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5 On-the-go Breakfast Spots in Downtown Bellevue

May 30, 2024 - by Soumya Sahay

5 On-the-go Breakfast Spots in Downtown Bellevue

Though an on-the-go attitude is beneficial at work, it is detrimental and draining without some necessary breaks. It can be difficult to make time for an early morning meal before heading to a 9-5, so this list is meant for those who deserve a bite to eat, but have just a few minutes to spare. In no particular order, here are 5 cafes to visit in downtown Bellevue for a quick breakfast stop and a tasty start to the day.

This Honeycomb Toffee Latte from Story Coffee & Tea is a perfect warm-up from the often cold Bellevue weather, served with real crunchy toffee bites on top, perfect for the sweet-tooths searching for their next regular order.

Story Coffee Bellevue - A must-try for coffee lovers who are looking to expand their options. // Opens 7 AM on weekdays, 8 AM on weekends.  

Located at 11011 NE 9th St B, Bellevue, WA 98004 

This modern, cozy coffee shop will have you wanting to try everything on the menu, especially with their unique specials and signature sips. To start your day off with a tasty adventure, try ordering a creamy colada latte for a delicious vegan drink alongside a well-toasted $5 bagel, ready for you to enjoy in minutes. Or, enjoy your own classic coffee order with a ready-made sandwich for a traditional cafe experience. At Story Coffee, you can make the moment your own, yet always have the option to test your boundaries and try something new. 

Menu Highlight: Honeycomb Toffee Latte 

Third Culture Coffee - Awaken your taste buds and your cultural curiosity. //  Opens 7 AM Everyday.  

Located at 80 102nd Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004 

Consider trying one of the various regional teas offered at Third Culture Coffee, served unique tree trunk style tea pots. Their online menu only highlights a mere few of the wonderful options they offer - visiting the physical café opens your door to another world of options.

Bellevue’s diverse community is what makes it special, and its quick bites are no exception to that characteristic - Third Culture Coffee is a spot for someone looking to experience the intense flavors of South Asia, a perfect wake-up for a busy day. Excite your senses before a long day with some Haldi Doodh, Turmeric Milk, and some Kaya toast, and experience a taste you may never have before. 

Menu Highlight: Black Fig Grilled Cheese

Bellden Cafe - Your ‘den’ in ‘Bell’-vue. // Opens 8 AM Everyday.  

Located at 10527 Main St, Bellevue, WA 98004 

If you’re looking for a healthy option in the morning as an alternative to the everyday cream cheese bagel or sugary pastry, Bellden Cafe is the spot for you. With options like fruity acai bowls or protein-full breakfast sandwiches, Bellden’s offers a variety of options for a diverse pallet and a reasonable price. 

And if healthy yet somehow still delicious options were not enough, eating at Bellden Cafe also means giving back to the Bellevue community. For all purchases, 10% goes towards local causes, such as Jubilee Reach (supports child wellness), Vision House (homelessness prevention), and more. Getting your morning meal and helping your community - two birds with one stone. 

Menu Highlight: Immunity Fighter Smoothie & PNW Toast 

T’Latte - An affordable spot to get what you want. // Opens 7 AM on weekdays, 8 AM on weekends.  

Located at 4983, 37 103rd Ave NE B, Bellevue, WA 98004 

T'Latte offers a cozy hideout from the rainy Bellevue mornings, where you can sip your coffee listening to calming music and ease your mind before a busy day.  

When you can’t decide between a tea, or coffee or simply have no idea what you want to start your day right, T’Latte is the place to go. With options including pearl tea, herbal tea, espresso, Italian soda or even a build-your-own drink choice, T’Latte has something for everyone. 

And the best part, it's affordable! You can order a premium 12 oz matcha, chai or coffee for less than $4.00, which is extremely hard to find downtown. So, if you’re looking to get what you want for the price you want, T’Latte is the spot for you. 

Menu Highlight: Sticky Rice Tuo-cha tea with coffee cake 

Matcha magic - Start your day off green. // Opens at 8 AM everyday.  

Located at 10246 Main St A, Bellevue, WA 98004  

Matcha Magic is not just a fun alliteration - matcha has been studied for centuries and is known for its stress-relieving qualities, advertised as a metabolism boosting, energy-giving, antioxidant-full ingredient on Matcha Magic’s website. And even better - it tastes delicious!

Many people know Matcha for its earthy green color, or for having both mental and physical health benefits for consumers, but few people have tasted the variety of flavors that matcha can produce when mixed with other ingredients. 

Matcha magic on Main Street in Bellevue is the perfect spot to explore what matcha has to offer, from the traditional ceremonial matcha to different lemonades. The cafe is women-and-minority owned, and offers options for people who have dietary restrictions. If you’re looking for a healthy replacement for coffee that is still going to give you that caffeine boost you need, Matcha Magic is the place for you.

Menu Highlight: Ube Matcha Latte