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Avenue Bread & Cafe

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1135 11th St, Bellingham, WA 98225-6627
+1 360-715-3354
07:00 - 18:00
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West Linn, Oregon
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224 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were drawn in when my husband saw someone eating lunch on the café tables outdoors and spied a Reuben sandwich! OK, so you know what he ordered! And he loved it. Really wonderful pastrami, and great breads. So many breads, you may have to eat here more than once just to satisfy your hankerings. I had the cranberry turkey... More 

Thank TeamRealMcCoy
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Sandwiches were amazing! We had the grilled club and the cranberry turkey as well as a few kids sandwiches...they were all devoured! Bread was amazing! Took awhile to wait for our sandwiches and the parking is terrible, but besides that, a great eating experience!

Thank flagmama3
Bellingham, Washington
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Very good croissants and pastries. Also a breakfast sandwich on their famous English muffin. But the food they are most famous for are the Sandwiches on their fresh varieties of homemade bread. The pastrami on Rye...to die for.

Thank 541food
Seattle, Washington
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Not to be missed, this popular spot is lively and comfortable and has the best soups/sandwiches/baked goods/coffee around. Had many lunches here over the years and never disappointed. Wish it could replicate in Seattle.

Thank RMSseattle
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

All of their breakfast items are very good. I particularly like the breakfast sandwiches (egg-a-nues).

Thank Ron B
Bellingham, Washington, USA
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107 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Everything is fresh & natural. Love their Tomato Dill soup & grilled cheese sandwiches. Yum!! Their breads are wonderful & there is always something for the sweet tooth in everyone

Thank Martha1105
Fairbanks, Alaska
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149 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

This place just smells great! The lunch menu is extensive. Many different kinds of sandwiches, soups and salads. You order, find a place to sit or wait for your take out and they call your name when your lunch is ready. There are some interesting art works on the colorful walls that are for sale.

Thank Handyrandy63
Olympia, Washington
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71 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

The place seems unassuming, simple. But, the food was incredible and it was a great chill spot. The gentleman that took our order was very helpful in explaining the menu and options. All three of us enjoyed our choices for breakfast.

Thank Susie C
Kathmandu, Nepal
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312 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Been here a few times - great sandwiches. Lots of choices of breads and fillings. Always good, but not the cheapest. Nice atmosphere, quiet location, free wifi.

Thank SquashAddict
Vancouver, Canada
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87 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

My sister took me to this bakery today on our trip from Seattle to Vancouver. I had the Avenue Club sandwich and it was huge! It came with chips and a pickle and was a full meal for $10. There was plenty of filling squeezed between two slices of fresh baked bread. Heavenly. There were other sandwich options such as... More 

Thank LJP99

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1135 11th St, Bellingham, WA 98225-6627
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham
  • Phone Number: +1 360-715-3354

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