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Carmel Belle

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Doud Craft Studios, San Carlos Between Ocean Ave & 7th, Carmel, CA 93921
+1 831-624-1600
08:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Tue 08:00 - 17:00
Wed - Sun 08:00 - 21:00
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a terrific little cafe located inside a small cluster of shops. Food is fresh, original, and delicious--nothing like this at home. Great coffee, neat decor with wonderful indoor fire pit. After coming for lunch, we returned the next day for breakfast and will probably be back again before we leave! A great pick if you love fresh ingredients... More 

Thank snowmanFL
Carmel, California
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106 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Been here several times. Everything is utterly fresh. Their soups are excellent. I always find the salad dressing could do with a bit more personality, but the salads themselves are very, very good. Lots of nice (healthy) kids options too.

Thank TeeEmm
Kingman, Arizona
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

The menu has breakfast, lunch and dinner options with the freshest ingredients. The meats are hormone-free, grass fed and free range raised in California. Produce is organic and purchased from local farmers. They also have a juice bar with tasty options. You can't go wrong here!!!

Thank admrgn
Carmel, California
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65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Carmel Belle is "Carmel's living room". It's where the locals eat and socialize. The food and service are both excellent, and the menu is all organic and mostly local ingredients. It's a little funky–you order at the counter, pick up your drink from the barista, and a server brings your meal. They also offer takeaway for all items. Several times... More 

Thank JonSCalifornia
Garland, Texas
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

This coffee shop is hidden away in a courtyard off of San Carlos Street. Definitely a place for locals to go for coffee. A great place for lunch with a good selection of soups and salads. The menu also offers breakfast and dinner items. Soups are made from scratch every day. I had the tomato basil with a slow-cooked pork... More 

Thank Richard H
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Nice coffee...appalling customer service. Just been to San Francisco, then Los Angeles were servers have been excellent...not here. Asked for a small jug of milk to add to my latte got told by server with attitude I had to pay for a tiny amount of extra milk. Pathetic...and the restroom needs modernising it looks like it was last decorated in... More 

1 Thank Steve L
Roswell, Georgia
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315 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Locals recommended this spot and we loved it. They have fresh salads, superb bread and a juice bar. We also picked up local olive oil that is excellent. Salads and sandwiches don't disappoint

Thank AnnaB1952
San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

I found Carmel Belle on a past visit and loved it! Now every time we visit we always go at least once! They have a great menu with tasty fresh food. The space is cozy and cute with a fireplace and sky lights. Great spot for breakfast or lunch! Highly recommend.

Thank Devon R
Oakland, California
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185 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

I thought this was going to knock my socks off - but not really. There is an extensive menu so that's good...my breakfast cheddar and bacon didn't quite pop for me. The space open and airy and they don't seem to mind people camping out at tables with laptops. Perhaps because I had high expectations after reading others' reviews, I... More 

1 Thank ebk16
Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Man Carmel Belle is amazing. The Johnny Cashew, the mint juice and the chicken and wild rice soup are amazing. There are such great options for those who have gluten and lactose intolerances. Good prices too. Love this lil gem 💖🌹💖🌹💖

Thank Minx O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
Healthy, American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Doud Craft Studios, San Carlos Between Ocean Ave & 7th, Carmel, CA 93921
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-624-1600
Carmel Belle proudly sources its ingredients from farmers and purveyors that practice sustainability, and provide honest, high-quality products that taste really good. Our meats are hormone-free, grass-fed/free-range and humanely raised in California. Our produce is largely organic and purchased from local farmers' markets, farmers, and/or distributors that support small farms. So please join us, and eat good food knowing that we would never serve you anything we wouldn't serve to our own family.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?