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Colophon Cafe

1208 11th St, Bellingham, WA 98225-7015
+1 360-647-0092
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1208 11th St, Bellingham, WA 98225-7015
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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...More

Thank jiaogulanforhealth
Reviewed 1 week ago

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...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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...More

Thank pmckeow
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good soups, reasonable prices, nice employees (Hannah was our server). Pleasant and good value. Well worth it for a lunch.

Thank ZLI
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can eat inside or outside. Many choices on the menu. I usually order a croissant sandwich. I enjoy bringing out of town guests here. Sometimes when I am attending an author event at Village Books, I order a sandwich to take with me and...More

Thank Barb K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my third time visiting Fairhaven and second time visiting Colophon. We stopped here for lunch and were not disappointed. I had the clam chowder and my friend had the African peanut soup. Both were delicious. The clam chowder was full of clam, bacon...More

Thank Lori-Anne H
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Stopped here for lunch on a sunny Sunday afternoon. The location is on the green which is great in the summer when there's live music outside. We ordered the open-faced garden melt and smoked salmon melt on a bagel. Both were tasty, but messy to...More

Thank Fisheggs44
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Our family was glamping at Larrabee State Park when we decided we didn't want to cook dinner! Eating out is always tricky with an eleven year old who has celiac disease and a dairy allergy. Colophon Cafe was perfect! Amazing food and my kiddo was...More

1  Thank BlackberryBrier
sophiasmith, Manager at Colophon Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Blackberry Brier, Thank you for your recent review of the Colophon Cafe! We are glad you found us on your adventure in our beautiful area. Eating out with a group can often be challenging, add in dietary restrictions and children and it gets well...you know!...More

Reviewed 26 July 2017

A wonderful little cafe with a very homey feel. We ate outside this time with our kids. Our server was very cheerful and fun. We enjoyed fresh soup and sandwiches. The kids had grilled cheese. Being a part of Village Books and in such a...More

Thank erinbeachgirl
sophiasmith, Manager at Colophon Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

erinbeachgirl, Thank you for your recent review of the Colophon Cafe! We have one of the best people watching patios in Bellingham, especially if some festival is going on in the park that we are adjacent to. We hope to see you again soon! Happy...More

Reviewed 17 July 2017

Stopped here on a road trip from Seattle to Vancouver (via Chuckanut Drive - beautiful!). It was the perfect stop for a tasty lunch. I had the Soup Sampler - very good. The server was friendly and the atmosphere was nice. If I'm ever back...More

Thank deekay7
sophiasmith, General Manager at Colophon Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Deekay7, Thank you for your recent review of the Colophon Cafe! We make 5 different soups a day and are known for our unique and delicious African Peanut. Add to this our amazing (and now a days) elusive customer service and voila! you have a...More

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 20:00
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09:00 - 20:00
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09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1208 11th St, Bellingham, WA 98225-7015
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham
  • Phone Number: +1 360-647-0092
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!
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