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“Expensive” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Colophon Cafe

Colophon Cafe
Ranked #11 of 437 Restaurants in Bellingham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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!
Vancouver, Canada
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Expensive”
3 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Colorado
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93 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Excellent lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Scotlandtravels
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent peanut butter pie!”
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jill M
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Puget Sound, Washington
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191 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“A Bellingham/Fairhaven must do”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2013

I always make it a point to stop here for a bite when I'm in the area. The Colophon Cafe is wonderfully funky; with outdoor tables facing a park that often has a farmer's market and live entertainment in the summer. Food is good and servers are very friendly. As someone else mentioned, there's a great bookstore (Village Books) next door as well. A great way to spend a casual afternoon.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank azzure
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Bellingham, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Yum!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

Great prices, located in the Fairhaven Historic District, and great Pac NW food!! I recommend the African Peanut Soup - delicious and filling.

Visited August 2013
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Thank DebGC
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