Harris Avenue Cafe

1101 Harris Ave, Bellingham
(360) 738-0802

Recent Reviews

Sarah S.

LOVE this place for breakfast. Bellingham does breakfast very well. What makes Harris Avenue Cafe stand out is their changing menu (but they have the staples-eggs, benedicts, hashbrowns, coffee, bacon) and they are located in Fairhaven, right in the center of all the shopping! They make a pretty awesome mimosa too.

Alejandra Cabrales

Took my brother here for brunch and we absolutely loved it. So many great food options, we always come here.

Jennifer C.

Tofu scramble with a decaf coconut milk flat white makes this vegan very happy and set me up for a great day! Yum!

Jackie B. Murphy

A wonderful place to go for a coffee ?

Jeff Levin

I had a wonderful Chai tea and probably the best breakfast in my life at Harris Cafe next door. Amazing !!!!!!!

jan bostic

Food was delicious! Staff friendly and give great service. Highly recommended!

Karla booker

Great coffee and eats in this historic haunt!

Andy Radvany

Yum. Tasty. Despite looking heavy on paper dishes we had seemed suprisingly light. We hit tail end of a breakfast rush. I was impressed by how fast the kitchen turned it around despite the place seeming to have fled just before our arrival. Tony's coffee from next door also great!

jeff klotz

Great place for breakfast and lunch, the service is fast and freindly even when they are crowded.

Einmal B.

The hostess was quite rude, not just to us but to everybody who arrived after us. The place was practically empty sine it was after 1:15 pm and the lunch rush was over. Her greeting was, "Sit anywhere that is set for two." Since when are you told where to sit when you are paying the freight and the place is empty. She evidently missed the customer service portion of her employee orientation. The only reason they didn't get one star from me is because the food made up for her inability to perform good customer service. She apparently thinks that her check comes from her employer and that the customers have nothing to do with it.

Char Heckel

Great food, no heat , otherwise 5

James Mullins

Great service, great food!

Bud S.

Amazing!!! Visiting from California looking for a good breakfast...Harris Ave Cafe hit the spot. Amazing food, fantastic mimosas and the service was stellar. Enjoy your next meal here.

Nicole W.

Poor service, no apologies that our food ticket got, "out of order" and we were waiting way too long for our food. The hostess/manager was less than helpful and moody. The food was fair.


I come for breakfast every time I visit Bellingham. Why? The food is excellent, the service helpful and friendly, the prices are right. Enough said! Also, the bakery products in the adjacent Tony's coffee are delightful! And, the coffee is really very good.

Nelson Turner

I really like the food and Fairhaven is fun!

Roberta M.

Harris Avenue is definitely one of the better gems of Breakfast in Bellingham. The space is quaint, and you can expect a bit of a wait on a weekend morning...but with Tony's Coffee attached to it...who would even mind? The food is fresh, local, and doesn't leave you feeling gross after. The entrees are more creative than other Breakfast places, my personal favorite being with Polenta Rancheros...You cannot find it anywhere else! For me, Harris checks the boxes in so many ways. It is delicious, well-priced for value, fresh, a creative menu, delicious coffee, and good service. Also, they often have rotating specials that are great additions to the menu. In the Summer, there is outside dining! Be prepared though for a tighter fit space wise, but honestly worth it and adds character. YUM.

Colin Brander

Great food, friendly staff and reasonable prices. For us, this is a must stop when passing through.

Elizabeth M.

No wait time on a Sunday morning! The latte was so good! Definitely my favorite part of my breakfast. I ordered the El Diablo scramble, which was good but I probably wouldn't order it again. I can't put my finger on why, but I just felt like it was missing something. Maybe something to add some heat or some sour cream? Anyway, overall it was a good experience and I can't wait to go back!

Casey Garboden

Breakfast menu is uninspired, and this isn't really the place for a quick breakfast. My vanilla latte tasted very burnt which was odd.

Miya W.

This place is super good! Every time I'm in Bellingham i make sure to get breakfast here and get the polenta rancheros. They're super popular so if you go on a weekend it'll probably take a while to get your food but their mimosas are super good and get you lit while you wait lol.

Marc de Faye

On our wayto Canada we often stop in Bellingham to have breakfast with the in laws. Wealmost alwaysgo to the Harris cafe. Order aside dish of fruitand be amazed by the presentation. It is always assembled with care. Ireally like the Bellingham omlet while my better have will have waffle and a poached egg on the side. Always reasonably priced and efficient service .

Clinton MacLeod

Great cup of joe, not too slow, what's not to know. So, why not go, you know! Hard working staff, specially that short order cook, hardest job in America next to stock brokers or maybe before them.

Jason Crim

Comfy, great service and friendly atmosphere. Had the Matterhorn omelette and was more than satisfied. Great location.


We dropped by for brunch/lunch and sat on the back patio which was lovely. The interior looks very cozy too.


If you can, eat here! This town is very quaint and the cafe has amazing food, with great service! The whole family will find this place amazing!

Beverly A.

A great breakfast/brunch choice if you are open to a wait...get a coffee, look at the art, read the paper...when you are seated, try one of their signature specialty dishes. I had the polenta, black bean, poached egg dish with ranchero sauce and avocado...excellent flavors. my companion had the Special of the Day, a sweet potatoe hash with chicken sausage and eggs your style....would go there again!

Jade Waldron

I love going to Harris. It has been my go to for breakfast and lunch. But unfortunately it has gone downhill. The past two times I have been there, i have been very unhappy with the service. When we were sat at a four top, the hostess said "normally I'm not allowed to seat a table of two at a table for four, but we will do it today." They had multiple tables of four available, and no wait. Even after our two top was sat, zero tables of four came in. It made us feel like we were unwelcome since there were only tables of four left. We waited over 20 minutes for water, even while the hostess just stood around, and even after having given the waitress a drink order and asking her for water. After watching the hostess walk by us multiple times, we finally asked for water again. They were busy, but not busy enough to leave us without service for almost 20 minutes. We also watched a guy sitting at his table get asked to move to the coffee shop and he said he was still waiting on his food (from what I overheard.) Then the hostess bussed his table while he was in the bathroom. He seemed annoyed.

Kristine E.

Lovely little cafe with lovely service and lovely food! Not only are their breakfasts yummy, they have some unique things on the menu beyond just eggs, pancakes and bacon. Don't get me wrong, the bacon was fantastic! But I really like breakfast options that I wouldn't make myself at home. I really loved their Polenta Rancheros - the Polenta had a crispy outside and a creamy, cheesy middle. Combined with the Ranchero sauce, black beans, avocado and sour cream - it is a PERFECT combo! Others in my party had the french toast and potatoes o'brien with corned beef - all was enjoyed!!!

Lisa H.

Can here for breakfast with my husband. Very busy. We had perfect timing as they had a two top available. Good service. A little more on the pricey side for breakfast but portions did meet cost. If you're looking for a cute cafe with a good standard breakfast selection, I would recommend. It gets crowded and a little loud, but very cute.

amy g

Pretty darn good Reuben! Lovely staff, wonderful atmosphere.

Pam Cloer Zdenek

The food is delectable and the presentation very stylish and unique. I love the creativity in the making of the specials and regular dishes, and enjoy the great variety. You can obviously tell the owner and staff love their work and that makes for a highly positive dining experience.

Steve L.

We enjoyed a lovely Monday morning breakfast here recently. The cafe is easy to find with plenty of on street parking in Fairhaven. From our window table we got a nice sense of the history of this part of town as the rain lightly fell outside. I had a simple ham and smoked mozzarella omelette with potatoes and toast. My omelette was just right as it was folded over and over and over. The light smokiness and touch of fresh rosemary blended perfectly through the many layers. Raspberry jam for my toast and tea rounded out a lovely, low key breakfast. The staff was attentive without being clingy and the prices were very fair. You should definitely try them.

Gingey W

You should go to Tony’s and Harris Avenue Café. Tony’s and Harris Avenue Café in Fairhaven is an amazing independent café. It is in the historical section of Bellingham. There you will find these charming shops. There are two areas to this café. There is the lower coffee shop area and the upper breakfast area. This gives you the option to come in and just get a coffee and a pastry or eating a whole breakfast. Harris Avenue café and Tony’s support local artists by putting up their artwork on the walls for sale. They have multiple waiters and waitresses who are always very friendly and offer good service. I have been going to here for 15 years and trust me food is amazing. They offer many different dishes that all taste amazing. Some may say this place is old, but this just adds to the charm of the place. Ten out of ten recommend, you should go.

Maryann D.

Romantic charming setting in historic downtown New Haven neighborhood of Bellingham. Perfectly made traditional breakfast.

maghan powers

Good food but the service could be better. Had to flag down the waitress to order when there were only a few other tables. When ordering, my Dad asked for coffee but didn't get it. At the end of the meal he asked again. The waitress asked if he wanted cream and he said no thank you. He was given cream anyway. Not a huge deal but it did make me feel like it wasn't worth spending $35 for a couple of sandwiches and yam fries

An Te Chu

Absolutely delightful.

Eileen Biggerstaff

Great breakfast. Very unique menu,has bakery attached with expresso also :)

Ian C.

Everything I've tried here has been delicious. My favorite so far is the Polenta Rancheros. The Polenta is perfectly cooked and melts in your mouth and they nail the poached eggs!

Rob J.

Try the El Diablo for breakfast. Pretty good if you like breakfast with a little heat.