The Brief Encounter Cafe

Restaurant
2632 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004 2632 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue Directions
Today 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM Open All Hours
+14258228830
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84% of 449 customers recommended

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About this Business

  • Cuisine
    American, Cafe, Traditional, Catering, Diner
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    <$15
  • Hours
    Sun-Sat
    7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Cuisine
    American, Cafe, Traditional, Catering, Diner
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Lot
  • Free Parking
    Yes
  • Delivery
    Yes
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Gluten Free Options
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
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Report | 4 months ago
Brief Encounter is a wonderful local breakfast-lunch haunt frequented by Clyde Hill and NW Bellevue. They serve many items, of which my favorite is a wonderful corned beef hash and sweet roll. Thanks to the staff for keeping great tasting coffee flowing, especially on a Monday!
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Report | 7 months ago
Awesome place! Definitely great for breakfast and lunch.
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Report | 8 months ago
Great low key breakfast spot
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Report | 9 months ago
Can get busy weekend mornings but no wait after 11am.
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Report | 9 months ago
Get the carnitas breakfast, oh soo good
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Report | 10 months ago
Good simple food, good value, great wait staff!
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Report | 10 months ago
Great food and service.
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Report | 11 months ago
It's an old establishment cranking out great food, service and ambiance--thumbs up!!
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Report | a year ago
get there early on weekends
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Report | a year ago
Great place for breakfast.
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From Our Editors

Since serving its first cup of coffee upwards of 60 years ago, The Brief Encounter Cafe has continued to sate customers’ cravings thanks to its menu of hearty diner food. On any given day, the kitchen buzzes as cooks assemble orders ranging from burgers to housemade soups, forging dishes from ingredients such as housemade corned beef, wild king salmon, and fresh fruit. Laden with sweet house cinnamon rolls and savory egg dishes, their breakfast menu is served all day to accommodate the appetites of late risers and cannibalistic pancakes.

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Many people described the Breakfast as Great.
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Many people described the Lunch as Good.
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Many people described the Price as Good.
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Many people described the Staff as Friendly.
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Many people described the Service as Great. Others thought:
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