We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Belle Epicurean

#164 of 3,557 Places to Eat in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1206 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101-3006
+1 206-262-9404
06:00 - 17:00
Open now
See all hours
Mon - Fri 06:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 15:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

150 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 145: English reviews
West Kelowna, Canada
Level Contributor
18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

This came up when I searched for breakfast near our hotel... it was a short walk from the Executive Pacific Hotel, and we really enjoyed it. We had a ham breakfast sandwich and a bacon breakfast sandwich and a chocolate croissant. I recommend seeking this place out over going for a fast food breakfast. It was delicious!

Thank DiveyBits
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The best coffee I've had outside of Basel, Switzerland (which, in a couple of locations has the best coffee in the world). The caramel latte is excellent, prepared with care, and the confections are delightful. Friendly staff rounds out a nice visit.

Thank MedicalExec
Level Contributor
59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

It's a coffee shop attached to a hotel which had me a little worried but this place delivered some top notch coffee in a city known for great coffee. The pastries were also fresh and tasty. The downside is that it doesn't have the ambiance of a Seattle Coffeehouse, it's a little slow, and noisy. Still worth a visit.

1 Thank Kevin F
Level Contributor
54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

every time I travel in the US, I am looking for some places that will look and taste different than Starbucks and other chains around. Belle Epicurean is definitely such a place. the sandwiches and pastries are not the typical American ones. it is not a classic French patisserie either, but has a French chic. the almond croissant was good... More 

Thank TalYas
Level Contributor
239 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

I received very good . . But not wow! . .you bet . . Go try it out . .great service . . Their brioche is different than I am used too . .it was good though . . I will come back and try a couple of other items . . I got their breakfast sausage and egg sandwich... More 

Thank Todd A
Salt Lake City, Utah
Level Contributor
33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Very good, quick breakfast with friendly staff and excellent breakfast sandwiches on croissants. Tried both bacon and sausage breakfast sandwiches which were generous in size and had plenty of flavor. Wish we would have gone there everyday during our visit.

Thank Iiwitis
Level Contributor
54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We stopped in Belle Epicurean for a quick breakfast in the city. Their coffee drinks are top notch...best cappuccino I've had! The quiche is delicious, but the croissants are pretty average.

Thank MeeshLK92
Miami Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Good little stop for coffee and a pastry! We were looking for a Good sticky bun, and they had a few choices. They are definately worth a try! I'd have to try a few more places a try before declaring a winner! The Customer service was very Good!

1 Thank citizen0103
Waynesboro. VA
Level Contributor
16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

French cafe is perfection. Marble top tables, friendly staff and heavenly food. At the base of the Fairmont Hotel.

1 Thank VirginiaBrooksFam
Olympia, Washington
Level Contributor
306 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

I stopped here for breakfast because the Starbucks across the street was too crowded. This was crowded too, but not nearly as much as the Starbucks. I ordered a ham and cheese croissant. It wasn't really a croissant, since it was square, and croissants, by definition are crescent-shaped. But it was good. It would have been better if it had... More 

Thank Brimsmith

Been to Belle Epicurean? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$11
French, Cafe
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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: +1 206-262-9404
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.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Belle Epicurean staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?