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Belle Epicurean

#131 of 3,452 Places to Eat in Seattle
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1206 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 262-9404
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6:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Can't beat the daily quiche! This is the highlight of my trips to Seattle. Quaint pastry shop with terrific lattes and daily specials.

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1 Thank Blake B
new york
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This cafe is as good as all the reviews say, and then some. We enjoyed the best lattes of our trip to Seattle here, and had an amazing breakfast. The egg/veggie breakfast sandwich served on a brioche bun was to die for. The pastries were all fantastic (still dreaming about the almond croissant), and the yogurt parfait was also top... More 

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1 Thank tim212
Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They make an exceptional quality coffee. Granola with yoghurt parfait with berries is delicious, prices are reasonable (definitely much cheaper than hotel breakfasts). they also do yummy chocolate croissants. I really enjoy the friendly service they provide and go out of their way to make things happen. I highly recommend you check out this small cosy cafe.

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1 Thank Ron P
Seattle, Washington
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41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been been here many times, and just returned recently with a male companion. Deffinitely worth the little extra effort to go. It is mostly a French Bakery, but also serve Cappuccinos (delicious) and other beverages of all kinds, as well as tasty sandwiches and Quiches. They also have a wine and other imported, and hand made foods, section adjacent... More 

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2 Thank FrenchQueen44
Bend, Oregon
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for something quick on our way to the Aquarium and stopped in for pastry and coffee. There were both sweet and savory pastries, as well as fruit and yogurt with granola. Everything was delicious.

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1 Thank Walksalotbend
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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62 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great cup of coffee along side delicious pastries, however the tables too small and close together.

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Thank coastalrhonda
Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in here for some breakfast with a couple of friends. The food (breakfast sandwiches, pastries) and coffee were great, and the staff was friendly. The atmosphere, however was a disaster: some tables not cleared at all, others cleared but not wiped down, crumbs and gunk all over the floor. This place seems to have a baker that knows what... More 

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Miami, Fl
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We happened upon this little gem when staying at the Fairmont years ago and now visit regularly when in town. The ham and cheese breakfast sandwich is no ordinary sandwich and the pastries will not disappoint!

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1 Thank coliemix
Monterrey, Mexico
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71 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here for breakfast before visiting the Public Library, and had a delicious meal with a great coffee in this cozy little french cafe. The service is very good too.

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1 Thank katorga
Atlanta, Georgia
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93 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

The Fairmont Hotel is currently under renovation, so the store front is covered with scaffolding. Luckily, it didn't scare us away! We were in a bit of a hurry to have a quick breakfast before our tour and figured we'd grab a pastry. We both got the ham and cheese croissant and I'm certain it was the best I've ever... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $11
Cuisine
Cafe, French
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1206 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: (206) 262-9404
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?