407 Monticello Road . Charlottesville, VA . (434) 328-8755
There may be no two brothers with greater passion for food than the Shanesys. John and Scott are the type of food lovers who plan their next meal during their current one.
Belle, their Belmont bakery, coffee shop, and café, is an homage to their love of food. A well-trained baker, Scott spins dough and magic into bread, which John uses to build destination-worthy sandwiches. On other menu items, John’s fondness for rustic, French fare makes its mark. As does his talent. The harmony of Scott’s baking and John’s cooking is so great that Belle has three appearances in the top 15 of The Charlottesville 29 of Sandwiches. And a spot in The Charlottesville 29.
What To Order
The menu changes by time of day. For breakfast, savvy regulars ordering at the counter know to request Belle’s signature English muffin for their sandwich. Lunch brings more sandwiches, omelets, and salads, while dinner, when available, is bistro cuisine. Below are our picks, the chef’s own picks, and appearances in Five Finds on Friday, where a local chef or personality has named a Belle dish as one of the best in town.
- Breakfast Sandwich #1 on an English Muffin
- Belle Cubano
- Belle Omelet
- Cinnamon Roll
- Blueberry/Strawberry Donut
- Breakfast Sandwich #1 (add jam)
- Belle Cubano
- Spinach, Goat Cheese and Truffle Focaccia
- Nice Salad
Five Finds on Friday Picks
- Jambon Beurre – Allen LeHew (Duck’s Cottage)
- Donuts — Lizzy Hood (Passiflora)
- English Muffin — Susan Sweeney (Cake Bloom); Bo Stockton (formerly, Michael’s Bistro)