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“Innovative menu, pleasant surroundings.”
Review of Colophon Cafe

Colophon Cafe
Ranked #12 of 474 Restaurants in Bellingham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$15
Cuisines: Cafe, Soups
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Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating
Description: We are located in a national historic building over 130 years old and adjacent to city park space. For nearly 30 years, the Colophon Cafe has been the true heart of Fairhaven! We strive for fresh and delicious food, offering five homemade soups a day and we are known for our African Peanut Soup, fresh salads and sandwiches, a full cocktail menu with rotating taps and an excellent happy hour from 3-6pm Monday thru Friday. Our bakers make all our desserts from scratch and we have an epic peanut butter pie, cookies and cakes. We have many gluten-free options and will cater to dietary restrictions. Outdoor patio seating is available seasonally on the perimeter of a city park that often has live music and events. If it is cold, cozy up on the couch and have a Caffe Umbria espresso or glass of wine by the fire with your favorite people. We hope to see you soon and welcome to Bellingham!
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We had lunch here after getting off the train - great food, great ambience on the patio. Went back for dinner a day later - pleasant interior.

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sophiasmith, Manager at Colophon Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Gordon b,
Thank you for your recent review of the Colophon Cafe. We are an excellent option for dining after a train ride as we are just a short walk from the station. Fairhaven is a charming little village of cute shops and dining options and we are proud to be part of it. We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 6 October 2017

Stopped in Fairhaven with a colleague for a quick lunch on our way down to Seatac; very cool building/location and very tasty lunch options, topped off with really nice staff; between us we sampled soup options (made fresh every morning) and simple salads - all were delicious

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sophiasmith, Manager at Colophon Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

Bill, Thank you for your recent review of the Colophon Cafe! We are glad you liked us and hope to see you again on your way through Bellingham. Happy Eating!

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

We went to Colophon, since my friend said they had some great soups and she was in the mood for a sou lunch, so she ordered the Pea soup and I ordered the triple selection, choice of 3 soups, the African peanut, the Mexican corn and bean and the clam chowder, with a whole wheat molasses bun.

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sophiasmith, Manager at Colophon Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

jiaogulanforhealth,
Thank you for your recent review of the Colophon Cafe! Soup season is officially here and we have 5 housemade soups to choose from daily. We hope you will come visit us again soon!

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

In May, we ate here before we took the Alaska ferry and had a nice meal. We came back and had lunch at the end of August. The service was good, but the food was sub par. My wife had a sandwich seemed like it was previously frozen. I had a veggie burger and it was good. I'm not sure we'd eat here again the next time we come to Bellingham.

Thank John S
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sophiasmith, Manager at Colophon Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

John S,
Thank you for your recent and honest review of the Colophon Cafe. As you can see from other reviewers most of the time they are pretty happy. Once in a while we make mistakes or are just not up to par (silly humans!). Hopefully it was brought to our attention and we made it better and we hope you will give us the chance to wow you again.

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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

This is one of my favorite lunch spots! Love their chicken pot pie and slit pea soup. They are famous for their peanut soup. While I have had some of their outrageous desert, I usually am full and have no room. It would be wise to plan your meal backward- desert first. Which ever way, you can't go wrong, I like the casual Fairhaven atmosphere.

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sophiasmith, Manager at Colophon Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

pmckeow,
Thank you for your recent review of the Colophon Cafe! I like the way you think having dessert first!

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