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“Great book selection, terrific guest speakers” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Book Fare Cafe

Book Fare Cafe
1200 11th St, Bellingham, WA 98225-7015
360-734-3434
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Ranked #38 of 414 Restaurants in Bellingham
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout
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Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout
Fort Mcmurray
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83 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Great book selection, terrific guest speakers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

We arrived to a full house of people interested in a book speaker. Lots of interesting books and people.

Visited July 2012
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Lynden, Washington
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Quality food with a local emphasis in a lovely little book nook.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

This little nook resides in an upstairs corner of a fabulous independent book shop. Windows overlook Fairhaven's Village Green and the water beyond ~ a sublime view, and a perfect place to enjoy a good meal and glass of wine or cup of coffee. Owner and chef Charles embraces the local, sustainable food movement, as evidenced by his menu. This is high end fare at a reasonable price. The challenge here is that the hours seem rather variable ~ the cafe is sometimes closed when the book store is open, and several times I intended to eat here only to discover it had closed early. It's also clear is for the most part running a one man show, as service can be spotty. Still, the environment and emphasis on "real" food make this a spot worth visiting.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Delta, Canada
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61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“A Must Visit In Fairhaven, Washington”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

This bookstore is a fabulous experience in a historic setting...it offers a great browsing experience for every interest.

Allow yourself some time to investigate the offerings...& maybe have a coffee! A wonderful place.

Visited June 2012
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Bellingham, Washington
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143 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Disappointing sandwiches”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012 via mobile

We have had lunch here on many occasions over the past few years and liked our selections. This recent visit found that the menu was limited. The pulled pork sandwich had a very bad flavor and tasted like it had been frozen too long and thawed. Do not recommend this choice.

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Seattle
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Ownership changed hands and what an improvement.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

This is a marvelous place to go have lunch with a friend- or just grab a book in Fairhaven books and peruse through it while you are having a local beer or wine or a fabulous fresh salad, soup or sandwich. They have wonderful fresh ingredients, and you can't beat the view or the prices. Sit up here and watch the people in the square. It's a great place for lunch.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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