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Belle Epicurean

₹₹ - ₹₹₹French, Cafe
1206 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101-3006
+1 206-262-9306
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“ratatouille” (5 reviews)
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French, Cafe
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1206 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101-3006
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

I stopped in here to pick up something quick and fast. I was perfect. Staff was super friendly. Got a Apple brioche bun it was so good

Thank VirginiaR0se
Reviewed 14 October 2017

I was told by an Italian to go there to have better coffee instead of the national chain stores, the place is small but it has lots of breakfast options. The coffee is awesome, must try, it does feel like you are in a cafe...More

Thank ravifour
Howard F, Owner at Belle Epicurean, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

Thanks for the review ravifour! My Dad used to say; "always trust an Italian when it comes to wine women or food.

Reviewed 6 October 2017

We had a short vacation in Seattle and, after the first day, just didn't want any more heavy restaurant food, so we checked out Belle Epicurean. This coffee shop and bakery was just perfect. They have a large selection of hot drinks and pastries to...More

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Howard F, Owner at Belle Epicurean, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

Thank you for your thoughtful review. Very pleased to have added pleasure to your short vacation in Seattle. Hope you come again!

Reviewed 3 October 2017

During a recent stay in Seattle, this charming cafe was recommended by our nearby hotel. Belle Epicurean serves authentic French pastries and bread, coffee and tea. It's the perfect place to meet to catch up with friends and family while lingering over coffee. There's outdoor...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

50m from W Hotel I found this lovely breakfast cafe in Paris style. They sell great, freshly baked products and have a large offering of coffees (I don’t drink coffee so did not try). The granola parfait ($7.25) and almond croissant ($4.50) were delicious! I...More

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Howard F, Owner at Belle Epicurean, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

So glad that you found us next to the W Hotel. Belle Epicurean was conceived while studying at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris so it makes me happy when that feeling translates to our guests here in Seattle. Over the past two years the Seattle...More

Reviewed 9 September 2017

I'm glad I found this little gem as I was walking to work. It's a French bakery with great croissants and brioches. I had their veggie breakfast sandwich with squash ratatouille, egg, and cheese on a brioche, sooooo good! Great lattes as well as pastries....More

Thank EndyBOSTON
Howard F, Owner at Belle Epicurean, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

We are glad you found us too Endy! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

We called in when passing and was very pleasantly surprised. The quality of the quiche and breakfast sandwich was excellent. Not too heavy just ideal. Flavours were excellent. Coffee was good. Service excellent. All the employees we spoke to were very helpful and cheerful. Surroundings...More

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Howard F, Owner at Belle Epicurean, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your pleasant experience on Trip Advisor. My wife and I spent two fun years in Paris at Le Cordon Bleu so we could bring the good people in Seattle the finest food possible. Love to hear that...More

Reviewed 28 August 2017

A very nice bakery/cafe located in the sub-lobby area of the Fairmount Olympic hotel (there is also a street entrance on 4th) which became our go-to spot for a morning pastry or breakfast brioche before starting our sightseeing days. There's a small amount of tables...More

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Reviewed 25 August 2017

One of my favorite bakeries in Seattle - traveling from the east coast, it is one of my go to spots. Typically very good and memorable. Unfortunately this visit fell very short. It is supposed to open at 6am - I stopped in at 6:20...More

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howfer, Owner at Belle Epicurean, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Dear traveler, Nothing brings greater distress to my heart than hearing a valued guest is happy to find a Starbucks after visiting our café. We have experienced some team member turnover recently and apparently our training program is in need of some serious attention. I...More

Reviewed 22 August 2017

Highly recommended by the concierge at our hotel so we walked down and had a croque monsieur. Pretty good but kind of greasy and heavy and it did take a while. I went back the next morning right after they opened to get coffee and...More

Thank Greg K
howfer, Owner at Belle Epicurean, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Hi Greg, We so value our dear friend's recommendations from the local hotels and we really appreciate your feed back. We have some new team members that apparently have not completed our training program as this problem has recently been brought to our attention by...More

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1 October 2017|
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Response from Barbara S | Reviewed this property |
You order at the counter; there are about 10 tables of seating. Ask to have your pastry heated. I recommend the pecan sticky bun.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 11
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1206 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101-3006
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-262-9306
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Our downtown cafe is located on the ground floor of the Fairmont Olympic Hotel with access from the hotel arcade level as well as from 4th avenue.Visit our newly opened Madison Park location at 3109 East Madison St. across from the Arboretum.
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