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May 17, 2009

Book Fare Cafe, Bellingham

Filed under: Bellingham local,Bellingham Restaurants,local,Pacific Northwest,restaurants — Bellinghamster @ 10:30 pm

Book Fare Cafe has been a favorite hideaway for me. I’ve written about it previously, having had a very positive experience there. Recently, my friend and I wanted a meal with a view during an early Saturday evening and chose Book Fare. I remembered the luscious desserts by Heather. I remembered the clean tables and attentive servers and panoramic view.

The panoramic view is still there, but things have changed. There are some new desserts from Mount Bakery – a positive pairing to Heather’s desserts. There are changes to the wine list. I KNOW Saturday early evening is busy busy busy, but all available tables were dirty and there were only two servers in sight working the lattes and desserts at the front counter. We changed our plans and went to Abbey Garden Tea Room.

Maybe the high expectations from previous visits didn’t prepare us. But we didn’t stay. And now I know why…I read the BBJ article about the cafe being under new management:  a realtor and her daughter with experience in the floral and wine business. We’ll give them a couple of months and check back. I can’t stay away from those desserts for TOO long!


  1. I would have to say it’s no longer my favourite place. I have found the service there very cursory and they were quite unhelpful, almost rude, when my infant son spilled soup all over us this afternoon. Not sure if the spill offended them, but it sure felt like that!

    Comment by SG — April 6, 2010 @ 2:39 pm

  2. I know this is an old post, but what do you think of the new ownership? I’ve been pretty stoked at the improvement so far.

    Comment by Betsy — May 19, 2011 @ 12:52 pm

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