The Harris Avenue Cafe

4.7
41 Reviews
$30 and under
Bistro
HARRIS AVENUE CAFÉ is a charming eatery serving breakfast and lunch daily in the historic Fairhaven district of Bellingham, WA. We offer delicious options for both omnivores and vegetarians: omelets, waffles, pancakes, potato specialties, homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, and pastries baked in-house daily. Our menu features locally grown produce, Breadfarm Bread, and Hempler’s meat and sausage. Harris Avenue Café is adjoined with Tony’s Coffee & Espresso where guests can enjoy delicious brewed coffee, lattes, and fresh pastries.

For Takeout Please Call (360) 738-0802

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 41 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SusanW
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. I would recommend making a reservation. Still in COVID protocol, so be kind and be patient. All the servers were wonderful!

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vipTheRev
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Exceptional bacon, great coffee. A little irked at Open Table scolding us for no-showing a reservation we made but not sure if that was a glitch on Open Tables part or on the restaurant.

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JasonS
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It feels good to get back into one of my favorite restaurants!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Harris and the staff is the BEST!!

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Diane
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Unfortunately we made reservations for 11:45 and had to wait to be seated. Got our “outside” table at 12:30. Service was nice but slow. Food was good. But the outdoor structure made you feel like you were in a wooden box. No ambience, nothing to look at and no fresh air really.

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nfh2021
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful Mother's Day brunch. Looking forward to going back!

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caitlink
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great brunch experience! The food and service were very pleasant.

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Nueve
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I made the reservation an hour and a half in advance and as soon as we got there, our table was ready. The food was delicious, as well as the beverages. I had their summer palace tofu scramble and the blackberry lemonade mimosa, very refreshing and satisfying. They have plenty of options for most diets. There was a comfortable noise to where you could have a normal conversation and not feel like the loudest ones there, but it wasn’t hard to hear my partner across the table. The staff was very friendly, but they did seem a little short handed (which is very understandable in these times), so they seemed to have done the best they could with what they were working with.

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dragonfly
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. One of our first times venturing to eat AT a restaurant in a year. Harris Ave Cafe was an excellent way to dip our toe back into dining out. Food was scrumptious! Service great. All around wonderful experience! Coffee super good too!

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MorganW
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not only did we love the food but we loved the service! Sweetest and funniest people. Perfect for tourists and locals. We wanted to order again right after eating!

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katieg
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and outdoor seating set up!

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JennyD
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We dined outside. The server was efficient and friendly. The menu has good variety and a big alcarte section, which is good for those of us with diet restrictions. I had the huevos laredo: delicious! The food seemed fresh and well-prepared. It was also just the right amount. I hate to waste food, so that was much appreciated.

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JimmySkerjanc
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was an amazing veggie omelets and coffee was smooth and strong. The wait staff was amazing. The out door dinning was clean and totally safe. We will be back 100%.

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HowardS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent neighborhood cafe with ingenious outdoor seating for Covid.

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DeAnnaS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I swapped out the fruit for salad on my avocado poached egg toast, the fruit was amazing. Great good.

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Laurel
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful breakfast! The service was excellent. We will go back again!

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WSSS
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite breakfast place! We come almost every Sunday 😊 everyone working is always so kind and we love the atmosphere!

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JoelZ
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was delicious, the atmosphere was lovely on a bright Sunday morning, and the service was great. Definitely would go here again.

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alec
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

THE best breakfast in Bellingham. Good, courteous service, very clean, superb lattes, uncomfortable seating.

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RobbinP
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant...food..service..always wonderful..leave with a smile after dining & enjoying our interaction with every person there..like visiting a friend's home ..food is exceptional...always recommend to our friends in Lynden...

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Malinda
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Harris Avenue Cafe has always been a favorite of ours!!! With Covid we weren't sure what to expect. The ambience was great, the food terrific and the service impeccable! Love being able to reserve a table. The tables were clean and well spaced! The servers were masked up as were we until we were sat at our table. Great dining experience! We will be back!

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SQbham
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Harris Cafe is our go-to for brfst in Bellingham. We made reservations and sat inside. Wait time is a little longer; probably due to less staff since COVID closed them down for a while. Food was excellent but our lattes were lukewarm (we ordered xtra hot) Didn’t have the heart to send them back to remake.

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nunurbiz
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I love the patio here but I wish you would make it dog friendly for well behaved dogs.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is consistently good. We were able to sit out on the patio which was fairly quiet for a Saturday afternoon.

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Keliz
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rayne provided excellent service. And the food was perfect. I will be going back

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Mickey
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience1

Almost no ambiance.. i know covid but turn on some music. Create a vibrant vibe. We were seated next to servers station where servers talked next to us almost whole time. With no music that we could hear or many people dining, it felt like almost no ambiance to drown that out. Kids plate presentation was great! Adults was lacking. Add parsley at least! Or more potatoes.

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LeighG
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for being a reliable cafe year after year! Love your coffee and glad I am able to buy it in the Portland area.

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DouglasL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Harris Ave has a menu of creative and tasty breakfast omelets, scrambles, and other specialties. We had a wonderful server on a sunny morning on the outdoor patio. Great experience all around!

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DonnaJ
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was what we are used to as far as quality. Delicious! The extra steps to keep things sanitized and socially distant were very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nate and his crew have adjusted to our current times and it’s been seamless. The updated furnishings and layout look and function great. Everyone from behind the scenes to cooks, baristas, wait staff and hostesses is always hustling. Prompt service, coffee cups don’t stay empty long and the food is comes out quick. But not too quick so you can enjoy the Tony’s rain bird roast coffee (Best in town). We’ve been coming for close to a decade and will continue for another. Very highly recommended. Reasonably priced, excellent food, coffee and service.

Thanks to everyone.

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JoeJ
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

one of my favorite breakfast spots in town, always yummy

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GlendyG
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent! Missed eating here! Love the mimosas and the service

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JamieV
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite breakfast spot! We love their Eggs Toulouse and Marksville omelet.

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JoeJ
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite bfast places in town! Always delicious, relaxed environment, great staff!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love.

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DennisD
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Has always been good but this was very nice. Outside in the fresh air. Owner stopped by table and thanked us for coming in. Food great. Thanks

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JamesH
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent place for breakfast. Love the Polenta w/ Ranchero sauce! In nice weather, the outdoor area is extremely pleasant.

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vipLynnS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this neighborhood cafe. They've used the quarantine time well, updating the decor inside, with new flooring, new chairs, new tables and a better arrangement of the place. Well done, you guys!

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StephanieC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I have been coming here for over 15 years and it is still delicious! The food is consistently good and everyone is always super nice

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DianneL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are craving some yummy food for your tummy and a wonderfully inviting atmosphere then Harris Café is the place to dine. Staff are happy to invite you in and include you in their instant fam. Enjoy.

FAQs

The Harris Avenue Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (360) 738-0802.

The Harris Avenue Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 41 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.