Belle

407 Monticello Rd, Charlottesville
(434) 328-8755

Recent Reviews

Lena Y.

Did my first order with them over the phone, they got everything right, and very sweetly added a little extra. Fast friendly service, I appreciated that everything looked very clean and everyone was wearing masks. Have not tried everything yet, but the homemade donuts are fabulous! Will definitely return!

Bill R.

I've only been once but OMG. Tasty tasty vittles. Had donuts and cinnamon buns. Can't wait to return for the bagels.

Amanda S.

This is a super cute coffee shop! Very nice interior and exterior with plenty of natural light. There is patio seating for when the weather is great. The staff was exceptionally friendly as well. I had an amazing cinnamon roll (definitely an item to share, it was huge!) and cup of tea. My friends said the coffee was great too!

Will Nafei, REMAX

Amazing place. Whether you’re there for the bread, sandwiches, the amazing cinnamon rolls or coffee. Your needs will be met. Baker and chefs Scott and John are amazing. Do yourself a favor and get to belle and order a Cubano and a cinnamon roll for dessert.

Dermina Vasc

This used to be my favorite coffee shop. I still like it, but less so since the renovation/new management changes. There is no espresso machine anymore. I miss"Donna's roast pork" old sandwich-- it was my favorite sandwich in town.

Brent Baumgartner

Used to be a 5 star spot before the management change. No espresso drinks and lower food quality... Hopefully things get better after the transition is complete.

Tan Karamete

Nice place to sit outside with good coffee on a sunny day

Maya Ebsworth

incredible bagels, really great people. loved the bacon & egg breakfast sandwich on an everything bagel

Steve Shofar

Trendy breakfast and lunch place. Baked goods looked awesome

Holly H.

Just stopped in to find they no longer have espresso. Drip coffee only. They are focusing more on the food side of the business now according to the person at the counter. I'm just a bit disappointed.

Laurie L.

The bread here is amazing. Better than pretty much any other bakery I've been to. The sourdough, the focaccia, the bagels, all are incredible. This place is legit.

Phoebe S.

I really loved belle when I came in for the first time hence the five stars. But once they switched management, everything went to shit. The bread is still amazing! But it's just super disorganized and you can tell that they're undergoing a management change. I will probably just go to mud house next time because I got really stressed about what was going on inside the restaurant, as a service worker.

Jennifer A.

Had read the grest reviews and thought I'd give it a try. Ordered a latte and was told they "don't do lattes" but can make a great cup of coffee with whip cream. I'm not sure what coffee shop doesn't make lattes but they won't get my business.

kathleen east

The coffee's pretty good! No sour aftertaste like some others in Cville. The employees are efficient, polite, & accommodating. Definitely recommend this neighborhood coffeehouse!

Veronica Z.

What happened? The food quality has greatly diminished. The ambiance is different. A change for the worse.

Abhaya T.

As of sometime near January 19, Belle has taken on two new "partners" (does that mean owners?). And, the menu has changed greatly. My advice to Belle: without delay change Belle back to EXACTLY how it was before! Without doing that, you will have ruined what was one of the *very* best things about Charlottesville. Now, before it's too late, admit your mistake, and bring Belle back to its original magnificence.

Charlie Murchie

Best breads in town by far! My favorite new spot for sure

Angelena G.

I came to Belle on a Saturday morning around 10:30 and they were already out of half of the things on the menu. I was excited to try their homemade bagels and cream cheese I had seen on their instagram but the menu was completely different than everything posted online. What was available was limited and just okay... left with a stomach ache.

Francesca Black

Absolutely delicious !!! Wonderful, casual, crafted with care.

John Meiklejohn

Great coffee and breakfast! Beautiful spot, cool neighborhood vibe. Def my new breakfast spot

B S.

Best bread in Charlottesville. Once you start, you can never stop!! Good atmosphere, warm & inviting. Delicious natural wines and local beers Fun crew that makes delicious espresso drinks Specials!

Stephon Harris

We have the Donnie's Pork sandwich which was quite delicious and the witch's sandwich with avocado and tomato which was more basic and the bread was a bit over tougher.

Tiffany L.

Met up for breakfast with a friend and tried their coffee, english muffin, and bagel with homemade cream cheese. Everything was delicious, but especially the english muffin! Relaxed vibe inside with plenty of seating. Only downside is parking is atrociously difficult with a teeny tiny lot.

Vivian Montijo

Amazing coffee and even more amazing sandwiches!

Gwendolyn Bright

I loved the former cafe in this space and was impressed and pleased by how Belle has reimagined it

Chuck Fetter

Our first time here was absolutely fantastic. Today - was not that.

Alexander Sterngold

If you want quick, good coffee and a friendly service try a different place. You won’t get it here. One star because there is no option for lower. On a Tuesday morning I just wanted two cappuccinos and sesame bagel to go, just the bagel nothing on it ... anyhow. After 22 minutes wait the cappuccinos were ready... I mean I live in Atlanta now so I’m used to slow service, but here they take it to a whole new level. The place was practically empty at 8:05 am with just two tables in front of me. And what another bagel? It never came. I asked and the only answer I got was that there are more food orders before my bagel so I need to wait. I suggested that the only thing they need to do is just hand me over one bagel and I will be on my merry way, but I guess that was too much. Everything needs to follow the Process. Well I just left, 30 minutes wait for a coffee and plain bagel on Tuesday morning is just too long.

Jessica Combs

I love the coffee and everything bagels every time I come in. Always hot and fresh. And the staff are always sweet and welcoming, definitely my favorite place to bring people to if given the chance. :)

Seleen Collins

The best avocado toast in town! Go for the latte, too.

Alexander S.

If you want quick, good coffee and a friendly service try a different place. You won't get it here. One star because there is no option for lower. On a Tuesday morning I just wanted two cappuccinos and sesame bagel to go, just the bagel nothing on it ... anyhow. After 22 minutes wait the cappuccinos were ready... I mean I live in Atlanta now so I'm used to slow service, but here they take it to a whole new level. The place was practically empty at 8:05 am with just two tables in front of me. And what another bagel? It never came. I asked and the only answer I got was that there are more food orders before my bagel so I need to wait. I suggested that the only thing they need to do is just hand me over one bagel and I will be on my merry way, but I guess that was too much. Everything needs to follow the Process. Well I just left, 30 minutes wait for a coffee and plain bagel on Tuesday morning is just too long.

Andrea S.

Very tasty breakfast and coffees (oat milk latte!) on way to visit Monticello. Outdoor seating could use some fly traps but really chill and cute place... and did I mention super good food?! Overall well worth the detour!!

Kylie Y.

Very cute inside, nice seating area outside too. Terribly slow service with mediocre overpriced coffee.

Perry B.

Best lox bagel in Cville! Well balanced and delicious. The everything bagel reminds me of NYC. Cute space to study, chat or hangout. The cold brew is pretty good as well. My friend had an iced americano that she liked. Took off a star because they have been out of chai forever and bagel is a bit pricey ($10).

Laurie B.

Waited one hour because they forgot about my order and honestly, it was all kinds of not worth the wait. Go to Hotcakes. This place sucks.

Ben Cunningham

Love coming here for the friendly employees, good morning coffee, wifi, and location. Only place open in the morning in Belmont, but the breakfast would reign supreme even if it weren't.

Louis D.

This place has the most amazing blueberry muffins I've ever had. And I also got the chicken club which did not disappoint. Finally there latte was delicious. Overall this place is great. Plenty of seating inside and out. Nice selections of wine as well. Unfortunately parking is scare but if you can find free street parking you are golden.

Christina Z.

Cute place to stop for an afternoon of getting work/studying done! There is a good variety of indoor and outdoor seating depending on your mood and plenty of outlets inside to plug in your laptop. The drinks can be a little pricey as expected for a small coffee shop, but the food options are more reasonably priced (both breakfast and lunch available). I had an oat milk latte to start off and then the Kale Caesar as a late lunch which was super tasty (heavily dressed and tossed with lots of shredded parmesan plus in-house made croutons). My husband got "The Mother" sandwich which was huuuge and brought his leftovers home. We also shared the Maitake Poppers which were delicious and had a texture similar to tempura/lightly fried calamari. Overall, good experience - can get a little loud for studying but quieter down as the afternoon wore on. I definitely would go back to try out their breakfast and mimosa and wine specials (and the patio once it starts cooling off)!

Simon B.

Really great English muffins and coffee, friendly service, and a lot of working space with outlets etc.

Art A.

One of the best tasting English muffins I've ever had. The muffin breakfast sandwich was very good. Must have had three eggs, cheese was creamy and they put an adequate amount of bacon in the sandwich. Coffee is self-serve with a nice large ceramic cup. All breads are baked on premises. Will next try a bagel with lox.

Kate D.

I arrived at Belle with a jumpy elderly dog and a toddler at 5pm. Aka three strikes in the hospitality industry. The lady at Belle could not have been more delightful and accommodating. They only do counter service but have tables outside so she brought a menu out so I didn't have to bring the dog in. Toddler had an amazing time with water table and toys on the deck. I had a huge glass of sparkling rose, and all three of us split a enormous slice of banana bread that was ridiculously good and ridiculously priced at $2. So freaking happy that this place opened in our neighborhood. Rose $6. banana bread $2. 20 minutes of calm, priceless.