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“Croissants for a Francophile.”
Review of Bel Cafe

Bel Cafe
Ranked #176 of 3,749 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $11
Cuisines: Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast
Neighborhood: Downtown
Description: At Bel Cafe you'll find a range of expertly prepared delicacies paired with intelligent, friendly service, in a chic and inviting setting. Full table service is delivered alongside a selection of 'ready to go' items featuring fresh baked pastries, gourmet sandwiches, nourishing soups, beautiful tarts and cakes and our exquisite confetti-like macarons.
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3 reviews
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“Croissants for a Francophile.”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

French baking excellence.Croissants worthy of Rive Gauche. Come early for a quiet coffee and paper-read before it gets crowded.

Visited August 2013
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  • English first
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  • Portuguese first
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English first
Duncan, Canada
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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“Have the macaroons!!”
Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

Stopped for a light lunch with my teenage kids the other day. The small space was packed, but the host quickly found us a space. All service was fast and efficient, and friendly. The boy child had the BLT,served on lovely fresh French bread, served with a little mixed greens. His sister was more in a breakfast mood, so even though it was well past noon, there was no problem at all getting her yoghurt and house made granola. I had the kale salad, and cannot recommend it highly enough. Absolutely phenomenal. Iced teas and coffee, all house made and delicious. A macaroon each to finish, the perfect size and sweetness to end a terrific lunch. Will definitely go again.

Visited August 2013
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New York City, New York
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217 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Great for quick breakfast coffee”
Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

We had great coffee and pastries here. Very quick people are nice and it is populated with locals. Right across from art gallery. Way better local alternative to Starbucks!

  • Visited August 2013
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Palm Springs, California
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80 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Tasty and Quick”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

The Kale salad is great and the grilled eggplant sandwich is terrific. Quick place to eat inside the Rosewood Hotel Georgia Vancouver.

Visited August 2013
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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
“Local”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

Excellent coffee. Seems to be a place loved by the locals. Pastries are delicious. Didn't have a breakfast but looked phat....egg sandwich with kale.

Visited August 2013
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