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Bellden Cafe in Bellevue

 

Bellden Cafe is one of my favorite cafes in Bellevue. We finally have a few options on the Eastside beside Starbucks.

In Kirkland: Deru Market and Little Brother. In Bellevue, Cafe Cesura and now Bellden Cafe.

This is a hidden gem where I go all the time now. The staff is always really nice.

They offer a few food options like sandwiches or pastries. I had once a tasty ricotta avocado toast and I also tasted a pain au chocolat (chocolate croissant) and a brioche filled with Nutella, both super good.

They have two small rooms on the side of the main room where you can have a meeting or just conversation. It is not so private though but however it is great.

They validate parking in the parking garage.

BELLDEN CAFE – 10527 Main St, Bellevue, WA 98004

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Cafe La Marzocco
in KEXP 90.3 building

I love this space! It’s a big industrial open space with lots of tables, chairs and big leather sofas.  I could easily spend all day here drinking coffee and listening to music.

Yes it is a really cool place that La Marzocco shares with KEXP, the radio station. You can listen to music from the speakers and watch the DJ behind the window. The sound is not too loud and people talk pretty quietly. This is pretty unusual and pleasant.

Also check out in one corner the second-hand Vinyl record store (Light in the Attic). I even found some Françoise Hardy and Jane Birkin LPs.

Last but not least: coffee there is really good! They know their stuff and offer coffee from different roasters or brands from all over the US and the world every week. It is a showroom for La Marzocco espresso machines.

To make it short: Good coffee and good music in a nice space!