The Bellefonte Cafe

4.8
70 reviews
$30 and under
Fusion / Eclectic
The Bellefonte Cafe: Great Food, Great Atmosphere, Great Music, since 2002!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 70 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.8
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
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vipMaria
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We got there early because we had plans at 8 pm. We did get to hear a great jazz band for about 30 minutes - they began at 7. Food and drinks were delicious and arrived in a timely manner. Bellefonte Cafe is always a go-to destination for me. Although there are daily specials, the regular menu hasn’t changed in a few years - we enjoy old favorites but it would be nice to have some new items occasionally. Definitely a top pick.

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vipRuth
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Dinner was good. We were pleased with all the vegan options. We sat outside but could still hear & enjoy the music inside. We will return to this neighborhood gem!

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vipfantastic
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food great! Atmosphere Phenominal! Service fantastic! favorite place!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hidden gem in the Wilmington suburbs! Great patio, friendly staff, creative menu. We’ll be back.

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vipSharon
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have eaten at Bellmonte several times and we never go away sorry. Their outside back patio is beautiful and is like a piece of heaven. That plus the wonder fall menu and the everyday menu are always outstanding and unique. We had a bruschetta that had all local vegtables! YUM.....plus german grilled cheese with black bean soup and a Bellafonte burger!

We will be back!

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vipSamA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service and food was wonderful and the garden dining area is beautiful

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BethC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Adorable cafe. Excellent service, delicious food and drinks. Outside patio was lovely.

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VWVW
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

My husband and I each ordered the daily grilled cheese sandwich with a cup of French onion soup. Although the food was good, we were disappointed that the grilled cheese was actually toasted and the soup had no melted cheese on top. The Cafe prices its wine and mixed drinks much higher than similar restaurants in North Wilmington.

We enjoyed the jazz band that played at the Cafe the night we went. It's nice to have live music in a small venue.

The Cafe was understaffed (as are4 many restaurants these days) so that the staff present was overworked and the service a bit slower than it should have been. We over-tipped our waiter because he worked so hard to make up for the understaffing.

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vipMojoswife
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great!

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LauraW
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really pleasant outdoor dining- menu is interesting but limited, but the food was well prepared and tasty. We enjoyed ourselves.

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vipJWes
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The cafe is always a treat. Delicious food, attentive servers and always a great band to enjoy. Best little neighborhood bar in Wilmington.

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Steph
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place!! Had seen it pop up on Facebook and it looked cute. The food and staff were amazing. Will definitely be coming back often.

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DonaldC
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brought a friend who is particular (sometimes fussy) about her food. She loved her lunch at Bellefonte Cafe.

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Bleucat
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was great. Food was very good. Recommend for a casual lunch. Somewhat pricy.

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ReneeD
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We visited from Ohio and ate in the courtyard. We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience and look forward to returning when we visit Delaware again

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vipfantastic
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Waiter jake was knowledgeable and on top of things. Food was excellent as were the cosmo's! Be back next Sat!

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Timc
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

This is the perfect little spot to go have a nice meal in the Bellefonte area. We sat outside, and despite the occasional mosquitos, it was a great meal. There were only a few couples outside, and the atmosphere was very relaxed. The food was excellent. Servers were attentive, but not overzealous.

We have also ordered breakfast for pickup and it was delish. Both the breakfast burritos and pastries.

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LaurieD
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We always enjoy being able to sit out front on the porch eating our meal, it is quaint and peaceful. Jonathan makes the best Cosmopolitans ever and I always ask who is bartending before I order one. Love being able to walk to a nice place to eat and drink without the hassle of driving and waiting. Having this restaurant in our neighborhood is wonderful.

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CarG
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great casual food in casual location, the side porch of the cafe, an older house in a neighborhood of houses and artsy shops.
Jake the waiter was excellent and even gave us a tour of back patio.
Dinner and dessert were creative and made in-house. Inexpensive too
Live music inside, soft. Dog friendly outside. Can’t wait to return!

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LindaL
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were there to see a musical act so the "noise"volume was moderate. Although the menu is not extensive, there are sufficient options for most folks to find a good choice. There are vegan options. Our choices were excellently prepared, served hot and very tasty. Service was outstanding. We were seated promptly. Waitstaff were attentive and courteous.

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LKMM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

cute, quirky spot, plenty of outdoor space with lots of plants and greenery. The indoor area was cool and funky, and the staff were great. Food was solid and well done, with good flavors - not fancy but a good range of things and good selections for vegans and vegetarians. Would be a great place for a party, or just a nice brunch!

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vipJWes
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So happy the Cafe is open again with delicious food & live music!

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BobbyK
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I had a good time. Service and food was great.

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longfellow
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

This is a lovely cafe, though service can get quite slow when they are super busy, as they were on the Sunday afternoon we attended. However, the staff is friendly and capable, and management even offered to comp our meal to apologize for the long delay---which we declined! Keeping this Cafe in operation is worth far more than a freebie.

Food was delicious and fresh, and we appreciated the vegan/vegetarian options. We sat on their front porch and that was fine. (They had a live band, indoors, for those who like music with their meal.)

A nice place and well worth a visit!

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MichaelF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

I made the reservation a week ahead, I kept getting every few days to confirm my arrival on time and I did, drove 2 hours from NEW Jersey to meet with a Friend coming from DC, when I got there the place was closed!!!!
Call to make sure the place is open !

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vipRalphP
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice selection of food on menu. Service was good

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PhillySeafood
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a wonderful little gem right in the neighborhood. We are so happy they have weathered these difficult times.

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Buffymae
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Bellfonte Cafe is a neighborhood gem. I'm so thankful it's right down the street. I take all my friends from other areas there. The food is always good. The vegan and vegetarian selections are always a plus. It's an eclectic, pleasant environment inside or out. The back outside area is especially lovely in the warmer months. Reservations are easy to make online.The staff is friendly and helpful. It's a great place to eat, drink and share a relaxing time with friends.

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JodyH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very casual place with good food. The restaurant is taking all the necessary COVID precautions and I felt safe eating there.

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vipREW137
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was excellent and the food was great! I will definitely return!

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vipStephent1088
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent Vegan food. Very chill spot, glad my wife and I discovered it. We will certainly return. The black bean stew was amazing, the vegan burrito too.

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PhillySeafood
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love this wonderful little cafe in our neighborhood. So glad it’s been able to hang in there during these difficult times.

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GordyD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great time! Excellent food and outstanding service!

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AlisonK
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Took a friend to one of my favorite places for Sunday brunch at Bellefonte Cafe. Outdoor seating during this time of Covid, so it was a bit brisk but the outdoor heaters and fire pit made it cozy.

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vipJulieH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely outdoor meal and always look forward to coming here! Many thanks for the delicious food and care in keeping everyone Covid -safe and warm too!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food, atmosphere, & excellent service! Great outdoor dining!

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RimW
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We dined on a Saturday night during the Covid pandemic and felt completely safe at the restaurant. They had spaced tables generously apart and had hand sanitizer readily available. The food was delicious, promptly served and the waiter was excellent! Wonderful experience!

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vipCaroleS
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delish! Smaller menu but good choices! Lovely outdoor dining and food was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

New to the area and this is my absolute favorite brunch spot. The staff is so friendly and combined with the garden atmosphere just overall SUCH a pleasant experience every time. The menu offers a good variety of options, including vegan!! Everything is fresh and homemade. They also do a great job of taking all appropriate covid precautions. Couldn’t recommend this place enough.

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Melissa
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bellefonte Cafe was lovely for an outdoor evening dinner. Good safety precautions.

FAQs

The Bellefonte Cafe offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 761-9175.

The Bellefonte Cafe is rated 4.8 stars by 70 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.