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Belle Epicurean

1206 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101-3006
+1 206-262-9306
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pastry” (22 reviews)
“quiche” (12 reviews)
“sandwiches” (14 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 17:00All hours
French, Cafe
$$ - $$$
1206 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101-3006
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank sunbeamimp
Howard F, Owner at Belle Epicurean, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank pookala
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank RR22RR
howfer, Owner at Belle Epicurean, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 9 August 2017

This is probably one of the best pastry shops I have ever visited. The product is AMAZING - flakiest pastry on croissants ever and rich enough that I actually saved half for the next morning. Truly wonderful twice baked almond apricot croissant. Almost phyllo dough...More

Thank pixielegfiend
Reviewed 27 July 2017

These pastries are excellent, especially since they are served warmed, on china with cutlery. My favorite is the pecan sticky bun. Good location in the Fairmont Hotel, close to the ferry and Market.

Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Good pastries properly made. However got order wrong. Thought I would go to an independent rather than chain. But Coffee was burnt. Had already tipped. So £23 for 2 coffee a crossiant and bacon sandwich is a rip off. Cheaper in london.

Thank Anna K
Reviewed 4 July 2017

I went to Belle Epicurean for breakfast. There is a very minimum customer service-staff is kind of cold and unfriendly. But when some customers came (I guess they are regular customers) they get a warm greeting and good service. Very expensive for the quantity and...More

Thank Tsion A
howfer, Owner at Belle Epicurean, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Tsion, It is certainly not our intention at Belle Epicurean to have minimum anything. Our service training is to over deliver on customer service. Our Chef graduated number one in her culinary school class at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. She recently won the...More

Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

This was an easy choice: I wanted a good almond croissant. The food is wonderful. We had almond croissant, toated ham and cheese (gruyere) baguett, quich lorraine, and butter croissant. The almond c. was a bit marzipan with first bite, but it quickly changed. Coffee...More

Thank sandgroper1963
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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
08:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 15:00
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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