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“A real coffeee shop in an elegant hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Bel Cafe

Bel Cafe
Ranked #154 of 3,709 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $11
Cuisines: Cafe, Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Los Angeles, California
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186 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“A real coffeee shop in an elegant hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2013

The Bel Cafe is located in the Rosewood Hotel Georgia. It is operated by Chef David Hawksworth, the proprietor of Hawksworth next door. This is a real coffee shop: They offer patisserie-style baked goods, coffee served in real cups and food served on real plates.

I had honey muffin and ordered 8 macarons for Sleeping Beauty. The vote from my Sleeping Beauty: She said the macarons are as good as Bottega Louie, but not as good as Laduree in France. I have never been to France, but I have had the Laduree macarons at Charles de Gaulle Airport and they are excellent. I didn't get to try these macarons :-( The muffin was pretty good. It was moist and flavorful: Both 4 Stars.

The ambiance was buzzing @ 8 am on a Fri. There were business types, workers grabbing a quick cafe & breakfast item, or tourists like me. There is good people watching because the cafe is on the corner. My server was friendly and efficient: Both 4 Stars.

I would definitely come here again regardless or not if I was staying in the hotel. Bel Cafe offers good quality food, friendly service and nice ambiance.

Visited September 2013
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Phoenix,Arizona
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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Good cafe”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013

The macaroons were pretty good.The sandwiches and soups were nice.It is attached to the Rosewood Hotel Georgia.

Visited July 2013
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Scarsdale, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Good food and cute decor”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2013

Cute designer coffee shop with very good breakfast food. Vegetable frittata is very good, Ham and cheese as well. Skip the kale sandwich. Sizes on the small side

  • Visited September 2013
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california
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194 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Good place for a snack”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2013

We sampled a few things from Bel Café because of convenience. I was told their Almond Croissant won some kind of award and they only offered it twice a week, so I gave it a try. It was a good Almond Croissant with enough Almond paste, but too much powder sugar on the top. I don’t know why bakeries love powder sugar so much? Their Plain Croissant was not good at all; it was not flakey and buttery enough. My brother had the breakfast sandwich before he left for the airport and he said it was fine. My mom had the Honey Bran Muffin and my father had the Strawberry Rhubarb & Ricotta Danish. They both liked it. We had the Dark Hot Chocolate right before we left for airport. At first the temperature was off and I asked them to warm it. The second try was better and it had a nice deep chocolate flavor.
You can see the pictures at :
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  • Visited September 2013
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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Friendly and very relaxing place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

Sandwiches are very nice and excellent drinks! Very friendly service. Reasonable price for a cafe of 5star hotel.

Visited September 2013
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