicken and wild rice soup are amazing. There are such great options for those who have gluten and lactose intolerances. Good prices too. Love this lil gem 💖🌹💖🌹💖

Thank Minx O
Cleveland, Ohio
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Tucked away in a mini mall, this place offered an awesome lunch to hungry tourists! We tried an assortment of salads, a cheese board and a super delicious brie/chicken/apple sandwich! I am sure you can't go wrong with whatever you order! You order and pay at the counter and the food is then brought to your table. So very yummy!!

Thank Unicent
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Carmel by the Sea has long needed a juice bar and organic restaurant to dovetail with the vibe of the town. Finally, a small, but well needed little cafe has arrived. Down a random alley way off of Ocean, sits Carmel bElle. Great homemade soups, delicious sandwiches on homemade breads and super salads await. Casual seating, order yourself from the... More 

Thank FairfieldCounty
Fresno, California
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

We loved this place. Lots of selection from soups, sandwiches and other yummy entries. Everything is prepared fresh to order and oh so delicious. It's a farm to table eatery for sure. This place is tucked away from the street, but worth the find.

Thank FineLiving2014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
Healthy, American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Doud Craft Studios, San Carlos Between Ocean Ave & 7th, Carmel, CA 93921
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-624-1600
Carmel Belle proudly sources its ingredients from farmers and purveyors that practice sustainability, and provide honest, high-quality products that taste really good. Our meats are hormone-free, grass-fed/free-range and humanely raised in California. Our produce is largely organic and purchased from local farmers' markets, farmers, and/or distributors that support small farms. So please join us, and eat good food knowing that we would never serve you anything we wouldn't serve to our own family.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?